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PRESS RELEASE: First Seven Pilot Online Courses Certified by EOCCS – Online Course Certification System

First Seven Pilot Online Courses Certified by EOCCS – Online Course Certification System

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM–(Marketwired)–Jun 21, 2016

EFMD Global Network would like to warmly congratulate BI Norwegian Business School, Henley Business School, HEC Paris (in partnership with FFI), Sberbank Corporate University and Grenoble Ecole de Management, which have been recently certified by EOCCS, establishing the community of EOCCS Certified online courses.

Dr. Olga Udovichenko, Vice-Dean, Programs Development, Sberbank Corporate University, said: "We are very pleased with the successful launch of EOCCS certification system which is another evidence of EFMD’s global leadership in innovations in management education. For us at Sberbank Corporate University it is a great honor and responsibility to become the first EFMD corporate member awarded EOCCS."

"With the continual advancements in eLearning, we see a high quality online student experience as critical to our future success. The development of a rigorous review process by EFMD demonstrates that they too recognise the importance of technology and its role in delivering outstanding business education," said prof. Ginny Gibson, Deputy Dean at Henley Business School.

Mrs. Karine Le Joly, Director of Innovation at HEC Paris, added: "HEC Paris is proud to be among the first schools to receive the EOCCS certification. This certification confirms the excellence of our online courses and is a great reward for the efforts we are undertaking."

"We receive this certification toget her with major international and prestigious institutions. It establishes BI as a leading international educational institution for future teaching methods," commented prof. Inge Jan Henjesand, the President of BI Norwegian Business School.

Prof. David Asch, EFMD Quality Services Director, said: "We are extremely pleased that seven online courses from five renowned organisations, representing both business schools and corporate universities, have successfully completed the pioneering EOCCS – Online Course Certification System. EOCCS has been designed as a demanding and quality-driven international certification system, firmly embedded in the general philosophy of EFMD accreditations, namely internationalisation, practical relevance and quality improvement. We would like to warmly congratulate all five organisations for the tremendous work they put into the development of their online courses and for the completion of the certification process."

EOCCS gives online courses within universities, business schools, corporate learning organisations and public agencies a top international quality benchmark in the diverse education landscape where digital technology is applied to teaching and learning. The system is open to any institution delivering online business and/or management-related courses that are stand-alone or constitute part of a certificate or a programme.

If you would like further information or are interested in your online course taking part, please visit the EOCCS website or contact eoccs.

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