Concurrent Session Descriptions

We expect simultaneous interpretation (English-to-Spanish and Spanish-to-English) will be available for some sessions.

Accreditation Standards and Criteria Track presentations are separate from the Workshop sessions. Anyone may attend Accreditation Track sessions, although the content may not be as in-depth as the Workshop.

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Preparing Students for Career Success Track

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Accreditation Standards and Criteria Track


11:00 am
11:45 am

Thursday
Nov. 3

Review of the Accreditation Process, the Overview section, and Standard One - Leadership

Accreditation Standard 1
Presented by Diana Hallerud, ACBSP

This presentation will provide a brief review of the accreditation process (timeline and costs) as well as covering the Overview and Standard One of the self-study. This presentation will use a PowerPoint presentation followed by time for discussion and questions.

11:00 am
11:45 am

Thursday
Nov. 3

Intellectual Curiosity and Leadership

Presented by Lillie M. Hibbler, University of Phoenix

This workshop will assist participants in understanding the correlation between intellectual curiosity and leadership. Organizations today are seeking individuals who display Intellectual Curiosity as a character trait. This workshop will entail an engaging discussion, hands-on activities that will help participants strengthen/develop intellectual curiosity.

11:00 am
11:45 am

Thursday
Nov. 3

El Arte de Emprender por la Universidad del Rosario (The Art of Entrepreneurship by Universidad del Rosario)

Presented by Julián David Cortés-Sánchez, Universidad del Rosario

"El Arte de Emprender por la Universidad del Rosario" is an comprehensive educational strategy implemented at the School of Management focused on strengthen entrepreneurial competencies on the student community through art as a way of career development and further success.

12:00 pm
12:45 pm

Thursday
Nov. 3

We're Accredited! Now What? Keeping the Work Moving to Prepare the QA Reports

Accreditation Standard 2
Presented by Kelly Whealan George, Aaron Glassman, and Dixie Button, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

During this session, key ACBSP proposal developers from ERAU will share their trials and tribulations that lead to a successful and meaningful ACBSP update within a distributed network. In the spring/summer of 2015, ERAU's ACBSP liaison began an intensive effort to inform the distributed University community about the steps and requirements of the update process, including the changes from previous updates.

12:00 pm
12:45 pm

Thursday
Nov. 3

Turbocharge student career readiness with team-based learning and flipped classroom at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Asia

Presented by Brian O’Dwyer, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Asia

Educators must understand industry needs and new teaching methods to prepare students for tomorrow’s careers. The author will describe how he used his airline CFO experience and the team-based learning (TBL) form of flipped classroom to enhance career readiness.

12:00 pm
12:45 pm

Thursday
Nov. 3

United Nations: The encounter with the world and research

Presented by Diego Neira Gustavo Bermundez, Fundación Universitaria Empresarial

UNIMUN, is a strategy pedagogical that allows that the students from roles may have a better dynamic in the context investigative and of today, in where can deepen in business international through the study of problematic global.

2:00 pm
2:45 pm

Thursday
Nov. 3

Bridging the Classroom Content-Workforce Competencies Gap: Preparing Students for Career Success

Presented by John D. (Jack) Rudnick, Jr., Thomas More College

Employability engages higher education, employers, and students as key stakeholders. Globalization, technological advances and accountability combine to create complex challenges. The expanding gap between desired workforce competencies and current curricula design /delivery is examined in a highly competitive context.

2:00 pm
2:45 pm

Thursday
Nov. 3

The Real Feel Classroom: Classroom Activities That Test Theories

Presented by Kimberly Lee-Asonevich, Mount Aloysius College

Presenter uses personality assessments to educate students on how personality plays into effective team design. The students then apply personality profiles to team assignments as they tackle business plan development, working with a real world situation provided by an area business.p>

2:00 pm
2:45 pm

Thursday
Nov. 3

Research Analysis Of Difficulties IFRS Convergence Process-IFRS for SMEs

Presented by Maria Nancy Diaz Torres, Fundación Universitaria Empresarial

The Seed Research-IFRS is a strategy that brings students to conduct research that goes beyond the formal academic process, guided by a tutor. Students and teachers evaluate the implementation process - IFRS in companies from different sectors.

