Foster Impact, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

29–31 October 2018 | Paris, France

Europe, Middle East, and Africa Annual Conference

29–31 October 2018 | Paris, France

Affinity Group Meetings

Affinity Group Meetings

The following Affinity Groups will meet in conjunction with AACSB's 2018 Europe, Middle East and Africa Annual Conference.  Please check back often for updates.

PLEASE NOTE: Space is limited for Affinity Group activities.  Pre-registration is required (separate from conference registration) to guarantee your participation.  Registration is free unless otherwise noted.


Monday, 29 October, 2018

Online Learning Affinity Group Meeting
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Join the Online Learning Affinity Group for a pre-conference learning opportunity related to online learning in business education. Group discussions will stimulate practice sharing and address current opportunities that are present within the AACSB member community.

Session Moderator:

Adam W. Thomas, Head of International Accreditation, School of Management and Law, Zurich University of Applied Sciences

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Responsible Management Education Affinity Group Meeting
1:00pm - 2:45pm

Business Schools are caught between being good vs. looking good! As key actors in a civil society business schools are expected to provide solutions to social challenges and to give back to the community where they operate. Consequently, the schools find themselves in a transition space between the reputational norms of the past and a new set of stakeholder expectations. Central question of this meeting is: What does it take them (BS') to walk the talk? This session deals with the impact of the "Sustainability Literacy Test" better known as the Sulitest as well as a new rating initiative to provide guidance to business schools delivering higher value to the society at large.

Session Moderator:

Professor Aurélien Decamps, Associate Professor at Kedge Business School/Academic Coordinator and Co-Founder at sulitest.org 

Mathias Falkenstein, Advisor Strategic Development and Quality Management, LUISS Business School, LUISS Guido Carli University

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European Affinity Group Meeting  *SOLD OUT! - REGISTRATION CLOSED*
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Business schools preparing for initial accreditation or managing their continuous improvement reviews face challenges that need to be overcome. As many of the challenges are similar for all business schools, this European Affinity Group meeting will be about sharing experiences and learning from peers. Presentations and group discussions address the difficulties and successes of AACSB accreditation. AACSB staff will also discuss the AACSB Business Accreditation Task Force (BATF) initiative.

Session Moderators:

Sauli Sohlo, Deputy Director Martti Ahtisaari Institute, Oulu Business School, University of Oulu

 

Susanne Lichtmannegger, Head, International Relations Office, MCI Management Center Innsbruck

 

Middle East and North Africa Affinity Group Meeting
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Individuals attending this MENA Affinity Group meeting will interact, discuss and explore the lessons learnt from integrating entrepreneurship and innovation in their programs, activities and schools at large. The panel discussion will include opening remarks from three deans from the Middle East and North Africa region. AACSB staff will also discuss the AACSB Business Accreditation Task Force (BATF) initiative.

Session Moderators:

Sherif Kamel, Dean, School of Business, The American University in Cairo

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