EFMD Programme Accreditation Workshop

fri24feb(feb 24)12:00fri10mar(mar 10)15:30Online EventEFMD Programme Accreditation WorkshopA virtual learning experienceLocation:Online

Event Details

We have designed this workshop as a virtual learning opportunity for School representatives to engage with our EFMD Programme Accreditation experts and get hands-on learning experience through case discussion. The workshop is designed to cater for the needs of Schools whose programmes are yet to gain eligibility as well as those who have already done so and are preparing for their peer review visit. There will be a heavy focus on groupwork and Q&A sessions as well as an external speaker who will share their experiences in programme accreditation. Participants will be encouraged to ask any questions they may have regarding the accreditation process and to interact with their peers and the speakers throughout.

The workshop consists of two modules:

  • One common core module for all participants that will cover EFMD Programme Accreditation process as well as the standards and criteria
  • Two parallel focused tracks: one for Schools in the Pre-eligibility stage and one for Schools in the Post-eligibility stage

The online workshop is planned for March 10 and will be preceded by a mandatory briefing session on 24 February 2023. During the briefing, the experts will explain the format and required preparation, and the documents that will need to be considered in preparation for the workshop. The briefing will also provide an overview of EFMD’s Programme Accreditation process. Participants will already have the opportunity to meet and network before the workshop begins. During the workshop, attendees will work with an actual Datasheet and Self-Assessment Report of an EFMD accredited school.

In this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Interpret and apply the Standards and Criteria
  • Navigate the key stages of the accreditation processes in the Pre-eligibility or in the Post-eligibility stage
  • Prepare a good Datasheet (for Schools in the Pre-eligibility) or a good SAR (for Schools in Post-eligibility)
  • Organise a Peer Review Visit focusing on the Visiting Schedule and the Base Room

This workshop is for you 

  • If you are in the early stages of the process or thinking about Programme Accreditation and trying to understand what it takes
  • If your School is eligible for EFMD Programme Accreditation and you are preparing an initial accreditation visit
  • If your School holds EFMD Programme Accreditation and you are preparing a re-accreditation visit
  • If you are new in your accreditation role

Keep in mind

We will admit a limited amount of participants to enable a better small-group learning experience for you and to facilitate close interaction with the experts. Registration will be based on a first-come-first-served basis. Only one representative per institution may initially register. A second representative from the same institution wishing to participate will be placed on a waiting list and registered based on availability.


Friday 24 February 2023

12:00 – 14:00

Workshop Briefing
Information on preparatory work, sharing of working documents, participant introductions plus an overview of the EFMD Programme Accreditation process.

Friday 10 March 2023

9:00 – 9:10


9:10 – 10:10

EFMD Programme Accreditation Standards & Criteria

10:10 – 10:40

Q&A Session and Discussion

10:40 – 11:00

Refreshment break


11:00 – 11:30

Introduction to the EFMD Programme Accreditation Datasheet

11:30 – 12:45

The Datasheet
Sample Datasheet group work discussion and questions

12:45 – 12:55

10-minute break

12:55 – 13:40

Q&A and Debriefing Session

13:40 – 14:00

Refreshment break


11:00 – 11:20

Introduction to the EFMD Programme Accreditation Self-Assessment Report (SAR)

11:20 – 12:25

Sample SAR group work discussion and questions

12:25 – 12:30

5-minute break

12:30 – 13:15

Q&A and Debriefing Session

13:15 – 13:40

The Base Room and Visit Schedule

13:40 – 14:00

Refreshment break


14:00 – 14:45

Guest speaker: The accreditation process as lived by a school

14:45 – 15:30

Q&A & Wrap-up

Practical information

Fees and payment

Participation Fees

  • 400 € + 21% VAT –  FULL members of EFMD
  • 500 € + 21% VAT –  AFFILIATED members of EFMD
  • 600 € + 21% VAT –  Non-members of EFMD

The deadline to register for the workshop is 13 February 2023.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If we receive notice of your withdrawal before 13 February 2023, a cancellation administrative fee of 90.75€ (75€ 21% VAT) will be charged. Thereafter, we regret that we are unable to refund any fees. However, in such cases, substitutes are welcome at no extra cost as long as EFMD receives notification of the name, title and address of the substitute.


  • Eskil Sønju Le Bruyn

    Eskil Sønju Le Bruyn

    Associate Professor and Accreditation Director, USN, Norway

    Associate Professor and Accreditation Director, USN, Norway

  • Jens Tøndel

    Jens Tøndel

    Senior Advisor, EFMD Programme Accreditation

    Senior Advisor, EFMD Programme Accreditation

  • Robert Galliers

    Robert Galliers

    Senior Advisor, EQUIS and EFMD Programme Accreditation

    EQUIS and EFMD Programme Accreditation

    Senior Advisor, EQUIS and EFMD Programme Accreditation




february 24 (friday) 12:00 - march 10 (friday) 15:30