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ACBSP Executive Director Douglas Viehland Presents Session at SEAA Trust International Accreditation

Wednesday, December 5, 2012   (0 Comments)
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Melinda Dorning



ACBSP Executive Director Douglas Viehland Presents Session at SEAA Trust International Accreditation Conference in India

The opening session of the SEAA Trust 5th International Accreditation Conference 2012: "Cutting Edge Benchmarks for Global Quality in Business Education” featured a panel of representatives from the world’s leading accreditation bodies to discuss the future of accreditation in India. ACBSP Executive Director Douglas Viehland was among the invited speakers.

Presentation of Candidacy Cert to CKSVIM_India_Nov2012_web.jpgOVERLAND PARK, KS, USA (December 5, 2012)Douglas Viehland, CAE, Executive Director of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), joined a panel of representatives from many of the world’s leading accrediting bodies for the opening session of the 5th International Accreditation Conference 2012 organized by the SEAA Trust (Standards For Educational Advancement & Accreditation Trust). "Cutting Edge Benchmarks for Global Quality in Business Education” was the theme for the event, which took place November 5-6 in New Delhi, India.

Viehland also presented a session on the value of ACBSP accreditation titled, "ACBSP Process Presentation and Experience Sharing.”He was joined by two ACBSP members whose institutions were among the first to achieve ACBSP accreditation in India: Dr. R. Nandagopal, Director of PSG Institute of Management (Coimbatore), and Dr. Kavita, ICBM School of Business Excellence (Hyderabad).

While in India, Viehland presented a Certificate of Candidacy for ACBSP Accreditation to Dr. Rajesh Khajuria, Director of C. K. Shah Vijapurwala Institute of Management (CKSVIM).The Institute became a candidate for accreditation in October and is currently documenting and improving their practices in delivery of management education as part of the accreditation process. (Also pictured: Dr. R. Nandagopal, Director of PSG Institute of Management, far left, who serves as a member of the ACBSP Board of Commissioners, and Thothathri Raman, Chairman of the SEAA Trust, far right).

"ACBSP is the second largest accrediting body in the world and the largest global accrediting body in India,” said Viehland. "We currently have 17 Indian universities in membership -- seven are accredited, and five more are candidates for accreditation and moving through the process currently,” he said.



ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world. ACBSP is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a specialized accreditation agency for business education. ACBSP currently has 1,134 member campuses, 167 of which are located outside of the U.S. Of those campuses, 572 have achieved accreditation and more than 485 are in candidacy for accreditation. Individual members on these campuses now exceed 10,000.

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