Session 10.14

Accreditations, ratings and rankings: Drivers or barriers for business schools’ societal impact?

  • Friday 29 Sept
  • Dock 14, Level 2, Rotterdam Ahoy
  • Level: All
  • Related Expert Communities Business Education

Higher education institutions are under increasing pressure to respond to societal needs. They face a variety of external and internal challenges in their efforts to drive positive societal impact. In this session, we will discuss and answer the following questions: Can accreditations, rankings and ratings support business schools’ response to societal needs? And how can business schools leverage rankings, ratings, smart technology and open data to better demonstrate their impact?


  • Leadership, strategy and policy
    • Advocacy and stakeholder engagement


  • Mathias Falkenstein, 
    Luiss Business School, Luiss University, Italy


  • Marine Condette, 
    AACSB International, USA
  • Wilfred Mijnhardt, 
    Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Netherlands