The European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), one of the leading strategic auditing and accreditation bodies for business schools worldwide, awarded EPAS to the Master in Management (MiM) programme at Paris School of Business on 20th February 2019! This is now the second international accreditation achieved by the school, following AMBA in 2014.
With EPAS (European Programme Accreditation System), Paris School of Business becomes one of a select group of institutions having achieved this highly sought-after international recognition of the quality of business school programmes. In France, only 20 programmes in 17 schools have so far managed to obtain EPAS. The accreditation focuses on a series of carefully chosen and demanding criteria that cover the development strategy, reputation, academic depth and rigour, research and teaching, recruitment, internationalisation, the personal development of students, graduate employability and corporate relations.
The recognition provided by achieving EPAS, is an important step forward for Paris School of Business in achieving our development objectives and in further promoting our reputation as an internationally-recognised business school. This achievement is also a clear recognition of the ongoing work of the entire school community, including our students, professors, support staff, corporate partners and alumni. Paris School of Business has become one of the few post-baccalaureate business schools having achieved national and international accreditations.
Our MiM at Paris School of Business has now achieved 5 national and international accreditations. Besides the national RNCP certification (obtained in 1990), the visa obtained in 1999 and the Grade de Master in 2005 (making Paris School of Business the first ever post-Bac Parisian business school to have been awarded the Grade), was already the first post-Bac Business school to have achieved the international AMBA accreditation. With EPAS, we now hold the complete set of possible accreditations for a single programme.
Among the strengths outlined in the EPAS accreditation report, the EFMD mentioned in particular the location of our campus, the career support and personal development offered to each individual student, our links with the business community, the high level of graduate employability and also the excellent relations with our alumni.
Paris School of Business aiming for triple accreditation
Following these achievements, the school is still on course to obtain 3 international accreditations by 2020 as already announced in our HORIZON 2020 strategic plan. Paris School of Business is currently in the final stages of preparing for AACSB accreditation, which in contrast to AMBA and EPAS covers the whole of the institution’s programmes. Going forward, Paris School of Business will then look at opportunities to begin the eligibility process for EQUIS accreditation.