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IACBE European Regional Assembly Conference • 2015

The IACBE’s European Regional Assembly Conference was held in Maastricht, Netherlands in October 2015.

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2015 IACBE European Regional Assembly Conference

2015 Conference of the European Regional Assembly
Maastricht • The Netherlands

2015 European Regional Assembly ConferenceThe IACBE’s 2015 European Regional Assembly Conference was held on 22-23 October in Maastricht, Netherlands. The conference was very well attended and extremely successful on various fronts. The conference featured an outstanding lineup of concurrent sessions and other special social events, and we received many wonderful comments from our conference delegates.

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Maastricht School of Management
Maastricht, The Netherlands

Global Education

Conference Theme

Global Education and Academic Partnerships

Conference Summary

This year’s conference of the European Regional Assembly featured an excellent lineup of speakers, and other special activities and events.

Conference Photos

Photos from the 2015 European Regional Assembly Conference have been posted and are now available for viewing:

Conference Presentations


On Thursday 22 October, the conference was convened with welcoming and opening remarks by:

  • Mr. Dennis Gash, President of the IACBE
  • Ms. Katalin Kovacs, Associate Dean for Global Education Programs, Maastricht School of Management

Following the opening of the conference, the keynote address on the conference theme was delivered by:

  • Dr. Wim A. Naudé, Dean, Maastricht School of Management

Morning and afternoon concurrent sessions featured presentations on a variety of topics. The presentations have been posted and are now available for download:

Post-Conference Workshops

In addition to sessions on the conference theme, the conference also featured the following all-day accreditation workshops:

Developing a Comprehensive Outcomes Assessment Plan

Attendance at an assessment workshop is now a requirement prior to (i) the submission of an application for candidacy status and (ii) the preparation of a self-study for reaffirmation of accreditation. This workshop focused on how to design a comprehensive outcomes assessment plan that meets IACBE expectations for assessing student learning in business programs and the operational effectiveness of academic business units. The workshop discussed the definition and purposes of outcomes assessment; described the key points to keep in mind when preparing an assessment plan; identified measurement instruments that can be used to assess both intended student learning outcomes and intended operational outcomes; and explained the use of outcomes assessment in measuring and advancing academic quality in business programs. In addition, the IACBE’s new assessment plan template and a comprehensive example of a completed plan were presented.

Site-Visit Peer Reviewer Training

A successful accreditation review process depends on a careful, thorough, and objective site visit conducted by a team of well-trained peer reviewers. As the IACBE continues to grow both domestically and worldwide, a corps of competent, knowledgeable site-visit evaluators becomes increasingly essential. Workshop participants learned how to evaluate self-studies effectively and how to conduct productive and efficient site visits.

MSM EntrywayAbout the Maastricht School of Management

The Maastricht School of Management offers a variety of prestigious master’s- and doctoral-level management degree programs. The school also offers a wide range of certificate and diploma-based executive programs, including tailor-made programs for those seeking to improve their knowledge and skills in specific competency areas, such as project management, or to deepen their understanding of specific core management disciplines, such as finance or marketing. The school’s programs are designed to stimulate creative management thinking, transforming knowledge of management theory into effective business practice.

The Maastricht School of Management is a leading provider of management education with worldwide presence. Its mission is to enhance the management capacity of professionals and organizations in and for emerging economies and developing countries with the objective to substantially contribute to the development of these societies.

Most of the school’s students are young professionals and mid-career executives from private companies, universities, governmental organizations, and NGOs. The school’s graduates return to their respective organizations with greatly enhanced career prospects, as well as an enviable portfolio of global business contacts accessible through the school’s international alumni network.

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