Initial EOCCS Certification for Rome Business School, EA Business School and University of the Bank of Russia courses

We are pleased to announce that the following institutions were recently granted the EOCCS certification for their courses:

Rome Business School (IT) 4 courses part of the Master programme in HR and Organization:

  • Business Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Managerial Economics
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Planning

EAE Business School (SP) 4 courses part of the Global Executive MBA programme:

  • Financial Management
  • Sales Management
  • HR Management
  • Business, Government and International Economy

University of the Bank of Russia (RU) Stand-alone course or course within the large-scale modular programme of executive training:

  • Systems Thinking

Keith Pond, EOCCS Director, commented on the recent success, ‘We are glad to be able to certify these institutions’ courses and to welcome them into the EFMD Online Community. This achievement confirms the schools’ commitment to excellence and continuous improvement, which is the core of EFMD Online Certification System alongside the exchange of good practice and innovative solutions in the domain of technology-enhanced learning.’

Rome Business Schools’ mission is to train entrepreneurs, managers and professionals to a level of excellence in their competence and their ethical approach to business and work. RBS offers a large variety of Programmes that can be attended both on campus and online, among which the Specialized Master Online in HR & Organization.

‘We are particularly pleased – says Antonio Ragusa, Dean and founder of the Rome Business School – for this prestigious recognition by EOCCS, as it rewards the excellence of Rome Business School in the adoption and use of the most advanced teaching methods. It is a result of great teamwork within our organization, which places the constant creation of value for students and, through them, for the society as a whole, at the center of its mission. We are very grateful to EFMD/EOCCS for their great support and precious stimuli for the continuous improvement of our training offer.’

Through the acquisition of both theoretical and practical knowledge, the online master aims to train professionals who are able to understand the complexity of people management. Well-aligned with the general objective of the programme, the four certified Courses have demonstrated great relevance and connection to the world of practice.

With the ambition to stay relevant in an ever-changing world, EAE Business School champions innovation. Its main objective, to meet the needs of people and companies.

The courses submitted for EOCCS certification are part of the managerial core competencies area of the school’s Global Executive MBA programme. Through the programme, three residential stays in Madrid, Shanghai and New York/New Jersey Course participants get the opportunity to broaden their career horizons and gain first-hand experience of the business culture in Europe, Asia and America.

Josep M. Altarriba, Dean of EAE Business School commented: ‘On behalf of the school’s governing bodies, I would like to express my deepest gratitude for your support during all this process. For EAE, it is the beginning of a new relationship status with EFMD after contributing, 49 years ago, to its foundation.’

The mission of the Bank of Russia Corporate University is to support the advancement of the financial market through the development of the Bank of Russia key personnel, training of experts and trainers for the financial sector using world-class technologies and programmes. “Systems Thinking” is a compulsory training part of the “Steps of Leadership” programme, one of three programmes in the University’s management competency framework.

When asked about te recent certification, Andrey Afonin, Director of University of the Bank of Russia commented: “Let me on behalf of my Team express our sincere gratitude to the Review Team and to you personally for superbly organised review process and for understanding the peculiarities of what we offered. We really appreciate your approach.

During the same accreditation board, the following institution was also granted the EOCCS Re-Certification for its courses.

DOBA Faculty of Applied Business and Social Studies Maribor (SLO) for its 2 courses, part of the Master programme in International Business Management:

– Communication and Lobbying

– Business Research Methods

About EFMD Online Course Certification System (EOCCS)

EOCCS provides an international quality benchmark in diverse education landscapes whereby digital technology is applied to teaching and learning. EOCCS gives online courses within universities, business schools, corporate learning organizations and public agencies a top international quality benchmark in the online learning landscape, strengthening not only their market positioning but also allowing for critical self-reflection and peer assessment.

With 106 certified courses from 25 institutions in 14 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.

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