Central & Eastern Europe Community

Join EFMD's CEE community where you can

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Central & Eastern Europe Community

Join EFMD's CEE community where you can learn to connect & connect to learn

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The COVID pandemic has caused one of the most significant educational disruptions in history. Despite all the accelerated challenges, the EFMD Central & Eastern Europe Community is successively serving, supporting and gathering members in regional activities, innovations and developments.

EFMD CEE Community‘s events have pivoted online, where members engage in our short- and long-term distance training & learning offerings, online “coffee” discussion and many other knowledge sharing activities.

AACSB, AMBA & BGA, and EFMD stand together in solidarity with the people of Ukraine

'I have truly enjoyed all the webinars and online events where EFMD had shown its flexibility and strength to quickly adapt to changes and where everyone gave their best. EFMD has shown to all of us how crisis can be used as an opportunity and taught us at the same time how important it is that we go back to our core values and life mission of serving each other through educational lenses. Throughout EFMD events we have also encouraged each other to have even more hope that we are doing things well and that we all have common aim to nourish business education and management development. And, that in this important mission, we are not alone.'

Zrinka Gregov

Senior Lecturer, VERN University

'Cooperating with EFMD has been a much rewarding experience. As an Academic and business consultant, I appreciated the compelling purpose of EFMD to be on the verge of developments in education and integrate business practice and academia, for the benefit of all stakeholders. I am a dedicated reader of EFMD's publications and I always find something new and intriguing that helps me become a better professional. I appreciate that research published is relevant and provides extremely useful insights into how the future will be in terms of business education and its impact on the performance of people.'

Sotiris Karagiannis

Graduate Business Programs Director, University of New York in Prague

Upcoming events and activities

Business Education in the Emerging Market Economies

Academic quality, internationalisation & Innovation

Even though the global pandemic has inevitably shaken the lives of every business school, it has also provided the exciting opportunity to embrace the uncertainty and embark on designing a new pathway to education challenges.

On this new journey, many questions arise: what to do to keep pace and yet remain attractive? Is a globally credible accreditation a way forward to help us strengthen our programmes and teach us to remain unique? What are and will be the raising trends of post-pandemic education?

This two-day online seminar provides you with an opportunity to join our international community and speakers. Diverse backgrounds of selected speakers, experienced faculty leadership and participants from a diversity of schools will create a rich learning experience for discussions around current challenges, dilemmas and possible solutions, taking into account contextual differences of schools.

Being part of the EFMD community is very enriching for an institution. Apart from targeting higher standards and engaging in continuous improvement for business schools or programs, it also provides a connection to other valuable institutions. For those who are just starting, it is a long but fruitful journey to become a much better business school/program. For those schools that have already achieved accreditation, it is a sense of satisfaction that many improvements have already been accomplished. Whether you are new to this journey or not, the ultimate goal is to continuously improve and become better regardless of what your current standing is. It is an opportunity to stay on top of the latest developments in business education. 
As the Dean of the Bang College of Business, I find it to be very important to share our EFMD accreditation journey and experiences with other institutions in Kazakhstan as well as the Central Asian region. This way, we hope to guide and inspire other schools and programs to take on this accreditation journey and contribute to the improvement of business education in Kazakhstan and beyond. This is also the wish of Dr. Bang, President of Kimep University. I believe this online workshop will be an important milestone towards achieving this goal.”

Nejat Capar

Dean of the Bang College of Business, KIMEP University

Executive Academy - Europe Stream

The empowering development programme for senior teaching & learning professionals

The Executive Academy is a state-of-the-art leadership development programme designed specifically to address the needs of senior leadership roles in business schools.

It adopts a holistic approach, starting with building a solid foundation through a Leading oneself module, allowing participants to explore in depth their own leadership style, strengths and skills to focus on. It continues with Leading others and Leading programmes/institutions, delving into leadership in the context of the specific institutions and teams, as well as in the context of the current challenges of management education as a whole.

The goal of the programme is to equip participants with tools leading to deeper understanding and awareness of their own skills, qualities and purpose in order to thrive as a leader in the digital age business school environment.

Interactive online programme for quality assurance professionals

The Quality Assurance Academy (QAA) is a comprehensive training offer for business schools’ quality assurance professionals. It focuses on developing leadership competencies and managerial skills to meet the diverse professional challenges encountered daily in quality assurance/quality management (QA/QM) work in business schools.

The QAA cuts across all major quality assurance frameworks to develop and refine the participants’ understanding of the underlying methodologies and their purpose. Therefore, it is seen as a general qualification opportunity rather than training to support a specific accreditation project.

The QAA is offered to the EFMD membership and the wider business school community in partnership with Academ by RimaOne.

International Projects

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EFMD Global has over 30 years of experience in coordinating and participating in international projects. From internationalising higher education and strengthening quality assurance, to topics such as open innovation and design thinking.

For the support of the project partners, EFMD Global organises capacity building trainings, international conferences, formulates policy proposals, creates online platforms for cooperation and networking, and publishes researches and case studies, in cooperation with institutions from all over the world.



EQUAL4EUROPE is a research-based, 4-year project supports and increases gender equality in the European Research Area. It gets its inspiration from a previous string of research of the European Institute for Gender Equality. Each partner institution will develop and apply Gender Equality Plan and advocate for a pan-European  implementation of the process. 

