AP and EMEA Accreditation Conference

June 1–4, 2021 | Virtual Conference

Networking Community Meetings

Pre-Registration for the Networking Community Meetings has ended, however registration is not required and we still encourage you to participate! A full registration to ICAM is also not required to attend these sessions, as they are open to members and non-members.

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          **All Network Community Sessions will appear 5 minutes prior to the meeting start time.

Please note that unless you are registered for the AACSB International Conference and Annual Meeting, you will not have access to any conference sessions including keynote presentations and speed networking. Those registered for the conference will receive a unique link to access all conference sessions, including Networking Community Meetings.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

8:00 PM – 8:55 PM SGT
2:00 PM – 2:55 PM CEST

Africa Regional Network

Topic: Reimagining Africa Beyond The Covid Crisis Mode: Innovative Ways To Navigate Into A New Paradigm


  • Ms. Hanane Elkouari, Head of Africa Development, IESEG School of Management
  • Dr. Elsabé Loots, Dean, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, University of Pretoria


  • Dr. Leila Triki, Dean, Mediterranean School of Business, Tunisia
  • Dr. Olayinka David-West, Associate Dean and Professor of Information Systems, Lagos Business School, Nigeria
  • Dr. Morris Mthombeni, Interim Dean at The University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science, South Africa
  • Dr. George Njenga, Dean, Strathmore Business School, Kenya

Online Learning 

The Online Learning Affinity Group aims to be a highly participative forum for sharing ideas and expertise on various issues and topics in online and blended learning. In this session, we will host a facilitated discussion on topics of working with instructional teams (including faculty, teaching assistants, and instructional designers), the changing role of the Higher Ed campus post-pandemic, and technologies to support a blended approach to teaching. Come to this session prepared to share your practices, questions, and challenges with the group.

Breakout Topics:

  • Working with instructional teams 
  • The changing post-pandemic HE campus & Technologies to support blended learning


  • Lucian Tipi, Head of Teaching and Learning Enhancement, Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Renee Ford, Instructional Designer, Smeal College of Business, The Pennsylvania State University


Thursday, June 3, 2021

2:00 PM - 2:55 PM SGT
8:00 AM - 8:55 AM CEST

Young Schools Network *New Virtual Community*

The purpose of creating this virtual community is to connect young business schools (less than 20 years old) with their peers worldwide. Members are encouraged to share their accreditation-related and continuous improvement concerns and/or experiences, contribute their thoughts and ideas to the discussions, as well as share best practices and resources with their peers.


  • Sean O.Ferguson, Associate Dean, Asia School of Business
  • Victoria Kim, Associate Professor, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
  • Amer Qasim, Vice President, Al Ain University

Asia Pacific Regional Network 

Topic: Post Covid19 Higher Education in Asia & Experience of Initial PRT accreditation 

The Asia Pacific Regional Network (APRN) pursues knowledge sharing and internal/external linking & networking among Asian business schools for possible collaborations.

As business schools in the Asia Pacific region adjust to the challenges and evolving to a virtual environment, networking and linking with peer schools in the Asia Pacific region is becoming even more critical. In this session, key presenters will share how schools in Asian countries are developing the new educational system and continue to enhance their education platform in preparation for post-Covid19. 

  • Dr. Renee Kim, Professor of International Business, Director of RISE, Hanyang University
  • Dr. Jacky So, BNU Chair Professor in Finance, Vice President, Dean, School of Business in Macao University of Science and Technology
  • Dr. Jing Hua Zhang, Assistant Dean, School of Business in Macao University of Science and Technology
  • Dr. Yen-Cheng (Yvonne) Tseng, Associate Professor, AACSB committee member, Chang-Jung Christian University, Taiwan

Responsible Management Education

Topic: Inspiring Responsible Management Education through Business Curricular and Community Engagement

This session looks at Monash Malaysia PRME (Principles of responsible Management) initiatives to explore ways to drive excellence in education and community engagement that align with the ethos of the PRME Principles, the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and the mission of the School of Business. They include development of a capstone unit “Ethics and Sustainability in a Business Environment” and implementation of the CERTE (Connecting and Equipping Refugees to Tertiary Education) bridge course and SPF (Social Protection Fund) program to empower refugees in Malaysia through multiple stakeholder engagement. 


  • Justin Xavier, Monash University Malaysia


  • Priya Sharma, Academic/PRME Ambassador/PhD candidate, Department Business Law & Taxation, Monash University Malaysia

Biography: Priya Sharma is the recipient of the 2020 Monash Business Dean's award for PRME Education Excellence. She is also the recipient of the Monash Purple Letter for Teaching Excellence for 2020, signifying top scores in student satisfaction for the capstone unit "Ethics and Sustainability in a Business Environment". Priya represented Monash Malaysia at the Global Refugee Forum (GRF) in December 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland, which was the first major opportunity to turn the promises of the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) into action. Priya is a lecturer at the Department of Business Law & Taxation and the School of Business’s PRME Ambassador at Monash University Malaysia.