Eleven Schools Reaccredited by EQUIS - a Leading Business School Accreditation

EFMD would like to warmly congratulate the following schools who have recently been re-accredited by EQUIS:

“As Dean of the Telfer School of Management, I am delighted and proud that our School has been conferred the EQUIS accreditation label for a further period of five years! This is a remarkable achievement which confirms that our triple-accredited School meets the highest international standards of excellence! I am grateful to EFMD for the advice and guidance they have provided since we were first accredited in 2009 and which allowed us to develop and improve. We owe this success to the outstanding work of our professors, the dedication of our academic leaders and administrative personnel as well as the quality of our students and the commitment of our alumni and members of the community at large who have supported the School on its path towards continuous improvement and excellence.  Congratulations and thank you to all for this accomplishment!”
François Julien, Dean, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa

EQUIS is a quality assurance process. The requirements for accreditation are the basis for improving towards international standards. We are proud of this 5-year accreditation because it is a recognition of a strong commitment of our team and of the positive dynamics within Paris-Dauphine."
Prof. Laurent Batsch, President, Université Paris-Dauphine

“The EQUIS reaccreditation reinforces the school's desire to continue its five-year development strategy, the next steps of which will be announced as part of the new #Audencia2020 strategic plan, to be launched in January 2016.”
Mr. Frank Vidal, Dean & Director General, Ecole de Management, Audencia Nantes

“The third full renewal of our EQUIS accreditation is an endorsement of UCD Business’ constant efforts and focus on consistently achieving the highest quality standards in research and teaching for our students. The EQUIS accreditation, which is awarded only after a rigorous peer review, ensures that UCD Business remains positioned among the world’s top business school. Our students, alumni, faculty, staff, corporate partners and other supporters can be immensely proud of that achievement.”
Prof. Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, Dean, Smurfit School of Business and Quinn School of Business, University College Dublin

“The Graduate School of Management at SPbU is proud to have been re-accredited by EQUIS. It has been a long, hard journey since our first accreditation, and this re-accreditation is the achievement of many people working as a team and changing the school for the  better. Now we are ready to start the next three challenging years.  With our EQUIS accreditation we will use the recommendations we have received for our next steps towards fulfilling the potential of GSOM SPbU to be a world class business school preparing Russian and international students to manage the global businesses of the future.”
Associate Professor Konstantin Krotov, Head of Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg University

“The Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town is proud to continue its tradition of being a leading business school in Africa as reflected in our rankings and with this reaccreditation. This confirms our position as one of an elite group of schools with triple accreditation. Our partners know that they get a world-class education and we take our responsibility of raising a new generation of leaders very seriously.”
Prof. Dr. Walter Baets, Director & Dean, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town

Prof. Michael Osbaldeston, the EFMD Director of Quality Services, added, "I would like to congratulate the schools that have gone through the reaccreditation process. EQUIS accreditation ensures a rigorous quality improvement process, involving a thorough self-assessment, a visit of an international peer review team, and finally a very experienced Awarding Body evaluating the assessment and findings of the review team to determine whether the School should be granted accreditation. EQUIS benchmarks the School against international standards in terms of governance, programmes, faculty, students, research, and foremost, corporate engagement, internationalisation and ethics, responsibility and sustainability. There are currently no substitutes for such an in-depth assessment of quality and all the schools should be commended for their commitment to excellence."

More information on EQUIS business school accreditation is available at www.efmd.org/equis