Accreditation Forum 2018


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AMBA's next annual Accreditation Forum is on 27 - 28 September, taking place in France's "Capital of the Alps", Grenoble. Over two days, accreditation professionals will come together to hear from our accreditation team of experts and external speakers who will present on the accreditation process and criteria.

This unique event gives you the opportunity to gain personal tips and insights from AMBA's accreditation assessors and experts, as well as the opportunity to meet with fellow Business School professionals and strengthen your network. Guest speakers will also share their experiences of, and answer questions about, the challenges they've faced in their own accreditation journeys and the solutions they’ve discovered. This means you will gain detailed insight and insider advice about everything in relation to accreditation. 

A series of informative sessions will cover topics including:

  • the structure of the accreditation process,
  • what it takes to make an accreditation submission successful,
  • the best ways to gather data and write reports, and
  • case studies of best practices in this area.

By the end of the forum, you will have all the information necessary in order to apply for accreditation or re-accreditation and to make sure your School is ready for the accreditation assessment visit. You’ll go away with not only a sense of greater knowledge, but also an improved network.

You can now view the programme content for this year. Just follow the link below:


Further programme details will soon be announced, but for more information and bookings please contact:

Leah Carter
Global Head of Events
+44 (0)20 7246 2694 |

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Dr Thomas Straub, Vice Dean, Professor of International Management and Director of Executive Education, Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM)

Thomas Straub is Vice Dean, Professor of International Management and Director of Executive Education at the Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM) at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.

GSEM is the Business School at the University of Geneva, one of the leading higher education institutions in Switzerland. Thomas has full responsibility for the management of comprehensive executive education (GSEM Executive, formerly HEC Executive) activities which include more than 1,000 participants in 45 EMBA, masters, diploma, and certificate programmes.

Thomas' research interests include international and strategic management as well as organisational behaviour with a particular focus on corporate and social entrepreneurship and performance management. He is leading R&D projects at national and international level at organisations including the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Swiss Development Agency.

He published several books including Entrepreneurship and Ecosystems: Global Guidelines in 2016; Reasons for Frequent Failure in Mergers and Acquisitions in 2007; More than Bricks in the Wall: Organizational Perspectives for Sustainable Success in 2010; and the second edition of Introduction to Management in 2015.

Thomas is a member of the board of foundations and companies. He works as an independent consultant for the private sector and non-profit sector as well as for the United Nations. He has a PhD in economic and social science from HEC (now GSEM), University of Geneva, Switzerland.


This pre-forum workshop will take place on Thursday 27 September from 14:00 to 16:30 and will be run by higher education thought-partner, Peregrine Academic Services and shall explore how AMBA Accredited Business Schools can address key principles of AMBA’s accreditation criteria, with particular reference to learning outcomes. Conference leaders will explore techniques to effectively map programme and module content to learning outcomes and how to efficiently measure and report learning outcomes and learning gains.

During this workshop, Peregrine Academic Services will present best practice examples based on its global experiences in higher education.

Participants should come prepared to discuss how learning outcomes are addressed at their institutions and to learn from others during this facilitated workshop.

To reserve your place, please email Kathryn Tolley, Global Events Assistant,


pmallettePaul Mallette, Director of European Operations, Peregrine Academic Services

Paul Mallette has more than 30 years of global experience in higher education in teaching, administration, and accreditation positions.  At Peregrine, he specialises in accreditation compliance and learning outcome solutions for Business Schools in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

Dr Olin O. Oedekoven, PhD, President and CEO, Peregrine Academic Servicesolin-peregrine

Dr Oedekoven has more than 30 years of senior leadership, education, and academic experience through service in both the public and private sectors. His vision created Peregrine Academic Services when he and his colleagues realised that a serious gap existed between the requirements for direct assessment and the tools that were available at the time.

Group Bookings

A discount of 10% is available to any organisation booking three or more places. If you book online the discount will not appear, however AMBA will contact you to arrange a refund. For more information or to arrange discount on invoicing, please contact Kathryn Tolley,

Please note that all ticket prices do not include processing fees.

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Dinner venue

Enjoy a true gastronomic experience at the charming Château de la Commanderie where Chef Rui Rouixnol offers inventive and colourful gourmet cuisine. 

Set on the outskirts of Grenoble, the restaurant is part of an elegant spa hotel, 6 km from the Grenoble-Bastille cable car and 13 km from the art collections at the Museum of Grenoble. 



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Location: Grenoble Ecole de Management
Date: 27 September 2018 to 28 September 2018

Address: Grenoble Ecole de Management
12 rue Pierre Sémard

Is this event for me: This event is essential for all new and existing managers and administrators of the accreditation process and those involved in re-accreditation.

Accredited organisation:£250.00
Non-accredited organisation:£500.00
ADN Organisation:£250.00