The organising principles of the European Higher Education Area are quality, mobility, diversity and competitiveness, with a focus on the achievement of strategic aims, such as the adoption of a system of easily comparable degrees, assuring quality, structuring university studies into two levels (undergraduate and postgraduate) and implementing the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS credits).
ANECA has developed two quality-focused programmes: AUDIT and VERIFICA, which have set out the establishment of a Quality Management System as assessment criteria and guidelines for all programmes to ensure monitoring, review and continuous improvement. The Centres where they are taught, or the Universities, should have a set of procedures related to quality assurance and be equipped with a number of formal mechanisms for the approval, monitoring and periodic review of their programmes. They should also establish mechanisms to disseminate information about the programmes and their objectives, aimed at students and society as a whole.
The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration has a certified Quality Management System which complies with the guidelines in the AUDIT programme set by ANECA. Said system is formed by the organisational structure, authorities, processes, action procedures and resources provided at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration to carry out internal quality assurance.
The system is continuously maintained and improved through the application of the quality policy and the objectives of the Faculty's strategic plan, the measurement and analysis of the satisfaction of the stakeholders, the analysis of the results of the processes, the audits and the review of the system by the Center's Quality Committee.
The Dean and the Center's Quality Committee are responsible for the Quality Management System and are supported by the Quality Unit.