RSM EMBA and OneMBA Receive the Association of MBAs Accreditation
Rotterdam, 1 April 2004 - The Association of MBAs based in the UK has warmly reaffirmed its accreditation of RSM"s full-time International MBA & MBA/MBI Program. In addition, it has also conferred accreditation on the Executive MBA (EMBA) and Global Executive OneMBA Programs that were launched subsequent to the previous accreditation visit seven years ago.
Following a two-day visit, the Association's accreditation panel expresses very positive views of the RSM. The panel is pleased with the strategic response of the RSM to the sweeping changes brought by the Bologna Declaration on the European higher education arena. The MBA programs at the RSM are managed in a professional manner with strong commitment from the faculty and administrators. The students are described as very good and the curriculum deliver clear learning outcomes. The infrastructure and facilities are found to be impressive. Finally, the self-assessment report, presentations and materials submitted to the panel are commended.
As one of the top ranked business schools in Europe, the RSM holds the prestigious "triple crown" accreditation from the ACCSB International, EFMD (European Foundation of Management Development) and the Association of MBAs. RSM Dean/Director, Dr. Mike Page, said, " the reaffirmation acknowledges the school's ongoing investment in its programs and the success of its strategy of emphasizing excellence, internationalization and diversity."
The rigorous accreditation process at the Association of MBAs examines the characteristics of the school and its programs against a set of criteria established by senior academics and representatives from corporate organizations. The Association of MBAs started assessing business schools in the 70's and the Association's accreditation is now recognized worldwide as a quality assessor of MBA programs. Accreditation of MBA programs lies at the heart of the Association's commitment to business education and development. It is a service to all groups in the MBA community including the schools, prospective students and the employers. Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review.
About Rotterdam School of Management
Committed to being an international center of excellence for management education and research, the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) is the School of Business at Erasmus University in the Netherlands. Consistently ranked among the top business schools in the world, the RSM is renowned for its international character and innovative programs. To empower the business leaders of tomorrow with the skills and knowledge they need to face global competition and the complexities of modern business, the RSM has developed an extensive array of degree and executive education programs.
For more details on this event, contact:
Connie Tai, Director Marketing & Communications
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM),
Erasmus University, The Netherlands
Tel: (within Holland) 06-5518-5468
Tel: (outside Holland) +31 6-5518-5468
Web site: www.rsm.nl