5th Deans & Directors Conference 2018

Day - 1 


February 5, 2018: KARACHI:

The 5th Deans and Directors Annual Conference, organized by National Business Education Accreditation Council (NBEAC) of Higher Education Commission (HEC), commenced on Monday, 5th February, 2018 at Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi. The conference was chaired by Chairman NBEAC, Dr. Hasan Sohaib Murad.


Governor Sindh, Muhammad Zubair, graced the conference with his presence as the Chief Guest. Commenting on the conference theme “Creating Impact with CPEC” he said, “The theme is significant in two respects; first, it is generating a discussion in the wake of changing landscape of economy and multilateral relationships in the region; and second, it is connecting Business Education with CPEC which will have a long-term impact.” He also added, “The success of CPEC depends very much on the consensus, commitment, continuity and collaboration of all stake holders including political parties, public and private sector organizations, military, civil society, and of course academia.”



Key note speaker, Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman HEC, on this occasion said, “Leadership in education, particularly in priority areas is a critical resource that is likely to take other stakeholders in main stream into confidence so that policies can be made functional and executable which have potential to chart socio-economic future of the country.” Other key note speeches that set the tone of the conference were delivered by Mr. Stephen Saaca, Chief Executive Officer of Global Business School Networks, USA, and Dr. Zaki Rashidi, Associate Dean of Management Sciences at IQRA University.

One of the four panel discussions during the first day of the conference revolved around the “Collaboration with Chinese Business Schools” with speakers such as Prof. Dr. Lai Desheng, Dean of Business School Market Beijing Normal University, Prof. Zhiwen Yin, Associate Dean at School of Management in Fudan University, Prof. Frank Y-H Ying, Dean of Department of Business Administration at National Taiwan Normal University, and Dr. Prof. Guo Xuetang, Director of Institute of International Strategy and Policy Analysis SUIBE. The panel discussion was moderated by Dr. Ishrat Husain, currently serving as the Chairman of the Centre for Excellence in Islamic Finance (CEIF) at IBA.

 

Other plenary sessions addressed topics such as leveraging Karachi for CPEC and shifting roles of business schools in society. Capacity building workshops focused primarily on the matters of Accreditation and Reaccreditation, and meeting the challenges of business schools/department within the context of large universities.



Day one of the conference culminated with a call for papers segment that served as a platform to present original scholarly papers relevant to the theme of the conference.

The conference will conclude on February 6th with some more training sessions, workshops and seminars led by national and international trainers and speakers.

Day - 2 

February 6, 2018: KARACHI:

Second day of the 5th Deans and Directors Annual conference started off with a panel discussion that revolved around “Sustainable Business Schools in Challenging Times” and addressed notions of how globalization and market forces are impacting business world.

The panel was moderated by Dr. Huma Baqai, Associate Dean of Institute of Business Administration (IBA), and consisted of eminent speakers such as Dr. Farrukh Iqbal, Dean and Director of IBA, Prof. Dr. Tahir Ali, Dean of Faculty of Management and Administrative Sciences at University of Karachi, Mr. Talib Syed Karim, President of the Institute of Business Management (IoBM), Dr. Wasim Kazi, Vice Chancellor of IQRA University, Ms. Seema Mughal, Vice Chancellor of Greenwich University, and Dr. Nisar Ahmed Siddiqui, Vice Chancellor of Sukkur IBA. 

Commenting on the changing market needs, Dr. Farrukh Iqbal, Dean and Director of IBA, said, “Rising costs and changing market needs imply that business schools should become more agile and flexible with respect to course content, teaching methods, faculty deployment and program duration. They also imply that regulations pertaining to business schools must change to allow the needed flexibility.”


Workshops on the second day included capacity building relating to refining peer review skills and deans along with seminars delivered by Dr. Christophe Terrasse, Director of Projects European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), Stephen Sacca, CEO of Global Business School Networks, USA, Mr. Jean-Baptiste Maillard, Manager International Projects Department at European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), Belgium, and Mr. Javed Hamid, Senior Advisor at International Executive Service Corps, USA.

 

5th Deans and Directors Annual Conference, organized by National Business Education Accreditation Council (NBEAC) of Higher Education Commission (HEC), commenced on 5th February at Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi.

