4th Deans & Directors Conference 2017

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National Business Education Accreditation Council (NBEAC), was established by Higher Education Commission (HEC) in 2007 to assure quality in business education degree programs.  NBEAC is a national level accrediting authority to organize and carry out comprehensive program of accreditation.

Our Mission Statement: “Enhancing the Quality of Business Education”


Purpose

NBEAC’s Deans and Directors Conference annually brings together more than 100 deans and directors of business schools for strategic level discussions.  This year’s conference will focus on the balance required between global paradigms versus the need to customize business education in Pakistan according to the local needs. Both businesses and business schools in Pakistan – small or large, urban or rural – face competition for products and services created by the spread of information technology and globalization. However, our context, culture and heritage demands a certain degree of indigenization in management practices and in business education. The conference program is designed to increase the effectiveness of business education in Pakistan, through debate on the mentioned issues and through related refinements in the accreditation process.   


Objectives

* To evaluate the extent to which business education in Pakistan is preparing graduates to contribute to the local and global economic activities.

* To identify unique themes and specializations for business education in Pakistan, keeping local needs and global trends in perspective.

* To discuss the balance between indigenous vs. international curriculum content for effective business education in the country.

* To share the experiences of education leaders from Pakistan and other countries, of creating a balance between indigenization and globalization of business education in their countries.

* To identify ways in which accreditation can be used as a framework for addressing the challenges associated with convergence and divergence.

Outcomes


* To identify the critical steps to align education with business needs

* To identify and recommend actions to the emerging challenges in business education

Conference Chair & Co-Chair


Chairman: Dr. Hasan Sohaib Murad

Chair: Dr. Sadia Nadeem, Associate Professor, FAST School of Management, FAST_NU, Islamabad

Co-Chair: Dr. Muhammad Mohsin Khan, NBEAC Member and Director Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar

Sessions & Topics

Business Education and its Context: Points of Convergence and Divergence
Welcome Dinner: Monday, 6th February 2017
Tuesday, 7th February 2017 at Serena Hotel, Islamabad
INAUGURAL SESSION at President House
CPEC: How Should Business Schools Plan, Collaborate and Contribute
Design and Accreditation of Joint Degree Programs (e.g. Engineering Management, Health Management, Agri Business etc.)

WORKSHOP-I:

How to Become the Candidate of the Accreditation Process?

(For Non-registered Business Schools)

WORKSHOP-II:

Understanding the Accreditation Process

(For Registered Business Schools; accredited plus non-accredited)

WORKSHOP-III:

Refining your peer review skills

The Role of Industry in Effective Business Education
Dinner 
Wednesday, 8th February 2017 at Serena Hotel, Islamabad
Curriculum Indigenization; Discussion and Stories of Indigenization    

Policy Roundtable-I:

Sharing the Best Practices of Students’ Placement (For placement officers)

 Policy Roundtable-II:

Challenges of Governing Structure in Public Sector Institutions

 

WORKSHOP-IV:

How to address the key challenges for re-accreditation?

(For Accredited Business Schools)

NBEAC Accreditation: Local vs Global Practices
Closing Session
4th Deans and Directors Conference 2017 Speakers
 Prof. Ahsan Iqbal bw

Prof. Ahsan Iqbal

Federal Minister for Planning,
Development & Reform / Deputy Chairman,
Planning Commission of Pakistan
 Mushahid Hussain Sayed

Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed 

Chairperson,
Parliamentary Committee on China-
Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)
 Dr hasan bw

Dr. Hasan Sohaib Murad

Chairman, NBEAC
Rector,
University of Management & Technology, Lahore
 Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed

Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed

Chairman,
Higher Education Commission,
Pakistan

Jahangir Khan

Mr. Jahangir Khan Tareen

Director,
JDW Group

Mr. Zhao Lijian bw

Mr. Zhao Lijian

Deputy Chief of Mission,
Chinese Embassy

Dr. M. Nauman Farooqi bw

Dr. Nauman Farooqui

Dean,
Faculty of Social Sciences,
Mount Allison University, Canada

Dr. Christophe Terrasse bw

Dr. Christophe Terrase

Director Projects,
European Foundation for Mgt. Dev(EFMD), Belgium

zahoor

Dr. Zahoor Hassan Syed

Professor,
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore

sadia

Dr. Sadia Nadeem

Associate Professor,
FAST School of Management, FAST-NU, Islamabad

nishat

Dr. Muhammad Nishat

Associate Dean,
Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi

dr mohsin

Dr. M. Mohsin Khan

Director,
Institute of Management Sciences (IMS), Peshawar

Nadeem Javaid

Dr. Nadeem Javaid

Chief Economist,
Ministry of Planning, Development & Reform

naukhaz

Dr. Naukhez Sarwar

Principal & Dean,
NUST Business School, National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST)

Jawad Syed

Dr. Jawad Syed

Dean,
SDSB, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)

javid hamid

Mr. Javed Hamid

Senior Advisor,
International Executive Service Corps, Washington DC, USA
Lakshman Ravendra Watawala

Prof. Lakshman Ravendra Watawala

President,
Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA)
shaukat

Dr. Shaukat Brah

Founder Rector,
Karachi School of Business and Leadership (KSBL)
Shabbir Ahmed

Prof. Dr. Shabbir Ahmed Lehri

President,
Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC)
Richard Lihua

Dr. Richard Li-Hua

Founder and President
Camot Innovation Academy Cambridge, UK

Dr. Asima Faisal

Dr. Asima Faisal

Director, MBA Hospital & Health Mgt.,
Institute of Business & Management (IoBM), Karachi

Prof. Amanullah Khan

Prof. Amanullah Khan

Dean,
Riphah International University

fareeda faisal

Dr. Farida Faisal

Director,
UIMS, PMAS - Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi

Khalid Riaz

Dr. Khalid Riaz

Dean,
COMSATS Institute of Information & Technology (CIIT), Islamabad

kate

Ms. Kate Sweetman

Founding Principal & Chief Client Officer,
Sweetman Cragun

dr zaki

Dr. Zaki Rashidi

Professor & Head of Management Sciences Department,
Shaeed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST), Karachi

shahid mir

Dr. Shahid Mir

Director QEC,
Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi

raheed kausar

Dr. Rashid Kausar

Pro Rector,
University of Management & Technology (UMT), Lahore

tasmeem

Dr. M.E. Tusneem

Chairman,
National Agriculture Education Accreditation Council (NAEAC) 

kamran

Dr. Kamran Ali Chatha

Associate Professor,
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)

izhar hussian

Dr. Izhar Hussain

HOD,
Center for Executive Education(CEE), Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi

kumail

Dr. Kumail Abbas Rizvi

Associate Professor, 
Lahore School of Economics

Asfia

Dr. Asfia Obaid

Associate Professor,
NUST Business School, National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST)

Arif Vaseer

Mr. Arif Vaseer

Director QEC,
Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST)

dr ali ahsan

Dr. Ali Ahsan

Dean,
Foundation University, Islamabad

Dr. Abdul Raziq

Dr. Abdul Raziq

Associate Professor,
Balochistan University of  Information Technology, Engineering & Mgt. Sci. (BUITEMS)

fareeda

Dr. Fareeda Saleem

Associate Professor,
Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi

BasharatHameed

Dr. Basharat Hameed

Associate Professor,
Institute of Management Sciences(IMS), Peshawar

ali

Dr. Muhammad Ali Saeed

Dean,
Bahria University, Islamabad

imran

Dr. Muhammad Imran Wazir

Associate Professor,
Institute of Management Sciences (IMS), Peshawar

kamran naqi

Dr. M. Kamran Naqi Khan

Dean,
Hamdard University , Islamabad Campus

Ayub Alvi

Dr. Ayub Alvi

Dean,
National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (FAST-NU), Islamabad

sadif

Dr. Sadaf Kashif

HoD,
IQRA University, Islamabad

Tamim Khan

Dr. Tamim Khan

HoD
Engineering Management Dept, Bahria University

jaspal

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal

Associate Professor,
School of Politics and International Relations, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad

