The impact of Bologna on programme design

Hosted by: EFMD

The event will start on: 05 Oct 10 07:00

And will end on: 05 Oct 10 15:00


Rue Gachard 88 , Brussels

Contact:    robin.hartley@efmd.org


The Bologna accord is an agreement to harmonise degree structures and standards across the European Higher Education Area. This includes the implementation of the 3+2+3 or 4+1+3 structure, measures of outputs such as ECTS and consistent quality assurance processes. The implementation in different countries is very different and raises questions about the extent to which the goals of the accord are being met. The seminar aims to compare the experiences in three different regions of Europe and so identify the good common practices but also the inconsistencies and problem areas that have arisen. In term this has implications for programme design within business schools and for accreditation.

Tentative programme:

  • Chris Greensted, Associate Director, Quality Services Department: Chris will start the seminar with a summary of where Bologna is at now.
  • Michael Rosier, Associate Dean (Development), University of Hertfordshire: Michael is active in several organizations promoting Bologna and will bring in the UK perspective.
  • Michel Poté, former Dean, ESSCA - Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d’Angers, will explain the French situation with the different models in the Grandes Ecoles and IAEs.
  • Jan Frode Lien, Director of Bachelor Programmes, BI Norwegian School of Management, will talk about 3+2, student workload, ECTS, mobility, intended learning outcomes
  • Chris Greensted will lead the discussions and do the wrap-up.

Target groups:

  • Associate Deans (academic)
  • Programme Directors (Undergraduate & Master programmes)
  • Senior Programme Managers (Administrative – Undergraduate & Master programmes)

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