We are pleased to announce that the Bachelor of Business (Hons) & the Master of Science in Management and Technology offered by the Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB), School of Business, Brunei; and the Post Graduate Diploma in Management delivered by Rajagiri Business School, India, have received EFMD Programme Accreditation.
Barbara Sporn, EFMD Programme Accreditation Director, commented, ‘Warm congratulations to all institutions! We are excited to welcome our first school in Brunei and the third school in India to the EFMD Accredited community. This accreditation embodies the unwavering dedication and collective efforts of all stakeholders to foster exceptional learning experiences. We look forward to the schools’ future endeavours.’
Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB), School of Business
Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) is a prestigious university established in 1986 with its campus located in the vibrant city of Bandar Seri Begawan. Emphasizing a hands-on approach to teaching and learning, the university specializes in engineering, business, and computing. In line with UTB’s knowledge-driven approach to education, its School of Business strives to equip its students with the necessary skills to make practical and invaluable contributions to national development.
Its recently accredited Bachelor of Business (Hons) programme fits well with the strategic objectives of the school. It aims to provide students with a solid and well-rounded understanding of the business landscape focusing on academic rigour and practical relevance. Likewise, its EFMD-Accredited Master of Science in Management and Technology has a well-designed curriculum that enables a good balance of management knowledge and technological dimensions. Both programmes were commended for their quality management, especially the overall mapping and implementation of Intended Learning Outcomes.
‘The EFMD Programme Accreditation for UTB School of Business marks a monumental achievement in our journey towards excellence in Business education. This prestigious accreditation reinforces our commitment to providing exceptional learning experiences and preparing our graduates for success in the corporate world. The rigorous evaluation process conducted by EFMD, along with the recognition from esteemed peer reviewers, validates our dedication to academic excellence, faculty expertise, and relevant research output,’ expressed Fadzliwati Mohiddin, Dean, UTB School of Business.
‘We are proud to be pioneers in Brunei’s Higher Education landscape for EFMD Programme Accreditation and it aligns with our vision and goals set forth in Brunei Vision 2035. Together, we are shaping a brighter future for our nation and nurturing the aspiring leaders who will drive our progress forward. With this EFMD Programme Accreditation, UTB School of Business is poised to make an even greater impact, equipping our students with the knowledge, skills, and ethical values they need to succeed in the ever-evolving business landscape. We are excited about the opportunities this accreditation brings and the positive transformations it will bring to our students, our institution, and our beloved nation.’
Rajagiri Business School
Founded in 2008, Rajagiri Business School was created to cater to the increasing demand for business education in India. Under the management of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate, a philanthropic society in the field of education and human development, it intends to become a leading business school that develops socially responsible and holistic leadership in a supportive learning environment.
RBS’s flagship programme, the Post Graduate Diploma in Management, receives over 240 students every year. This two-year PGDM provides learners with general and specialized knowledge across multiple fields of business. The recent EFMD Programme Accreditation recognises the programme’s emphasis on ERS, the remarkable support for and from the programme’s alumni association, and the school’s exceptional assistance provided to students.
‘We are truly proud to join the elite EFMD Accredited community as it is a call for us to continuously experiment with innovative teaching-learning methodologies and embrace, imbibe and excel the changes the business education’, said Rev. Fr. Benny Nalkara CMI, Manager, Rajagiri Group of Institution.
Binoy Joseph, Honorary Dean of the School commented, ‘The EFMD Accreditation is indeed a turning point for the School in its relentless journey towards excellence. The rigorous accreditation process was indeed an opportunity for us not only to reinforce the level of quality of the programme and curriculum design, teaching-learning process and the overall student experience but also to reinvent our research and internationalisation concepts and practices. The EFMD Accreditation will significantly enhance our reputation in the international arena and elevate our scope for more global linkages. It will also have a positive repercussion on research and boost the quality of intellectual contributions of both our faculty members and students.’
During the same Accreditation Board meeting, the following institutions were also granted EFMD Programme Re-accreditation:
- Department of Business Administration, School of Social Sciences, Reykjavik University, Iceland, for its BSc in Business Administration and Economics
- Grenoble IAE, Université Grenoble Alpes, France, for its Bachelor in Management
- Hertfordshire Business School, University of Hertfordshire, UK, for its BA (Honours) International Business
- School of Business, Society and Engineering, Mälardalen University, Sweden, for its Master in International Marketing
- University of Vaasa, Finland, for its Master’s Programme in International Business
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 141 EFMD Accredited programmes from 111 institutions in 39 countries.