The strategic alliance between QED and XOLAS marks an exciting new stage in the growing relationship between these two higher education advisory firms. QED and XOLAS are committed to jointly engage in client acquisition and management, to realize the synergies from combining the service portfolios of both partners for the benefit of clients, and the exploration of new market segments with innovative service offers.
Commenting on the alliance, QED’s Joanne Hession referred to QED’s longevity in the industry. “QED has been working with higher level business schools across six continents for over 20 years. Our key areas of focus include: support with premier level accreditations (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS); strategy; and leadership development. Our alliance with XOLAS creates an opportunity to strengthen these services further, and adds additional expert resources for our clients – particularly in key areas such as data analysis, risk management, digitalisation, degree portfolio management and various areas of strategy advisory.”
Speaking on behalf of XOLAS, Ulrich Hommel stated “XOLAS is a fast growing, international consultancy, specialising in strategy & quality enhancement, educational product development, digital transformation and risk management. Accreditation ambitions often figure prominently in the agenda of our clients and is often the starting point of our advisory work. The strategic alliance with QED will enable us to serve our clients more comprehensively with the opportunity to avail of excellent support from a firm that is well established and recognised internationally as ‘the accreditation experts’.”