ACBSP President & CEO Jeffrey Alderman to Judge the Opening and Semifinal Rounds of the 2017 Enactus World Cup in London

OVERLAND PARK, KS, USA, Sept. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The 2017 Enactus World Cup takes place this week in London, England, bringing together a select group of 3,500 student, business and academic leaders from around the globe to showcase the entrepreneurial action and shared innovation that transforms lives and creates a better future. Jeffery Alderman, President/CEO of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) is among the more than 300 global business leaders asked to judge the Opening Round of competition on Wednesday, Sept. 27 and the Semi-Final Round on Thursday, Sept. 28.

“I had the privilege of judging the Enactus U.S. National Exposition in Kansas City last May and I am deeply honored to be part of the World Cup in London,” said Alderman. “These students are our future and it is exciting to see the innovation and creative energy they bring to these projects and the entrepreneurial solutions they present.”

The final competitions are qualified from over 72,000 university students down to the National Champion teams from 36 countries. These 36 teams compete in the Enactus World Cup. Each team has 17 minutes to showcase their projects of entrepreneurial action that are not only making a difference in the world, they have the momentum to create new careers, spark business innovation and deliver fresh energy for social impact. The teams present the impact of their projects to a panel of leading business leaders who serve as judges. The team that best uses entrepreneurial action to create opportunity for individuals and communities will be named the Enactus World Cup Champion.

John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Ark.,, with business programs accredited by ACBSP since 2013, will represent the United States in the World Cup this week.

"Enactus and ACBSP enjoy a strong partnership founded on shared purpose across many fronts," said Alex Perwich, President, Enactus U.S. "I have served on the ACBSP Board of Directors since 2014. Jeff and I work well together and are committed to making our partnership stronger than ever," he said.



ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education. ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize teaching excellence in the accreditation of business education programs throughout the world. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels. Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in 2001 and again in 2011, ACBSP was the first to offer specialized business accreditation at all degree levels. ACBSP currently accredits business programs at nearly 1,200 campuses in 60 countries. FAQs / Accreditation FAQs

About Enactus

Enactus is an international nonprofit organization founded on the principle that entrepreneurial action can be a powerful driver of human progress. Guided by educators and supported by business leaders, teams of outstanding university students depart the classroom to create community development projects that empower people by putting their skills and talents at the center of improving their lives. Each year, a series of regional and national competitions provides a forum for teams to showcase the impact of their outreach efforts, and to be evaluated by executives serving as judges. National champion teams advance to the prestigious Enactus World Cup. For more information, visit


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