New Programme for Quality Assurance Professionals


EFMD Global Network (GN) is adding a new flagship offering to its growing portfolio of professional development programmes, the QUALITY ASSURANCE ACADEMY. The inaugural edition will take place between November 2019 and January 2020 with the face-to-face workshop segment hosted by Corvinus Business School on December 11-13 in Budapest, Hungary. The QUALITY ASSURANCE ACADEMY is offered in partnership with RimaOne, the provider of Academ.

A maximum of 30 participants will have the opportunity to experience 2.5 days of intensive training coupled with approx. 20 hours of preparatory work and another 20 hours of post-workshop capstone activities. A distinguishing feature of the programme is the involvement of experienced mentors who will shadow participants throughout their learning journey with targeted interventions.

An add-on report writing workshop will enhance the participants’ ability to craft coherent quality narratives for recipients such as accrediting organisations, external governance bodies and stakeholders at large.

The QUALITY ASSURANCE ACADEMY will be of value to professionals, administration officers and faculty members responsible for, or engaged in quality assurance. This includes individuals in charge of achieving and sustaining external quality recognition, or those ready to assume such responsibility; those who see themselves as programme management accelerators; prospective or new quality assurance managers and professionals. People who would like to excel their career in quality assurance, and all other staff members wishing to strengthen their ‘quality assurance competencies’ are welcomed to apply.

The QUALITY ASSURANCE ACADEMY focuses on the development of general competencies and managerial skills to meet the diverse professional challenges encountered in day-to-day quality assurance work in business schools. It cuts across all major quality assurance frameworks to develop and refine the participants’ understanding of the underlying methodologies and their purpose. It is, therefore, a complementary service to the accreditation seminars offered by EFMD Quality Services.

The participants’ learning journey starts with a preparatory phase that provides an overview of the state-of-the-art quality assurance landscape and supports the self-discovery of learning needs. The workshop phase focuses on the modern toolbox of the quality assurance professional and the enhancement of leadership skills in an environment with limited authority. The post-workshop capstone phase emphasises the conversion of learning into action and is all about bringing improvement and innovation back to the participant’s daily work.

Becoming connected with a large number of like-minded peers is an important value-added of the QUALITY ASSURANCE ACADEMY. As members of the Academy’s alumni community, they will be able to keep abreast of quality assurance developments in the future. Additional social activities in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities with its rich cultural offerings and extensive pre-Christmas festivities will just be the “icing on the cake”.

To learn more and register, visit the event’s webpage.