WFU School of Business Dean Tapped to Re-imagine Business Accreditation

9.24.2018 Faculty News, General, News Release, School News

AACSB selects Charles Iacovou to serve on the Business Accreditation Task Force

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – When the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) decided to re-evaluate how it provides accreditation to business education institutions, it created a 15-member task force of thought leaders from around the globe. One of them is Charles Iacovou, dean of the Wake Forest University School of Business.

“It’s time for a paradigm shift in business accreditation,” said Stephanie Bryant, executive vice president, and chief accreditation officer of AACSB. She cited the way technology is radically disrupting the way instruction is delivered, changes in the market, and the need for business schools to solve real-world problems of industry and society. “The world is changing, and we must continuously change with it to uphold the standards of high quality for which AACSB accreditation has stood for 102 years.”

The Business Accreditation Task Force (BATF) is a group of deans and senior academic administrators from around the world, chosen for their demonstrated thought leadership and knowledge of AACSB accreditation. Its members will serve as emissaries to AACSB-accredited institutions around the world to seek input on how the organization can change both the processes and standards of AACSB business accreditation.

“It is an honor to serve on the task force,” Iacovou said. “Our work will ensure that AACSB accreditation remains at the highest standards while enabling member schools to remain agile and innovative as they address changes in the market that affect business education around the world. I am looking forward to meeting with leaders from member schools, discussing their ideas and working with the task force to present our recommendations to the entire AACSB membership.”

The task force’s work will culminate with a vote of the membership at the AACSB 2020 International Conference and Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado.

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