Nine Schools Re-accredited by EQUIS Business School Accreditation

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


“In my first year as a Dean with a novel young Board, it was very helpful and no less stressful to face EFMD's EQUIS re-accreditation process. It was a process that helped us involve the whole IAE Business School in a big project that has pushed us to be more consistent in our strategy, more clear in the connection between strategic initiatives and the School identity, and has triggered many difficult conversations that were necessary to address,” commented Rodolfo Rivarola, the Dean of IAE Business School. “After that, the peer review team helped us to think deeper and gave us a rich feedback -both the good we wanted to listen but also what help us to learn and grow.”

“We are extremely pleased with the achievement of the 5-year EQUIS accreditation. An achievement like this, only four years following the initiation of the merger, is an enormous accomplishment that can only be attributed to the enormous hard work and dedication of our faculty and staff. It testifies that our well-balanced strategic choices are appropriate and in line with the highest international academic standards and clearly evidences that NEOMA Business School has grown into a high quality well-established entity that proudly belongs to the 1% best business schools of the world,” said Frank Bostyn, the Dean of NEOMA.

Dipak Jain, the Dean of Sasin, commented on this achievement: “We are proud to receive our second EQUIS re-accreditation from EFMD. Since becoming the first business school in Thailand to receive EQUIS accreditation in 2011, Sasin has continued to emphasize and focus on the importance of academic excellence, business relevance, and social significance. These are the three pillars that serve as both the foundation and the ongoing aspiration of the school. This re-accreditation from EFMD is further recognition of Sasin's commitment to the continuous improvement of our programs, and the strategic vision for the future of our school.”

Nizar Becheikh, Interim Dean at the School of Business, AUC, added: “For almost seven decades, we have strived at the AUC School of Business to provide our students with a multicultural and diverse learning environment firmly rooted in the liberal arts education approach and featuring a wide range of rigorous and innovative undergraduate and graduate programs in Business, Economics and Accounting. The reaccreditation by EQUIS is a recognition of the cutting edge quality of our programs, the high caliber and practical relevance of our research, and the deep impact of our community and corporate engagement in Egypt, the Arab Region and beyond. It is also a clear vote of confidence in the AUC School of Business strategy, governance, and rigorous continuous improvement processes. We are proud to be part of 1% of leading business schools!”

Martin Schader, the EQUIS Director, added: “I would like to congratulate all the schools for a successful EQUIS re-accreditation. EQUIS accreditation ensures a rigorous quality improvement process, benchmarking the School against international standards in terms of governance, programmes, students, faculty, research, and foremost, internationalisation, ethics, responsibility and sustainability, as well as corporate engagement. 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 is available at www.efmd.org/equis