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9 programmes re-accredited by EPAS

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

School of Business, JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland

  • Bachelor Degree Programme in International Business

“We are very proud of achieving EPAS re-accreditation for our Degree Programme in International Business (IB) once again. It is a significant recognition of our commitment to continuous improvement in education in IB and at JAMK School of Business. I would like to thank the EPAS re-accreditation team for enhancing our quality. We appreciate that EFMD allows for uniqueness and innovativeness in programme design, and hence contributes to our efforts to educate responsible/competent future global managers. We are also most grateful to all our stakeholders, and our corporate stakeholders in particular,” commented Asta Wahlgrén, the Director of JAMK School of Business.

School of Management and School of Marketing and Communication, University of Vaasa, Finland

  • Master’s Degree Programme in International Business

Professional School of Business and Technology, University of Applied Sciences Kempten, Germany

  • MBA International Business Management and Leadership

Department of Business and Economics, Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany

  • Bachelor of Arts Programme International Business Management

„Berlin is a vibrant European capital that attracts students from all over Germany and from around the world. EPAS reaccreditation confirms that our university provides them with a top-notch bachelors programme in international business that adheres to the most stringent quality standards,“ said Andreas Zaby, President at the School.

Corvinus Business School, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary

  • Executive MBA

Corvinus Business School (CBS) is honoured that its Executive MBA Programme has been granted a 3-year accreditation from EPAS. The program gained EPAS accreditation in 2009 and since then the programme went through many changes and improvements. As a proof of our efforts, we had constantly growing applications and enrolments numbers in the last reaccreditation term accompanied with high-level market recognition. We are sure, that this accreditation journey largely contributed to Corvinus Business School’s prestigious brand name and to the main strategic goal to become one of the leading business schools in the CEE region,” commented György Walter, the Director of Corvinus MBA Center.

Graduate School of Economics and Management, Ural Federal University, Russia

  • Bachelor in International Economics and Business

​”Graduate School of Economics and Management is honoured that our Bachelor programme International Economics and Business was re-accredited by EPAS for another three years. Thanks to EPAS accreditation, we made major progress in developing the programme and the School as a whole,” said Director of Graduate School of Economics and Management Dmitry Tolmachev.​

“International accreditations are a major step in strengthening the School’s position in the global market. However, it is not only the mere fact of education quality recognition that is valuable. The accreditation process included comprehensive external audit. Leading experts in the field of business education gave us recommendations concerning further development that we accepted as growth trajectories. We are committed to pursuing academic excellence and education quality within the EFMD community.”

Glasgow School for Business and Society, Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom

  • BA (Hons) Business Programme Set: BA (Hons) International Business and BA (Hons) Business Management
  • MSc International Fashion Marketing

John Lennon, Dean of Glasgow School for Business and Society stated: “Achieving EPAS re-accreditation of programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level is an important achievement for our School. It provides both practical and strategic advice that will help us as we move forward with our commitment  to further improve the quality of what we do to deliver our mission for the benefit of students, business and society. Sincere thanks particularly to the Peer Review Team and Faculty for their dedication in driving international excellence in business higher education.”

Hertfordshire Business School, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

  • BA (Honours) International Business Programme Set

Jens Tondel, EPAS Director, added: “I would like to warmly congratulate the eight Institutions that have successfully gone through the EPAS re-accreditation 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 13 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 2018, 107 accredited programmes from 80 institutions across 37 countries have been awarded EPAS accreditation. For more information on EPAS visit www.efmd.org/epas