Institutional members


Management development


Countries worldwide

Founded in 1972, EFMD is a global, 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.

Our mission

Act as a catalyst to promote and enhance excellence in management development globally

With a network of 30,000 management professionals from academia, business, public service, and consultancies, EFMD plays a central role in shaping the global approach to management education and provides a unique forum for information, research, networking, and debate on innovation and best practice.

EFMD is a network for schools and companies that aim to develop socially responsible leaders and managers looking for opportunities to connect. Alongside our emphasis on educational standards for management education, we firmly believe in bringing companies and academic institutions together and work towards facilitating and strengthening exchanges between the two.

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Our pillars


Fostering an open and collaborative community of peers is the cornerstone of EFMD’s activities and services. We make sure that ample learning and networking opportunities, exchange of diverse ideas and inspiring innovations constantly stimulate our global network.


A positive impact on society and the economy is firmly embedded in EFMD’s philosophy. Business schools, corporate organisation and public services have an immense impact and responsibility toward their various communities. Combining research excellence with relevance to the world of practice is the backbone of management education.


Continuous quality improvement through accreditation, certification and development services helps our members meet their strategic goals and benchmark against the leading management development organisations while maintaining respect for diverse institutional frameworks and contexts.


To address the grand environmental, social, economic and governance challenges, we need purpose-driven organisations that champion responsible management ethos and practices. Educating responsible leaders and managers will ensure that our societies can flourish while preserving the richness of our natural resources and cultures.

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Our history

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EFMD provides a wide range of targeted learning, networking and professional development services.

  • Impact assessment: BSIS
  • Online course certification: EOCCS
  • Development & mentoring: EDAF
  • Strategic Learning Review: SLR
  • Management Innovation Certification: RDHY


We are based in Brussels, Geneva, Hong Kong, Miami and Prague.