CPM hosts International Accreditation Awareness Seminar conducted by ACBSP

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The Institute of Certified Professional Managers (CPM) the premier professional management body in Sri Lanka hosts the Accreditation Awareness Seminar in collaboration with the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), on 24 January 2014 at the Taj Samudra, Colombo, which is the first ever event of this kind in Sri Lanka. The CPM has identified the importance of foreign accreditation for business programs conducted by universities and university colleges. In this context, CPM invites all business schools of state owned universities, business schools of private universities approved by the University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka and private institutes conducting foreign business degrees to attend this seminar and benefit by obtaining accreditation from a US accrediting agency. The presenter will be ACBSP Executive Director Douglas Viehland. Viehland’s presentation will describe the process, costs, requirements and benefits of international accreditation of business programs with an emphasis on what is offered by ACBSP. The presentation will include information about how business schools in Sri Lanka can become involved in the South Asia Council of Business Schools and Programs. There will be ample time for questions and comments from those in attendance. The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) is an international accrediting agency for business schools. ACBSP has the largest number of international accredited business schools in India than any other similar agency. ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognise excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world. ACBSP currently has 1,227 member campuses, 186 of which are located outside of the US. Of those campuses, 800 have achieved accreditation and more than 345 are in candidacy for accreditation. Individual members on these campuses now exceed 10,000. The focus of ACBSP accreditation is supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. The CPM which was formed by the CMA Sri Lanka, to provide professional qualification in management, termed as Certified Professional Managers (CPM), by conducting educational programs, providing practical experience in private and public sector entities, and establishing a link between the private and public sectors for the advancement of professional management. CPM provides three types of memberships Associate, Member, Fellow to managers in the public and private sector and those with relevant qualifications and experience can apply for membership. Those interested in attending the seminar should contact Dilshan Arsakularathna on 011-2506391 (Ext. 133) or email [email protected].