october, 2019

wed16oct(oct 16)09:00thu17(oct 17)16:30EQUIS XXL Accreditation Seminar09:00 - 16:30 (17) CET Location: Brussels, Belgium

Event Details

The Seminar provides in-depth guidance on how to complete the different steps of the EQUIS accreditation process successfully. Participants will gain detailed insights into how to compile a Self-Assessment Report, how to organise an effective Peer Review Visit and how to manage the post-accreditation phase including the write-up of progress reports.
The objective of the Seminar is to move distinctly beyond the EQUIS documents and to let participants gain first-hand insights into the Do’s and Don’ts when managing an EQUIS accreditation project.

Target Group
The Seminar is targeted at institutions already awarded eligibility or accreditation. It is relevant for Accreditation Officers (EQUIS Project Leaders), Deans and Associate Deans in charge of accreditations.

Participants must already possess a good working knowledge of the EQUIS system, which requires at the very minimum the careful study of the EQUIS documents (Standards & Criteria, Process Manual, Process Manual Annexes) before arriving in Brussels. School representatives looking for an introductory overview of the EQUIS system are explicitly discouraged from registering for this seminar.


Wednesday 16 October

08:45 – 09:15

Welcome and Introduction
An overview of the EQUIS process

09:15 – 11:00

EQUIS Standards and Criteria (I)
Key issues and their interpretation by the Peer Review Teams and the EQUIS Accreditation Board

11:00 – 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 – 13:00

EQUIS Standards and Criteria (II)
Key issues and their interpretation by the Peer Review Teams and the EQUIS Accreditation Board

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:00

Working Group Session
Analysis of Self-Assessment Report

15:00 – 16:00

How to Prepare Good EQUIS Documents – Datasheet – Self-Assessment Report
Process Management, Writing Style, Communication with the EQUIS Office, Self-Assessment Report Planning, Data Management, Stakeholder Management

16:00 – 16:15

Coffee break

16:15 – 17:00

How to Prepare an Effective Peer Review Visit
Stakeholders briefing and debriefing, Mock Peer Reviews, Peer Reviewer Management, Visit Schedule Preparation, Base Room Preparation

17:00 – 19:00

Reading time and free time for participants to return to the hotel

19:00 – 21:30

Networking dinner
(participants should foresee some time to read the documents before or after dinner)

Thursday 17 October

08:30 – 10:00

Working Groups Session
Analysis of Self-Assessment Report and Progress Reports

10:00 – 11:15

Feedback and Group Discussion – Self-Assessment Report

11:15 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 12:15

Conclusion of the Process – Peer Review Report and the AB Decision

12:15 – 12:45

How to Prepare Good EQUIS Documents – Progress Reports

12:45 – 13:15

Feedback and Group Discussion – Progress Reports

13:15 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:00

School 1: Accreditation Journey of a 3-Year Accredited School

  • Zita Zoltay Paprika, Dean, Corvinus Business School, Corvinus University of Budapest

15:00 – 16:00

School 2: Accreditation Journey of a 5-Year Accredited School

  • Houmin Yan, Dean, College of Business, City University of Hong Kong

16:00 – 16:30

Conclusion & Wrap Up
Tips for a successful accreditation process


Brussels, Belgium


16 (Wednesday) 09:00 - 17 (Thursday) 16:30 CET



Rue Gachard 88, 1050 Brussels, Belgium