EQUIS Re-Accredits 14 Business Schools Around the World

EFMD would like to warmly congratulate the following schools who have recently been re-accredited by EQUISEQUIS logo13-LR:

  • Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Graduate School of Management, IAE Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London, UK
  • ITAM Business School, ITAM - Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Mexico
  • NUS Business School, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Nyenrode Business Universiteit, Netherlands
  • Otago Business School, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • School of Management, Fudan University, China
  • Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde, UK
  • Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Université Paris-Dauphine, France
Accreditation from EFMD is one of the best and most complete ways to certify the quality of a business school as accreditation involves an extensive self-assessment by the school, the visit of an international review team who spend several days interviewing many different people in the School, and finally a very experienced jury evaluating the assessment and findings of the review team to determine whether the School should be granted accreditation. There are currently no substitutes for such an in-depth assessment of quality and the schools who have been re-accredited should be commended for their commitment to excellence.

EQUIS is not primarily focused on the MBA or any other specific programme as its scope covers all of programmes offered by an institution from the first degree up to the Ph.D. Institutions that are accredited by EQUIS must demonstrate not only high general quality in all dimensions of their activities, but also a high degree of internationalisation. With companies recruiting worldwide, with students choosing to get their education outside their home countries, and with schools building alliances across borders and continents, there is a rapidly growing need for them to be able to identify those institutions in other countries that deliver high quality education in international management. EQUIS also believes that business schools should be as closely connected to the real world of business as schools of medicine are to working hospitals. There must be a balance between high academic quality and the professional relevance provided by close interaction with the corporate world. EQUIS attaches particular importance to the development of managerial and entrepreneurial skills and fosters a students sense of global responsibility.

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