Accounting Accreditation Seminar

Join a cohort of your peers in two live lessons facilitated by globally recognized accounting accreditation experts.
April 29​ – 30​
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This virtual seminar will take place each day 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Less than 25 percent of AACSB-accredited schools have supplemental accounting accreditation. Join a cohort of your peers in two live lessons facilitated by globally recognized accounting accreditation experts. Network and build skills virtually in this interactive seminar.

Explore the accounting accreditation process with this in-depth overview presented by facilitators with years of experience as AACSB peer reviewers and accreditation committee members. The seminar will cover the 2018 accounting accreditation standards, including requirements such as criteria for faculty qualifications and assurance of learning (AoL).

The seinar will also introduce the 2020 business accreditation standards. After you have an understanding of the standards, you will learn about the initial and continuous improvement review (CIR) process; the key committees, such as the Accounting Accreditation Committee (AAC) and the Continuous Improvement Review Committee (CIRC); and peer review team involvement.

Go through sections of the standards for hands-on experience focusing on three main areas: Strategic Management and Innovation; Learning and Teaching; and Academic and Professional Engagement and Interactions. By the end of the seminar, you will be confident about what is necessary for a successful AACSB accounting accreditation peer team visit and will have a peer network for future support. Those interested in seeking initial supplemental accreditation will be introduced to the process.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain an in-depth overview of the AACSB accreditation process and understand what is expected for initial and continuous improvement review process
  • Learn from peers and build a support network
  • Use selected portions of the standards for hands-on experience focusing on four main areas: Strategic Management and Innovation; Participants; Learning and Teaching; and Academic and Professional Engagement
  • Overview of the CIR report 


Yvonne Hinson, Chief Executive Officer, American Accounting Association Yvonne Hinson, American Accounting Association

Yvonne Hinson, PhD, CPA is the CEO of the American Accounting Association. Prior to assuming this role in September 2020, she served as the VP and Academic in Residence for the Association of international Certified Professional Accountants.  She began her accounting career with Arthur Andersen in Charlotte, NC.  After returning to the University of Tennessee to pursue her Ph.D., Yvonne accepted a position with Wake Forest University.  During her over 18-year career at Wake Forest University she served as a faculty member, Director of Accountancy and Dean of Charlotte Programs. Yvonne has served on numerous academic and community committees and nonprofit Boards and is a past President of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy, past Chair of the AAA Membership Advisory Committee and past member of the Federal Government Cost Accounting Standards Board. She is currently a member of the PhD Project Board, the AACSB Board and the North Carolina Association of CPA’s Board. Her research has been published in both academic and practitioner journals.  She earned her BS in accounting and MBA from UNC-Charlotte. 

Rachel Dixon-Zudar, AACSB International

Rachel Dixon-Zudar serves as senior manager, accreditation at AACSB International, managing a portfolio of approximately 180 business schools throughout the United States and South America. 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.

Who Should Attend

Deans, accounting administrators, department chairs, faculty members, and key stakeholders of AACSB-accredited accounting programs.


Gain actionable insights in two, three-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 Brightspace learning platform and Zoom. You will have access to the materials and recordings for 90 days from the seminar date.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact [email protected].

Special Pricing Offer

Bring your team to the Accounting Accreditation Seminar

  • Bring 4 members of your team and pay 3,040 USD
  • Bring 5 members of your team and pay 3,800 USD

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