On April 22 to 24, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) Annual Conference for 2018 was held in Hawaii, Honolulu, USA. Bai Changhong, Dean of Nankai Business School (NBS) and Cui Lianguang, Director of Center for International Accreditation and Quality Promotion attended this conference. The International Conference and Annual Meeting (ICAM) is AACSB’s signature event for business education leaders, educators from around the world.
The theme of the conference is “Connect, Discover, Lead”. In excess of 1200 delegates from more than 50 countries business schools aattended this annual meeting, sharing business education innovations, and discussing the strategy of business development challenges in the process of devising education countermeasures.
During the visit, the delegation attended various theme forums and discussed with deans of renowned business schools in Europe and America in terms of faculty engagement and management , the trend and challenage of online business programs. Afterwards, Pro. Bai head for world leading supplier of information systems for business education and publishers to understand the relevant situation. During the conference, Pro. Bai successively shared experience on international accreditation and development of school with deans of Tsinghua University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Sun Yat-sen University.
Now, NBS is at the crucial stage for Re-accreditation. In this opportunity, this visit will contribute to exchanges and cooperation with famous business schools at home and abroad and understanding the AACSB Accreditation Standards, while gaining insight into the latest trends in management education and global accreditation.