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

“We are delighted that Schulich has received a second consecutive five-year EQUIS accreditation from EFMD. We regard EQUIS as the premier quality designation for internationally oriented business schools, and EQUIS accreditation once again affirms our School’s strong focus on real-world business relevance, program innovation and global reach,” commented Dezsö J. Horváth, the Dean of the Schulich SoB. “We look forward to working with EFMD and the other EQUIS member institutions in the years ahead as we continue to expand our global footprint and position Schulich as a leading centre of management education.”

“The EQUIS accreditation from EFMD is an important affirmation of Beedie’s stature as a leading Canadian business school, and it is an honour to have been awarded re-accreditation for a further five years. We share EFMD’s commitment to uniting academic excellence with close ties to corporate business, as well as their international outlook,” said Ali Dastmalchian, Professor & Dean at Beedie“This can be seen in the diversity of our student body, faculty and staff, our focus on experiential learning, our concern for sustainability and social responsibility, our strong relationships with the business community locally and internationally, and the practical grounding of our programs and our research. These continue to be central to Beedie’s mission, and I believe our EQUIS accreditation reflects our School’s values.”

“EQUIS evaluates not just our entire line-up of programmes from MBA to Executive Education but also the degree of CEIBS’ internationalisation; so we are pleased that it has confirmed that CEIBS consistently operates at the highest global standards,” said CEIBS Vice President & Dean Ding Yuan in reacting to the news. “We take very seriously our responsibility to educate socially responsible business leaders of today and tomorrow, who are able to make a difference anywhere in the world. This recognition of the tremendous work put in by the entire CEIBS community will inspire us to work even harder.”

“The EQUIS accreditation marks the international recognition of Lingnan’s efforts and achievement in the past years, and reaffirms our reputation as a premier business school in China with international standing. With the goal of becoming one of the best business schools worldwide, Lingnan will be dedicating itself to the internationalization of education and research, and will continue to make progress and pursue excellence in the future,” said Lu Jun, the Executive Dean at Lingnan College.

Thomas Froehlicher, Director General and Dean at Kedge said: “The Governance and Senior Management of Kedge Business School are grateful to the faculty, staff and students whose dedication and engagement have enabled us to attain the EQUIS five-year accreditation. The Peer Review Team has commended the School for its emphasis on the acquisition of managerial skills, the breadth of its personal/professional development and career placement programmes, its innovative faculty appraisal, review and promotion processes, as well as for the quality of its external governance and the relevance of its corporate connections. This five-year accreditation highlights the School’s purpose of “transforming people, organisations and environments in a global context” and provides renewed energy to pursue its strategic agenda of strengthening the student experience while being impactful, global, networked and sustainable.”

“We are extremely proud to be re-accredited for five years. Frankfurt School was first accredited by EQUIS in 2014 and, since then, faculty and staff have been working hard to maintain and improve the international and high quality standards required by EFMD. It is a great achievement for Frankfurt School to receive this hallmark of excellence once again. The accreditation helps us attract outstanding talent from all over the world to study and work at Frankfurt School, and raise our profile as a top business school,” said Udo Steffens, the President of Frankfurt School.

“Great pleasure for EQUIS label, and big responsibility for further improvement for the sake of our school, Japan, and Asia as well,” added Hirokazu Kono, the Dean at Keio.

Susan Hart, Dean of Durham University Business School, said: “The Business School’s five-year EQUIS re-accreditation is testimony to our position as a leading international business school, with excellence across our key strategic areas of research, education and student experience. The peer review team highlighted how the School provides its students, at all levels, with a research-led education in all areas of business and management that enables them to pursue meaningful international careers. Contributing to the strength of our 20,000 alumni network across 150 countries.”

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.”

EQUIS has now accredited 172 schools across 42 countries. More information on EQUIS is available at www.efmd.org/equis