Everything You Need to Know About AACSB Virtual Accreditation Visits

July 20, 2020 | Online


Stephanie BryantStephanie M. Bryant, AACSB International

As executive vice president and chief accreditation officer for AACSB, Bryant is a part of AACSB’s executive leadership team and provides vision, leadership, and oversight of AACSB’s accreditation-related services, including the coordination of nearly 550 volunteers from business schools and business who play an essential role in helping schools achieve their mission through accreditation. As an established thought leader, Bryant acts as spokesperson and advocate for the advancement of quality business and accounting education and engages business stakeholders to help business schools prepare future leaders with the right skills and mindset to lead in a changing, diverse, and global world. Bryant received her PhD and BS in accounting from Louisiana State University and is a Louisiana CPA (inactive). Prior to joining AACSB in 2017, Bryant served as dean of the College of Business at Missouri State University. Under her leadership, the AACSB-accredited school rose to become the 34th largest college of business in the United States. With over two decades of experience as a professor and in college administration, she is a highly respected researcher and scholar. Her area of academic specialty is information technology security and control, and she has coauthored two textbooks and more than 30 academic articles.

Suzanne MintzSuzanne Mintz, AACSB International

Suzanne Mintz serves as Assistant Vice President, Accreditation Strategy and Policy, at AACSB International. In this role she is focused on achievement of strategic initiatives, which most recently included liaising with the task force that revised AACSB’s Business Accreditation Standards and processes. She is also responsible for overseeing accreditation policies and procedures, including leading the task force that secured AACSB’s achievement of ISO 9001 certification process. Suzanne also co-leads the team of global accreditation staff across four countries, providing leadership and guidance to staff working with  member schools. She has worked with many of the AACSB’s accredited schools globally, assisting them in their quality assurance and continuous improvement objectives as they strive to earn and maintain AACSB’s seal of accreditation. Prior to joining AACSB, Suzanne spent approximately 10 years in corporate training and development for a financial services firm, responsible for overseeing the implementation of sales and management development programs. She holds an MBA in finance and management from the University of South Florida in Tampa.