Initial EFMD Programme Accreditation awarded to Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administración

We are delighted to announce that the Bachelor of Business Administration offered by Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administración (CESA) in Colombia has been granted EFMD Programme Accreditation. Warm congratulations!

Barbara Sporn, EFMD Programme Accreditation Director, commented, ‘More and more programmes in Latin America are being recognised for their commitment to excellence in management education. We are happy to welcome CESA to the EFMD Accredited community. We commend the school’s collaborative spirit during the accreditation process and its practice-centric approach well reflected in the BBA programme.’

Bachelor of Business Administration, Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administración (CESA), Colombia

CESA is one of Colombia’s most prestigious business schools. It was founded in 1975 as an initiative of businesspeople and politicians to satisfy the demand for professionals with leadership skills and practical and relevant knowledge in business. CESA is an important contributor to the Colombian business community. It has provided company managers and postgraduate graduates who have founded over 300 companies.

The Bachelor of Business Administration programme is well aligned with CESA’s mission and practice-oriented DNA. It aims to train business leaders with a global vision, and who are intellectually, socially, and professionally responsible. The programme stands out for its student-centric approach that offers students a personalised learning journey; strong interactions with the business ecosystem; and the high quality of its graduates.

“It fills us with joy and excitement to be part of the Business Schools and undergraduate programmes that have obtained EFMD Accreditation. This achievement contributes to our commitment towards global excellence in business education and also is a major step forward in our quest to become a leader in higher education excellence. The accreditation was possible thanks to the efforts of all our students, faculty members, alumni, administrative staff, and allies. The EFMD accreditation was an extremely useful and rewarding experience, which lead us to important reflections and gave us the insight to lead our School to the future” Emilia Restrepo Gomez, President, Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administración-CESA.

During the same Accreditation Board meeting, the following institutions were also granted EFMD Programme Re-accreditation:

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.

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Currently, there are 138 EFMD Accredited programmes from 108 institutions in 38 countries.