Accreditation Journey: Challenges and Way Out
School of Business, Independent University, Bangladesh (SB IUB) is the second ACBSP accredited business school in Bangladesh, accredited in record time. in 2015, the concept of accreditation was new in Bangladesh. With over 100 business schools in Bangladesh, none were accredited. The importance, costs and benefits of accreditation were not clear to the top leadership. The only example available in the market followed an expensive and time consuming path, which made it difficult to sell the idea of getting accredited. The objective of this presentation is to share the experience in persuading various stakeholders: trustees, top management, faculty members, alumni and students to invest in accreditation.
Presented by: Sarwar Ahmed, Independent University, Bangladesh