New Guidelines for EFMD Programme Accreditation

process for EFMD Programme Accreditation

The EFMD Programme Accreditation team took much of last year to revise all documents for the EFMD Programme Accreditation, taking experiences of accreditations over the previous years into account. As a result, the documents now provide easier orientation for the EFMD Programme Accreditation process. The updates reflect trends and valuable feedback from EFMD members and will further support them on their journey to improvement.

The major updates:

  • a complete revision of the Standards & Criteria with a particular focus on ERS, digitalisation and internationalisation
  • a full review of the Process Manual (“User Guide”)
  • a new, improved structure of the Process Manual Annexes
  • improved and smoother accreditation process

Learn more, watch the zoom webinar “EFMD Programme Accreditation Documents Revision 2022,” held by the Director of EFMD Programme Accreditation, Professor Barbara Sporn, on 4 February.

The new documents can be found on the EFMD website.

About EFMD Programme Accreditation

EFMD Accredited is a comprehensive programme accreditation system for business and/or management degrees and courses, including face-to-face, blended and online provisions. It constitutes a benchmark for what is considered an internationally recognised and peer-reviewed programme.

The accreditation covers all facets of programme provision: from its institutional, national and international environment, through its design, delivery, outcomes and impacts, to its quality assurance processes. EFMD Accredited emphasises academic rigour, practical relevance, internationalisation, ethics and sustainability. EFMD Programme Accreditation helps schools strive for excellence in an ongoing improvement process following each accreditation or re-accreditation visit.

Currently, there are 131 EFMD Accredited programmes from 100 institutions in 39 countries. Learn more about schools that are EFMD Accredited.