Business School Joins EFMD

The University of Exeter Business School is delighted to announce it has been approved as a full member of EFMD. EFMD is a global organisation devoted to the continuous improvement of management development.

It brings together leading academics and senior executives from business schools and companies and provides them with unparalleled benchmarking and networking opportunities. The members who communicate through the array of network activities learn from each other and use this knowledge to manage more effectively and to increase their competitive edge. The EFMD head office is in Brussels, Belgium.
More than 20,000 management development professionals are actively involved in the network. EFMD has over 700 member organisations from academia, business, public service and consultancy in more than 80 countries. Many of the world’s leading business schools and companies currently use the EFMD network to their advantage.

EFMD acts as a catalyst to promote and enhance excellence in management development in Europe and worldwide. There are three different elements to the activities of EFMD.

The first is to be a networking organisation providing events and opportunities for people involved in management development to interact with one another on different themes, and also to enable bridge-building between business schools and corporations.

The second focuses on the issue of quality – they help members with continuous quality improvement. To do this, they have established EQUIS - the European Quality Improvement System and EPAS - the EFMD Programme Accreditation System for business schools.
Thirdly, EFMD acts as a leading advocate and lobbyist for its members and the management education profession via continuous dialogue with leading institutions such as the European Commission, UN Global Compact, UNDP and World Bank / IFC.

Date: 17 May 2009

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