Business Accreditation Seminar (Americas)
Each day 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Join a cohort of your peers in four live lessons facilitated by globally recognized AACSB accreditation experts. Build skills and network in interactive, workshop-style lessons focused on each accreditation standard, allowing you to create effective plan of action for your school. Learn what is important and expected at each stage of the accreditation process through group interactions, breakout sessions, and spaced learning in a virtual environment.
Focusing on the 2020 AACSB accreditation standards, the seminar will provide you with the knowledge and resources to avoid common challenges in the accreditation process.
Learn through peer interactions and conversations with expert facilitators as you discover how your school can use the accreditation process to embody continuous improvement through engagement, innovation, and impact.
- Discover the purpose and philosophy of accreditation and the AACSB guiding principles
- Review the nine 2020 AACSB Standards in depth to understand how they build on each other and assure quality at the school
- Learn the importance of quality and continuous improvement, supported by engagement, innovation and impact
- Gain an understanding of the initial and continuous improvement review processes
- Build a network of peers and have an opportunity to ask questions
Rachel Dixon-Zudar, AACSB International
Rachel Dixon-Zudar serves as manager, accreditation services at AACSB International, managing a portfolio of approximately 180 business schools throughout the United States. Rachel’s background includes positions in marketing as well as previously working in the conferences department of AACSB. She holds an MBA in Strategy from The University of Alabama.
Linda Hadley, Columbus State University
Dr. Linda U. Hadley is the Dean Emeritus of the Turner College of Business at Columbus State University and holds the Bill Heard endowed chair in Finance. She earned a B.A. in economics from Mount Holyoke College, an M.B.A. from Columbus State University, and a Ph.D. in financial economics from Auburn University. Dr. Hadley has also completed the Management Development Program at Harvard University. Starting her career at CSU in 1992 as an assistant professor, she has been recognized for her contributions in teaching, administration and service. Dr. Hadley has been awarded the Turner College's Excellence in Teaching and Faculty Service Awards. In 2005, she was awarded Columbus State University's Distinguished Alumnus Award. She is a member of the Columbus Rotary Club and serves on the boards of Synovus-Columbus Bank and Trust, Brookstone School and AACSB International.
Who Should Attend
Deans, administrators, accreditation coordinators, faculty members, and key stakeholders at schools interested in or seeking AACSB Accreditation; individuals new to the AACSB Accreditation Standards and process; accreditation committee members.
Gain actionable insights in four, 3.5-hour live lessons with a cohort of your peers and facilitators. Pre-and post-work will allow you to maximize your time in the classroom. This course will be delivered via AACSB's Learning Portal and Zoom. You will have access to the event for 90 days from the seminar date.
"First and foremost: last week's [virtual] Business Accreditation Seminar was outstanding. I attended others over the years, and this one was quite well designed and delivered. Thanks to you all."
—Dr. Ramin Cooper Maysami, PD, CFP, California State University – Los Angeles | Virtual Business Accreditation Seminar Attendee
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