Oxford Brookes Business School

EPAS Accreditation

  • AMBA Accredited

    The Oxford Brookes Global MBA is accredited by EPAS. It has been awarded the maximum five-year accreditation.

    EPAS is an international programme accreditation system operated by the European Foundation for Management Development. It evaluates the quality of business and management programmes with an international perspective.

    EPAS accreditation is about excellence and continuous quality improvement linked to the strategy, vision and leadership of the Business School. It is forward looking and helps the school to set a quality agenda for the future.

    Achieving the five-year EPAS accreditation means that the Oxford Brookes Global MBA has independently been assessed on the criteria of how integral the MBA programme is to the Business School, the programme design, delivery and operations, the programme outcomes and the quality assurance.

    The process involves an in-depth review of the MBA programme through international comparison and benchmarking. The process considers a wide range of programme aspects including:

    • The market positioning of the programme nationally and internationally
    • The strategic position of the programme within its institution
    • The design process including assessment of stakeholder requirements – particularly students and employers
    • The programme objectives and intended learning outcomes
    • The curriculum content and delivery system
    • The extent to which the programme has an international focus and a balance between academic and managerial dimensions
    • The extent to which the programme promotes the principles of responsible management
    • The depth and rigour of the assessment processes
    • The quality of the student body and of the programme's graduates
    • The institution's resources allocated to support the programme
    • The appropriateness of the faculty that deliver the programme
    • The quality of the alumni and their career progression
    • The existence of robust quality assurance processes