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AABS Connect Annual Conference 2017

 

The AUC School of Business hosted the Association of African Business Schools annual conference. The conference aimed to connect African Business School practitioners, thought leaders and business experts to encourage dialogue in search of competitive approaches to exponentially impact African business managementeducation strategies, quality and practices.

 

Date: May 14 - 16, 2017

For more information, please contact the Office of Internationalization and Partnerships on: int.office@aucegypt.edu.


Faculty Development in International Business - MENA and East Africa

The CIBER schools of the University of South Carolina, Brigham Young University and the George Washington University offer the Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) - MENA & East Africa program annually. The program focuses on providing participating faculty with a unique international study tour opportunity: combining business, academic and governmental visits, cultural experiences and university presentations in an international location. The 2017 program focused on “doing business in the MENA region," raising faculty awareness of the economic, political and cultural environments that exist in the Middle East and East Africa today.

 

Date: December 31, 2016 - January 15, 2017

For more information, please contact the Office of Internationalization and Partnerships on: int.office@aucegypt.edu.


AACSB - Workshop

The School of Business hosted the AACSB information session on the value of AACSB International Membership and Accreditation on April 14, 2016. This interactive session focused on the business education landscape in Egypt.

 

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is the world’s largest business education network connecting students, academics and businesses together to advance business education worldwide


PRME – MENA Conference

The School of Business hosted the Sixth PRME-MENA Regional Forum from  April 13  to 14,  2016.

The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative serves as a framework for the gradual, systemic change in business schools to inspire and champion responsible management education.

The theme of the PRME MENA Forum was "action for PRME and SDGs." The forum is designed as a series of workshops led by international PRME working group members to discuss topics such as anti-corruption in curriculum change, gender equality and poverty as a challenge to management education. 

For more information about the event, click here

To view the conference agenda, click here


EFMD – MENA Conference

The School of Business hosted the 5th MENA conference of the European Foundation for Management Development place on April 11-13, 2016.

The EFMD is recognized globally as an accreditation body of quality in management education with established accreditation services for business schools and programs, corporate universities and technology-enhanced learning programs. The theme of the EFMD-MENA 2016 conference was Business Education for Inclusive Economy.  

The conference brought together CEOs and business school deans from around the world to deliberate how business education can support an inclusive economy.

For registration and more information about the event, click here


The Second Responsible Management Education Research Conference: Inclusive Businesses

Date: September 7 - 8, 2015

The John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement at School of Business at The American University in Cairo and the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Regional Chapter MENA (Middle East and North Africa), hosted the Second Responsible Management Education Research Conference. The conference was held on September 7 and 8, 2015 in Cairo, Egypt. 


The 21st AUC Annual Research Conference - MENA Region: Post-2015 Development Agenda

The 21st AUC Annual Research Conference was held on March 16 to 18, 2015 at AUC New Cairo. Its aim was to provide an exchange platform for relevant, interdisciplinary and multi-stakeholder research and policy debates on the region’s current development efforts, in addition to addressing visionary post-2015 agenda policies. The conference sought to scale up MENA’s existing successes, identify appropriate best practices and elicit innovative solutions that solve critical challenges facing the region. It brought together academics, policymakers, thought leaders and members of the business community and civil society in a structured array of academic discussions and policy debates relevant to the themes of the conference. The School of Business, the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, the Graduate School of Education, the Center for Sustainable Development and the Office of the Provost were involved in the planning and execution of the conference.

The conference combined both plenary sessions targeting an audience of policymakers, the business community and civil society, as well as parallel academic sessions targeting researchers and students. The range of themes covered in the conference included topics related to the post-2015 agenda elements of MENA research. International and regional "thought leaders" will be invited to write short papers framing the topics of the conference.

The School of Business, the Center for Sustainable Development, the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and the Graduate School of Education served on the conference's organizing committee. All schools and centers of AUC led tracks related to their area of focus:

  • Social Inclusion
  • Human Development
  • Sustainability and Governance
  • Regional and Global Integration

Learning by Doing: The Power of Experiential Learning in Management Education

March 16, 2015
9 am

Co-Hosts: Global Business School Network, The American University in Cairo School of Business and Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth 

A one-day summit coinciding with the American University in Cairo’s 21st Annual Research Conference, MENA Region: Post-2015 Development Agenda – March 16 - 18, 2015.

The vision of full youth participation and active engagement in the development of knowledge economies in MENA requires mobilization of resources across sectors, particularly the private sector.  Management educators around the world have long championed the transformative potential of experiential learning for leadership development, and for ensuring alignment between the needs of employers and the capabilities of their graduates. 

Business school deans, directors and faculty were invited to a one-day summit immediately preceding AUC’s 21st Annual Research Conference to explore opportunities for applying experiential learning approaches to management education in MENA.

For more information, click here.