M shahid haq

Mr. Shahid  M. Haq

Director Leadership Development Center (LDC),
Bahria University, Islamabad

khusro pervaz

Mr. Khusro Pervez

Head of Campus,
Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science & Technology (SZABIST), Islamabad

ayesha

Ms. Ayesha Zafar Ali

HoD,
Corporate Communications,  SDSB, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)

Amir gulzar

Dr. Amir Gulzar

HoD,
Foundation University, Islamabad

niaz

Dr. Niaz Ahmed Bhutto

HoD,
Dept. of Management Sciences, Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Sukkur
NBEAC 4th Deans and Directors Conference Proceedings- 2017

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National Business Education Accreditation Council (NBEAC) was founded by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in 2007 with the purpose to assure quality in business education degree programs. NBEAC has successfully completed its 10 years as a national accrediting body.
Business Education and Its Context: Points of Convergence and Divergence was the theme of 4th Deans & Directors Conference held at Serena Hotel, Islamabad on the 7-8 of February 2017.
The NBEAC Deans and Directors Conferences are held annually to evaluate business education in Pakistan, identify unique themes and specializations as well as scope for business education in Pakistan nationally and internationally. The aim is to discuss balance between indigenous and international curriculum content for effective business education while sharing experiences of education leaders from Pakistan and other countries.

welcome

Welcome dinner for the 4th Deans and Directors Conference was hosted and arranged by COMSATS Islamabad at Serena Hotel on the 6th of February 2017. The highlight of the evening was a very thought provoking talk by international speaker Ms. Kate Sweetman, Founding Principal & Chief Client Officer, Sweetman Cragun who spoke about the importance of entrepreneurs and businesses. Kate who happens to be an Emerging Guru by the London Times Worked in 25 different countries over the past 20 years Visiting coach and lecturer at MIT’s Legatum Center for Entrepreneurship Authored first-ever study of Asian Leadership (18 countries) called the Asian Leadership Index (ALI)  Kate was listed as a Thinkers 50 for her body of work throughout her career. She co-authored the bestselling business book The Leadership Code.

main panel

Mr. Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform was the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony of the two-day conference. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ahsan Iqbal said that business education has witnessed a remarkable transformation as it is linked to almost every sphere of life. “Education improves social, mental and intellectual skills of a person making him productive for society”.  He stressed the need for aligning investment in education with production and development for Pakistan’s prosperity in a real sense.

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The conference was graced by dignitaries such as Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman Higher Education Commission, Pakistan (HEC), Senator Mushahid Hussain, Mr. Asad Umar and Dr. Hasan Shoaib Murad (Chairman, NBEAC). Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed urged the conference participants to come up with solutions to the challenges facing business education in the country. Dr. Hasan Sohaib Murad congratulated NBEAC on their 10th Anniversary. Dr. Hasan mentioned “We have a total of 129 business schools out of which 70 are public sector and 59 are private sector. Pakistani business schools are benefiting from the accreditation process of NBEAC and we strongly believe that there will be an improvement in the quality of Business Schools.”

international
The conference was chaired by Dr. Sadia Nadeem (Associate Professor, FAST, Islamabad) and co-chaired by Dr. Muhammad Mohsin Khan, NBEAC Member and Director Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar. A large number of Deans, Directors, HoDs, Senior faculty members and other stakeholders linked with higher education business units, as well as Industry Experts & Entrepreneurs attended conference. Out of 180 business schools, representatives of 167 schools attended the conference.
The conference officially began with the inaugural session following the first session“CPEC: How Should Business Schools Plan, Collaborate and Contribute”, Senator Mushahid Hussain warmly welcomed all the distinguished participants from the academia and industry as well as all the speakers and welcomed them to Islamabad. “HEC has taken a very good initiative, it’s a timely initiative to link the China Pakistan Corridor, which is the biggest opportunity for Pakistan in the last 70 years to build our country, our country’s infrastructure, our country’s energy, our underdeveloped areas especially in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan, FATA, Azad Kashmir and take Pakistan on the road of development”.  Senator Mushahid Hussain talking about the benefits of CPEC (China Pakistan Economic Corridor) said CPEC would not only benefit Pakistan but the whole region. Quoting the father of the nation Muhammad Ali Jinnah who gave an interview in October 1947 which was published as a cover story in January 1948 , when questioned about the future of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah described Pakistan as the pivot of the world, around which the world politics would revolve. Senator Mushahid Hussain with regard to the vision Jinnah said “Pakistan is now playing a pivotal role in regional connectivity since CPEC will be connecting South Asia with Central Asia in the context of the emerging "Greater South Asia", a Geo economic entity that now includes China, Iran, Afghanistan and the Central Asian Republics, apart from the South Asian subcontinent.  CPEC has been a timely morale-booster and a vote of confidence in the future of Pakistan, which now has a different image as an investor friendly destination”.

