Quality accreditation for MDH’s international programmes in business administration

Jun 07, 2017 | Education Student On campus Global

Mälardalen University (MDH) has been granted the EPAS accreditation for the the Bachelor’s programme in International Business Management and the Master's programme in International Marketing. To become accredited is an indication that the programmes maintain high quality and stand up well from an international perspective.

EPAS (EFMD Programme Accreditation System) is an international accreditation system that evaluates business programmes at bachelor’s and master’s level.  Over the past year, the university has undergone a review conducted by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). The result of the review has been announced today: both programmes have now been granted the EPAS accreditation.


Thomas Wahl, Dean of the School of Business, Society and Engineering at Mälardalen University along with his colleagues has been waiting for the result of this review.

– I  feel extremely proud of the incredible work that many colleagues at the school performed. This is a confirmation of our work and that we conduct high quality education which we also perceive.

He thinks the assessment team felt and could verify that the work carried out bases on a high level of commitment and that there is a high level of competence among our teachers and managers.

– I also believe that the assessment team could confirm that the programmes are in an organisation that actively works with quality issues and development.

He thinks the accreditation will lead to an increased international exposure and probably an increased interest in MDH as an international partner.

– International students often rely on rankings and accreditation. I believe that we will see an increased interest in these programmes in the coming years.


Ceremony June 8, 2017 at the EFMD Annual Conference in Berlin

On Thursday, June 8, 2017, Thomas, together with a couple of his colleagues, will receive the EPAS award at a ceremony held in Berlin.  Thereafter, work commences in the development areas suggested by the EPAS Board.

– The main purposes of this process is continuous development; to work with weaker areas and further improve the quality of our education he concludes.

There are only two universities in Sweden that have been granted the EPAS accreditation, Mälardalen University and JIBS (Jönköping International Business School.

More information about the EPAS accreditation.