John D. Gerhart Center: Sustainability of Responsible Business in the MENA Region (Open to Public)

Date: March 16, 2015
Time: 11 am - 2 pm 
Location: Mary Cross Lecture Hall,  AUC New Cairo

Re-Launch and Activity Plans for Gerhart Center’s footprint in relation to Philanthropy, Civic Engagement, and Inclusive Business for the MENA Region.

Green Innovation and Entrepreneurship Industry and Civil Sector Dissemination

Date: March 16, 2015
Location: Hill House, Room 602 , AUC Tahrir Square
Time: 10 am – 3 pm

The Post-2015 Development Agenda includes Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), rather than Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as it used to be before. This event aimed to highlight the importance of education for sustainable development and its relation to the post-2015 development goals. Moreover, building connections with key government and industry players (extend network) to spread the education for sustainable development concept.
To ensure participation of all stakeholders, a participatory approach is proposed using an engaging forum where the participants can share and be exposed to various thoughts and views in a manner that enables participation and fruitful conversation.

Objectives:

- Highlight the importance of education for sustainable development and its relation to the post-2015 development goals.
- Build connections with key government and industry players (extend network) to spread the education for sustainable development concept.
- Bringing together the diversity of various stakeholders within the Green Innovation and Entrepreneurship sector by engaging them in a process/conversation that explores their different perspectives and insights

African Academic Association on Entrepreneurship (AAAE)

Date: March 16, 2015
Location: Moataz Al Alfi Hall, AUC New Cairo
Time: 5 pm

This was the kick-off event for the African Academic Association on Entrepreneurship (AAAE), which includes six universities in Africa and Stanford University. The African schools include University of Cape Town, Stellenbosch University, Lagos Business School, Strathmore Business School, ESCA Ecole de Management and the AUC School of Business. 

AAAE is mandated to build linkages among African business schools focusing on teaching and research in the areas of entrepreneurship and family business.

East Meets West: Sustainability, Operation and Cooperation
AUC New Cairo
January 12 - 14, 2013 

Led by El-Khazindar Business Research and Case Center (KCC), AUC School of Business hosted the third annual East Meets West conference in Cairo in coordination with the AIB-MENA Committee to discuss research pertinent to the theme East Meets West: Sustainability, Operation and Cooperation. The conference’s goal was to provide a forum for scholars, industry professionals and government specialists from around the world to present and be exposed to the latest research on this topic. Since business research from the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region makes up less than 1 percent of all published research, this was an important forum to discuss emerging issues and hot topics, especially as the world’s business center continues to move east with the ongoing economic recession.

This conference was an opportunity for participants to meet other researchers from around the world, and government and industry leaders from the region. The conference chair was Ahmed Tolba, and the program chair was Hamed Shamma.

For the call for papers, click here.
For more details on the paper submission process and conference, click here.  

The Fourth Euro-African Conference in Finance and Economics (CEAFE 2012) 
AUC New Cairo
May 7 - 9, 2012


The Euro-African Conference in Finance and Economics (CEAFE) aimed at offering African and European scholars in finance and economics the opportunity for an open dialogue and an exchange of ideas. It allowed them to share their theoretical and empirical knowledge to better understand the economic and financial challenges that both continents face. The CEAFE provides a space for investigation and research of the new issues that have been brought on by the globalization of markets, the development of international trade and financial globalization.
Click here to visit the conference's website. 

Toward a Sustainable Society in the MENA Region: Roadmap and Priorities
AUC New Cairo
March 1 - 2, 2012


Out of a firm belief in the role of civil society and multi-stakeholder engagement in the creation of sustainable societies in the MENA region, the Business and Society Research Cluster (BSRC) at the German University in Cairo, and El-Khazindar Business Research and Case Center at the American University in Cairo, and Misr El-Kheir Foundation, Egypt (MEK) invited writers to submit case studies for the conference "Toward a Sustainable Society in the MENA Region: Roadmap and Priorities," which took place at Dusit Thani Hotel, New Cairo, on March 1 and 2,  2012. Outstanding case studies were published in a special issue of the The MENA Journal of Case Studies published by IBIMA Publishing ). The special  issue was co-edited by Ahmed Tolba, assistant professor  of  marketing, AUC (ahmedtolba@aucegypt.edu), and Noha  El- Bassiouny, lecturer of marketing at the GUC (noha.elbassiouny@guc.edu.eg). Click here for the conference website.

Responsible Business Schools in Challenging Times: Towards Creating a Sustainable Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Africa and the Middle East

AUC New Cairo

 October 1 - 4, 2011

A series of events titled “Responsible Business Schools in Challenging Times: Towards Creating a Sustainable Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Africa and the Middle East” was hosted by AUC School of Business in October 2011. The event comes during a time of regional political, social and economic flux, haunting famine in the horn of Africa as well as lingering economic setbacks in the United States and Europe. All of these events dictate that schools of business play a more active role within their communities to become "agents of change" rather than "objects of change." Click here for the conference website.