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Eight Programmes Re-Accredited by EPAS

EFMD would like to warmly congratulate the following schools who have recently been re-accredited by EPAS:

 – MSc International Management
IAE Lyon School of Management, France

– Professional Bachelor European Business Studies
– Professional Master International Business
RISEBA University of Business, Arts and Technology, Latvia

– The Magellan MBA
– Executive MBA
Porto Business School, Portugal

– BSc (Hons) International Business with Business Experience
– MSc International Business Management
Kingston Business School, Kingston University, UK

– MBA Programme (English Track)
French-Vietnamese Centre for Management Education (CFVG), Vietnam

“We were very happy and proud to be granted EPAS re-accreditation for 5 years for our M.Sc. International Management. It is a further achievement for our teams and a further recognition of the School’s development towards continuous progress. EFMD Accreditation processes benefit to the School as extremely useful tools for introspection and a lever for change,” commented Jerome Rive, Dean, iaelyon School of Management“This accreditation is also the result of the active engagement of our external stakeholders and of very fruitful cooperations with our international partners. I would like to take the opportunity of the renewal of the award to thank them and look forward to even further developments.”

“Kingston Business School is proud to have achieved EPAS accreditation from EFMD for the third time for our BSc (Hons) International Business with Business Experience and MSc International Business Management programmes. At Kingston Business School we provide inclusive, life-changing opportunities for students who come from a diverse range of backgrounds, and our graduates are self-confident and resourceful critical thinkers able to apply creative problem-solving skills,” Ronald Tuninga, Dean of Kingston Business School said. “Our innovative BSc (Hons) International Business with Business Experience degree incorporates a work/research placement or business start-up opportunity; a business readiness programme, management training, and a professional academic qualification – all within the three years of a standard UK degree. Our International Business Management MSc programme, meanwhile, caters for students who don’t necessarily have a business-related Bachelors degree, and it equips them with the knowledge and skills – including client-facing work – needed to excel in management or consultancy careers within global organisations.”

The Dean of CFVG, Louis Paré, commented: “I am so proud of the award. For the last 9 years, we have been the unique school with first and only EPAS accredited MBA in Vietnam. The quality of CFVG, our MBA, students, alumni, academic and corporate partnership have been recognized and well respected in the country where awareness of international accreditation is becoming higher than ever. The international accreditation EPAS for our CFVG MBA has strongly supported us to expand our network to several countries outside France; we could bring thus more international learning and career opportunities to our students and alumni. We maintain our leading position in the international master programs in Vietnam since 25 years and we continue our best efforts to develop a prestigious business school model in South East Asia.”

David Asch, Director, Quality Services & EPAS added: “I would like to warmly congratulate the five Institutions that have successfully gone through the EPAS reaccreditation process. Their achievement illustrates these Institutions’ commitment to the continuous improvement of the quality of their programmes. The highly demanding EPAS standards ensure that the accredited programmes are designed and delivered so that they are both academically rigorous and have practical relevance for students in today’s global environment.”

EPAS was launched in 2005 and in 12 years has had a considerable impact on the quality of business schools programmes all over the world. The programme accreditation from EFMD is one of the most demanding yet effective ways to certify the quality of a programme in the field of business and management.

As of June, 105 accredited programmes from 77 institutions across 36 countries have been awarded EPAS accreditation. For more information on EPAS visit www.efmd.org/epas