The EFMD Certification Board granted the EOCCS re-certification to the following programmes:
Politecnico di Milano School of Management
- Flex Executive MBA:
- Supply Chain Management & Purchasing
- International Flex Executive MBA:
- Innovation Management
IE Business School, Spain
- Marketing Mix Implementation MOOC Specialisation
Politecnico di Milano School of Management is part of Politecnico di Milano, a renowned public university in the Italian university system. The path of the school in digital strategy started in 2014, with the launch of the Flex Executive MBA and, two years after, of the International Flex Executive MBA.
The strategic plan and considerations for online learning are constantly evolving. Similarly, the two re-certified courses, that are part of the Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business’ MBA offerings, are constantly under review and being redesigned.
The technological facilities at the schools are impressive, with the implementation of the innovative Flexa platform particularly adding to the strong infrastructure.
Federico Frattini, Dean of MIP Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business, said: “We are extremely proud of this EOCCS re-certification, which comes after the first one we earned in 2017. This represents another great acknowledgement for our school that, since 2013, has been focusing on the potential of digital learning in order to respond to the need for greater flexibility and personalisation of our students. Being part of an elite of 22 EOCCS certified business school across the world is such an honour for us, even more in these unprecedented times, which showed the potential of digital learning. Indeed, digitalisation has proven to multiply opportunities and eliminate boundaries, but ultimately it has become a tool for a more inclusive approach to education – and this will continue to last after this health crisis.”
IE Business School offers undergraduate, masters, doctorate, and executive education programmes that draw on market trends to provide fresh out-of-the-box education using innovative methodologies. With 20 years of experience in online training, IE University was a pioneer in Europe with the launch of its first online masters and now has unique training spaces, such as the WOW Room, where students connect to their programmes from all over the world. IE University has formed a strong partnership with the educational technology company Coursera in developing and running their MOOCs. The IE Publishing Unit and its Director are an important asset in the business school’s online learning activities.
The school has a solid strategy and plans to expand its online learning portfolio. The unit of IE Publishing and its Director are an important asset in the school’s online learning activities.
“At IE University, we are proud to receive the EOCCS re-certification for our MOOCs in Marketing. This recognition underlines our commitment to delivering high quality offerings in all models of education,” said Martin Rodriguez, Director of IE Publishing. “Online training is part of IE University’s DNA and it is an essential element of our new liquid learning methodology, which aims to transform the education landscape. Participating in the EFMD re-certification has been extremely rewarding because the process focuses on the essentials of online education while simultaneously promoting innovation.”
Keith Pond, EOCCS Director, commented: “We would like to warmly congratulate IE Business School and Politecnico di Milano School of Management for their EOCCS re-certification and for the tremendous work they continue to put into the development of their online courses. Both the institutions managed to turn the current circumstances into advantages and continue to leverage technology as an enabler for a design of personal and adaptive learning journeys.”
With 106 certified courses from 22 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.