International Accreditation EPAS for the IB Program – the first in the Czech Republic
International Business – Central European Business Realities Program at VSE was awarded in 2012 with the prestigious EPAS accreditation that has been confirmed in 2015 for further three years. The IB Program is the first and only master’s program offered in English to achieve EPAS accreditation in the Czech Republic.
EPAS is an accreditation system for international programs which is operated by the European Foundation for Management Development (EMFD), a global organization which accredits high quality business and management programs at the university level. EMFD is based in Brussels and has over 750 member organizations from more than 80 different countries, including institutions from academia, the business community and public sector.
Over the past year, the IB Program has gone through an extensive evaluation and peer review process by EPAS, including international comparison and benchmarking. This successful award speaks to the high quality and international comparison of the program. The benefits of EPAS accreditation include international recognition and benchmarking as a high quality program as well as international input on strategic opportunities for the program. Students benefit both from studying in a highly competitive international business environment and future employers can be decidedly confident in the strong qualifications of the program’s graduates.