Accreditation and Approval

Degrees delivered at Alfred Ford School of Management are accredited and awarded by Paris Pole Alternance (PPA) and its international school IPE Management School – Paris which are well established and internationally acknowledged Higher Education Institution – a Grande Ecole within the Réseau des Grandes Ecoles Specialisées (GES). PPA with IPE together delivers Undergraduate and Postgraduate level degrees whose key objective is to educate managers with superior skills and capabilities to make ongoing and lasting contributions to the global economy and society as a whole.

Pôle Paris Alternance (PPA) is an Institution of Higher Education of Réseau Grandes Écoles Spécialisées (Réseau GES) and is fully approved and authorised by the French State to award qualifications at Level 1 Masters) and Level 2 (Undergraduate).
IPE Management School Paris (IPE) is the International School of Paris Pôle Alternance (PPA) which is responsible for the delivery of our Masters and Undergraduate degrees in overseas locations within the authority as granted for PPA.
Alfred Ford School of Management is academically and quality managed directly by PPA / IPE to ensure that academic standards and learning objectives are in compliance with academic quality control exercised in Paris.

Recognition of PPA/IPE Management School of Paris
Officially Certified and Internationally recognized by:
• The French Government at Level 1 and approved in Europe in accordance with the Bologna agreement
• The French National Commission for Professional Certification – Commission Nationale de la Certification Professionnelle (CNCP)
• The Commission Nationale Européenne de Certification (CEC)

Please note, although our teaching is conducted in English, the graduation certificate and academic transcript (Europass format) will be in French.

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

ACBSP_logoThe Alfred Ford MBA is in the process of being accredited by ACBSP. ACBSP is the leading specialized accreditation association for business education, supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. The association embraces virtues of teaching excellence and emphasizes to students that it is essential to learn how to learn. ACBSP acknowledges the importance of scholarly research and inquiry and believes that such activities facilitate improved teaching. ACBSP is recognized by the U.S. Council for Higher Education Accreditation, CHEA. Learn more about the value of ACBSP accreditation for Students and for Employers. More info at and