Business Accreditation Seminar (Dubai)

Explore the accreditation process in our new, case study formatted seminar.
January 16​ – 17​
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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This seminar will take place the American University in Dubai. The seminar begins at 9:00 a.m. on day one and concludes at 5:30 p.m. on day two. 

New Format!  Explore the accreditation standards through an immersive case study.

The Business Accreditation Seminar has undergone a significant transformation in its format! Experienced facilitators will lead you through an immersive case study, enabling you to enhance your skills by actively exploring the accreditation standards and their practical application to a case institution.

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 what is important and expected at each stage of the accreditation process through thoughtful group interactions as you explore the standards with a hands-on approach.

Please note this seminar requires pre-work before each day of the seminar. There is a total of about four hours to read and prepare for the cases used in the seminar.

Learning Objectives

  • 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 


Stephanie BryantStephanie Bryant, AACSB International

Dr. Stephanie M. Bryant is the Executive Vice President and Global Chief Accreditation Officer of AACSB International.  She served as Dean of the College of Business at Missouri State University for 6-1/2 years and was previously the Director of the University of South Florida School of Accountancy.  She received her Ph.D. and B.S. in Accounting from Louisiana State University and is a Louisiana CPA (inactive).  Dr. Bryant specializes in accounting information systems, and previously worked for KPMG Peat Marwick.  Dr. Bryant has co-authored two accounting textbooks, and over 30 academic articles and has won nine teaching awards.  She served as the 2005-2006 national President of the American Accounting Association Information Systems Section.  She also served as the 2006-2009 International President of Beta Alpha Psi.

Nitham Hindi, Lusail University

Nitham M. Hindi is a Professor of Accounting and President of Lusail University. He served as the Associate Vice President for Academic Planning and Development for 4 years and Dean of the College of Business and Economics for 6 year at Qatar University. As a certified management accountant, Nitham is an active member of the Institute of Management Accountant and serves on the editorial advisory board of Strategic Finance and Management Accounting Quarterly. Nitham published research can be found in many journals including Journal of Business Research, Strategic Finance, Management Accounting Quarterly, Information Systems Frontiers, Journal of Accounting and Finance Research, Journal of Computer Information Systems, Journal of Education for Business, and Global Business and Finance Review. He is a member of the American Accounting Association and the Institute of Management Accountants. He served as the Chair of IAC and as a member of CIRC.

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.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact [email protected].

Special Pricing Offer

Register now and save 200 USD for the Assurance of Learning Seminar I (January 18–19), and the Business Accreditation Seminar (January 16–17) taking place in Dubai, UAE. The bundle price is 1,590 USD. No transfers or substitutions allowed.

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By December 16
On or after December 17
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By December 16
On or after December 17
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