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We are happy to announce that the EPAS accreditation has been recently awarded to four new degree programmes from three new countries: Colombia, Spain & South Korea. Currently more than 100 programmes are accredited by EPAS across 34 countries worldwide.

Four programmes from International School of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Universidad de la Sabana, Colombia, School of Business, Ajou University, South Korea and ESIC Business and Marketing School, Spain, have been recognised by the EPAS quality label.

"EPAS accreditation is a truly international endorsement of quality business education. It would surely help us expand our global education networks, and strengthen our drive for globalized business education. The accreditation process has been a valuable experience to us, and we believe that it will guide us to continuously improve our program in the future," said Prof. Bong H. Han, Dean of School of Business at the Ajou University.

Prof. Hilda Arango, Dean of International School of Economic and Administrative Sciences at the Universidad de la Sabana, added: "The objective report and recommendations that we received from the Peer Review Team, represent a consistent input and a good support to accelerate our improvement plans with an even stronger commitment to deliver high quality education for the benefit of society."

"The accreditation process has helped us to strengthen our two programmes and also we have used this experience to cross-fertilise different areas of the School, offering thus a better experience to our students," concluded Mr. Simon Reyes, President of ESIC Business and Marketing School.

Further four programmes from Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University, Australia, HEC Management School, Université de Liège, Belgium, Montpellier Business School, France, have been re-accredited by EPAS.

Prof. David Asch, Director, Quality Services & EPAS Director, commented: "We are delighted to welcome three new Institutions from three new countries across three different continents into the EPAS community. Business Schools from Colombia, South Korea and Spain join the community of over one hundred EPAS accredited programmes and this milestone allows us to look positively into the future development of quality management education. I would like to also congratulate the re-accredited schools for their continuous improvement."

Discover what the re-accredited schools said about the EPAS quality recognition in the related post.

EPAS was launched in 2005 and in more than 10 years has had a considerable impact on the quality of business schools programmes all over the world. As of February 2016, 101 accredited programmes from 74 institutions across 34 countries have been awarded EPAS accreditation.

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