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NBEAC successfully arranged a two day workshop on “Understanding and Preparing for Accreditation”.

The official opening ceremony for the workshop began at 9:00 am, Dr. Arshad Ali (Executive Director, Higher Education Commission) was the chief guest for day 1 of the workshop. Dr. Arshad Ali appreciated the efforts made by NBEAC in engaging business schools and working towards the quality enhancement of business education in Pakistan. He shared valuable words of wisdom and officially opened the house for discussion.

Day 1 of the workshop consisted of three in depth sessions. Session 1 focused on the "Introduction, philosophy of accreditation and review/ discussion of selected appendices".

Session 2 was "Discussion of registration form and process" and the final session 3 for day 1 was on "Discussion of SAR Forms (Forms 1-4)

Dr. Asfia Obaid (HoD, NUST Business School) and Dr. Sadia Nadeem (Associate Professor & Director MARC, FAST School of Management) were the consultants and trainers of the workshop.

Dr. Asfia and Dr. Sadia shared their knowledge and experiences about the accreditation process of NBEAC.

There were almost 42 participants in attendance on the first day of the workshop from various business schools across Pakistan. The workshop consisted of detailed question and answer sessions, group sessions and intensive discussions.

Through its accreditation process, NBEAC assures external authentication and confirmation of quality in an institution’s business programs, and ensures that its academic business unit exhibits the characteristics of excellence in business education. Both graduates and their employers benefit from this external quality assurance.

 

Day two of the workshop consisted of three intensive sessions. Session 1 of day 2 of the workshop was on discussion on the Self-Assessment Report (SAR) forms 5 through 7. The first point of discussion was from session 4 research and development; research and development efforts allow the business school to better fulfill the public service mission and serve the markets of choice.

 Secondly, social responsibility is another key area; being an important dimension this standard focuses on the attention paid to the issue of responsibility and sustainability in the business world, it is both a matter of policy as well as practice.

Moreover, resources are a critical area as well. The purpose of this standard is to evaluate the adequacy of the schools physical and financial resources together with the associated management and staff.

Session 5 discussed the importance of external linkages and student placement. NBEAC stresses on the need to establish and provide evidence of link with external organizations (academic, corporate, welfare) both at national and international levels however, they need to be functional.

Another important part of this session was discussion on admissions and examination policy. It was explained that the business school’s academic calendar should show an efficient flow. A business schools heads should be aware and well versed with the fee structure and admission procedure of the school. They should be in a position to share and discuss when questioned, finally the gazette results (notifications from the registrar’s office) should have a record in the supporting documents.

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F01-Strategic Management

F02-Curriculum

F03-Students

F04-Faculty

F05-Research and Development

F06-Social Responsibility

F07-Resources

F08-External Linkages and Student Placement

F09- Admission and Examination Policy

Checklist of mandatory appendices-Annex I & II

NBEAC Training-Understanding and preparing for accreditation 24-25 July 2017 (presentation)

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