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University-level Schools of Business.
List of International associations for business education
Articles - Links to current news and articles
For regular applicant applicants:
Sample Letter of Application for Accreditation
to be accompanied by the following:
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Accreditation Application Checklist and Affirmation - PDF
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ASSOCIATION OF ACCREDITED SCHOOLS OF BUSINESS INTERNATIONAL
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Who we are AASBI is a global accreditor of qualified university-level schools of business worldwide that are serving the public interest with academically
rich and diverse student bodies, providing culturally relevant professional learning experiences in stimulating environments that guarantee the freedom of expression and other basic human rights.
AASBI, also known as the Asian Association of Schools of Business International, was established in 2011 under the Laws of the State of Delaware, promoting holistic
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Application process for
Invited schools of business submit the filled-in
Applicationn Checklist and Affirmation
to us. On acceptance, the we send out our invoice for dues for the initial 3-year accreditation period for payment, followed by the school's
AASBI Accreditation certificate and license authorizing the use of the trademarked AASBI Accredited certification mark(s) also known as "logos".
The entire process for pre-examined, recognized and eligible invited fast-tracked universities' schools of business
can easily be completed within one month compared to about 3 months for regular applicants as outlined below:
Application process for Regular applicants should submit an
Application letter, then download
and submit the Application Checklist and Affirmation as instructed on the form.
. Your School of Business could be accredited by the Association in about three (3) months or before, if certain requirements can be independently verified
or satisfied by alternative means.
AASBI does not charge an admission fee, only nominal annual dues following accreditation.
Who wants to be college or university president?
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Five Harvard University Presidents sitting in order of when they served, left to right: Josiah Quincy III (born 1772 – died 1864), Edward Everett, Jared Sparks, James Walker and Cornelius Conway Felton.
Quincy was a member of the US House of Representatives (1805–1813), mayor of Boston (1823–1828),
and President of Harvard University (1829–1845). He had been an overseer since 1810, when the board was reorganized, at a time when college presidents were chosen for their
intellectual achievements. His past experience as a politician and not an academic made him an unusual choice. He has been called "the great organizer of the university."
He gave an elective (or "voluntary") system an elaborate trial; introduced a system of marking (on the scale of 8) on which college rank and honors, formerly rather carelessly
assigned, were based; first used courts of law to punish students who destroyed or damaged college property; and helped to reform the finances of the university.
Josiah Quincy III Biography.
The requirements for new hires of president have been changing even for the wealthiest and most selective institution by the coronavirus pandemic,
widespread political backlash, enrollment declines, and the public's questions about the value of college. Robin Mamlet and Sheila Murphy (2021) itemize the college president's desired
qualifications in their article, "7 (More) Qualities to Look for in a College President":
1. Leadership in times of intense social activism during change of the political tenor on campuses regarding issues of systemic racism or about campus buildings, statues, monuments
that memoralize now-controversial figures, e.g., the removal of the statute of Robert Milligan outside the Museum of London Docklands 9th June 2020 following the death of George Floyd.
Milligan was a prominent Scottish mercantile chamber member and slaveowner who was the driving force behind the construction and initial statutory sectoral monopoly of the West India Docks in London.
Consequently, the average tenure of a college president in the United States was 6.5 years in 2016, down from 8.5 years in 2006; and it is getting shorter.
2. Crisis management. From the Covid pandemic's crisis, colleges and universities will either emerge stronger or perish. Presidents must not only care deeply about the needs of the people in the
organization but must also be able to respond to their needs without shortcuts.
3. College promotion. A pervasive idea among more and more parents is, that if their son or daughter can find a good job out of high school, can't that substitute for a four-year bachelor's degree?
("Why can't my kids go to work at GM or Google and get a vocational education there?") A study by Georgetown University found that the pay gap is narrowing between college graduates and people who are
either high-school graduates or have only limited higher education. Today's presidents must therefore be convincing advocates of the long-term benefits of a college degree, must be a highly public and
countervailing voice to influence local and national conversations.
4. Partnerships. As opposed to the past for struggling institutions to hold hands in the dark, college partnerships of today's framing is, "We are in a position of strength by engaging fellow institutions,
not to overcome constraints, making course corrections, or plugging holes, but to do something collectively that a single institution cannot do well on its own."
The author of this article advises to join AASBI as a purposeful accreditation agency to publicize and promote the worth of the institutions' academic degrees and their students' preparation for a first
professional designation or degree:
5. Freedom of opinion and expression. Academe's reputation as a place of ideas - where freedom of thought and expression enshrined in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Humans Rights is especially
valued and protected - is being challenged, in particular in authoritarian countries including P.R. China and Russia, as well as countries with religious blasphemy laws (Pakistan) imposing long prison sentences,
even punishable by death (Saudi Arabia). Universities in such counties ought not to be recognized/accreditated by academic/professional accreditation agencies. (Prominent US associations of collegiate schools
of business international do recognize; AASBI explicitly does not.)
"What is a First Professional Degree?
"First professional degree is though an academic degree; but with a syllabus that is crafted for enabling the students for a meticulous occupation or line of work, segments where intellectual research and
School/College/University related activities is not the profession, however it focuses more on occupations including
6. Diplomacy. Trustee's (rightfully so) often favor agility and quick, decisive action, while faculty members (rightfully so) may favor shared governance and their right to weigh-in on matters of institutional
importance. "A sobering statistic: Faculty participation on presidential search committees has dropped recently for the first time in a century. As a result, presidents must negotiate a fine line, engaging with two
parties that are often at cross-purposes and mistrust each other."
7. Expeditiousness. Academic tradition favors discourse, deliberation, and inclusiveness, but today's presidents must make more decisions in shorter order. The notion, that faster is better is "a tangible
reality of today's higher-education leadership that has crept-in from the corporate world." Authors Mamlet and Murphy summarize, that presidential candidates must be qualified and able to meet inherent contradictions
in the must-have lists that search committees grapple with every day:
- The faculty wants a scholar.
- The board wants a money-raising entrepreneur.
- Students want an uncompromising advocate of diversity and inclusion.
- Lawmakers want reassurance that political correctness will not rule the day.<
Read the entire article published 17 May 2022.
Continued in the ARCHIVE.