Accreditations and Memberships
Gained Accreditations and Memberships:
EPAS (European Program of Accreditation System) is an international accreditation of the program awarded by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). This accreditation belongs to one of the three most exclusive and prestigious certifications recognized all around the world, and its aim is to select leading MBA programs. The basic criteria for obtaining EPAS accreditation includes verification of the quality of programs, paying particular attention to, among others: the position of the program on the national and international market, the importance of a given program for the university, the quality of knowledge transferred, as well as the level of the academic staff. Institution, after obtaining the EPAS accreditation, declares to develop and constantly improve its activity on the domestic and international market, passing the latest management concepts, creating a strong business environment around the program, a formal educational quality assurance system and taking care of high scores on the educational market. Cracow School of Business CUE is a full member of EFMD since 2011.
IACBE (International Accreditation Council for Business Education) is a leading US accrediting institution with a global reach, focused on the business schools. The distinguishing feature of IACBE accreditation is the idea that academic quality and excellence in business education should be measured in terms of educational results obtained in relation to the adopted mission, and not by imposed norms referring only to academic resources. Emphasis on mission-related results is fundamental to the entire quality assurance process in IACBE accreditation. The accreditation is a guarantee that the institution meets international standards, has the highest quality of the offered programs and is guided by the best practices in business education. In addition, accredited institutions commit to continuously improve the quality of education as a permanent element of further functioning. Cracow School of Business is a member of IACBE (Educational Membership) since January 2018.
CEEMAN favors improving the quality of management processes and change processes through the development of education, research, consulting, data, network support and other related services for development-oriented institutions in the area of management and corporations operating in a dynamically changing environment. Its holistic approach to the change and leadership is based on innovation, creativity and respect for cultural values. The activity of the CEEMAN manifests itself, among others by organizing seminars, research programs, workshops, international conferences, etc. on educational programs and institutions. Cracow School of Business is a member of CEEMAN (Membership) since January 2018.
ASPIRE (Association of IT & Business Process Services Companies) brings together companies from the IT sector and advanced business services; Business Process Outsourcing (BPO). ASPIRE is one of the leading business associations in Central and Eastern Europe and gathers over 180 entities, mainly international companies such as: ABB, AON, Capita, Cisco, Electrolux, Google, HSBC, IBM, International Paper, Motorola Solutions, Saber, State Street and many more. The goal of the ASPIRE association is to strengthen the business model in related industries, help its members to increase their competitive advantage by identifying common aspirations, facilitating networking and information exchange, and enabling appropriate and targeted cooperation with key stakeholders in cities where members operate. Cracow School of Business is a member of ASPIRE since November 2017.
AAPBS (Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools). The main goal of the Association of Asian and Pacific Business Schools is to improve the quality of business education in this region. AAPBS members strive to understand and develop a solid paradigm for the Asian education model in a global context. The expanding network is able to provide member schools a great platform to connect and collaborate, with shared mission to advance the standard of business and management education. Cracow School of Business is a member of AAPBS since July 2018.
International accreditations to be subsidized by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education:
AMBA (Association of MBAs) is an international, independent association dealing in research in the field of management sciences, which as the only professional entity brings together MBA students, graduates of accredited business schools and their employers around the world. The institution as an authority in its field, sets global standards and grants international accreditations for universities that run MBA programs. The AMBA accreditation is a distinctive feature, the brand which has the best universities, which confirms the highest quality of MBA programs in accordance with international standards. Only 2% of all MBA programs in the world have this prestigious accreditation. Strict evaluation criteria, detailed and in-depth program verification determine the uniqueness of the AMBA accreditation service. The idea of accreditation is based on the belief that MBA programs should transfer best practices in business, keep up with changing trends and introduce innovations in managerial education.