First MBA in Australia to achieve EPAS accreditation (Issue 10, 2011)


La Trobe University’s Faculty of Business, Economics and Law has joined a select group of business faculties and schools worldwide with accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).

The EFMD Programme Accreditation System (EPAS) recognises excellence in business programs that operate on an international level. La Trobe University’s MBA and business programs underwent a rigorous application process to ensure it met the high standards of EPAS.

The EPAS Accreditation Board just announced  a three-year accreditation for the faculty’s MBA programs in both Melbourne and Hanoi and for its Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality) offered in Melbourne.

La Trobe University now joins only forty-three other business schools globally with EPAS accreditation. In addition, the La Trobe University MBA is the first MBA in Australia with EPAS accreditation.

‘I am delighted that our MBA and Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality) programs have received EPAS accreditation from the EFMD. The EFMD is one of the leading global accreditation bodies in the field of business and management. Hence, EPAS accreditation is a powerful external endorsement of the quality of our programs and the expertise and hard work of our staff,’ said Professor Leigh Drake, the Dean of La Trobe University Faculty of Business, Economics and Law.

‘In addition to providing an assurance of quality, accreditations such as EPAS are an extremely important part of our drive for continuous improvement as we seek to enhance our reputation and profile internationally’, added Professor Drake.

For further information on La Trobe’s MBA and other business or management courses, visit our course database.