AMBA & BGA Accreditation Forum 2021 – 15-18 November 2021 Virtual

AMBA & BGA‘s Accreditation Forum takes place every year and is specifically designed to help prepare accreditation professionals at Business Schools that are applying for AMBA and/or BGA accreditation or re-accreditation.

The event is designed for Business Schools considering or undergoing AMBA and/or BGA accreditation; Business Schools seeking an understanding of the role of AMBA and/or BGA accreditation as a quality assurance mechanisms for Business Schools; or those seeking an in-depth understanding of AMBA and/or BGA accreditation.

Accreditation is at the heart of AMBA’s commitment to maintaining standards and fostering innovation in global postgraduate management education.

AMBA accredits MBA, DBA, and master’s programmes at more than 280 Business Schools in over 75 countries and AMBA’s accreditation philosophy is centred on impact, employability and learning outcomes. Our rigorous accreditation criteria and assessment process ensure only programmes that demonstrate the highest standards in teaching, learning and curriculum design; career development and employability; student, alumni and employer interaction, achieve AMBA accreditation.

Our accreditation is international in scope and reach and we work with senior academics at leading global educational institutions to continuously update our accreditation policies and maintain our unique, in-depth, and detailed approach. This reflects our commitment to fostering innovation and challenges and encourages Business Schools to continuously perform at the highest level.

The content of the forum will be led by a team of expert accreditors and guest speakers who will share their knowledge and insights, and will cover: 

  • the structure of the accreditation process
  • what it takes to make an accreditation submission successful
  • best practices of successful Schools
  • challenges Business Schools face – and proposed solutions
  • marketing and communicating your accreditation to key audiences
  • current and future trends in business and management education.

Newly accredited and re-accredited Business Schools will talk through their accreditation experience, sharing insights into how they managed the process as well.

Experienced AMBA assessors and panel chairs will highlight the details that can make a difference in ensuring that  Schools are presented in their best light during the accreditation process.

Delegates will hear from a selection of ‘triple crown’ accredited Schools about how they manage multiple accreditation processes successfully, working with a range of accreditation bodies. We will cover practical tips, techniques and strategies used in order to secure – and retain – multiple accreditations, as well as ideas on how to use this accreditation to maximum effect in terms of marketing, PR, recruitment and industry collaboration.

Our speakers represent four continents and include: Bethan Jones-Davies Service Quality Manager, The University of Liverpool Management School; Markéta Dianová, Executive Director, Faculty of Business Administration, Prague University of Economics and Business; Sherif Kamel, Dean and Professor of Management, School of Business, The American University of Cairo (AUC); Mikko Laukkanen, Academic Director, Aalto University Executive Education; Michele O’Dwyer, MBA Director, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick; Jeffrey Petty, EMBA Academic Director and Professor of Entrepreneurship, HEC Business School, University of Lausanne; Sankar Sivarajah, Dean, School of Management, University of Bradford; Luis Torras, Senior Associate Professor, EADA Business School, and members of AMBA & BGA’s International Accreditation Advisory Board; Yolanda van der Westhuizen, Accreditation Manager, University of Stellenbosch Business School; Sara Isabel Marín-Zapata, Head of International Accreditations, Universidad EAFIT; and Steef van de Velde, Chair of AMBA & BGA’s International Accreditation Advisory Board and former Dean and Professor of Operations Management and Technology, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).

All the sessions will be live streamed as interactive webinars, and the recordings to all sessions will be shared with all our delegates following the event.

During the event, delegates will have access to:

  • A live streamed conference experience featuring live panel discussions, as part of a specially curated conference programme
  • The event’s platform and app which will give access to live meetings, chatrooms, group conversations, and a networking itinerary with both in-person and virtual delegates
  • A fully customisable event programme and agenda.

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