Africa Conference

Empowering Future Business Leaders
July 25​ – 26​
Pretoria, South Africa
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Starting your AACSB Accreditation Journey Workshop

This workshop will take place 24 July 2024, 1:00-5:00 p.m.


This workshop is of real value to business schools who are considering or have already decided to enter the AACSB accreditation process. It provides participants with a clear understanding of the requirements of AACSB accreditation, the journey itself and how to complete the initial steps that will launch a school towards accreditationWith a mix of group work, discussion and exercises this workshop will leave a school well placed to decide whether it wants to pursue accreditation and, if it does, how to get the journey underway successfully.

Seminar Objectives

  • Understand the AACSB approach to accreditation

  • Recognize the value of being AACSB accredited

  • Be familiar with the steps involved in achieving AACSB accreditation

  • Be cognizant of the requirements to be accepted into the AACSB accreditation process

  • Develop the capability required to complete the unit application and EA form

  • Network with other business schools from the AACSB community


  1. Introduction

  1. Overview of AACSB

  1. Introduction to accreditation

  1. The Journey and requirements

  1. Inclusions and exclusions

  1. What is required in the Eligibility Application (EA)?

  1. AACSB decisions on the EA

  1. Conclusion




Geoff Perry, AACSB International

Geoff Perry is executive vice president overseeing global membership. With senior management experience in the university sector, having served as business school dean, pro vice chancellor, and deputy vice chancellor at Auckland University of Technology—a 28,000 student, research-intensive university—he has strong strategic, financial, and people management capabilities. He has mentored, advised, and evaluated many higher education business schools across the Asia Pacific region and North America. Recently he co-chaired the Business Accreditation Task Force, which was mandated by AACSB’s board of directors to work with the association’s community to develop the 2020 business accreditation standards. Perry has a significant portfolio of peer-reviewed journal articles, commissioned reports, and presentations. He has academic and private sector experience and has worked, consulted, and researched in his home country of New Zealand as well as more broadly in the Asia Pacific region. Perry holds degrees in the arts and the humanities and has a PhD in economics with a focus on labor and international economics.

Registration Fees

Member (by 24 June 2024): 195 USD

Non-member (by 24 June 2024): 295 USD

Member (after 24 June 2024): 295 USD

Non-member (after 24 June 2024): 395 USD