EOCCS re-certification of BI Norwegian Business School & Sberbank Corporate University online courses


We are happy to congratulate BI Norwegian Business School and Sberbank Corporate University for their successful EOCCS re-certification.

The EFMD Certification Board granted the EOCCS re-certification to the following programmes:

BI Norwegian Business School, Norway

  • Consumer Behaviour, BI Norwegian Business School, Norway

Sberbank Corporate University, Russia

  • Risk Management
  • Finance for Managers

BI Norwegian Business School responds to the increasing demand for flexible learning and has implemented a new online strategy focusing on digitalisation, education & technology.

The institution does not see analogue and digital education as opposites but strives to combine the two.

“This re-certification is proof that BI has succeeded in capturing the use of future teaching methods and is a frontrunner and innovator amongst the most international and prestigious business schools in the world. Holding the EOCCS accreditation since 2016, this re-certification pushes us to constantly develop our teaching methods and set high ambitions for the future,” says President of BI Norwegian Business School, Inge Jan Henjesand.

The current online learning strategy of Sberbank Corporate University is to provide learning environments in line with the objectives of Sberbank as the bank goes through a digital business transformation. The institution aims to cater to the needs of different audiences seeking personalised, adaptive and flexible learning in its Virtual School.

“We are happy to get our programmes certified by the first international quality benchmark for online management-related courses, EFMD Online Course Certification System – EOCCS. In 2016, three Sberbank Corporate University programs were certified by EOCCS, and this year we got certification for all other programs. This is a high assessment of the quality of our educational products, and we pay great attention to it. Every year we carry out monitoring, collect feedback from participants and improve our educational programs. We are very proud of this achievement because it shows that our courses can compete with the world’s best practices,” says Valeria Zabolotnaya, Dean of Sberbank Corporate University.

Keith Pond, EOCCS Director, added: “We would like to warmly congratulate BI Norwegian Business School and Sberbank Corporate University for their EOCCS re-certification and for the tremendous work they continue to put into the development of their online courses.”

“EOCCS certified members benefit from being key players in a vibrant learning and networking community which meets annually at the EOCCS Learning Community Symposium and throughout the year, sharing good practice in digital business education.

With 101 certified courses from 21 institutions in 12 countries, EOCCS presents an international quality benchmark for online courses worldwide. The certification system is firmly embedded in the general philosophy of EFMD accreditations: internationalisation, practical relevance and quality improvement.

Please find further information on the EOCCS website or contact us at eoccs@efmdglobal.org.