The first day of the conference had plenary sessions and workshops that addressed topics such as leveraging Karachi for CPEC, shifting roles of business schools in society, and addressing issues of accreditation.

Designed to increase the effectiveness of business education in Pakistan, the conference brought together more than 100 deans and directors of national and international business schools to engage in strategic level discussions. The conference aimed at actualizing its anticipated outcomes that include developing policy and process recommendations for aligning business education with local and global needs; identifying actions to meet the emerging challenges in business education to make it more relevant for Pakistan; and, recommending policy framework and actions for quality improvements in different areas of business education.


The two-day 5th Deans and Directors Annual conference was chaired by Chairman NBEAC, Dr. Hasan Sohaib Murad, while Governor Sindh, Mr. Muhammad Zubair graced the conference with his presence as the Chief Guest. Concluding with the 19th NBEAC Council meeting, the conference showcased well-structured plenary sessions, capacity development workshops and quality service seminars.


Closing Group Photo:

 

 

Conference Chair            
Dr. Hasan Sohaib Murad, Chairman NBEAC
The Venue            
Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi
Downloads            
Leveraging Karachi for CPEC
Dr. Ijaz Shafi Gilani, Chairman, Gallup Pakistan
Mr. Nadeem Javaid, Chief Economist Planning Commission
 
Collaboration with Chinese Business Schools
Gen(retd) Asghar Consultant CPEC HEC
Prof. Dr. Frank Ying National Taiwan Normal University
Prof. Dr. Lai Deshang Beijing Normal University
Prof. Dr. Zhiwen Yin Fudan University
 
Shifting Roles of Business Schools in Society
Mr. Ahmed Jalal-Civic Philanthropy Trends
Dr. Irfan Hyder Dean CBM-IoBM
 
Workshops/Seminar
Understanding and Preparing for Accreditation
Reaccreditation- A Way Forward towards Continuous Improvement
Refining Your Peer Review Skills
Seminar on International Accreditation


 
About NBEAC            
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            
The conference objectives are:
  • 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            
  1. Develop policy and process recommendations for aligning business education with local and global needs
  2. Identify actions to meet the emerging challenges in business education to make it more relevant for Pakistan
  3. Recommend policy framework and actions for quality improvements in different areas of business education
Conference Chair            
Dr. Hasan Sohaib Murad, Chairman NBEAC
The Venue            
Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi
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Business Education: Creating Impact with CPEC

5th Deans and Directors’ Conference Programme

Welcome Dinner: Sunday, 04th February 2018 at IQRA University, Karachi

18:00

Arrival of Guests 

18:30 - 19:30

Program/Campus Showcase IQRA University, Karachi

19:30 - 20:00

Networking

20:00 - 21:00

Dinner

20:00

Departure to Hotel

Inaugural Session: Monday, 05th February 2018 at Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi

08:00 – 09:00 

Guests to be seated    

09:00 - 10:30 

Inaugural Ceremony  

10:30 – 11:00

 Coffee Break

Conference Session: Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi

11:00 – 13:00

Leveraging Karachi for CPEC
Sli.do Hastag #PCBE

13:00 – 14:00

Prayer & Lunch Break 

14:00 – 15:30

Collerboration with Chinese Business Schools
Sli.do Hastag #CCBS

14:00 – 15:30

Workshop-I:

Understanding and preparing for accreditation  

Workshop -II:

Reaccreditation- A way forward towards continuous improvement

Call for papers-I

 

15:30-16:00

Coffee Break

 

16:00 – 17:30

Shifting Roles of Business Schools in Society Sli.do Hastag #SRBS

16:00 – 17:30

Workshop -III:

How to meet the challenges of business schools/depts within the context of large universities?

