SDM Institute of Management Development Accredited by EPAS

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SDMIMD We are happy to announce that the EPAS Accreditation Board has recently awarded EPAS accreditation to the Post Graduate Diploma in Management programme from SDM Institute of Management Development in India.

“We at SDMIMD feel that it is a validation for all the progress that the Institute has been making in both the academic and research fronts. The accreditation process involved meeting several rigorous international standards and procedures. We are grateful to EFMD for the clear exposition of the standards as well as timely clarifications, which enabled us to fulfil the requirements on schedule," commented NR Parasuraman, the Director of SDMIMD, the first institution in India to have gained EPAS accreditation for one of its programmes.

The following programmes have been re-accredited by the EPAS quality label:

- Bachelor Degree in Business at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, Croatia

“We are delighted that the recent EPAS re-accreditation confirms our stong effort and work on accrediting a single programme and also gives us some guideline for the change of the whole institution toward international standards. A 5-year EPAS accreditation of our Bachelor Degree in Business (BDiB) programme is a proof of our commitment to excellence and a major push for further improvements, especially on the institutional level. FEB Zagreb is looking forward to the future with EFMD and its network of excellent institutions,” commented Mario Spremic, Programme Director at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb.

- MBA and Master in Public Sector Management Suite at the CIIM - Cyprus International Institute of Management, Cyprus

Theodore Panayotou, Director of CIIM, said: “We found the process of EPAS re-accreditation a very constructive one which is helping us to take our school to the next level. It is encouraging and rewarding to know that we continue to meet EPAS international standards in most criteria and exceed them in a few. It is equally valuable to have the Peer Review Team’s recommendations for improvement in the few areas that we fall short, drawing on the Team’s long experience and best practices from other business schools. Overall, it was a very positive experience. We are proud to be EPAS accredited!”

- MSc in Strategic Human Resources Management and MSc in Finance at the ALBA Graduate Business School, the American College of Greece, Greece

"ALBA Graduate Business School at the American College of Greece is proud to receive the EPAS re-accreditation for its MSc in Finance and MSc in Strategic HRM Programs. The EPAS re-accreditation reflects the high academic standards of the two Programmes, the quality that the graduate business education at ALBA offers and the commitment of our School to academic excellence! Being part of the elite Schools with EPAS accredited programmes is an honour for the ALBA community and our graduates,” said Kostas Axarloglou, the Dean of ALBA.

- Bachelor of Business Administration at the School of Business Administration, Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco

"We are extremely delighted and very proud to have achieved a 5-year EPAS re-accreditation for Al Akhawayn University's Bachelor of Business Administration program. The journey was indeed challenging, but we believe the contribution of EPAS in ensuring the quality of our program has been essential, and well worth the effort. Sincere thanks to the EPAS peer-reviewers for their invaluable insights,” commented Jawad Abrache, Dean of School of Business University at the Al Akhawayn University.

- Bachelor of Management Programme at the Lomonosov Moscow State University Business School, Russia

- MSc International Business Management and BSc Programme Set: BSc (Hons) Hospitality Business Management, BSc (Hons) International Hotel Management, BSc (Hons) Tourism Management at the Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

"Sheffield Business School’s EPAS re-accreditation provides a global benchmark for the excellence of our student experience, knowledge creation and scholarly community. In particular, it underlines the innovative steps we have taken to internationalise our flagship Undergraduate Hospitality and Tourism and MSc International Business Management programmes. Staff and students are delighted with this achievement," commented Kevin Kerrigan, the Dean of Sheffield.

David Asch, Associate Director of Quality Services & EPAS Director, commented: “We are delighted to welcome the first institution from India to the community of EPAS accredited programmes. The programme accreditation from EFMD is one of the most demanding yet effective ways to certify the quality of a programme in the field of business and management. We would like to also congratulate all the reaccreditated schools which have all made a tremendous progress in terms of the development of their programmes and should be commended for their strive for excellence.”

EPAS was launched in 2005 and in 10 years has had a considerable impact on the quality of business schools programmes all over the world.

102 programmes from 76 Institutions across 36 countries have been awarded EPAS accreditation. For more information on EPAS visit www.efmd.org/epas