Impact & Engagement has evolved into a central focus area for business school leaders, as a framework for institutional development and as a reference for managing performance. It is also receiving greater attention by public funding bodies interested in enhancing the accountability of higher education institutions. While the relevance of Impact & Engagement has been readily embraced by business schools, its operationalization is still very much work-in-progress (in particular beyond the research sphere) and a source of debate in the management education community.

EFMD values the opportunity to shape this debate and does so in reference and based on its accreditation services, EQUIS and EPAS. Both systems share a focus on societal and business impact, which will be further strengthened in future document revisions. EFMD’s contribution to this debate is further underpinned by BSIS (Business School Impact System), a complementary service enabling business schools to document their impact on stakeholders and their environment.

Target Group

  • Participants of the ANZQAN 2017 meeting
  • Associate Deans and Directors of Education / External Engagement
  • Directors and Managers of Business Intelligence / Quality Assurance / Accreditation

More Information

Preliminary programme

10:00 – 10:15

Welcome Address

  • Mark Freeman, Director Accreditation, University of Sydney Business School

10:15 – 11:45

Measuring and Communicating the Effectiveness of Impact & Engagement
Based on EFMD’s exposure to a wide diversity of case examples, this session focuses on a review of best practices in the business school community as well as in higher education more generally. It also addresses some of the pitfalls when managing engagement and targeting impact, as well as how to avoid them. Participants will be invited to share their own experiences, which will support the collective discovery of common challenges facing business schools in the region.

11:45 – 12:30

Enhancing Impact & Engagement to Meet EQUIS and EPAS Standards
Using examples from accreditation practice, participants will explore the expectations of EQUIS and EPAS related to Impact & Engagement. Participants will be given an opportunity to enrich the EFMD internal discussion on how to further strengthen the coverage of Impact & Engagement in both systems.

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch Break

13:30 - 14:15

Enhancing Impact & Engagement to Meet EQUIS and EPAS Standards(continued)

14:15 – 14:30

Coffee Break

14:30 – 15:45

Fostering Impact & Engagement with BSIS
With BSIS, EFMD is enabling business schools to document their impact in their communication with funding bodies, other stakeholders and the wider community. The final session of the seminar takes a case-based approach to explore the unique analytical framework underpinning BSIS and how it is different and complementary to the coverage of Impact & Engagement in EQUIS and EPAS.

15:45 – 16:00

Closing Remarks

The seminar will be led by Prof. Ulrich Hommel, Director Quality Services, EFMD


  • € 420,00 for FULL and AFFILIATED EFMD members
  • € 520,00 for Non-members of EFMD
  • € 320,00 for participants of the 2017 ANZQAN meeting

The fee covers attendance to the seminar, documentation, meals and refreshments, but does NOT include hotel accommodation. 

To register for the seminar, please contact Ms. Jiajia Zhu, EFMD GN Hong Kong Office, via email.
You need to attach the registration for ANZQAN 2017 to receive the fee reduction.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If we receive notice of your withdrawal before 6 November 2017, a cancellation administrative fee of € 90 will be charged. Thereafter, we regret that we are unable to refund any fees. However, in such cases, substitutes are welcome at no extra cost as long as EFMD GN receives notification of the name, title and address of the substitute.

Hosted By
The University of Sydney Business School

November 29, 2017 from 10:00 to 16:00

H70, Abercrombie St & Codrington St, Darlington NSW 2006, Australië H70, Abercrombie St & Codrington St, Darlington NSW 2006, Australië