Challenges of Business Schools to Implement Accreditation Standards: Case Study

  • Doaa WafikEmail author
  • Assem Tharwat
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)


There are challenges and obstacles to higher education institutions in implementing the accreditation standards for the national and international accreditation bodies. However, it has difference importance levels. Studies have shown that, the weakness of understanding the accreditation concept and the lifelong learning concepts which represent part of the institutional culture comes as the first challenge of these obstacles and it is classified under the type of educational and cognitive obstacles. Many other challenges will be discussed in this article under different titles like the organizational issues, financial issues, Library issues, Polices of Admission, Human resources, Faculty members’ qualifications and the scientific research. In recent studies, it is observed that higher education Business Schools in the Arab region are in dire need of reviewing their systems and building an administrative system based on the application of TQM concepts in all its aspects to improve performance and develop its university outputs for the sack of meeting the accreditation standards for both the national and international levels. This article will be followed by a comparative study among eight different Business schools in the United Arab Emirates and Egypt to conclude with many recommendations and suggestions for officials of higher education institutions that may help them remove obstacles that impede the implementation of the imposed accreditation standards nationally by CAA in UAE and NAQAAE in Egypt and internationally by AACSB.


Accreditation standards Education quality challenges Higher education institutions AACSB CAA NAQAAE 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bader UniversityCairoEgypt
  2. 2.College of Business AdministrationAmerican University in the EmiratesDubaiUAE

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