La Salle - Business Engineering School – URL has the first program taught in Spanish accredited in the world by PMI. It's the first school in Spain and the third school in Europe to obtain the PMI accreditation from GAC for its Master in Project Management.
BES La Salle has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:
-Master of Business Administration
-Bachelor in Management of Business & Technology
In promoting and fostering excellence in business education, the IACBE takes a mission-based and outcomes-driven approach to accreditation, in which the assurance of academic quality is based on the results of the assessment of educational outcomes rather than prescriptive input standards. Therefore, for IACBE purposes, “academic quality” is defined to be the overall level of performance of the academic business unit in the context of its mission as measured by the extent of accomplishment of the unit’s intended student learning and operational outcomes and its mission and broad-based goals.
La Salle - Business Engineering School – URL is the first business school in Spain and the third in Europe to receive accreditation by the GAC (Global Accreditation Center) of PMI (Project Management Institute), for the Master in Project Management.
The Master in Project Management started in 1999, and since then has contributed to training more than 1000 professionals, proving the correspondence between the MPM studies and Project Management in all areas.
This accreditation is an explicit recognition to the quality of this program, which provides professionals with the essential knowledge and tools for leading projects successfully all along their professional career.
This accreditation from the PMI is also a recognition to the commitment of La Salle with the Project Manager profession, through the different Project Management training programmes for executives and professionals, and the promotion of an academic and institutional “networking” at a national and international level. This accreditation is also a great and unique advantage for students enrolled in this Master.
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La Salle is currently a member of “Asociación Española de Escuelas de Dirección de Empresas, AEEDE” (Spanish Association of Management Business Schools). Founded in 1989, AEEDE’s mission is to promote quality Business Management training, serve the Corporate Community, and develop corporate knowledge within the scope of its competence.
Nowadays, La Salle is member of AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; formed by education institutions, companies and other organizations compromised with the promotion and improvement of higher education in Management and Business Administration. AACSB International was created in 1916. It is the first organism which accredits studies such as Bachelors, Masters and post-graduate programmes in Management and business administration. Its founder members include: Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, New York University, North-western University, The Ohio State University, Tulane University, University of California at Berkeley, University of Chicago, University of Illinois, University of Nebraska, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, The University of Texas, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Yale University.
Nowadays, La Salle is member of EFMD – European Foundation for Management Development. EFMD is an international organization sited in Brussels, Belgium. EFMD comprises more than 500 associated organizations including universities, private enterprises and consulters in 65 different countries. EFMD is world-wide recognized as an organism which accredits the quality of the Management Education and has established its services in Business schools, corporative universities and learning programmes based on new Technologies. EFMD provides a discussion forum for the information, research, networking and debate for the innovation and the best practices in the management development.
La Salle is nowadays a member of "El Consejo Latinoamericano de Escuela de Administración CLADEA". It has more than forty years of existence. It was founded in Lima in 1967 and is one of the most important business schools in the world. This international organization was founded with the aim of contributing to resolve the main problems of the Latin American societies as regards the teaching of Business Management. Its members form an Assembly that includes education institutions for the teaching and research of both public and private administration.
La Salle is a founder member of IALU - Asociación Internacional de Universidades de La Salle (International Association of La Salle Universities). The IALU's aim is to serve as a link between La Salle universities in the World, promoting activities, providing the information interchange and organizing development seminars in the same La Salle universities.
The Ramon Llull University received in September 2007 the favorable Program of Institutional Evaluation report from the European University Association (EUA), which is based on a University global evaluation process. The process is conducted by university experts of recognized international prestige. It should be pointed out that the URL has been the first Spanish private university to get this kind of recognition.