April 26–28, 2020 | Virtual Conference
Thank you for attending ICAM! More than 600 representatives from over 350 organizations joined AACSB's first virtual ICAM to work on the challenges and opportunities facing business schools today.
Business school leaders discussed the operational impacts of COVID-19, an unprecedented move to online learning, how to continuously improve in environments of change, and the ways we can promote positive societal impact within our communities and worldwide. For a conference recap, view the blog post here.
Elevating Our Perspectives
AACSB’s virtual ICAM was an interactive conference experience with networking communities, town hall meeting, engagement opportunities, and an exhibit hall. Sessions included the world’s foremost speakers and topics on business education along the following learning tracks:
- Accreditation: Discover ways to approach faculty standards, assurance of learning, and more.
- Impact: Share how your school demonstrates innovation and impact.
- Transformation: Stay relevant through social, political, and economic changes.
- Curriculum: Learn how curriculum is changing to match industry’s needs.
- Collaboration: Share best practices and solutions with your peers.
Proposed 2020 Business Accreditation Standards
The manner in which the 2020 Business Accreditation standards will be adopted by the Accreditation Council has been modified. Instead of a typical in-person vote at the Annual Business Meeting, the standards will be available to the members of the Accreditation Council for approval via written consent. Click here to learn more.
Strategy in the Changing Landscape of Business Education
Strategy is the act of making an integrated set of choices that positions your organization distinctly to provide superior value to your chosen set of customers. The environment in which those choices need to be made going forward is experiencing high if not unprecedented turbulence, especially in graduate business education. Online offerings have now emerged in a major way. GMAT test taking is falling in North America. Tuition price increases are facing pushback. And on top of that, the global economy is facing the massive disruption of COVID-19. How do business school administrators need to think through strategy in these turbulent times?
Roger Martin was named the world’s #1 management thinker by Thinkers50 in 2017, a biannual ranking of the most influential global business thinkers. He is a Professor Emeritus at the Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto where he served as Dean from 1998-2013, Academic Director of the Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship from 2004-2019 and Institute Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute from 2013-2019.
Business school administrators and faculty seeking industry perspectives and partnerships, and corporate contacts seeking collaborations with business schools.
John A. Elliott
Interim Provost, University of Connecticut
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