We are happy to announce that the EPAS Accreditation Board has recently awarded EPAS accreditation to six new programmes, adding two new countries to the EPAS pool – Tunisia and Uruguay.

The following programmes have been recognised by the EPAS quality label:

– Master’s Degree in International Human Resources Management
CIFFOP, Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas, France

“Going through the EPAS accreditation is a truly enriching and precious experience for a program. It induces a rigorous (self-) reflection process about one’s beliefs and actual representations about how a programme should be designed and delivered. It is a unique opportunity to embark all the programme’s stakeholders (students, professors, partner companies, university services…) on a common development journey while maintaining the highest quality standards,” commented Yasmina Jaïdi, Co-Director of the CIFFOP’s Master’s degree. “Meeting the Peer Review Team additionally allowed us to benefit from top-notch insights on the latest trends in management education in a benevolent atmosphere. I highly recommend such an experience!,” she added.

– European Master in Business Studies (EMBS)
EMBS Consortium: Université Savoie Mont Blanc, France (leading partner) / Universität Kassel, Germany /Università di Trento, Italy / Universidad de León, Spain

“I am extremely pleased and particularly proud that our EMBS programme (European Master in Business Studies) has been awarded the EPAS accreditation. Under the coordination of the IAE Savoie Mont Blanc, this programme has been developped during these last ten years. This accreditation rewards the work of a group of academics from four countries – Italy, Germany, Spain and France – who have succeeded in setting up an original and innovative programme based on the complementarity and strength of the network. We are convinced that the EPAS accreditation will enable our European programme to develop by attracting excellent students and opening up strong international opportunities for them,” commented Claire Salmon, Dean of IAE Savoie Mont Blanc.

– Bachelor Programme Set: Bachelor International Business and Management Studies (IBMS) & Bachelor International Business and Languages (IBL)
Amsterdam School of International Business, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands

John Sterk, the Dean of AMSIB, commented on the achievement: “At the Amsterdam School of International Business (AMSIB) we are overjoyed! This achievement illustrates our commitment to the continuous improvement of the quality of our international programmes. The EPAS accreditation is a means to our greater goals and helps us to better position the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) and AMSIB in the competitive international landscape of higher education. It demands us to take a hard look at the quality and added value of our programmes to students and the larger community. We are grateful for the support of our lecturers, staff, students, alumni, corporate and alumni network, the Faculty of Business and Economics and the AUAS!”

– Undergraduate Programme in Management
Mediterranean School of Business, South Mediterranean University, Tunisia

“We are very proud of this major accomplishment for our Business School and for our region. The Mediterranean School of Business is the first English-speaking business school in Tunisia with a clear position and vision since its creation in 2004: put Tunisia on the map of top quality Higher Education destinations. This accreditation process allowed us to gain a better understanding of our current situation and leverage our Business School’s impact. In addition, EPAS standards and criteria perfectly fit with our vision and values as they involve a focus on internationalisation and management education’s role in terms of promoting ERS, commented Leila Triki, the Dean at MSB.

“This success has only been possible thanks to the commitment of our professors, staff members and thanks to the trust that have placed employers, students and our alumni in our institution. With EPAS accreditation, we have achieved an important milestone towards our vision. Together, we will join efforts towards continuing on promoting quality business education,” she added.

– MSc Business and Management
Portsmouth Business School, University of Portsmouth, UK

Gioia Pescetto, the Dean of Portsmouth Business School, commented on the additon of another school’s programmes to the EPAS pool. “​The achievement of the EPAS accreditation for our BA Business Suite and MSc ​Business and Management ​affirms the high quality of education we offer our students, which equips them to become responsible global citizens and achieve their aspirations. We are a community of students, academic and professional staff, alumni and employers, and we work as a team to continually improve the quality of our educational offering. We are all very proud of this recognition.”

– Executive MBA
IEEM Business School, Universidad de Montevideo, Uruguay

“Ever since we started attending our first EFMD conferences and accreditation workshops, we realised that we were joining a global network with very high standards and a distinct focus on internationalisation. The overall process was – on one hand very demanding, but on the other very gratifying – as a rigorous path for continuous improvement of our School and more specifically – the MBA programme,” said Carlos Folle, Former Dean & International Relations and Accreditations Director at the IEEM“We are very honoured to have the first programme in Uruguay to be accredited by EFMD with EPAS. All of our stakeholders at IEEM are and will be benefitted by the positive spill-over effects. We look forward to the challenges involved in our increasing involvement in this select international business schools community,” he added.

David Asch, Director of Quality Services & EPAS Director, commented: “We are delighted to welcome six new programmes, including first programmes from instituions based in Uruguay and Tunisia, to the EPAS pool. 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. We would like to congratulate all the newly accredited programmes for their continuous improvement on the quality development path.”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.

There are currently 111 programmes from 82 institutions across 38 countries accredited by EPAS. For more information on EPAS visit www.efmd.org/epas