Starting the AACSB accreditation process: preparing for your eligibility application and beyond

24 March 2021 | Virtual

Virtual Session: Starting the Accreditation Process: preparing for your eligibility application and beyond | AACSB

Whilst the AACSB accreditation is known as one of the most complete and rigorous set of global standards for business education, the mission and principles-based approach has meant that business schools and universities of all shapes and sizes have succeeded in being awarded AACSB accreditation. Whilst the prospect of starting the process may seem a little overwhelming, in this session, we will zoom in on the first steps to becoming accredited and highlight the support and tools that are on hand to lead you down the road to success. We will also look at some of the benefits of joining the 6% of business schools which currently hold AACSB accreditation. The session will be hosted by AACSB representatives and several in-process/accredited member schools from the region

Main points:

  • Benefits of holding AACSB accreditation 
  • How to prepare internally to start the accreditation process
  • Tips for a successful eligibility application
  • Overview of the process, including structure and focus
  • Timeline and 2021 deadlines
  • Review of the 2020 accreditation standards
  • Conferences, seminars and membership tools to support the accreditation process

Who should participate?

All non-members and members which are interested in learning more about entering the accreditation process. This is an open event, so feel free to invite your colleagues! 

Time and Date:

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

11:30 a.m. | Brasília / Rio de Janeiro / São Paulo
10:30 a.m. | Eastern (Tampa, NYC, Kingston-Jamaica)
9:30 a.m.   | Central (Dallas, Chicago)
8:30 a.m.   | Mountain (Salt Lake City, Utah)
7:30 a.m.   | Pacific (Seattle, Los Angeles)


3:30 p.m.   | Amsterdam, NL



If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Richard Magennis, Manager, Membership – EMEA and Americas.


  • Richard Magennis - Manager, Membership–AACSB EMEA and Americas

  • Rachel Dixon-Zudar - Manager, Accreditation Services–AACSB International

  • Mickey Hepner - Dean of the College of Business–Austin Peay State University

Registration Details

No participation costs for both members and non-members.


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