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ACBSP Participates in International Congresses on Accreditation and Business Trends in Peru

Monday, August 20, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Giles Rafol


ACBSP Participates in International Congresses on Accreditation and on Trends and Challenges in Business Management in Lima, Peru



Melinda Dorning

OVERLAND PARK, KS, USA (August 20, 2012).The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) was among the featured presenters at the first ever International Accreditation Congress held in Latin America and an International Congress on Trends and Challenges in Business Management. Both events were held in Lima, Peru, Aug. 7-8.

University of San Martin De Porres sponsored both events. Directors and executives of academic institutions in Latin America with programs in the field of business administration and management were the primary audience.

The International Accreditation Congress laid the groundwork for setting management standards to guarantee best practices and ensure professional development and excellence in quality —key elements in distinguishing quality educational institutions. Steve Parscale, ACBSP Director of Accreditation, facilitated a workshop called "Accreditation Standards as a Quality Management Model,” addressing critical aspects to improve implementation of the accreditation process.

At the International Congress on Trends and Challenges in Business Management, Ricardo Fernández, General Manager of IBM del Perú SAC, presented the results of one of the most important global studies regarding the state and challenges for CEO’s in business management. The global study is part of the IBM C-Suite Study Series. Other presentations addressed: current trends and challenges in business management, corporate social responsibility, and success in establishing client relations.

ACBSP Executive Director Douglas Viehland attended both Congresses and presented a session on the value of ACBSP accreditation during the International Accreditation Congress. "Both congresses were held on the occasion of the 50thAnniversary of the University of San Martin Des Porres. We salute USMP for their sponsorship of both events and congratulate them on their continued service to the Peruvian business community.”

ACBSP has 16 Latin American universities in membership. Universidad Argentina de la Empresa became the first Latin American university to achieve ACBSP accreditation in 2006. Now six universities are accredited and 10 more are in candidacy for accreditation. In 2009, ACBSP established the Latin American Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP Region 9) representing member campuses in Argentina, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Trinidad and Tobago.



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.