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QED Advisor nominated for LIFT Award

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QED advisor,  Joanne Powell, has been nominated for a LIFT (https://liftireland.ie/) award in the leadership category of Competence. Her nomination included reference to her “love for learning and self improvement and implementing change for the betterment of the organisation” and also noted that she “is highly respected and hugely trusted because of her competency.

LIFT Ireland is a social enterprise aimed at increasing the level of positive leadership in Ireland.  All nominations are being reviewed in the coming weeks, with the shortlist being announced in early January, before the live awards ceremony (date tbc).  To learn more about the LIFT values and LIFT process, visit https://liftireland.ie/about/

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AMBA: New MBA Criteria 2022

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New AMBA MBA Criteria 2022

AMBA is committed to revising its MBA Criteria on a five year basis.  The previous criteria were issued in 2016, but the Covid 19 Pandemic delayed the issue of updated standards in 2021.  These have now been published (18 May 2022).  QED’s overview and summary of the updates made as part of the 2022 publication can be found in this downloadable PDF file.

NB: This document represents QED’s interpretation of the revised AMBA MBA Criteria 2022.  We recommend that you view the updated documents directly – which are available from AMBA’s website:

Currently (18 May 2022), all other documents remain unchanged and can be accessed on the AMBA website.

As above, QED’s overview and summary of the updates made as part of the 2022 publication can be found in this downloadable PDF file.

For advice and further details on any of the above, please contact the QED Accreditation Team at info@QEDaccreditation.com.

EQUIS: Updates to standards and guidance 2022

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EQUIS Standards and Guidance: Updates 2022

EFMD revises the documentation supporting EQUIS periodically.  QED’s overview of the updates made as part of the 2022 publication, together with an assessment of the significance of the change can be found in this downloadable PDF file.

There are no significant changes published as at 28 February 2022.  Instead, the revised Standards and Criteria includes additional guidance on assessing Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability. Institutions within the accreditation process OR preparing for re-accreditation are advised to review this guidance.

NB: This document represents QED’s interpretation of the EQUIS Updates.  We recommend that you view the updated document directly – which is available from EFMD’s website:

Currently, other documents remain unchanged, other than some minor updates (e.g. Fee Schedules) as set out in the QED summary The original EFMD documents are available on the EFMD website as outlined below.

As above, QED’s summary of the updates across the key documents is available in this downloadable PDF file.

For advice and further details on any of the above, please contact the QED Accreditation Team at info@QEDaccreditation.com.

EQUIS: Updates to standards and guidance 2021

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EQUIS Standards and Guidance: Updates 2021

EFMD revises the documentation supporting EQUIS periodically.  QED’s overview of the updates made as part of the 2021 publication, together with an assessment of the significance of the change can be found in this downloadable PDF file.

Whilst most changes are unlikely to be significant, there are a small number which should be considered by institutions within the accreditation process OR preparing for re-accreditation.

NB: This document represents QED’s interpretation of the EQUIS Updates.  We recommend that you view the updated document directly – which is available from EFMD’s website:

Currently, other documents remain as per previous updates

As above, QED’s summary of the updates across the key documents is available in this downloadable PDF file.

For advice and further details on any of the above, please contact the QED Accreditation Team at info@QEDaccreditation.com.

EQUIS: Updates to standards and guidance 2020

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EQUIS Standards and Guidance: Updates 2020

EFMD revises the documentation supporting EQUIS periodically and updates are normally provided at the start of each calendar year.  QED’s overview of the updates made as part of the 2020 publication, together with an assessment of the significance of the change can be found in this downloadable PDF file.

Whilst most changes are unlikely to be significant, there are a small number which should be considered by institutions within the accreditation process OR preparing for re-accreditation.

NB: This document represents QED’s interpretation of the EQUIS Updates.  We recommend that you view the updated documents directly – which are available from EFMD’s website:

In addition, EFMD has provided its own summary of the main changes to the Standards.  This document (in tabular format) is available from the EFMD website here.

As above, QED’s summary of the updates across the key documents is available in this downloadable PDF file.

 

For advice and further details on any of the above, please contact the QED Accreditation Team at info@QEDaccreditation.com.

Case Study: Accreditation – A Dean’s Perspective

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UCD is one of the schools that QED worked with over several years; assisting with international accreditation reviews and ultimately helping them to achieve the “Triple Crown” of AACSB, AMBA and EPAS accreditations (the ninth school in the world to reach such a significant milestone).

Mary Lambkin (former Dean of UCD) describes the experience in our short video, below.