The first two years of this project were focused on the design and launch of the new online SHRM M.B.A. based on the best practices of U.S. business education.
The second two-years of the project broadened the collaboration’s focus to expand best practices for both classroom and online education into the whole of the UKIM Faculty of Economics and establish a baseline gap analysis and accompanying workplan to support a full AACSB accreditation application.
During Years 5 and 6 (2024-2026), Kelley Global will support UKIM in its efforts to drive top level management education in the region, drawing from U.S. business practices with enriched course content, pedagogical practices, and experiential opportunities for students and faculties. In addition, Kelley Global will assist UKIM in its application for AACSB accreditation which, once achieved, will establish UKIM as a regional leader in advanced business education, attracting students and business partnerships from throughout the Balkans and beyond. The ultimate deliverable from this partnership will be an internationally accredited business school program that successfully mixes the qualities of a U.S.-based business degree with the cultural knowledge and considerations of the Balkan region, meeting the growing needs of the area.