The MBA (Executive) at RMIT has been awarded EPAS accreditation, a prestigious global endorsement awarded to only three other MBA programs in Australia.
The accreditation was delivered by the European Foundation for Management Development, an organisation that is acknowledged globally as an accreditation body of quality in management education.
EPAS (EFMD Programme Accreditation System) is a prestigious international program accreditation system which evaluates the quality of business and management programs that have an international perspective.
The MBA (Executive) offers working professionals a highly flexible learning experience and includes distinctive elements in design thinking, management of technology and innovation strategy and consulting which differentiates it from competitors.
The program underwent a major review in 2015 and was relaunched this year.
Professor Mark Farrell, Head of the Graduate School of Business and Law, acknowledged the rigorous standards of a highly regarded accreditation body.
“The MBA (Executive) has evolved and changed over the years, continually innovating and remaining current to ensure our graduates are industry ready,” he said.
“The achievement of gaining EPAS accreditation is the culmination of an extensive, 18-month process of program review.”
The accreditation process is very demanding and involves an in-depth review of an individual program through international comparison and benchmarking, considering a wide range of program aspects including its design, delivery and operations, outcomes and quality assurance as well as the institutional context.
Professor Farrell said the accreditation would bring lasting benefits to the program, students and graduates.
“Attaining EPAS accreditation is a key achievement for RMIT and reflects the dedication of our staff, students and alumni.”
The EPAS community represents some of the very best institutions in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, North America, South America and Asia as well as Australia.
RMIT's EPAS accreditation has been granted for an initial period of three years.
Story: Jane Tramby