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Title: AACSB INTERNATIONAL Global Accreditation-Getting Started


1
AACSB INTERNATIONAL Global Accreditation-Getting
Started
  • James M. Daley Rockhurst University
  • Karel Soudan University of Antwerp
  • Joseph M. Phillips
  • Albers School of Business and Economics
  • Seattle University
  • July 17, 2011

2
The Mission of AACSB International
  • AACSB International advances quality management
    education worldwide through accreditation,
    thought leadership, and value-added services.

3
The AACSB Network
  • 1208 member business schools in 77 countries and
    territories
  • 620 accredited schools in 38 countries and
    territories (less than 5 of the schools offering
    business degrees worldwide)
  • 177 accredited accounting programs in 5 countries
  • 55 corporate/foundation/non-profit members
  • Estimated 14 billion USD combined operating
    budget, averaging 20.6 million USD per school
  • Over 55,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) faculty
    and more than 1.5 million enrolled students

Based on the 698 respondents to the 2009-10
Business School Questionnaire.
4
The World of Management Education
Region Members Accredited In Process Estimated Schools Offering Business Programs
Africa 12 1 2 781
Eastern, South-Eastern, and Southern Asia 163 33 41 5,545
Central and Western Asia 37 9 11 557
Europe 208 53 53 2,444
Latin America and the Caribbean 56 13 6 1,985
Northern America 694 498 61 1,727
Oceania 38 13 10 101
Totals 1,208 620 184 13,140
5
Global Accreditation
AACSB (607)
EQUIS / EPAS (164)
Total 770
49 (6.4)
30 (3.9)
37 (4.8)
48 (6.2)
521 (67.7)
8 (1)
77 (10.0)
AMBA (170)
Source AACSB analysis of publicly available
data as of 31 March, 2011
5
6
The Value of AACSB International Accreditation
  • Aspires to be the highest standard for business
    schools worldwide
  • A voluntary commitment to quality and continuous
    improvement
  • Rigorous self-assessment and comprehensive peer
    review

7
AACSB International Accreditation Ensures a
Business School
  • Manages resources to achieve a vibrant and
    relevant mission
  • Advances management knowledge through faculty
    scholarship
  • Provides quality teaching and current curricula
  • Earns recognition for excellence joining AACSB
    accredited business schools that are among the
    best in the world (less than 5 of worlds
    business schools are AACSB accredited)

8
AACSB International Accreditation Ensures a
School
  • Cultivates meaningful interaction between
    students and a qualified faculty
  • Produces graduates who have achieved specified
    learning goals
  • Makes a statement to external communities about
    your commitment to quality and continuous
    improvement

9
Other Benefits of Accreditation
  • Benchmarking Data
  • Information on trends in business education
  • Access to good ideas
  • Networking with other schools

10
Once you have it, then what??
  • No one wants to lose it
  • Use to build in a discipline around key areas of
  • Strategic planning
  • Assurance of learning
  • Faculty qualifications

11
Strategic Planning
  • Initiate a new planning process every three years
    or so
  • Large, inclusive group
  • Update annually
  • Track progress annually
  • Maintenance Reports were a good tool for that
  • Institute something similar

12
Assurance of Learning
  • Have a plan that lays out what will be done each
    year
  • Track that on an annual basis
  • Report back to the faculty on an annual basis
  • In the US, regional accrediting bodies are also
    expecting this

13
Faculty Qualifications
  • Track AQ/PQ and Participating/Supporting coverage
    for each academic session, including simulations
    on planned schedules
  • Report results to faculty and Chief Academic
    Officer
  • Leverage to ensure sufficient faculty resources
  • No Chief Academic Officer wants Continuing Review
    or accreditation lost on his/her watch

14
Faculty Qualifications
  • Manage the AQ to the 50 undergrad / 70(?) grad
    level
  • AQ/PQ Definition
  • Get faculty to work together on scholarship
  • Part-time (adjunct) faculty can be
    participating with appropriate activities
    supporting the school outside of teaching
  • Participating/Supporting Definition

15
Promote Your Accreditation
  • Place seal on all publications and materials.
  • Make it clear on your website.
  • AACSB wants you to, and its good for you,
    particularly outside of the US where it is less
    common.
  • AACSB accreditation brings immediate credibility
    with global partners, certainly those in the US.

16
Keep Your Finger on the AACSB Pulse
  • Need to stay current with what is happening at
    AACSB.
  • Someone needs to attend a regional, annual, or
    deans meeting each year.
  • Dont go 3-4 years not worrying about AACSB.
  • Send faculty and other administrators to
    occasional meetings so they learn for themselves
    AACSB Succession Planning
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