3:00 pm
3:45 pm

Thursday
Nov. 3

Lessons Learned from Two Decades of Developing and Conducting Short-Term Faculty-Led Business-Focused Study Tours

Presented by Lawrence E. Burgee, Neumann University

It is essential to prepare business students for career success in a competitive global economy. The presenter will draw on 24 years experience to share lessons learned to conduct a business-focused study tour that maximizes educational, cultural, and social benefits.

3:00 pm
3:45 pm

Thursday
Nov. 3

Hip Hop in the Hallways: Creating a Culture that Promotes Engaged Learning

Presented by Elana Carson and Dr. Joe F. Walenciak, John Brown University

Facing realities of increased competition, expectations, and millennial generation characteristics, institutions of higher education are searching for ways to promote engaged learning in the classroom. Strategies for engaged learning do not need to be limited to the classroom but can also extend to the broader culture of the academic business unit, thus affecting students’ involvement inside the classroom. This is a case study of the JBU experience, as the Soderquist College of Business has created a cultural creativity incubator that promotes faculty and students’ active participation in engaged learning outside the classroom.

3:00 pm
3:45 pm

Thursday
Nov. 3

Helping others to learn: preparing for career success through effective case study design and implementation in real job contexts

Presented by Francisco G. Barroso-Tanoira, Universidad Anáhuac Mayab

Government Auditors studying the Master in Auditing prepare original case studies to be implemented for teaching their staff. Undergraduate accounting and management students cooperate in the process and learn how to prepare their own cases to be used at school.

4:15 pm
5:00 pm

Thursday
Nov. 3

Three MBA International Program Consulting Models: Skills Gap and Development Opportunities

Presented by Eva Fast and Tom Verdery, John Brown University

An analysis of three study abroad consulting models tested in an MBA Brazil Studies Program and the development of a capstone client-based project as effective career preparation. Innovative strategies to improve project selection, sustainability of client relationships, and students’ level of preparedness.

4:15 pm
5:00 pm

Thursday
Nov. 3

ACBSP Standard Three: The role of Business Advisory Councils

Accreditation Standard 3
Presented by Judy Bullock, American InterContinental University and Álvaro Carrizosa de la Torre. Fundación Universitaria Empresarial

Business Advisory Councils (BAC) play a vital role in securing and maintaining programmatic accreditation, particularly in relation to ACBSP Standard Three. The BAC Resource Kit, recently published in Spanish, provides guidance on how a BAC can best support your school.

4:15 pm
5:00 pm

Thursday
Nov. 3

Real Innovations. The Ideal Transformation for Business Schools

Presented by Ernesto Gaza Guerra and Liliana González García, Universidad Regiomontana

Universidad Regiomontana implements a real life learning program based on real life problems and authentic solutions. We are implementing a model based on real life problems trying to give realistic solutions. We search for projects in companies, NGOs and government, in order to help our students understand what happens in our society nowadays.

11:00 am
11:45 am

Friday
Nov. 4

Using Argumentative Essays to Improve Critical Thinking Skills of Undergraduate Business Students

Accreditation Standard 4
Presented by Brad Gatlin and Ryan Ladner, John Brown University

Employers are demanding critical thinking skills, and recent studies suggest that colleges and universities are not having success in increasing students’ ability to think critically. Scholars have called for business programs to more intentionally develop and assess the critical thinking skills of students. This presentation will answer the call by introducing a hypothesis-based argumentative essay and associated rubric that measures both critical thinking skills and knowledge skills.

11:00 am
11:45 am

Friday
Nov. 4

Preparing Business Students to Stand-Out in the Career Search Process By Leveraging Their Study Abroad Experience

Presented by Kimberly Hogelucht, Point Loma Nazarene University

Although there are many benefits to studying abroad, very little research has examined whether or not this experience gives students an “edge” in the job search process. This paper will highlight feedback from employers and students regarding the benefits of studying abroad in relationship to standing out in the career search process.

