European Council for Business Education (aisbl)
>ECBE is an international not-for-profit organisation registered in Brussels.
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ECBE, the European Council for Business Education, is an international not-for-profit educational organisation, registered in Brussels as an AISBL – Association Internationale Sans But Lucrative. It is committed to supporting academic and professional learning institutions in business and related fields. It provides advice and consulting services to encourage and support institutions to commit themselves to continuous improvement by engaging in its accreditation processes. It also creates valuable networking opportunities for schools interested in internationalising their curriculum and contacts. These services help to enhance the learning environment and career opportunities for students of business.
ECBE's mission is to support higher and further education institutions and professional training organisations to develop outstanding, innovative programmes which will help students to develop the skills, knowledge and experience to succeed in today's dynamic global economy. All types of academic and professional programmes are supported within the framework of a commitment to life long learning.
Through its accreditation processes, ECBE helps to ensure that accredited members satisfy the requirements of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) as set out in the Bologna Process and other EU directives.
ECBE operates globally. Although we are European based, our interest in promoting and supporting the European methodology of education and embracing the ideals and values embodied in “Bologna” extends to business education providers all over the world. Our policy is to assist any institution committed to quality assurance and improvement in their quest to offer students the best educational experience possible.
We hope you will consider joining us in this adventure. Please click on the relevant pages of this website to learn more about our work.
AUTUMN MESSAGE FROM THE ECBE PRESIDENT
Dear friends and colleagues,
Greetings from London, where autumn is upon us and Christmas is just around the corner. Since I last wrote, I have been on academic business in Sweden, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey and Spain – a salutary reminder of the global world we all inhabit today.
I am looking forward to meeting fellow Board members in Madrid on November 16 and 17, when we will update each other on ECBE activities. Bob Johnson will report on progress with ENQA recognition, our top priority this year. Jan Vanherck will give us feedback on financials and propose a budget for next year. Dmitry Kuzin will update us on preparation for our 2018 Annual Conference in Madrid on May 25 – 27. The theme of the conference is “developing global competencies in a changing world”. More detailed information will be on our website shortly, together with details of the pre-conference seminar on May 24, which members often find so helpful. This year’s topic is “quality assurance and student-centred learning”. Do please give us some feedback on all these agenda items and suggest others for us to discuss.
Elsewhere, our Executive Director, Jacques Bouché, has been busy flying the flag for ECBE in a number of arenas. Most recently he attended the ENQA AGM in Paris before going on to a conference on African Capacity Building in Lagos as well as meeting with recent new and potential Nigerian Members of ECBE. He is also planning to maintain our important alliance with ACBSP in the US, by attending their region 8 conference in Marrakech, Morocco. We look forward to receiving reports on these activities, together with feedback from Jacques and Dmitry on recent recruitment work in Baku, Azerbaijan. Once again, I am struck by how global ECBE is becoming and how much we continue to rely on you all to refer new members to us. Just one successful referral from every one of you would double our numbers!
As dark nights draw in and students bombard you with assignments, I wish you a fruitful end to the year and look forward to catching up with you all again in 2018.
Warmest best wishes,
Save the date. Call for papers
23rd Annual ECBE Conference:
25- 27 May 2018
Developing global competencies in a changing world
Hotel H10 Puerta de Alcalá
T(34) 91 435 10 60
The Conference will be preceded by a practical seminar on contemporary accreditation processes in the business arena on Thursday 24 May.
If you wish to present a paper on a related topic at the Madrid ECBE Conference, based on research and analysis in your institution and/or conducted by governmental and transnational institutes and market research organisations, please send them to or contact Ray Hilditch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Further updated information will also be found on this website under: Knowledge/ECBE Conferences
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