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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Towards a Coherent Portfolio of Quality

Chris Greensted explains how the three EFMD quality improvement systems (EQUIS, EPAS and EDAF) are now designed as a portfolio. The overall mission of EFMD is to act as a catalyst to promote and enhance, excellence in management development in Europe and worldwide. Given that there are reputedly more than 13,000 business schools in the…

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Intended Learning Outcomes: Friend or Foe?

Intended Learning Outcomes are a key aspect of programme accreditation yet they seem to cause many schools and programme directors considerable difficulty or even resistance. Chris Greensted and Ulrich Hommel examine the issues. Put simply, ILOs are a statement of what a student will know and be able to do at the end of a…

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The Challenges Facing Business School Accreditation

Global Focus Magazine

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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Going from EPAS to EQUIS and AACSB … and from AACSB to EPAS

EFMD Global Focus Magazine

Anne-Joëlle Philippart explains how the mix of EFMD and AACSB accreditation models helped achieve a rapid improvement of the quality assurance system at HEC-Liège. HEC-Liège, the management school of the University of Liege, Belgium, is the result of the 2005 merger of two Liege business schools.The city of Liege has undergone profound industrial change focused…

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