The ASFOR accreditation system - ASFOR - Associazione Italiana per la Formazione Manageriale

ASFOR accreditation is the only Italian process which evaluates the excellence of postgraduate and executive courses in business management

It defines the criteria and dimensions on the basis of which the excellence of training courses is identified, in accordance with the most rigorous international standards and in line with the indications developed at a global level in the context of the sector associations such as AACSB, EFMD, EQUAL.


The accreditation process is voluntary and is initiated at the request of the educational institution. It applies to masters, master's degrees, corporate learning and professional development programs.


Individual training courses are initially checked to ensure that they meet the required standards after which they are periodically reviewed, resulting in a continuous process of growth, self-discipline and transparency in the training institutions.


Value of ASFOR accreditation

Training for a changing world

The world we live in is undergoing rapid and continuous transformation. A university degree is no longer enough: over the years training courses are offered in a series of successive experiences. Lifelong learning means this: to continue learning for the entire duration of one's working life.

What is accreditation for?

ASFOR accreditation assesses the appropriateness of the courses and guarantees their standard of excellence. It mediates between the training needs of people and the infinite, overabundant and chaotic world of ​​training programs.

The advantages for educational institutions

With the accreditation process, schools and organizations undertake an upgrading process, according to the standards shared globally and in a continuous comparison with the most innovative international realities.

Accredited courses: for whom?

The training courses accredited by ASFOR are aimed at undergraduates, recent graduates and employees looking for training and professional upgrades.

Why choose an accredited course?

How do you choose a suitable course among the many offered on the market? Thanks to its rigorous assessment standards, ASFOR accreditation offers authoritative information on the nature of the programs and a guarantee on the investment which people make in their professional future.

A career accelerator

Once embarked upon, the journey becomes a transformative experience. It leads to a rewarding position in the world of work and suitable career development. It offers the added value of a network which lasts over time.

The dimensions of ASFOR accreditation

To evaluate the excellence of training courses, ASFOR takes a number of aspects, requirements and criteria into consideration. Each one of these is analyzed systematically, accurately and thoroughly.

Admission procedure

The selection of the candidates must involve a careful and rigorous evaluation of their experience, aptitudes and motivation.

Duration of the training course

This varies according to the types of courses and must be appropriate for the training path. It must include the number of hours of face-to-face teaching (or remotely with synchronous classroom sessions), workshops, individual study, field projects and internships.

Learning process

The programs must guarantee the full acquisition of conceptual and applicative tools, together with the development of management skills and attitudes. The final assessment is an integral part of the learning process.

Personal development of students

ASFOR carefully evaluates the activities carried out by schools to accompany students throughout their attendance, with particular regard to the dynamics of the career service and placement. For different types of masters, an 80% placement level 6 months after completion of the course is both significant and binding: this outcome is actively supported by the schools thanks to their networks of relationships with businesses, PA and the local area.

Facilities and services

Schools must illustrate the location, quality and recognizability of their sites, the adequacy of their logistical structures, premises and learning technologies (digital equipment and IT support).

Student feedback

Listening to students must be neither sporadic nor limited to their period of attendance, but must continue throughout their respective professional journeys, helping to nurture a network capable of maintaining relationships between people even after the end of the master.