CEEMAN IQA Accreditation Framework
The CEEMAN Accreditation Framework depicted below shows the seven areas of assessment upon which accreditation is based: 1. STRATEGY AND OBJECTIVES
2. GOVERNANCE AND STRUCTURES
3. KNOWLEDGE CREATION (RESEARCH)
4. KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER (EDUCATION)
6. CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT/INNOVATON
7. COMMITMENT TO RESPONSIBLE PRACTICES
Each area is examined from three different perspectives:
1. alignment with the institution’s stated mission, vision and values and the influence of the institution’s informal culture on achieving these;
2. the degree to which each area adheres to internationally recognized quality standards;
3. how each area responds to, and is adapted to the specific needs of the environment(s) in which the respective institution operates.
Evaluation of internationally recognized quality standards
CEEMAN IQA is based on the belief that while there may be considerable variation in statements of mission, vision, and values, and substantial differences in the management development needs in specific environments, there nevertheless exist certain globally recognized quality standards which every accredited institution should meet.
CEEMAN IQA signifies overall recognition of "excellence". Few if any institutions, including those widely considered to be world leaders in management education, would receive top scores in every individual area of assessment. What is important is the overall assessment. Each CEEMAN accreditation peer review team makes an overall assessment from the data provided in the Self-Assessment Report and its own on-site observations.
Evaluation of customer/market relevance
CEEMAN IQA also evaluates whether an institution has an appropriate understanding of the development needs of its customers and the market environments in which it operates and whether the institution responds to these needs with relevant management research, educational offerings, and active engagement in its respective local and wider business and social environments.
CEEMAN appreciates diverse cultural, educational, business, and social contexts, and diverse management development needs. The CEEMAN accreditation framework does not prescribe any particular business model.
CEEMAN IQA asks each evaluated institution to demonstrate how its teaching and learning processes, program offerings, research, and management development activities are relevant to the needs of its local and wider business and social environments.