HEM is accredited by the prestigious Association of African Business Schools

New recognition of academic excellence and good governance at HEM!

HEM Business School distinguishes itself by receiving the prestigious 5-year accreditation from the Association of African Business Schools.

Thus, HEM becomes the first business school in North Africa to achieve this classification. Detailed information in this press release.

The Association of African Business Schools is a non-profit organization dedicated to the growth of Africa by ensuring quality education in management and business.

Founded in 2005, today AABS has 56 members spread over 15 African countries.

AABS also supports business schools through the Capacity Building, Collaboration, and Quality Improvement Program for African Business School Deans, Principals, and Professors.

In 2018, AABS decided to launch its own accreditation, the first African accreditation for business schools in Africa.

This accreditation is based on values ​​related to the African continent and promises to put African business schools at the forefront of management education.

From the outset, HEM chose to take on the challenge of AABS accreditation and file processing, thus initiating a 36-month process, including the first phase of submitting an Expression of Interest from HEM, a second application for eligibility and one final final one to write a self-assessment report, in English.

Based on this report, the jury evaluated HEM over several days during which all school stakeholders (management committee, teachers, students, partners, winners, etc.) were questioned. More than 700 megabytes of data and data about HEM were made available to the jury for studies and analyzes and the decision to accredit HEM.

The jury in question consisted of 3 persons in persons:

  1. Mr. Karim Al-Saghir, President of Ajman University in the United Arab Emirates
  2. Mr. Ahmed Abdel Meguid, Professor – Chartered Accountant at the American University in Cairo in Egypt
  3. Mr. Hatem Masri, Dean and Professor of Analytics at the College of Business Administration, University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain

It should be noted that AABS accreditation depends on 11 standards In line with international accreditation standards, which are:

  1. Relevance to the African contextThe whole school approach demonstrates awareness of the environment (national, political, legal, social and economic) and has a mission and set of programs that meet the needs of the operating environment.
  2. Mission, vision and strategy: The school is built around a clear mission, vision and strategy, known to all, that guide stakeholders on a daily basis.
  3. Verdict: The general operation of the school has a system of governance that ensures the achievement of the overall strategy.
  4. Resources: The funds and available resources are managed effectively and efficiently to achieve the objectives of the enterprise.
  5. Students: The school pledges to make the student the center of its interests and is keen to make him a citizen and a qualified player.
  6. faculty of school: The school’s training is built around an expert faculty to ensure the best transfer of knowledge.
  7. Foreign relations: This relates to relationships with alumni, national and international academic partners as well as companies in order to ensure fit between programs and market needs.
  8. the programThe school offers a variety of coherent programs converging towards effective integration into the labor market
  9. research : The school has a research activity linked to its vision and mission.
  10. Impact on Africa: The school contributes to the overall economic and social development in Africa through its management structure, stakeholder relations, diversification awareness, and comprehensive program portfolio.
  11. durability: The school has a global approach to sustainable management through its governance structure, relationships with stakeholders, presentation, and impact on the African continent.

On May 25, 2022 the ruling was officially overturned! HEM has responded positively to all AABS accreditation standards and criteria and is now 1the time Accreditation of the North African Business School by the Association of African Business Schools for 5 years.

This accreditation represents several advantages for HEM. among them :

  • International recognition of excellence, enhancing HEM’s standing and reputation with various stakeholders
  • HEM’s Stronger Appeal to Professors, Educators, Students, Employers, and Strategic Partners…
  • A commitment by HEM to a process of continuous improvement, allowing it to quickly adapt to the changing needs of the environment in which the school operates
  • HEM is now part of a seamless network that encourages peer-to-peer learning and the sharing of best practices among AABS accredited business schools.

International recognition!

An accreditation thus confirms HEM’s position as the No. 1 private business school in Morocco, ensuring its noble mission as an actor in education, positively influencing its ecosystem and generally contributing to the dissemination of knowledge in the field of management in Africa.

Obtaining this prestigious mark is the result of the long-standing work and commitment of all HEM stakeholders. In this sense, Yasmine Ben Amor, President of LCI Education Africa and General Manager of HEM declares: “We are proud and honored to be awarded this prestigious and coveted African accreditation, which took 3 years to process and required unwavering commitment from HEM teams. This designation underscores our school’s solidification as one of the leaders in private higher education in Africa.“.

On his part, Ali Al Qimma, LCI Education Africa Director of Development, Director of International Relations and holder of the HEM accreditation project stated: Today, higher education increasingly represents a globalized knowledge society in which new patterns of knowledge, alliances, and social and professional relationships are emerging. This new paradigm powerfully motivates renowned institutions like HEM to innovate, continually enhance quality control processes, and continually improve their programs and teaching methods. The continental accreditation process has allowed us to prepare a self-assessment report according to the 11 standards set by the African Association of Business Schools (AABS). Earning an AABS accreditation is a true acknowledgment of HEM’s expertise in higher education. »


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