Quality Assurance Professionals Workshop

17 October 2019 | Krakow, Poland


Kerstin-FinkKerstin Fink, Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation

Professor Dr. Kerstin Fink is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the Accreditation Agency Foundation for International Business Administration (FIBAA), founded by the chambers of commerce of Switzerland, Germany and Austria. She studied Business Administration at the University of Saarland in Germany and University of Innsbruck in Austria. After numerous research fellowships at U.S. universities such as Stanford, Berkeley and New Orleans, she received her PhD and is professor for Information Management at the University of Innsbruck, with research focus in business process management and stakeholder/knowledge management. Prof. Fink has held various leadership functions in Higher Education Institutions such as University President, Dean of Studies, Department Chair and was member of accreditation councils.  Prof. Fink was the deputy chair of FIBAA‘s Committee for Institutional Procedures for several years, has undertaken numerous review visits for FIBAA as well as for other international quality assurance institutions, and has mentored many Higher Education Institutions during quality enhancement processes for more than  fifteen years.


StephanieMorganStephanie J. Morgan, University of Kent, Kent Business School

Stephanie is Professor of Practice in Management and an Accreditation Lead at Kent Business School, part of the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK where she manages the International accreditations particularly linked to AACSB, EFMD EQUIS and AMBA. Her previous role was as Associate Dean, Education, Kingston Business School, Kingston University (London). She was responsible for all areas of QA/QE, accreditations, student experience, learning, teaching & assessment strategy, and programme portfolio as well as the Student and Course Office. She managed accreditations for AACSB, EFMD EPAS and AMBA as well as QAA visits and other quality assurance processes over a period of eight years, and also was on key University steering groups for the UK Quality Assurance processes. She is a past chair of the AACSB European Affinity Group, and was a co-chair of the UKIAG. Stephanie is an AACSB Mentor, has carried out mock reviews for initial and continuous AACSB accreditation, and is also a panel member for other accrediting bodies. A Chartered Occupational Psychologist and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Stephanie is also a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. Stephanie has a background in senior management in the IT industry and has continued engagement with industry bodies since moving into academia. Her research spans both business and educational areas, particularly focusing on responses to social media, outsourcing and organisational change. She has published in a range of journals, including 4* for both Educational and Business areas.


Adam-ThomasAdam W. Thomas, Zurich University of Applied Sciences

Head of International Accreditation at Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), School of Management and Law (SML) in Switzerland. Responsible for the AACSB continuous improvement  and reporting processes at SML, involving several committees within the university. Most recently, his role has focused on installation of accreditation software, development of maintenance guidelines related to accreditation, serving as Secretary of the Faculty Committee at SML, development of Impact data collection processes, and generally ensuring the university meets requirements across all programs to ensure SML’s next AACSB visit is successful. His previous roles include Head of English at SML. In this role he worked on customizing and modernizing the business and legal English course offerings at SML. Additionally, he has a passion for e-learning and e-assessment, having successfully piloted bring-your-own-device exams at SML in 2015 and 2016.