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, including AMBA's Academic Consultant and Assessor, Professor Mark Oakley, 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:

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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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mariaMaria Altamira, Accreditation Manager, ESIC Business and Marketing School

Ms Maria Altamira is PhD candidate at the University of Warwick (UK) pursuing research on the internationalisation and marketing and innovation strategies of Chinese multinationals.

She completed a Master in Marketing Management at ESIC Business and Marketing School (Spain), a Master in Management Skills and a First degree in Business Administration from Deusto University (Spain). She completed professional training programmes in consultancy at Accenture headquarters in Chicago (US), in doing Business in China at Nanjing University (China) and in marketing in China at Shanghai International Studies University (China).

After a professional career at Accenture and Telefonica, she is currently the Director as well as Research Fellow at ESIC Business and Marketing School’s China centre (Spain). Also, since 2012, Ms Altamira holds the position of Accreditation Manager at the School.

She has been member of a team of three leading the EFMD’s EPAS accreditation process for the International Dual MBA Europe and China and the Master in Marketing Management (both accreditations obtained in February 2016) and member of a team of two leading the AMBA accreditation process for the International Dual MBA Europe and China, the full time MBA and the Executive MBA programme. The final accreditation visit was successfully carried out in November 2017.

jhalotJulie Perrin-Halot, Associate Dean/Director of Quality, Strategy and International Development, Grenoble Ecole de Management  

Julie Perrin-Halot is the Associate Dean/Director of Quality, Strategy and International Development at Grenoble Ecole de Management in France. As Head of GEM’s Centre for Quality and Institutional Development, she guided the construction and implementation of a quality framework resulting in triple accreditation and ISO certification. She is a member of the GEM Executive Committee and has recently expanded her responsibilities to include strategic planning and international strategy and development for the School.

She has been active in the fields of strategy and quality management in higher education through her involvement in publicly funded project work helping institutions to put strategic management and academic processes into place. She is also active as a mentor for AACSB, is a board member for EQUAL (European Quality Link) and serves as a peer review team member for EPAS and AMBA.

Julie participates regularly in national work groups on topics such as quality and corporate social responsibility and is currently chairing a task force on the development and implementation of competency frameworks in business schools. She has published articles in areas such as the future of business education, emerging models for Business Schools, the impact of accreditation, the social responsibility of Business Schools and managing collaborative provision. 


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 Leah Carter, Global Head of Events,


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 Leah Carter,

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