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Prof. Sivakumar of TAPMI, Manipal has been invited to speak at AACSB’s 2014 ICAM program at Singapore to be held on 7-9 April 2014. TAPMI is one of the only two business schools in India that are AACSB accredited. 
This is the first time that AACSB’s ICAM is being held at its Asia Pacific headquarters. The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is a global, nonprofit membership organization of educational institutions, businesses, and other entities devoted to the advancement of management education. Established in 1916, AACSB International provides its members with a variety of products and services to assist them with the continuous improvement of their business programs and schools. 694 member institutions that hold AACSB Accreditation represent 45 countries and territories worldwide.  
The 2014 International Conference & Annual Meeting (ICAM) Program was developed to address Innovation, Impact and Engagement according to the new 2013 Accreditation Standards. Three tracks named A, B & C  address  Innovation, Impact  and  Engagement in the B-School respectively. Sessions are themed to address the Accreditation, Sustainability and Collaborative efforts of B-Schools worldwide 
Prof. Sivakumar of TAPM, Manipal will co-present session B3 dealing with Assurance of Learning (AoL) for Quality Improvement and Accountability on the ACCREDITATION theme between  1:45 - 3:00 pm on April 8, 2014 along with Prof. Roy Green, Dean, UTS Business School, University of Technology, Sydney. International accreditation and national processes increasingly emphasize assurance of learning in the context of curricula management to achieve high quality outcomes in business education.
This session looks at ways in which b-schools assess learning to revise and improve curricula, what kind of systems schools are developing to complement accreditation requirements and build accountability, how accreditation provides scope for innovation and creativity in curricula design and what steps schools are taking to incorporate indirect measures such as employer and alumni surveys into curricula management processes.
Dr Sivakumar is a Professor in the marketing area. He has 2 decades of experience in teaching, research, consulting and executive education in business management. He did his postdoctoral research at Technology University Delft The Netherlands on design for the BoP markets. He was the coauthor of the prize winning case “Primacy: Global Design from India?” in the Innovation Management category of the 2012 ISB Ivey case competition. His book on Retail Marketing was published in 2008. 
He has publications in journals like Journal of Medical Marketing & International Journal of Retailing & Distribution Management. He has contributed across teaching research executive education faculty development and academic administration. His areas of interests include Retailing, Marketing, Healthcare, Design and Agribusiness
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