Seminar:

Introduction to Emerald eCases and Importance of Case based

Call for papers-II

20:00

Dinner

Tuesday, 06th February 2018 at Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi

09:00 – 10:30

Sustainable Business Schools in Challaging Times
Sli.do Hastag #SBSCT

09:00 – 10:30

Workshop -IV:

Deans on Deaning (only for Deans and Associate Deans)

Workshop -V:

Refining your peer review skills

Call for papers-III

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30

Transitions and International Linkages in Business Education
Sli.do Hastag #TILBE

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch  

13:30

Closing Session

Speakers
Dr. Ishrat Husain
Professor
Emeritus and Chairman CEIF
Mr. Syed Murad Ali Shah
Chief Minister
Government of Sindh
Dr. Hasan Sohaib Murad
Chairman
NBEAC, Islamabad
Mr. Mushahid Hussain Syed 
Senator
Federal Minister
Mr. Mohammad Zubair
Governer of Sindh
Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed 
Chairman
Higher Education Commission(HEC), Islamabad
Dr. Arshad Ali 
Executive Director
Higher Education Commission(HEC), Islamabad
Dr. Farrukh Iqbal 
Director
Institute of Business Administration(IBA), Karachi
Mr. Wasim Akhtar 
Mayor
Karachi Metropolitan Corporation
Mr. Javed Hamid
Senior Advisor
International Executive Service Corps, Washington DC, USA
Mr. Javed Ashraf
Vice Chancellor
Quaid-e-azam University
Lt. Gen ® Muhammad Asghar
Consultant CPEC
Higher Education Commission, Pakistan
Dr. Zahoor Hassan Syed 
Professor
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore
Dr. Christophe Terrasse
Director Projects
European Foundation for Management Development(EFMD)
Mr. Talib Syed Karim
Rector
Institute of Business Management
Prof. Nisar Ahmed Siddiqui
Vice Chancellor
Institute of Business Administration Sukkur
Prof. Frank Y-H Ying
Dean
Department of of Business Administration National Taiwan Normal University
Prof. Dr. Lai Desheng 
Dean of Business School
Market Beijing Normal University
Dr. Shahid Amjad Chaudhry
Rector
Lahore School of Economics, Lahore
Dr. Wasim Qazi
Vice Chancellor/ President
Iqra University, Karachi
Dr. Jawad Ghani
Professor of Strategy and Marketing Research
Karachi School of Business and Leadership
Dr. Nadeem Javaid 
Chief Economist
Government of Pakistan
Dr. Prof. Guo Xuetang
Associate Dean
Law School
Dr. Ijaz Shafi Gillani
Chairman
Gallup, Pakistan
Mr. Mufassar Ata Malik
President
Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry ( KCCI)
Prof. Zhiwen Yin
Associate Dean
School of Management, Fudan University
Dr. Huma Baqai
Director Public Affairs
Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi
Stephen Sacca
Chief Executive Officer
Global Business School Network
Dr. Mary Sully de Luque
Director Academic
Thunderbird School of Arizona State University
Dr. Zeeshan
Rector & Dean
Karachi School of Business and Leadership
Dr. Abdul Bari Khan
Founder & CEO
Indus Hospital
Mr. Malik Ahmed Jalal
CEO
Aman Foundation
Mr. Faisal Edhi
Director
Edhi Foundation, Head Office,Karachi
Prof. Dr. Tahir Ali
Dean
Faculty of Management and Administrative Sciences, University of Karachi
Dr. Omair Haroon
Assistant Professor
Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB), LUMS
Ms. Seema Mughal
Vice Chancellor
Greenwich University, Karachi
Prof. Dr. Syed Irfan Hyder
Dean
College of Business Management (CBM), IoBM
Consultants
Dr. Sadia Nadeem
Associate Professor & Director MARC
FAST School of Management , FAST NU Islamabad
Dr. Zaki Rashidi
Director Quality, Learning & Innovation
Associate Dean Accreditation
Iqra University
Dr. Kamran Ali Chatha
Associate Professor
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore
Dr. Hamid Hassan 
Professor & Dean
FAST-NU, Lahore
Dr Asfia Abaid
HOD Management Sciences
NUST Business School (NBS), Islamabad
Dr. Jawad Syed 
Dean
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore
Dr Tashfeen Azhar 
Professor
University of Management & Technology (UMT), Lahore
Dr. Syed Kumail Abbas Rizvi 
Associate Professor
Lahore School of Economics (LSE), Lahore
Dr. Shahid Raza Mir
Assistant Professor & Director QEC
Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi
      

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