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Mar. 04

EFMD Extends Its Global Quality Seal on the BMI EMBA Programme for a Full 5 Years

The EFMD, a leading global accreditation body for business schools, extended its accreditation of the BMI International EMBA for the maximum period of 5 years after a review confirmed the programme’s superior corporate relevance, international professors, quality assurance, and graduates who are now successfully working as executives in 30 countries.

The EFMD has again recognized the reliable high quality of the BMI EMBA, including its international academic credentials, its practical real-world relevance and the unique value that our very actively engaged alumni add.” Director General at BMI Jaunius Pusvaškis said. 

This is important as BMI continues growing as an agile modern educator of executives and entering highly competitive markets, like with the new joint UCLouvain and BMI version of our International EMBA in Brussels.” Mr. Pusvaškis added.

The BMI International EMBA was the first programme in the Baltics to qualify for the EFMD’s prestigious EPAS Programme Quality Label, already in 2006, and in 2009 became the first in the Nordic-Baltic region and all Central Eastern Europe to achieve full 5-year EPAS accreditation. 

A team of international management education experts visited in late 2019 to examine BMI’s governance and strategy, the design, delivery and outcomes of its EMBA, and the processes to ensure continuing quality in keeping with strict international standards. Those peer reviewers’ recommendations to the EFMD were the basis for the renewal of programme accreditation. In the final eveluation paper BMI International EMBA was appreciated as above expectations in fostering international culture and focusing on the world of practice, internationalization of the faculty, quality of program management and administration, quality of teaching and learning delivery, quality of graduates meeting programme objectives and support for and from the program’s alumni association.

There are only 2 EMBA programmes worldwide holding EPAS accreditation for 5 years in EFMD portfolio: the one at BMI in Vilnius, Lithuania and the other at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. 

On behalf of BMI team, we share our sincere gratitude to our Alumni, Faculty and Partners, people who make as sound and stand out.