Artificial Intelligence a Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education Accreditation Programs: Expert Systems and AACSB

  • Charbel ChedrawiEmail author
  • Pierrette Howayeck
Part of the Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation book series (LNISO, volume 30)


The world is currently enduring the fourth industrial revolution causing disruption on various economic and societal pillars. For Burrus (Brand Q Mag 27, [7]), such change is coming too fast and organizations that will leverage Artificial intelligence (AI) will profit the most. One of the sectors that will get disrupted by the introduction of AI will be higher education. From this point this conceptual paper propose a model for the implementation of AI through expert systems (ES) within the AACSB accreditation programs. ES are knowledge-based computer program that achieves human expertise in a limited domain (Res J Recent Sci 3(1):116–121, [14]). We tried to answer two main questions, whether AI can be implemented through ES and how such systems can reshape the AACSB accreditation process. We concluded that in fact ES will reshape such process while ensuring more reliable and efficient results and reducing time, cost and errors.


Artificial intelligence AACSB Knowledge based system Expert systems Disruptive innovation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Business and ManagementSaint Joseph UniversityBeirutLebanon

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