EFMD acreditación de programas: pasado, presente y futuro

Tras quince años de exitosa acreditación de programas bajo la etiqueta EPAS, la Junta Directiva de la EFMD se reunió en la primavera de 2019 para debatir la futura dirección del programa y decidió cambiar la marca y seguir desarrollando el EPAS para convertirlo en
EFMD Accredited. ¿Por qué este cambio?

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EFMD Programme Accreditation: Past, present and future

After fifteen years of successful programme accreditation under the EPAS label, the EFMD Board convened in the spring of 2019 to discuss the programme’s future direction and decided to rebrand and further develop EPAS into EFMD Accredited. Why that move?

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More than just compliance

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EFMD launches the Quality Assurance Academy. By Ulrich Hommel, Ivana Marinkovic and Benjamin Stévenin.   Quality assurance (QA) professionals are in short supply these days. As more and more business schools invest in international positioning, so demand is rising for professional talent capable of managing accreditation projects, leading ranking initiatives, driving the pursuit of topical…

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EPAS Network: Forerunner of changes

Mario Spremić describes how a Croatian business faculty has used EPAS both as a way to develop itself and also as an international framework and proactive platform for exchanging experiences and ideas  It is not very common that a single bachelor programme with around 3% of enrolled students drives the way for improvement throughout a…

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Maintaining the gold standard

Ulrich Hommel and Michael Osbaldeston celebrate two decades of EQUIS and look forward to another 20 years of opportunities The foundation of the system  Business schools have existed for over a century, originally as places of vocational training which were gradually recast as serious academic institutions. They are one of the major success stories in higher education of the last…

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EFMD Deans Across Frontiers

As EFMD launches its Deans Across Frontiers initiative, Professor Chris Greensted looks at its mission of promoting excellence in business and management education worldwide.

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Accreditation – How to Get it Right

María Helena Jaén outlines how to make the accreditation process as pain-free and rewarding as possible. Why should our business school be accredited? Deans in developing countries often ask this question. The cost is high, staff must be assigned and faculty motivated. It takes a good deal of time, money and effort. What do we…

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Pressures to Conform

Peter McKiernan and David Wilson argue that business schools should stop copying each other and start rediscovering their diversity. Over the last 40 years, variety in business schools has diminished considerably. Where once there stood a rich intellectual diversity, there now sits an intellectual conformity as a result of deans being seemingly content to achieve…

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Diversity is Dead. Long Live Diversity!

An increasing number of pundits argue that the business school sector has entered a process of homogenisation – that diversity as we know it is dying a slow and inescapable death. Ulrich Hommel examines the evidence and analyses the possible impact it may have on accreditation systems. Respecting diversity is one of the core values…

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The Challenges Facing Business School Accreditation

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Business schools have been among the most successful higher education institutions of the last 50 years. Yet now they face many serious challenges that, as Michael Osbaldeston explains, have deep implications for accreditation bodies. Business schools have existed for over a century, originally as institutions of practical education, which, following the Ford and Carnegie Foundation…

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Developing an International Brand

Most business schools will say they are international. Are they really? Andrew Crisp and Joanne Hession provide a checklist for both schools and potential students. The recent CarringtonCrisp major study “See the Future” reported that 68% of respondent students are interested in studying abroad while 89% of all managers and directors agree that “good business…

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Quality Street – The Sweet Side of Accreditation

Gaining accreditation (and maintaining it) is a tough business. But Julie Perrin Halot and Rachael Weiss argue that it provides its own long-term rewards. The business school race for accreditations shows no sign of losing momentum. On the contrary, the number of schools entering their first accreditation process remains steady and those embarking on the…

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