The School of Economics and Management, University of Minho, first-time accredited by EPAS

We are delighted to announce the EPAS accreditation of the BA Management & Economics Programme Set: Bachelor Degree in Management and Bachelor Degree in Economics and the Master in Finance at School of Economics and Management, University of Minho.

“The School of Economics and Management of the University of Minho is delighted to receive the EPAS accreditation for its Bachelor programmes in Management and in Economics, and for the Master in Finance. This recognition of the quality of our programmes rewards the dedication and continuous effort of our faculty and staff, and that of our main stakeholders (students, corporate partners, alumni), whose collaboration was vital for the success of this accreditation process. We are also thankful to the Peer Review Team for their rigour and for the very useful advice they provided us on how to keep moving forward,” commented Francisco José Veiga, Dean of the School of Economics and Management, University of Minho.

The school’s strategy to focus on research, transferable skills, corporate connections and interaction with society is well reflected in these newly accredited programmes.

The Master in Finance is a well-designed programme offering students a good balance between academic and managerial dimensions, well-integrated ERS values and transferable skills. Students of the programme also praise the learning support and availability of the faculty, which positively contributes to the programme’s good reputation.

The BA Management & Economics Programme Set: Bachelor Degree in Management and Bachelor Degree in Economics is a good programme set with clear ILO specifications including a strong focus on analytical skills complemented by opportunities to develop soft and transferable skills.

Jens Tøndel, EPAS Director, said: “I would like to warmly congratulate the School of Economics and Management at the University of Minho for its first EPAS accreditation. Their achievement illustrates a strong commitment to the continuous quality improvement of their programme and thanks to strong faculty support, it offers an excellent learning experience and environment to the students.”

There are currently 113 EPAS-accredited programmes from 82 schools across 35 countries. For more information on EPAS visit www.efmdglobal.org/epas.

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