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European Federation of Management Development is now called EFMD Global. EFMD is an international non-profit, membership driven organisation dedicated to management development. It is Recognised globally as an accreditation body for business schools, business school programmes, and corporate universities.

The organisation has around 972 Institutional  members across 90 countries, and acts as a catalyst to promote and enhance excellence in management development. Based in Brussels, Belgium EFMD has offices in Geneva, Hong Kong, Miami and Prague.

Conference theme

WHAT IF...? Reimagining the role of business schools  in 2030

The 2023 Deans Conference will take place onsite on 30-31 January after two years of being online.  The two-day event will provide   an opportunity to look ahead as a network and as a community to what is next for business education. In addition to extensive networking opportunities, the conference program is designed to provide immediate value and practical takeaways for your leadership role.

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The Indian  schools that received the EFMD's institutional accreditation called EQUIS

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM C)  (now  the first triple crown accredited school with AACSB and AMBA added) 

The first ever EFMD-EPAS (now changed only to EFMD) accreditation has been conferred on an Indian school SDMIMD, Mysore. This the second international accreditation obtained barely within months  of its ACBSP accreditation. The school also went for BSIS Business School impact system recognition listed below

EFMD Global Member Schools in India 

  1. AIMS School of Business (AIMS Institutes) Bangalore 

  2. ABBS School of Management, Bangalore

  3. Athena school of Management 

  4. Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH), Greater Noida

  5. Goa Institute of Management (GIM), Goa 

  6. Global Risk Management Institute 

  7. Jagdish Sheth School of Management Bangalore

  8. Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi

  9. Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA)

  10. Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB)

  11. Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIMC)

  12. Indian Institute of Management, Indore (IIMI)

  13. Indian Insttitute of Management Jammu

  14. Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIML)

  15. Indian Institute of Management, Raipur 

  16. Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode

  17. Indian Institute of Management Kashipur

  18. Indian Institute of Management Ranchi

  19. Indian Institute of Plantation Management, Bangalore (IIPMB)

  20. Indian School of Business, Hyderabad

  21. Indian Institute of Cost and Management Studies, Pune

  22. Institute of Management Technology - IMT, Hyderabad

  23. Institute of Management Technology - IMT, Ghaziabad

  24. Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad

  25. IMI, Bhubaneshwar 

  26. IMI  Kolkatta

  27. IMI New Delhi

  28. Management Development Institute, Gurugram

  29. N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai

  30. Nirma University, Institute of Management, Ahmedabad 

  31. Prin.L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, Mumbai

  32. Rajagiri Business School, Cochin

  33. S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai

  34. SCMS Cochin

  35. SDMIMD, Mysore

  36. SVKM's NMIMS University, School of Business Management, Mumbai

  37. Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune

  38. L M Thapar School of Management, Mohali

  39. Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship (XIME)

  40. Xavier University Bhubaneswar (XUB), Faculty of Management

  41. XLRI , Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur

  42. Woxsen University School of Management, Hyderaba

*Those marked in colour are Accredited schools.

EFMD Global membership offers the unique opportunity to become part of the leading international network in the field of management development.

The massive network 30,000 management professionals from academia, business, public service, and consultancies, helps EFMD Global to play a central role in shaping global approach to management education and provide a unique forum for information, research, networking and debate on innovation and best practice.


Business schools (EQUIS) EFMD Quality System is the most comprehensive institutional accreditation system for business and management schools

 EFMD Programmatic Accreditation System which was formerly called EPAS provides the rigorous standards for programme instead of institution. 

Online courses (EOCCS)
European Online Course Certification System provides top quality benchmarks in digital learning 


EFMD GN Deans Across Frontiers EDAF is an assessment and mentoring system for business schools. 

EFMD-EQUIS Accredited schools worldwide 

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