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IACBE president conducts international accreditation forums in India.

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IACBE President Conducts International Accreditation Forums in India

SEAA TrustLenexa, Kansas, USA (August 2013) – In partnership with the Standards for Educational Advancement and Accreditation (SEAA) Trust in New Delhi, India and Peregrine Academic Services in the USA, Mr. Dennis N. Gash, President of the IACBE, conducted international accreditation forums in New Delhi and Bangalore, India on August 3 and August 5, 2013, respectively.

Forum partner representatives included Mr. Thothathri Raman, Chairman of the SEAA Trust, Mr. William Parrott, Director of Strategic Alliances for Peregrine Academic Services, and Ms. Deborah Robbins, Director of Australian and South Asian Operations for the Peregrine Leadership Institute.

These two-city forums were developed as knowledge-dissemination workshops dealing with international accreditation by the IACBE, the program-level assessment tool offered by Peregrine Academic Services, and the need for building capacity and educational quality in Indian business schools. The forums introduced the IACBE’s outcomes-based approach to accreditation, the methods used to measure student learning and institutional effectiveness, and other essential processes for advancing academic quality in business schools and programs. In addition, the forums also showcased the IACBE’s W. Edwards Deming-Michael Porter-Quality Management System framework for quality assurance in business and management education.

Mr. Gash and the representatives from Peregrine Academic Services and the SEAA Trust presented the merits of adopting global quality assurance standards, accreditation criteria, and peer-review processes. The forums also highlighted the IACBE’s distinctive approach to advancing academic quality in business and management education by combining its unique philosophy of accreditation and quality assurance processes with the organizational cultures of the business schools it accredits.

New Delhi-BangalorePeregrine Academic Services – an IACBE President’s Circle Sponsor – presented its tools for (i) the program-level assessment of student learning outcomes in business programs and (ii) the academic leveling of students entering graduate-level programs in business.


August 3, 2013:
PHD Chamber of Commerce
Khelgaon Marg
New Delhi, India

August 5, 2013:
Ramada Hotel
#11 Park Road, Near Indian Express Circle
Bangalore, India

Forum Theme

International Accreditation – Focus on Student Learning

Forum Photos

Photos from the IACBE International Accreditation Forums in Delhi and Bangalore have been posted and are now available for viewing:

The SEAA Trust

The SEAA Trust was established in 2008 based upon the firm belief that government regulation and compulsion cannot build academic quality in business education. The organization maintains that international external accreditation that combines self-regulation with continuous peer evaluation and benchmarking with the best-in-class is the surest way of growing world-class business schools.

The SEAA Trust is a non-profit, independent accreditation advocacy and facilitation agency, and it strives to empower business schools to pursue global quality standards through self-assessment and international accreditation.

For more information about the SEAA Trust, visit the organization’s website at

About the IACBE


Advancing Academic Quality in
Business Education Worldwide

The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) was founded in 1997 in response to the expressed needs of presidents, chief academic officers, and business deans and chairs who wanted an accreditation process that was mission-driven and outcomes-based. The IACBE is nationally-recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and is the leader in mission-driven and outcomes-based programmatic accreditation in business and management education for student-centered colleges, universities, and other higher education institutions throughout the world.

The IACBE’s mission is to promote and recognize excellence in business education in institutions of higher education worldwide, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, through specialized accreditation of business programs. The IACBE has hundreds of member institutions and campuses worldwide, and has accredited over 1,000 business and business-related programs in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Central America, and South America.

The IACBE’s World Headquarters are located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, 66215, USA. For more information about the IACBE, please contact us here.

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