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EQUIS: Updates to standards and guidance 2021

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EQUIS Standards and Guidance: Updates 2021

EFMD revises the documentation supporting EQUIS periodically.  QED’s overview of the updates made as part of the 2021 publication, together with an assessment of the significance of the change can be found in this downloadable PDF file.

Whilst most changes are unlikely to be significant, there are a small number which should be considered by institutions within the accreditation process OR preparing for re-accreditation.

NB: This document represents QED’s interpretation of the EQUIS Updates.  We recommend that you view the updated document directly – which is available from EFMD’s website:

Currently, other documents remain as per previous updates

As above, QED’s summary of the updates across the key documents is available in this downloadable PDF file.

For advice and further details on any of the above, please contact the QED Accreditation Team at info@QEDaccreditation.com.

AACSB Business Accreditation Standards: Updates 2021

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AACSB Business Accreditation Standards: Updates 2021

AACSB significantly updated its Business Accreditation Standards in 2020.  Over the past year, it has continued to consult and receive feedback on the new standards – from pilot schools, members and volunteers. It has now published its first set of amendments/updates (1 July 2021).

QED’s overview of the updates made as part of the 2021 publication, together with an assessment of the significance of the change can be found in this downloadable PDF file.

Whilst the vast majority of changes reflect clarification only,  there are a small number which could potentially impact schools.  Regardless, QED recommends that all schools within an AACSB accreditation process (whether initial or renewal) should review and ensure they have understood the changes and clarifications.

NB: QED’s material represents QED’s interpretation of the AACSB Updates.  We always recommend that you view the updated standards directly – which are available from AACSB’s website in the following formats:

As above, QED’s summary of the updates across the key documents is available in this downloadable PDF file.

For advice and further details on any of the above, please contact the QED Accreditation Team at info@QEDaccreditation.com.

Risk Management – Overview and Sample Template

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Risk Management & Business School Accreditation

Pro-active management of risk has assumed a higher significance in recent years – including in the higher education sector.  More recently, both AACSB and EFMD require business schools seeking international accreditation to provide details about risk management and contingency planning.  Many schools are now seeking to prepare a formal, school-level risk register or risk management template.  There are many ways to approach this exercise. QED has provided a sample overview and template register that may be useful for those schools approaching this exercise for the first time.

QED’s overview and example approach is available in this downloadable PDF file.

(Please note, you may have to log in download this file)

 

For advice and further details, please contact the QED Accreditation Team at info@QEDaccreditation.com.

Accredinator Update – Google Scholar Integration

By | Accredinator, Resource

The Accredinator – Integration with Google Scholar

One of the frequent questions that arises in Accredinator Demo Sessions is whether the software integrates with Google Scholar.  The answer – we’re delighted to say – is yes!

 

The Accredinator offers a seamless integration with Google Scholar.

Schools can import any faculty publications from Google Scholar through the easy-to-use interface.  The short video included provides a quick tour of this accessible integration feature.

This is particularly useful where:

  • schools have trouble accessing faculty publications from the central institutional repository; or
  • faculty records are incomplete at Institution level (but available through Google Scholar)

 

The Accredinator is a software application that helps business schools with accreditation requirements for AACSB, AMBA and EFMD.  You can learn more about The Accredinator (including booking a free demo) here.

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Impact of Covid 19 on Individual Perspectives – Initial Findings

By | QED Leadership Lens, Resource

Initial Findings – Impact of Covid 19 on Individual Perspectives

During the first 4 months of 2021, QED has been undertaking some research around how the Covid 19 pandemic has impacted individuals’ perspectives – and in turn what this means for organisations and Business Schools.  We presented our initial findings during AACSB’s ICAM in early April 2021 and plan to build on these findings over 2021.  For those interested in the initial findings, a copy of our presentation is available here.