Cpec
Other prominent speakers included Dr. Nadeem Javed ( Chief Economist, Ministry of Planning, Development & Reform) the session was moderated by Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal ( Director, School of Politics and International Relations, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad) & Dr. Khalid Riaz ( Dean, COMSATS, Islamabad).

workshop 1 final
The second session for the 1st Day of the 4th Deans & Directors Conference was “Design & Accreditation of Joint Degree Programs: Engineering Management, Health Management & Agri Business”. The session was moderated by Dr. Hasan Sohaib Murad (Chairman, NBEAC) and Dr. Fareeda Saleem (Assistant Professor, Fatima Jinnah Woman University, Rawalpindi).
 Three workshops and one industry session took place simultaneously with the conference. Workshop I “ How To Become The Candidate of The Accreditation Process ( For Non-registered Business Schools” was conducted by Dr. Shahid Mir ( Director , QEC, IBA Karachi) and Dr. Abdul Raziq ( Associate Professor, Balochistan University of IT, Engineering & Management Sciences (BUITEMS), Quetta.

workshop 2
Workshop II “Understanding the Accreditation Process ( For Registered Business Schools; accredited plus non-accredited) was conducted by Dr. Zaki Rashidi ( Head of Management Sciences Department, SZABIST Karachi) and Dr. Kumail Abbas Rizvi ( Associate Professor, Lahore School of Economics).

workshop 3
Workshop III “Refining your Peer Review Skills” was conducted by Dr. Shaukat Brah (Founder Rector, Karachi School of Business & Leadership, KSBL) and Dr. Zahoor Hassan Syed (Professor, Lahore University of Management Sciences, LUMS).
A parallel industry session on “The Role of Industry in Effective Business Education” was chaired by Dr. Sadia Nadeem (Associate Professor, FAST School of Management, Islamabad) which was further divided into three breakout sessions; Breakout Session I “Hospitality and Tourism Industry”, Breakout Session II “ ICT Organizations”, Breakout Session III “ Financial Services” .
Eminent speakers from the industry linkages committee included Mr. Khusro Pervez, (Head of Campus, SZABIST Islamabad), Prof. Dr. Muhammad Kamran Naqi Khan (Dean, Hamdard University, Islamabad), Mr. Shahid M. Haq, Dr. Muhammad Ali Saeed (HoD, Bahria University, Islamabad), Mr. Basharat Hameed, (Assistant Professor, Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar) and Mr. Arif Vaseer (Deputy Director QEC, Capital University of Science & Technology (CUST) Islamabad).

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The 1st day of the conference was concluded by the Chief Guest Mr. Asad Umar (Political Leader, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf) who said “ Academia and industry linkages is an important subject and it’s a subject on which I spent some part of my time when I was in the corporate world and I’m glad to see that since that time there has been an improvement in the quality of linkages, and those linkages are taking place at different levels for example students enrolled in business schools are working in industry projects, case studies which were so rare are now much accessible, quality of internships is improving and linkage of the faculty that was nonexistent previously is significantly under explore. Business in Pakistan can benefit from academia and faculty knowledge far more than anything. We need to understand how much we can gain from collaborating with quality faculty. We have got Mc Kinsey consulting and many more consulting firms which are benefiting Pakistan by in large and a serious amount of investment is being made on this area”.

