EFMD Awards EPAS Accreditation to Programmes at ESCE, Bologna, Chulalongkorn and Salford

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EPAS Accred 2015

Congratulations to ESCEBologna University Business School, Chulalongkorn Business School and Salford Business School for achieving EPAS accreditation!

The EPAS Accreditation Board has recently awarded the EPAS quality label to the following 6 programmes:


The following 9 programmes have also been re-accredited:


"ESCE is proud to receive the EPAS accreditation which confirms its excellence in teaching and research and internationalization of the curriculum. This is an important strategic step for ESCE to maintain the quality of education that the school delivers to students year after year.”
Prof. Paul-Jacques Lehmann, Dean, ESCE – Ecole Supérieure du Commerce Extérieur

“EPAS accreditation is for us both an achievement and a commitment. We want to “Take Italian Excellence Global” and in order to achieve this goal we need to serve our international students by providing them a unique Italian experience with international standards. In addition, EPAS accreditation process has been for me personally and for the whole School a unique learning experience that offered the opportunity to think about how we are doing and how we can improve. I want to thank EFMD for the valuable role played in the development of the business schools community.”
Prof. Massimo Bergami, Dean, Bologna University Business School

“At BBS we engage students with difficult but fascinating challenges, we transform talented mind in global leaders. Receiving the EPAS accreditation is just a further confirmation that what we are doing is right.”
Ms. Elisa Montaguti, Global MBA Director, Bologna University Business School

"We at Chulalongkorn Business School are very pleased to have two of our programmes, the Bachelor of Business Administration (International) and the Master of Science in Finance (English) programmes, awarded EPAS accreditation.  We are very honoured that the Peer Review Team and Accreditation Board viewed our BBA (International) programme exceptionally favourable and awarded a 5-year accreditation to the programme.  Not only that the accreditation results are positive for our School, but the entire accreditation process proves to be very beneficial for us. The accreditation process, including the feedback from the Peer Review Team, has been used in creating changes and guiding development at our school for the last few years.  We are very pleased to see that our efforts bear fruits, and the positives results on these two programmes will encourage us to do whatever it takes to improve our school even further."
Prof. Dr. Pasu Decharin, Dean, Chulalongkorn Business School, Chulalongkorn University

"I am delighted that our complete suite of postgraduate finance and management programmes has been awarded EFMD EPAS accreditation. Salford Business School programmes have been recognized, internationally, as of the highest quality and join an elite set of Schools committed to transformational, next-generation management development. This accreditation comes at a time when our wider teaching and research quality and knowledge transfer activity has been recognized in the top 10% of Business Schools in the UK in addition to being awarded The Times Business School of the Year, 2014.

Our achievements are down to the professionalism, commitment and sheer hard work of our team - staff, students, alumni and business partners who are dedicated to realising our vision: Regionally-anchored within our global communities, Salford Business School aims to be first-choice for students, employers & SMEs in next-generation management and law education & research that is industry-relevant, digitally-informed and accessible. I am extremely proud to be part of our Salford Ambition."
Prof. Amanda J. Broderick, Pro-Vice Chancellor (International Priorities) & Executive Dean, College of Business and Law, University of Salford


The EPAS process considers a wide range of programme aspects including:
  1. The market positioning of the programme nationally and internationally
  2. The strategic position of the programme within its institution
  3. The design process including assessment of stakeholder requirements – particularly students and employers
  4. The programme objectives and intended learning outcomes
  5. The curriculum content and delivery system
  6. The extent to which the programme has an international focus and a balance between academic and managerial dimensions
  7. The extent to which the programme promotes the principles of responsible management
  8. The depth and rigour of the assessment processes (relative to the degree level of the programme)
  9. The quality of the student body and of the programme’s graduates
  10. The institution’s resources allocated to support the programme
  11. The appropriateness of the faculty that deliver the programme
  12. The quality of the alumni and their career progression
  13. The existence of robust quality assurance process
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. As of February 2015, 90 accredited programmes from 66 institutions across 30 countries have been awarded EPAS accreditation. 23% of the total are (E)MBAs, 33% are Masters, 31% are Bachelors, 2% are Doctoral Programmes and 11% are other types of programmes.

For more information on EPAS visit www.efmd.org/epas