Global Accreditation Conference

September 15-17, 2019 | San Antonio, Texas, USA

Accreditation Trends and Best Practices

Register by August 2 to save 200 USD

Global Accreditation Conference

September 15–17, 2019 | San Antonio, Texas, USA

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Register by August 2 and save 200 USD!

Embracing Agility for Quality

One of AACSB’s largest conferences, the Global 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. Sessions are 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.

Whether your school is involved with ongoing continuous improvement or is just beginning to explore AACSB Accreditation, the Global Accreditation Conference meets the needs of you and your accreditation team. Gather insights from initial reviews with respect to the impact of research and other business school initiatives. Discover how accreditation processes and tools have been improved to add greater value for schools in the pre-, initial, and continuous review accreditation stages.

The Essentials of Strategic Planning Workshop

(space is limited - separate fee required)

This workshop will teach you not only the basics of a well-written plan but also the psychology of how to set yourself up for success. The workshop will take place Tuesday, September 17 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A separate registration fee will be required. When registering for the conference, choose the workshop under Event Sessions to add to your shopping cart.


Stephanie Bryant, Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer, AACSB International
Tim Mescon, Executive Vice President and Chief Officer for Europe, EMEA, AACSB International

Featured Session

What's Next for the Accreditation Standards? 

Explore the release of the first exposure draft of the new AACSB accreditation standards, including potential changes. Discuss with your peers and session speakers:

Nancy Bagranoff, Dean and Professor, Accounting, University of Richmond, Robins School of Business
Geoff Perry, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Business School, Auckland University of Technology
Stephanie Bryant, Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer, AACSB International

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.

Conference Chair

Linda U. Hadley
Dean, Columbus State University

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