alhamad
Al Hamd University hosted the dinner for the 1st Day of the 4th Deans and Directors Conference at the Higher Education Commission , H-9. They gave a very warm welcomes to all the international as well as national speakers and participants. They congratulated NBEAC on conducting a successful conference. They provided insight to the guests about the province of Balochistan and their efforts to improve education in the area. Dr. Hasan Murad ( Chairman, NBEAC) gave a vote of thanks to the organizers of AL Hamd University and shared some poetry of Allama Iqbal. 
Day 2.1
Final day and Day 2 of the Deans and Directors Conference began with the session “Curriculum Indigenization; Discussion and Stories of Indigenization. This session was moderated by Dr. Sadaf Kashif (HoD, Iqra University, Islamabad) and Prof. Amanullah Khan (Dean, Faculty of Management Sciences, Riphah International University, Islamabad). Key note speakers included Dr. Shaukat Brah (Founder Rector, Karachi School of Business & Leadership, KSBL), Dr. Jawwad Syed (Dean SDSB, Lahore University of Management Sciences) and international speaker Dr. Nauman Farooqi (Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Mount Allison University, Canada).

day2.1
Dr. Nauman Farooqi emphasized the need to talk about reasoning, local financing that is happening in Pakistan, banking and the financial sector of Pakistan and include them in the curriculum. Dr. Nauman added “We must look into history, enrich ourselves and learn from past practices and empires such as the , Mughal Empire, Ottoman Empire, Roman Empire, British Empire who were managing huge systems and they had proper management systems, taxation systems and various businesses.”

policy round table 1
Two Policy roundtables and one workshop took place simultaneously on the final day of the conference. Policy RoundTable I “Sharing the Best Practices of Students Placement” was conducted by Ms. Ayesha Zafar (HoD, Corporate Communications SDSB, LUMS).

policy round 2
Policy roundtable II “Challenges of Governing Structure in Public Sector Institutions was conducted by Dr. Muhammad Mohsin Khan (Director, IM Sciences Peshawar).

Reaccreditation workshop
Workshop IV “How to Address the Key Challenges for re-accreditation?” was conducted by Dr. Kamran Ali Chatha (Associate Professor, LUMS) and Dr. Imran Wazir ( Associate Professor, IM Sciences, Peshawar).

day 2 last
The final and concluding session of the conference was “NBEAC Accreditation” Local vs. Global Practices”. The session was chaired by Dr. Asfia Obaid ( Head of Department, NUST Business School), Distinguished international as well as national speakers included Dr. Zahoor Hasan Syed ( Professor, Lahore Univerisity of Management Sciences, LUMS),  International speaker Prof. Lakshman R. Watawala ( President, AMDISA) , Dr. Rasheed Kausar ( Pro Rector, University of Management and Technology , Lahore), Dr. Christophe Terrase ( Director, Projects, European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), Brussels), Dr. Muhammad Nishat ( Associate Dean, IBA Karachi/ Vice Chairman NBEAC).

dr hasan
Dr. Hasan Sohaib Murad (Chairman, NBEAC) concluded the two day conference and gave a vote of thanks to all the participants, speakers, panelists and organizers. He applauded the efforts of the NBEAC team in successfully conducting the 4th Deans and Directors conference and wished them best of luck for the future. He announced that the 05th Deans and Directors Conference will be held in Gwadar city next year. He also mentioned that suggestions and recommendations for the next conference are welcome on Sli.do, Hashtag #REC.
Overall the 4th Deans and Directors Conference was very successful and well organized both logistically as well in terms of its contents (discussions, panels, speakers etc.). The speakers were all highly respected professionals and the debates were extremely dynamic.  It was indeed the right mix of subjects, people and time.
Apart from HEC, the conference was sponsored by COMSATS, Islamabad, Greenwich University, Karachi, Alhamd Islamic University, Sukkur IBA, University of Lahore, Preston University, IM Sciences, Peshawar, Lahore School of Economics, NUST Islamabad, Hamdard University Islamabad, Foundation University, BBSU, BUITEMS Balochistan, AIMS, IOHBMSS IoBM Karachi, Virtual University, and Indus University, while Mustakbil.com, Emerald Group Publishing, Iqra University, Vibrant Communication (PVT) Ltd., Training Events Consultancy, and Jang Media Group partnered in the conference.
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