EPAS re-accreditation awarded to the Estonian Business School, J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics and Newcastle Business School

EFMD is happy to announce that the Estonian Business School, J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland and Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University have all successfully gone through the EPAS re-accreditation process.

Congratulations to:

  • Estonian Business School and its International BBA Programme

“It’s always harder to maintain the title than to gain the title,” said Rector, Arno Almann. “It shows that the quality of our studies is up there with the very best business schools around the world. Such accreditation represents validation of what we’ve done to date in developing our study programmes and in ensuring the quality of our teaching and the competitiveness of the education we provide. Additionally, it boosts the reputation of both EBS and Estonian higher education generally and opens up new opportunities for our students and lecturers for working with recognised European universities.”

  • E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics, National University of Ireland, Galway with its BSc in Business Information Systems

Lorraine Morgan, Programme Director, B.Sc. Business Information Systems, J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics, said: “We are delighted to have the B.Sc. in Business Information Systems re-accredited by EPAS and we sincerely thank EFMD and the Peer Review Team for their ongoing support.  We believe this re-accreditation demonstrates our commitment and drive for continuous improvement in teaching, learning and research excellence within the programme, the School of Business and Economics and the National University of Ireland Galway.”

  • Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University with its Undergraduate Framework, Business and Management.

John Wilson, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University said: “EPAS re-accreditation for so many courses (21), for five years, is a terrific achievement that reflects the quality that lies at the heart of our teaching. It further confirms our position as a leading international business school. Accreditation from leading networks such as EPAS and AACSB is significant for our students because it is recognised as a mark of excellence by employers and can, therefore, offer a genuine career edge.”

Jens Tøndel, EPAS Director, commented on their recent success: “Congratulations to the three institutions that have successfully gone through the EPAS re-accreditation process. Their achievement proves their commitment to ongoing advancement and continuous improvement. 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 14 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.

For more information on EPAS, visit www.efmdglobal.org/epas.

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