International accreditation

The accreditation process

The accreditation process

The project is designed as a the long term process. The first step is the initial accreditation of International Management B.A. As in the national accreditation, re-accreditations are scheduled at regular intervals after the initial accreditation in order to be able to continue to use the quality seal.

The international accreditation is integrated in the faculty’s working programme 2019 – 2023 to increase internationaliation, which passed the Faculty Council in 2019, as one element for achieving the faculty’s internationalization goals. The international accreditation has been prepared and coordinated by the Internationalization Project Office since summer semester 2020 and is now managed as a project by the International Faculty Office since October 2022:

  • Summer semester 2020: Preparation of the project
  • Winter semester 2020/21: Exploratory phase
  • Summer semester 2021: Approval by the faculty‘s committees, EFMD membership
  • Winter semester 2021/22: Start of the formal process (datasheet)
  • Summer semester 2022: Submission of first version of the datasheet
  • Winter semester 2022/23: Revision of the datasheet
  • January - May 2023: Pre-eligibility phase (advisor)
  • 23.May 2023: Positive eligibility decision by EFMD

The formal process of international program accreditation by the EFMD has several stages and is divided into six phases:

  • Phase 1: Preparation of the EFMD datasheet and coordination with the EFMD
  • Phase 2: Eligibility check by the EFMD on the basis of the datasheet
  • Phase 3: Positive eligibility decision: writing of the self-assessment report based on the 5 EFMD standards and related criteria
  • Phase 4: On-site visit by a Peer Review Team consisting of an international team of experts
  • Phase 5: Accreditation decision by EFMD
  • Phase 6: Re-accreditation after 3, resp. 5 years

The milestone planning for the project is therefore based on these phases:

Milestone planning – Overview over the EFMD phases