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September 23–25, 2018 | Washington, D.C., USA

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September 23–25, 2018 | Washington, D.C., USA

Annual Accreditation Conference

September 23–25, 2018 | Washington, D.C., USA

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One of AACSB’s largest conferences, the Annual Accreditation Conference addresses important issues affecting business schools, such as technology, faculty models, research impact, globalization, and accountability, in the context of accreditation and through a contemporary lens. There are 20+ sessions, designed to help schools of all sizes leverage accreditation to engage practice, innovate with programs and business models, and create measurable impact while also facilitating networking and collaboration. And don't miss out on the opportunity to meet with an accreditation manager. Email your liaison to set up a meeting.

Whether your school is involved with ongoing continuous improvement or is just beginning to explore AACSB Accreditation, the Annual Accreditation Conference has a learning track for you and your accreditation team. Gather insights on what has and has not worked from committee members, peers from other institutions, and AACSB accreditation staff. Discover how accreditation processes and tools have been improved to add greater value for schools in the pre-, initial, and continuous review accreditation stages.

Come learn about the new accounting standards and business standards updates.

Meet with your accreditation liaison - Contact your AACSB accreditation liaison to schedule a one-on-one meeting during the conference, and get answers specific to your institution. Meeting times based on availability. It is suggested that you contact your staff liaison prior to the conference to set up a meeting.

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Featured Sessions

Sneak Peek of the new myAccreditation System
Join this session to get a sneak peak of the new myAccreditation system and learn its functionality and benefits.

Are the Tables Troubling You?
This session will explore and explain the various tables in the accreditation standards.

Bonus Session: Unveiling of the Plan for the Business Accreditation Task Force: “Reimagining Business Accreditation”
What would you change about business accreditation if you would wave a magic wand? What other models for accreditation visits should we consider? Is there a different way to measure faculty qualifications than the current Standard 15? If you would like to hear how we plan to tackle these big questions for the future of business accreditation, and, provide input to the task force, this is the session for you.

Bonus Session: Business and Accounting Standards Changes for 2018: What You Need to Know Now
This session will update attendees on the new accounting standards just adopted in 2018, as well as highlight changes in guidance to the business standards. You won’t want to miss this important update! We will also take your questions from the floor on accreditation. No questions are too large or small.

Featured Speaker 

JohnJacobsJohn L. Jacobs, Executive Director, Georgetown University

John Jacobs is a New York City/Washington, D.C. based senior business leader and the former EVP and CMO of Nasdaq, an S&P 500 company. Mr. Jacobs currently serves as Founder and CEO of Q3 Advisors, LLC and as the Distinguished Policy Fellow and Executive Director of the Center for Financial Markets and Policy, and as Adjunct Professor of Finance at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He most recently served as Senior Advisor and principal consultant to Nasdaq’s CEO and President. In this role, he was responsible for reviewing potential opportunities in the index and data business, and supporting product and business development efforts. Mr. Jacobs will discuss Fintech and its current and future impacts for business education.

Who Should Attend

Deans, associate and assistant deans, accreditation coordinators, department chairs, and faculty, as well as those interested in pursuing AACSB Accreditation and those with initial accreditation or continuous improvement review visits coming up in the next few years.

"For me, as a new Associate Dean, this conference was extremely valuable. People were very friendly, and I feel as though I gained a whole new set of colleagues!"

Kent Drummond, University of Wyoming

Conference Chair

John Elliott
Dean, School of Business, University of Connecticut

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