European Federation of Management Development is now called EFMD Global. EFMD is an international 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.

The organisation has around 900+ members across 91 countries, and acts as a catalyst to promote and enhance excellence in management development. Based in Brussels, Belgium EFMD has offices in Geneva, Hong Kong, Miami and Prague.

Conference theme

What brought us here might not get us there!

After more than 2 years of turmoil, reassessing of where businesses and business schools came from and where they want to go appears more relevant than ever.

The programme will therefore look at this theme starting with the individual – what does transformational leadership look like? – then look at organisations – how does the current and future world of work look like and how do we have to adapt it? – and finally look at the wider societal context around issues such as the climate emergency, sustainability goals and the wider global context, where equally a rethink of strategies and actions may become imminent.

The Indian  schools that received the EFMD's institutional accreditation called EQUIS

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM C)  (now  the first triple crown accredited school with AACSB and AMBA added) 

The first ever EFMD-EPAS (now changed only to EFMD) accreditation has been conferred on an Indian school SDMIMD, Mysore. This the second international accreditation obtained barely within months  of its ACBSP accreditation. The school also went for BSIS Business School impact system recognition listed below

EFMD Global Member Schools in India 

  1. AIMS School of Business (AIMS Institutes) Bangalore 

  2. ABBS School of Management, Bangalore

  3. Athena school of Management 

  4. Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH), Greater Noida

  5. BML Munjal University, School of Management, Gurugram

  6. Chitkara University, Chitkara Business School, Chandigarh

  7. Goa Institute of Management (GIM), Goa 

  8. Jagdish Sheth School of Management Bangalore

  9. IILM Institute for Higher Education, New Delhi

  10. Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi

  11. Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA)

  12. Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB)

  13. Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIMC)

  14. Indian Institute of Management, Indore (IIMI)

  15. Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIML)

  16. Indian Institute of Management, Raipur 

  17. Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode

  18. Indian Institute of Management Kashipur

  19. Indian Institute of Management Ranchi

  20. Indian Institute of Plantation Management, Bangalore (IIPMB)

  21. Indian School of Business, Hyderabad

  22. Indian Institute of Cost and Management Studies, Pune

  23. Institute of Management Technology - IMT, Hyderabad

  24. Institute of Management Technology - IMT, Ghaziabad

  25. Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad

  26. IMI, Bhubaneshwar 

  27. Loyola Institute of Business Administration - LIBA, Chennai

  28. Management Development Institute, Gurugram

  29. N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai

  30. Nirma University, Institute of Management, Ahmedabad 

  31. O. P. Jindal Global University, Jindal Global Business School, Sonipat

  32. Prin.L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, Mumbai

  33. Rajagiri Business School, Cochin

  34. S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai

  35. SDMIMD, Mysore

  36. SVKM's NMIMS University, School of Business Management, Mumbai

  37. Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune

  38. L M Thapar School of Management, Mohali

  39. UPES, School of Business, Dehradun

  40. Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship (XIME)

  41. Xavier University Bhubaneswar (XUB), Faculty of Management

  42. XLRI , Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur

  43. Woxsen University School of Management, Hyderaba

*Those marked in colour are Accredited schools.

EFMD Global membership offers the unique opportunity to become part of the leading international network in the field of management development.

The massive network 30,000 management professionals from academia, business, public service, and consultancies, helps EFMD Global to play a central role in shaping global approach to management education and provide a unique forum for information, research, networking and debate on innovation and best practice.


Business schools (EQUIS) EFMD Quality System is the most comprehensive institutional accreditation system for business and management schools

 EFMD Programmatic Accreditation System which was formerly called EPAS provides the rigorous standards for programme instead of institution. 

Online courses (EOCCS)
European Online Course Certification System provides top quality benchmarks in digital learning 


EFMD GN Deans Across Frontiers EDAF is an assessment and mentoring system for business schools. 

EFMD-EQUIS Accredited schools worldwide