EFMD- EPAS Accreditation for the MSc in Finance and MSc in Strategic HRM

Thursday, 04/06/2009

The ALBA MSc in Finance and MSc in Strategic HRM have gained EPAS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).  

EFMD is recognized globally as an international organization that promotes top quality in management education, while EPAS is an international accreditation system, operated by EFMD, which accredits academic programs. It evaluates the quality of any business and/or management program that has an international perspective and demonstrates high academic quality.

So far, very few elite programs have been accredited; in Greece, the ALBA MSc Programs are the only ones that have been awarded with this quality label. The accreditation procedure is particularly rigorous, and requires that each candidate school satisfies strict criteria that cover both academic and administrative aspects. Our school went through a thorough examination of its MSc programs’ processes and activities, while a site visit of the EPAS Evaluation Committee took place on January.

ALBA Dean, Professor Nickolaos G. Travlos, comments: “We are delighted that our MSc Programs (in Finance and Strategic HRM) were accredited by EPAS. Although the process was rigorous and demanding, the benefits from going through it far outweigh the costs. This achievement is another decisive step towards the fulfillment of our vision, which is to become one of the leading research-driven business schools in Europe, on the basis of excellence in teaching and intellectual impact on the business world, attracting outstanding faculty and students from all over the world. I would like to express my gratitude to the entire ALBA community for their dedication and support that makes these achievements happen.”

For more information please contact the ALBA Quality Management Department, +30 210-8964531, quality@alba.edu.gr.