EPAS accreditation renewed

Two of La Trobe Business School's programs - the MBA and Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality) - have received re-accreditation by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).

EPAS (EFMD Program Accreditation System) is a prestigious international system that evaluates the quality of business or management programs that have an international perspective.

La Trobe Business School was first granted the accreditation three years ago.

EPAS accreditation is only granted to high quality programs that are both academically rigorous and have practical relevance.

The quality of the Faculty, including its research and its capacity to deliver to a high teaching standard, plays an important role in EFMD's evaluation process.

La Trobe Business School is delighted to have met these criteria again.

'The EPAS accreditation is an excellent way to certify the quality of La Trobe Business School. It strengthens our international reputation and helps us to share good practice and mutual learning, as well as form international exchange relationships,' the Executive Dean of La Trobe's Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, Professor Leigh Drake, said.

Professor Paul Mather, Head of La Trobe Business School, added, 'Our students can also be assured that their course involves a balance between high academic quality and professional relevance and that they receive international recognition for their qualification.'

The accreditation involved an extensive self-assessment by La Trobe Business School, a visit by an international review team who spent several days interviewing a number of people in the School, and an experienced EPAS Awarding Committee that evaluated the assessment and findings of the review team.

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