AACSB Accreditation

College of Business and Economics - Qassim University

 
 
 
 

During The Academic Year 2012/2013

During the academic year 2012/2013, The AACSB Accreditation Office has become more important part in the accreditation process:

Quality culture is an essential part of gaining accreditation, in CBE we believe of that, and we go over a trip of spreading the quality and accreditation concepts and standards in order to make the CBE participant familiar with what the CBE is going to, we, in the CBE, are committed to take the accreditation a assign of quality. To do so, AACSB accreditation office organizes continuous seminars, during this academic year AACSB office did perform:

  • Fully opened to all CBE participants, and focused on the main quality and accreditation concepts, also, it was directed towards considering the quality and accreditation as the responsibility for all.
  • More specific seminar, the steering committee for quality and accreditation, and the program directors were the targeted participants, during this seminar, the accreditation process and steps were identified, and a clear image about the AACSB Accreditation Office were given.
  • Fully opened seminar to educate faculty members about the standard 9 and standard 10 mainly.
  • Organizing and managing the first mentor visit. Prof. Jamal Rashed, the dean of the Business school at Northern Michigan University, USA was assigned by AACSB as a mentor for CBE, his first visit was during December 2012. It was successful, and very helpful visit.
  • AoL workshop During this workshop, BBA learning goals and objectives were presented. A matrix for matching these goals and objectives to core courses was developed. The targeted participants were heads of departments, programs directors, and courses coordinators.

C.B.E. believes in continuous improvement as the spirit of quality, this improvement and its procedures should be up to date and in line with the global best practices. To do so, CBE keeps sending the key participant people in the college to attend workshops, seminars, and conferences around the word, the following is a list of the attended accreditation events in the current academic year:


No. Name Position Event Organizer Date Place
1 Dr. Obaid Almotairy Dean Business Accreditation Seminar AACSB 11-12 October, 2012 Kuala Lumbur, Malaysia
2 Dr. Obaid Almotairy Dean Assurance of Learning Seminar AACSB 13-14 October, 2012. Kuala Lumbur, Malaysia
3 Dr. Obaid Almotairy Dean Asian Pacific Accreditation Conference AACSB 14-16 October, 2012 Kuala Lumbur, Malaysia
4 Dr. Qasim Zureigat Director of AACSB Accreditation Office at CBE Business Accreditation Seminar AACSB 11-12 October, 2012 Kuala Lumbur, Malaysia
5 Dr. Qasim Zureigat Director of AACSB Accreditation Office at CBE Assurance of Learning Seminar AACSB 13-14 October, 2012. Kuala Lumbur, Malaysia
6 Dr. Qasim Zureigat Director of AACSB Accreditation Office at CBE Asian Pacific Accreditation Conference AACSB 14-16 October, 2012 Kuala Lumbur, Malaysia
7 Dr. Nizar Alshowaiman Vice-dean for Development and Quality Business Accreditation Seminar AACSB 3-4 December 2012 Guangzou, China
8 Dr. Nizar Alshowaiman Vice-dean for Development and Quality Assurance of Learning Seminar AACSB 5-6 December 2012 Guangzou, China
9 Dr. Mohammad Alodaib Vice-dean for academic affaires Business Accreditation Seminar AACSB 3-4 December 2012 Guangzou, China
10 Dr. Mohammad Alodaib Vice-dean for academic affaires Assurance of Learning Seminar AACSB 5-6 December 2012 Guangzou, China
11 Dr. Ali Alnodel Vice – Dean For Graduate Studies and Scientific Research Business Accreditation Seminar AACSB 19-20 February 2013 Casablanca,
Morocco
12 Dr. Ali Alnodel Vice – Dean For Graduate Studies and Scientific Research Assessment Seminar AACSB 21-22 February 2013 Casablanca,
Morocco
13 Dr. Ahmad Alsalman Head of Accounting Dep. Business Accreditation Seminar AACSB 19-20 Feb. 2013 Casablanca,
Morocco
14 Dr. Ahmad Alsalman Head of Accounting Dep. Assurance of Learning Seminar AACSB 21-22 Feb. 2013 Casablanca,
Morocco
15 Dr. Khalid Almurshidee Head of BA Dep. Business Accreditation Seminar AACSB 19-20 Feb. 2013 Casablanca,
Morocco
16 Dr. Khalid Almurshidee Head of BA Dep. Business Accreditation Seminar AACSB 21-22 Feb. 2013 Casablanca,
Morocco
17 Dr. Ibrahim Alhassoon Head of economics and financial Dep. Business Accreditation Seminar AACSB 19-20 Feb. 2013 Casablanca,
Morocco
18 Dr. Ibrahim Alhassoon Head of economics and financial Dep. Assurance of Learning Seminar AACSB 21-22 Feb. 2013 Casablanca,
Morocco
19 Dr. Obaid Almotairy Dean Dean Asia Pacific Accreditation Conference AACSB 23-25 May 2013 Chinese University at Hong Kong, Hong Kong
20 Dr. Qasim Zureigat Director of AACSB Accreditation Office at CBE Asia Pacific Accreditation Conference AACSB 23-25 May 2013 Chinese University at Hong Kong, Hong Kong
             

 

Quality is a process that needs a systematic approach in all of the college activities and initiatives, this approach need a well defined policies and procedures in place to organize and monitor college works. To do so, AACSB Accreditation Office has prepare the following policies in the current year:

  • Participating and supporting faculty members policy.
  • Classifying faculty members as Academic and Professional Qualified policy.
  • maintaining faculty qualifications policy.
  • Work load and contacting hours policy.

Accreditation Procedures:
The next step after being an eligible Business college for AACSB accreditation is to submit the Standards Alignment Plan (SAP) which includes a self-assessment and gap analysis with respect to the accreditation standards. This plan is considered as the main driver for aligning the college policies and procedures to the accreditation standards. CBE has submitted its SAP in May 2013. In July 2013, an acknowledgement was received from AACSB to inform CBE about the acceptance of its SAP.