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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.

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EFMD Programme Accreditation: Updates 2021

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EFMD Programme Accreditation: Updates 2021

EFMD revises the documentation supporting EFMD Programme Accreditation periodically and updates are usually provided in the first third of each calendar year.  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 EFMD Accredited Updates.  We recommend that you view the updated documents directly – which are available from EFMD’s website

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.

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QED forms partnership for The Accredinator software application

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QED is delighted to announce a new partnership with H2 Software and The Accredinator

The Accredinator is a software application that helps business schools with accreditation requirements for AACSB, AMBA and EFMD.  The software was developed by H2 Software. The application enables Business Schools to manage one underlying database with an easy-to-use interface that produces the required accreditation tables for faculty and publications. You can learn more about The Accredinator (including booking a free demo) here.

The team at QED is delighted to work with Professor Hans van der Heijden (University of Sussex, UK and H2 Software) on this valuable addition to our portfolio of accreditation services.

Learn more here
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WEBINAR 3/3: AACSB 2020 Business Accreditation Standards

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What do you need to know?

An overview of Standard 5- Assurance of Learning

The third (and final) webinar in our series (Oct 2020) focuses on Standard 5 in the 2020 AACSB Business Accreditation Standards.

What are the areas that Schools should watch out for?

Join Join Joanne Powell (QED), Venkata Yanamandram (University of Wollongong, Australia), Sara Isabel Marin-Zapata (EAFIT, Columbia) and Ben Stévenin (RimaOne).).

Watch the webinar here
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Accreditation Fees & Costs – Oct 2020

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Accreditation Costs

There are several facets to the costs of accreditation:
  1. Payments made to the relevant accreditation bodies and comprise a mix of membership fees, accreditation fees and other expenses etc.  These are relatively fixed and easy to estimate (see link below).
  2. Staffing and advisory costs to support accreditation.  These are harder to estimate, and depend on several factors.  Will there be an accreditation team with sufficient time and experience to manage the full accreditation process? Are there additional faculty allowances given to accreditation?  Will the School require some external input, to support the internal resources?
  3. Investment Costs:  These vary hugely from school to school and naturally depend on each School’s strategic priorities.  Of course, strategic investment costs are not always linked to accreditation: Some strategic decisions will be made regardless of accreditation plans.  Others may only be made as a consequence of accreditation.

QED has listed the costs and fees associated with each of the accreditation bodies (#1 above).  These can be viewed here.

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AACSB: Transition Table for 2020 Standards

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AACSB: Transition Table for 2020 Business Accreditation Standards

AACSB’s  2020 Business Accreditation Standards were released at the end of July 2020.    The new standards represent a streamlined, principles-based framework and provide flexibility for the Business School of the future

The broad transition period for the 2020 Standards is outlined in the table below:

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Any school that is currently in the initial accreditation process, and expects to have a peer review visit after July 2021 should consult with their AACSB Staff Liaison to discuss their preferred transition time.  Queries of a technical nature can be addressed to your AACSB Staff Liaison (for member schools), your mentor (for those in the process of initial accreditation) and/or your external advisor (such as QED).

 

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