Master accreditation procedure

The ASFOR accreditation process identifies the excellence of training projects. The programs are evaluated according to criteria which certify the integrity of the proposed contents, the teaching quality of the staff involved, the organizational commitment of the educational institutions, economic sustainability and the guarantee of continuity over time.

Quality, relevance, meeting the training needs demanded by the market: the objective of the ASFOR accreditation process, in line with international standards, is to encourage the strengthening and legitimacy of the master training product by identifying the programs which offer the most robust and meaningful projects.

With the master accreditation process, ASFOR is committed to promoting quality training as an indispensable element for disseminating and strengthening managerial culture, facilitating the transmission of the skills necessary to govern the complexity of the economic system and the world in which we live.


Purpose of accreditation

The goal of the ASFOR accreditation process, in line with international standards, is to distinguish master programs which meet a significant set of requirements from the myriad of programs available on the market with the name master.

Types of accreditable masters

Master in General Management
Specialized Masters
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Specialized Executive Master


Ordinary accreditation: 5 years, when the program fully satisfies all the requirements set out.
Conditional accreditation: 3 years, if the program does not significantly meet up to three requirements but improvement is reasonably achievable in the following three years.


To access the accreditation process, the master must have distinct management contents and meet the training needs demanded by the market. The program must have previously concluded at least 2 editions, with a minimum of 15 participants per edition.

Areas subject to evaluation

Recruitment and selection of candidates

Admission procedure
Applicant requirements

Educational institutions and schools

In addition to the evaluation of the master product, ASFOR considers it essential to analyze and evaluate the school / institution as a whole.

Didactic process

Objectives and target market
Study plan
Teaching staff
Directorship of the Master program
Educational strategies

Structure and organization

Teaching setting
Library and reading rooms
IT and support equipment
Other services
Alumni Association

Personal development of students

Support services (tutorship, coaching, counseling)
Evaluation by the participants
Career service and placements

Quality assurance

The school / institution must prove that they have an effective and rigorous quality assurance system in terms of program design, the monitoring of quality and periodic review.

Economic and financial sustainability

The school / institution is required to indicate the sustainability conditions of the program: minimum number of participants, availability of teaching and administrative staff, logistical and financial resources for the expansion of subsequent editions.