AACSB and Standard 8: Separating Fact From Fiction

May 14, 2019 | Online | 3:00 a.m. EDT/9:00 a.m. CET/3:00 p.m. SGT


Barry_BurganBarry Burgan, Bond University, Bond Business School

Prof. Barry Burgan is Deputy Dean at Bond University. He recently joined Bond, after an extended  career at  the University of Adelaide, the last 8 years as Dean of the Business School (and then Dean of Business Development for a group of Schools including Business), and a short time at Torrens University Australia. He has had a varied career path in the public sector and in management consulting. Barry was Dean at Adelaide over a period of substantial change (including the merger of the School of Commerce and the Graduate School of Management, in a major building move to significantly renovated building, and procuring AACSB accreditation). He was on the Initial Accreditation Committee of AACSB from 2011-2014, and again from 2017. He has undertaken a number of review visits, and has mentored schools in their AACSB journey. Barry researches in the area of infrastructure valuation and financing (with a particular interest in social infrastructure) and has a significant number of publications and research grants in this area. He teaches in the areas of Financial Management, Quantitative Methods and Real Estate Finance and Investment.


Pereira_ArunArun Pereira, Asia School of Business

Arun Pereira, PhD is MIT-Sloan International Faculty Fellow and Professor of Practice at MIT’s Asia School of Business in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Previously he was External Faculty at McKinsey & Co, as well as Clinical Faculty at the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, India and Executive Director of ISB’s Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Case Development. He is also Emeritus Faculty, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, where he spent 18 years in various faculty positions. Further, he is AACSB’s Global Facilitator for Assurance of Learning since 2012, and teaches in the International Teachers Programme (at London Business School in 2019 and 2020; and previously in IAE-Aix Marseille, France in 2017 and 2018, and in CEIBS, Shanghai and Beijing in 2015 and 2016). Professor Pereira has over 30 years teaching and consulting experience in the US, Europe, and Asia. He has won multiple teaching awards in Executive MBA, and MBA programs including being voted the Outstanding Professor (twice) by executives of the Executive MBA program at the Boeing Institute of International Business, St. Louis University, USA and voted ISB’s Professor of the Year (twice) by the MBA students at ISB, India. His research in the area of marketing has appeared in various journals including Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, International Journal of Management Science (OMEGA), International Journal of Research in Marketing, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Product and Brand Management, Psychology and Marketing, Journal of Retailing, Industrial Marketing Management, and Journal of Business Ethics; his research in teaching and learning has appeared in various journals including the Learning Organization and International Journal of Training and Development. His books include Papal Reich (Author House, 2002), and The Culturally Customized Web Site (Elsevier, 2005).


Robyn HallRobyn Hall, AACSB International

Robyn Hall joined AACSB International in 2005 and currently serves as the vice president for seminars and Digital Learning. Under Hall’s leadership, AACSB’s vastly expanding educational programs under her responsibility total nearly 100 yearly worldwide. She is also responsible for expanding Digital Learning opportunities with webinars, self-directed and cohort based eLearning options available on various accreditation, business education, and professional development topics.  Hall holds a bachelor's degree in anthropology from Eckerd College and an MBA from the Sykes College of Business at The University of Tampa. She currently serves on two committees as a volunteer for Tampa General Hospital and as a volunteer coach for the Sykes College of Business MBA program.