Three Programmes Receive EPAS Accreditation For The First Time

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We are happy to announce that the EPAS Accreditation Board has recently awarded EPAS accreditation to three new programmes from business schools from France and Japan.

The following programmes have been recognised by the EPAS quality label:

Graduate School of Global Business, Meiji University, Japan
- Part-time MBA

Groupe ESC Pau, France
- Customer Relations Management Bachelor Programme

"The EPAS accreditation is an opportunity to involve the whole school in aiming for the expected academic excellence. The benevolent and relevant recommendations given by the peer review team are all sources of improvement and development paths to make the School stronger," said Sébastien Chancelot, the Dean at ESC Pau. "All of the School's staff, our students, our graduates and our stakeholders who participate in the EPAS audit are now more than ever aligned with the School's strategy. This gives them a better understanding of our work and our ambitions. ESC Pau Business School is proud to belong to the EFMD community and to provide two accredited EPAS programs at Bachelor and Master level."

IPAG Business School, France
- Grande Ecole Master Programme

“Obtaining EPAS accreditation is not about complying with standards but rather taking advantage of the guidance of your peers and building the means to better achieve your own goals as an institution,” commented Guillaume Bigot, the Director General at IPAG Business School. 

Jens Tondel, Director of Quality Services & EPAS Director, added: “We are delighted to welcome three new Institutions from France and Japan into the EPAS community. The accredited programmes showed to be both academically rigorous and have practical relevance for students in today’s global environment, thanks to a strong focus on personal and professional development as well as important connections with the corporate world. We would like to warmly congratulate the Schools for their continuous improvement on the quality development path."

EPAS was launched in 2005 and in 12 years has had a considerable impact on the quality of business school programmes all over the world. There are currently 107 programmes from 82 institutions across 38 countries accredited by EPAS. For more information on EPAS visit