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
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 30th Nov 2017
• Registration last date: 20th Jan, 2018
• Conference registration fee waived off for Sponsors:
  1. Platinum (3 delegates)
  2. Gold(2 delegates)
  3. Silver (1 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
Emeritus and Chairman CEIF
Mr. Syed Murad Ali Shah
Chief Minister
Government of Sindh
Dr. Hasan Sohaib Murad
NBEAC, Islamabad
Mr. Mushahid Hussain Syed 
Federal Minister
Mr. Mohammad Zubair
Governer of Sindh
Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed 
Higher Education Commission(HEC), Islamabad
Dr. Arshad Ali 
Executive Director
Higher Education Commission(HEC), Islamabad
Dr. Farrukh Iqbal 
Institute of Business Administration(IBA), Karachi
Dr. Zahoor Hassan Syed 
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore
Dr. Christophe Terrasse
Director Projects
European Foundation for Management Development(EFMD)
Mr. Talib Syed Karim
Institute of Business Management
Prof. Nisar Ahmed Siddiqui
Vice Chancellor
Institute of Business Administration Sukkur
Prof. Frank Y-H Ying
Department of of Business Administration National Taiwan Normal University
Prof. Dr. Lai Desheng 
Dean of Business School
Market Beijing Normal University
Dr. Shahid Amjad Chaudhry
Lahore School of Economics, Lahore
Dr. Wasim Qazi
Vice Chancellor/ President
Iqra University, Karachi
Dr. Jawad Ghani
Professor of Strategy and Marketing Research
Karachi School of Business and Leadership
Dr. Nadeem Javaid 
Associate Dean
Karachi School of Business and Leadership
Dr. Prof. Guo Xuetang
Associate Dean
Law School
Dr. Ijaz Shafi Gillani
Gallup, Pakistan
Mr. Mufassar Ata Malik
Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry ( KCCI)
Prof. Zhiwen Yin
Associate Dean
School of Management, Fudan University
Mr. Hussain Dawood
Karachi School of Business and Leadership
Stephen Sacca
Chief Executive Officer
Leadership Development & Strategic Program Management of Stephen's Professional
Dr. Mary Sully de Luque
Director Academic
Thunderbird School of Arizona State University
Dr. Zeeshan
Rector & Dean
Karachi School of Business and Leadership
Dr. Abdul Bari Khan
Founder & CEO
Indus Hospital
Mr. Malik Ahmed Jalal
Aman Foundation
Mr. Faisal Edhi
Edhi Foundation, Head Office,Karachi
Dr. Sadia Nadeem
Associate Professor & Director MARC
FAST School of Management , FAST NU Islamabad
Dr. Zaki Rashidi
Director Quality, Learning & Innovation
Associate Dean Accreditation
Iqra University
Dr. Kamran Ali Chatha
Associate Professor
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore
Dr. Hamid Hassan 
Professor & Dean
FAST-NU, Lahore
Dr Asfia Abaid
HOD Management Sciences
NUST Business School (NBS), Islamabad
Dr. Jawad Syed 
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore
Dr Tashfeen Azhar 
University of Management & Technology (UMT), Lahore
Dr. Syed Kumail Abbas Rizvi 
Associate Professor
Lahore School of Economics (LSE), Lahore
Prof. Dr. Tahir Ali
Faculty of Management and Administrative Sciences, University of Karachi
Dr. Shahid Raza Mir
Assistant Professor & Director QEC
Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi
Dr. Huma Baqai
Director Public Affairs
Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi
Dr. Omair Haroon
Assistant Professor
Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB), LUMS

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