12:00 pm
12:45 pm

Friday
Nov. 4

Standard 5: Faculty and Staff Focus

Accreditation Standard 5
Presented by Freda Hartman, Capella University and Brad Kleindl, Park University

This presentation will provide a brief review of the criteria found in Standard Five with a focus on faculty qualifications and scholarly and professional development. This presentation will use a PowerPoint presentation followed by time for discussion and questions.

12:00 pm
12:45 pm

Friday
Nov. 4

Strategies developed by a public and a private university in the U.S. prepare globally competent business graduates to navigate careers in the global economy as citizens of the world

Presented by Fatemeh (Fara) Zakery, Harris-Stowe State University and Behnaz Quigley, Marymount University

In this interactive session presenters will share insightful strategies and guidelines for effective curriculum development for short-term and long-term study abroad programs to cultivate students’ global mindset. To address the shortage of a globally competitive workforce, business schools can integrate global competency skills in their curriculum to help graduates prepare successfully for today’s job market. Global competencies cover skill sets; such as, awareness about the world economy and how it works; ability to compare and contrast one’s own perspective with others who may not share the same views; ability to build confidence in making a difference by becoming a productive world citizen and by developing globally informed decision making skills; ability to communicate globally and respect other cultures, locations, ideologies and other differences.

2:00 pm
2:45 pm

Friday
Nov. 4

Infusing Practical Industry Applications into Course Curriculum

Track: Accreditation Standards - Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree
Presented by Barbara J. Caldwell and Lucia D. Farriss, Saint Leo University

In order to develop tomorrow’s business leaders with job-ready skills, continuously innovating within curriculum is essential. This presentation will focus on practical applications connecting student learning with industry expertise, thereby providing opportunities for building resumes and forging important professional relationships.

2:00 pm
2:45 pm

Friday
Nov. 4

Program Competencies versus Learning Outcomes, a new on-line Course Development Paradigm

Presented by Milan Frankl, University Canada West

Traditionally, programs and courses are developed according to learning outcomes. In this presentation we describe a Competency Structure for online program development. Similar to Learning Outcomes, Program Competencies are developed through course content, exercises, case studies, research projects, and simulations.

3:00 pm
3:45 pm

Friday
Nov. 4

Competency Integration in Business Education

Presented by Raef Lawson, Institute of Management Accountants

Business schools can help students gain a competitive edge by delivering curricular content in an integrated manner. In this presentation I discuss the benefits of curricular integration, how it can be accomplished, and a framework for implementing necessary curricular change.

3:00 pm
3:45 pm

Friday
Nov. 4

Using Business Literature as a Leadership Development Exercise in the Classroom

Presented by David G. Vequist IV, University of the Incarnate Word

Although spending on Leadership Development (LD) activities continues to increase- there is little consensus on how to best develop these skills among business students. This presentation will attempt to offer a suggested approach based on industry and academic best practices.

4:15 pm
5:00 pm

Friday
Nov. 4

Degree to Enrollment Ratios and Persistence Rates, Meeting Reporting Requirements for Non-Traditional Student Populations

Accreditation Standard 6
Presented by Brad Kleindl, Park University

To better understand its unique student population, Park University restructured its student database to allow for the development of a student Persistence Number and, for graduation analysis, Degree-to Enrollment Ratios (DER). These allow for analysis across programs and program tracking over time.

4:15 pm
5:00 pm

Friday
Nov. 4

Better Read, More Prepared, & Career Ready Students

Presented by Steven Pietsch, B-School Connection by Peregrine Academics and Jennifer Kushell, YSN

Set the expectation that your students be well read and prepared to engage in current business events through the Bloomberg Businessweek B-School Connection. Provide a path for your students to take strategic ownership of their career readiness with a brand new set of innovative and interactive courses titled Exploring Your Potential. It’s all brought to you by Peregrine Academic Services.


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