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Seven Programmes Re-accredited by EPAS

We are happy to announce that the following 7 Programmes were successfully re-accredited:

Shantou University Business School, China
– Bachelor’s Degree Programme Set: Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Economics

“We are honoured that the Bachelors of Business Administration and Economics have been granted a 3-year accreditation from EPAS. After the first 3-year accreditation of Bachelor of Business Administration granted in 2012, and 3-year accreditation of the Bachelor’s Degree Programme Set in 2015, the Programme has strictly followed EPAS guidance and recommendations from the previous peer review and the School has been striving to be even better,” explained Erming Xu, the Dean at Shantou University Business School. “We highly value receiving the EPAS accreditation which reflects our commitment to internationalisation, faculty and corporate engagement as well as the continuous improvement of our Bachelor programme. The EPAS accreditation is a significant milestone for the School and we are looking forward to an even brighter future.”

School of Economics and Management, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
– MBA Programme (FT Programme in English, PT Programme in English, and PT Programme in Greek)

“The MBA Programme of the University of Cyprus first gained its EPAS accreditation in 2012. We are delighted with the latest re-accreditation by EFMD. This attests to the high caliber of our faculty, their impactful research contributions and global visibility, and the high quality of business education that the Programme consistently provides. It also acknowledges the accomplishments of our graduates in the business and public sectors, both locally and internationally,” commented the Dean, Andreas Charitou. “From our perspective, the greatest benefit gained from the accreditation process is the thorough review of the Programme’s content, delivery and management processes, as well as the wise advice we receive on these issues from esteemed and experienced colleagues. We take the input and constructive criticism from peers to heart; they are invaluable in our efforts for continual improvement, and for that we are grateful.”

Groupe ESC Pau, France
– Grande Ecole Master Programme

“The EPAS accreditation is an opportunity to involve the whole school in aiming for the expected academic excellence. The benevolent and relevant recommendations given by the peer review team are all sources of improvement and development paths to make the School stronger,” said Sébastien Chancelot, the Dean at ESC Pau. “All of the School’s staff, our students, our graduates and our stakeholders who participate in the EPAS audit are now more than ever aligned with the School’s strategy. This gives them a better understanding of our work and our ambitions. ESC Pau Business School is proud to belong to the EFMD community and to provide two accredited EPAS programs at Bachelor and Master level.”

Reykjavik University School of Business, Iceland
– BSc in Business Administration Programme Set

Páll Ríkharðsson, Dean at Reykjavik University School of Business declared: “Every time we go through the EPAS re-accreditation we improve the quality of our programmes. This time was particularly educational for us regarding what specific points we need to address further and how to do it. Our warmest thanks to the peer review team and the staff at EFMD. We are very proud of our EPAS accreditation, which signals commitment to quality and international best practice in higher education.”

Bologna Business School, Bologna University, Italy
– Global Master in Business Administration

“The BBS Global MBA aims to offer great learning and professional opportunities to international students from all over the world. Students who participate in the BBS Global MBA have also the possibility to enter in touch with Italian Companies and join them to build international career in unique Italian brands. Thanks to the EPAS accreditation process we learned how to do a better job. From the early stages to the final Peer Review Team visit, the Global MBA Faculty and Staff had the opportunity to reflect on the programme and take many improvement actions. We really believe that EPAS is a learning process that many business schools should consider in the interest of their students,” said Massimo Bergami, the Dean at Bologna Business School

Faculty of International Relations, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic
– Master in International Trade
– Master in International Business – Central European Business Realities

“The Faculty of International Relations is honoured to receive EPAS accreditation for two programmes for a period of five years. This exceptional success only confirms that all previous developments at the faculty have taken the right directions. We appreciate very much the board’s decision and take it as a serious commitment for continuous improvement. This success couldn’t have been achieved without our professors, students, alumni and corporate partners. I’m very thankful to all of them,” commented Josef Taušer, Dean at The Faculty of International Relations about the achievement.

Jens Tondel, Director of Quality Services & EPAS Director, added: “I would like to warmly congratulate the seven Institutions that have successfully gone through the EPAS re-accreditation process. Their achievement illustrates their commitment to the continuous improvement of the quality of their programmes and we are happy to accompany them on their journey towards excellence.”

EPAS was launched in 2005 and in 12 years has had a considerable impact on the quality of business school programmes all over the world. There are currently 107 programmes from 82 institutions across 38 countries accredited by EPAS. For more information on EPAS visit www.efmd.org/epas

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