5th Deans & Directors Conference 2018

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”
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.
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
  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
Conference Convener            
Dr. Waseem Qazi, Vice Chancellor , IQRA University, Karachi
The Venue            
Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi
Registration Opens For "5th Deasns & Directors-2018, Business Education: Creating Impact with CPEC"

Registrations Information:
• Conference Registration fee: 10,000/-PKR
• Workshop/Seminar Registration Fee: 15,000/-PKR
• Early Bird discount 10% till 15th Nov 2017
• Registration last date: 15th Jan, 2018
• Conference registration fee waived off for Sponsors:
  1. Platinum (4-5 delegates)
  2. Gold(3-4 delegates)
  3. Silver (2-3 delegates) 
• Refund: Half fee will be refunded, to cover the administrative costs of processing and refunding a registration if refunding request has been received before 30 days of conference. After that NBEAC will not refund.
• Late/ On-desk registrations: Increment of registration fee upto 10%

Business Education: Creating Impact with CPEC

5th Deans and Directors’ Conference Programme

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


Arrival of Guests 

18:30 - 19:30

Program/Campus Showcase IQRA University, Karachi

19:30 - 20:00


20:00 - 21:00



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


Understanding and preparing for accreditation  

Workshop -II:

Reaccreditation- A way forward towards continuous improvement

Call for papers-I



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?


Introduction to Emerald eCases and Importance of Case based

Call for papers-II



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



Closing Session

Dr. Ishrat Husain

Professor Emeritus and Chairman CEIF

Dr.Mary Sully de Luque

Associate Professor, Global Management

Dr. Hasan Sohaib Murad

Chairman NBEAC

Dr. Prof. Guo Xuetang

Associate Dean, Law School Director

Prof. Zhiwen Yin


Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed

Chairman HEC

Dr. Zahoor Hassan Syed

Professor, LUMS Lahore

Dr. Farrukh Iqbal

Director, IBA

Ms. Shehnaz Wazir Ali

President, SZABIST Karachi

Dr. Christophe Terrasse

Director Projects, EFMD

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