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myAccreditation—Management Education Just Got Easier

October 2014

By Ginger Ausloos, Senior Coordinator II, Accreditation Services & myAccreditation Administrator, AACSB International and Suzanne Mintz, Director, Accreditation Services, Asia and Oceania, AACSB International

At the Annual Accreditation Conference held in Baltimore September 21–23, AACSB announced its move toward implementing an accreditation management system, myAccreditation. This online portal will allow schools, volunteers, and staff to have continuous access to the accreditation workflow, manage the accreditation process in its entirety, and submit accreditation documents through online applications. Some highlights of the product are:

• Data Collection and Management – Easily capture, manage, and remove the need for redundant input of information.
• Distinct User Portal – Distinct user interfaces that help facilitate communication with schools, volunteers, and staff. For example, individuals serving as volunteers will have multiple views to reflect their different roles.
• Single Sign-On – integration with other AACSB systems including myAACSB and The Exchange.
• Accreditation Documentation – Submit, upload and respond to supporting documentation online.
• Team Building/Volunteer Assignment – Staff will assign team members/volunteers, schedule visits, and monitor progress.
• Enhanced Communication – Automation and pre-population of email, letters, and report templates.
• Accreditation Cycle Management – Provide alerts associated with documentation due dates.

myAccreditation is currently in the beta testing stage, as AACSB gathers feedback from various stakeholder groups to ensure that the software meets our unique needs. We will continue to develop and enhance the system throughout the beta testing period, which is expected to last until the end of this calendar year.

You can access the most up to date information pertaining to the development and anticipated role out plan at www.aacsb.edu/myaccreditation. This site will continue to be updated as we work toward the completion of this project.

To be considered for participation as a beta tester for myAccreditation, please complete the online form found here: http://www.aacsb.edu/myaccreditation/beta/.