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SQUARE is designed to expand the cultural, social and economic contribution of the university on the society with methodologies and guidelines. The project also aims at strengthening the current quality assurance systems in Georgia with the integration of the evaluation of the 3rd mission activities in the national standards.

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buGAM is a 2-year project led by Poznań University of Economics and Business (Poland). It will create a strategic management simulation that combines innovative training methods and movie education. It comes as an answer to the new online education needs occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This business game is jointly developed and tested by 3 European universities and 2 private organisations specialised in ICT and adult education.

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The European Training Network for InduStry Digital Transformation across Innovation Ecosystems(EINST4INE) aims to develop new concepts and methods in the field of digital transformation across innovation systems, Open Innovation and Industry 4.0. The 7 European business schools of the consortium will recruit 15 early-stage researchers at PhD level to strengthen their expertise in innovation and technology management techniques.

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Innovative Finance Inclusion in Academia and Field provides infrastructure, knowledge and innovative solutions to help raise awareness around the field of sustainable and inclusive finance. It acts as a platform to facilitate the collection of best practices, case studies and the design of trainings for faculty and university students regarding ESG (Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance) investments. The project promotes an interdisciplinary approach, stressing that knowledge and awareness is necessary not only in finance, but also in economics, law, technology, design and education.
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Fostering Digital and Green Transformation in SMEs is a 2-year project that aims at developing a course on managing green digital transformation in SMEs. It is led by Poznań University of Economics and Business (Poland).

It will create an innovative curriculum with gamified interactive training videos, educational films and video case studies to increase students’ skills for managing green innovation in SMEs. It will be developed by 4 European universities, an SME specialised in online education, an NGO and EFMD.

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Inclusive Digital Education Access - IDEA is an Erasmus+ project that offers guidance and tools for a more inclusive digital pedagogy.

Building on the best practices observed during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the project develops a quality assurance system and completes it by trainings instruments and pedagogical tools for the faculty. The objective is to adapt pedagogy to increase students’ engagement and provide a more inclusive learning environment.

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Digital Transformation of Global Entrepreneurial Mindsets is a 2-year project answering the growing demand for ICT specialists who possess both digital technologies knowledge and business skills. This combination is crucial to increase the innovativeness and efficiency of organizations.

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Virtual Career Fairs

Connect your talent with recruiters from all over the world!

The global pandemic has changed how Career Services operate, and some virtual components are here to stay in the recruiting process. To face this new reality, with our partner Highered, we provide you with alternative solutions to connect your talent with companies and organisations around the globe when on-campus recruiting is limited or impossible.

You can complement your local activities with:

  • Major Global Virtual Fairs, the world largest global recruiting events open for your students and alumni wherever they are based or wish to relocate, and offering thousands of international opportunities;
  • Open events organised continuously by our corporate partners (ABinBev, Google, Roche, IOM, …);
  • The possibility to host your private events online on your own branded platform and with limited administrative management.

Accreditation, certification & assessment



  • Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb

  • Faculty of Management, University of Warsaw

  • Kozminski University

  • Moscow School of Management, SKOLKOVO

  • School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana

  • SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Poland

  • St. Petersburg University, Graduate School of Management

  • University of Economics, Prague - Faculty of Business Administration



  • Corvinus University of Budapest

    Executive MBA
    BA in Business and Management

  • Estonian Business School

    International BBA Programme

  • Faculty of Business and Economics, RISEBA University of Applied Sciences

    Professional Bachelor European Business Studies
    Professional Master International Business

  • Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Pécs

    BSc in Business Administration and Management

  • Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb

    Bachelor Degree in Business

  • Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Rijeka

    Bachelor in International Business

  • Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism, University of Split

    Undergraduate Programme in Business Studies

    Graduate Programme in Business Studies

  • Faculty of International Relations, Prague University of Economics and Business

    Master in International Trade

    Master in International Business – Central European Business Realities

  • School of Business and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology

    Bachelor Programme in International Business Administration

  • School of Economics and Business, University of Sarajevo

    Bachelor Undergraduate Programme Set: Financial Management and Marketing Management

  • BMI - Baltic Management Institute

    4-Continent Executive MBA

  • Cracow School of Business, Cracow University of Economics

    Executive MBA

  • Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade

    Bachelor in Economics - Accounting, Audit and Financial Management

  • HSE Graduate School of Business (Moscow), National Research University, Higher School of Economics

    Bachelor Degree Programme Set: Bachelor in Business Administration and Bachelor in Marketing & Market Analytics

  • HSE St. Petersburg School of Economics and Management, National Research University Higher School of Economics

    Master in Finance

  • Graduate School of Economics and Management, Ural Federal University

    Bachelor in International Economics and Business

  • Institute of Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK), National Research University, Higher School of Economics

    Master’s Programme in Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation

  • Wroclaw University of Economics and Business

    Finance Programme - Bachelor level
    Finance Programme - Master level

  • WUT BS - Warsaw University of Technology Business School

    Executive MBA (part-time)

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  • Corvinus University of Budapest, Corvinus Business School

  • Kozminski University

  • SGH Warsaw School of Economics

  • TalTech School of Business and Governance

  • University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business



  • DOBA Faculty of Applied Business and Social Studies Maribor

    • 2 courses as part of Master programme International Business Management:
      • Business Research Methods
      • Communication and Lobbying

All membership and accreditation activities with Russian institutions are suspended until further notice.

Read more in a joint statement available here.



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