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NBEAC 3rd Deans and Directors Conference 2016

Monday, February 22, 2016

The 3rd Deans and Directors Conference was held by National Business Education Accreditation Council (NBEAC) in collaboration with University of Management and Technology, Lahore on February 17-18, 2016 at the Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore. The theme of the conference was “Strengthening Business Schools through Partnership”

NBEAC’s Deans & Directors Conference is a strategic level event for determining the future of management education in Pakistan, where more than 100 deans of business schools participate annually to share experiences and to discuss areas of mutual interest. This year’s conference focused on strengthening business schools through creating partnerships among the schools and with other key players influencing or being influenced by business education. The conference aimed to address questions such as:

  • Can business schools be the leading solution provider to the industry?
  • Can business schools enhance the employability through entrepreneurship?
  • What vision and strategy will deans require to successfully sustain their business school?

Throwing light on objectives of the Conference, Rector UMT ProfDr. Hasan Sohaib Murad who is also Chairman of NBEAC, said that 3rd Deans and Directors Conference was geared to review existing business practices, improve the quality of business education, motivate internal and external stakeholders to produce field leaders and business tycoons, and influence the government to patronize private sector business schools. He said pioneering business schools such as UMT, IBA, and LUMS were making a difference by providing strategic human resources to national as well as international organizations. He said that traditional BBA and MBA program offered by Pakistani universities needed most up-to-date changes and latest research in the curricula. Appreciating the role of business leaders, Chairman NBEAC said that he was great believer of the energy, commitment, the competency and willingness that the leaders of business education had shown. “I think that we need to provide them the channels, avenues and opportunities to develop synergies so that we progress at much faster rate”, said Dr. Hasan Sohaib Murad. 

The 3rd Deans and Directors Conference 2016 concluded on February 18, 2016 with presentation of souvenirs and shields to the distinguished guests, panelists and organizers. Dr. Hasan Sohaib Murad thanked all the attendees for gracing the occasion with their presence. He said that this year’s conference had provided a platform for meaningful exchange of expertise which would lead to concrete action for betterment in business education in Pakistani universities.


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