University’s International Partners receive national accreditation

23 November 2015

Two University of Derby International Collaborative Partners have been awarded accreditation by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) for their delivery of the BA (Hons) Business Management programmes.

The EU Business School, based in Barcelona and Munich, and HELP Academy in Malaysia are both University of Derby partners now benefiting from this accolade.

The accreditation demonstrates an innovative operation from the University and represents a series of firsts, making the programmes unique and inspiring for the Higher Education sector.

It is the first time:

Gail Thrippleton, International Partnerships Manager for Derby Business School, said: “This accreditation adds a new dimension to the delivery of Business Management programmes at Derby. It will provide networking opportunities for our students internationally and promote employability overseas.

Derby receives National accreditation

“The University of Derby is currently leading the way in terms of professional recognition of management education delivered overseas and this is also an endorsement to the high quality of our international partners – EU Business School and HELP Academy. It is a very exciting initiative with endless opportunities.” 

The project has required excellence in planning and teamwork, joining three teams working across three different time zones and four cultures. Planning also involved the use of different technology mediums, such as Skype for video conferencing.

The new accreditation will have a great impact for both the University of Derby and beyond, in the Higher Education sector as a whole and within communities. 

It will also improve the consistency of experience for Derby students studying the same programme in the UK, Spain, Germany or Malaysia; will open up opportunities for students to work collaboratively in a professional context, and enhance career prospects.

The accreditation also enhances the professional reputation of Derby’s international partnerships. The CMI hosts the largest management library in UK and is the only management organisation in the UK with Royal Charter, which is a great advantage for international staff and students. 

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