EFMD would like to warmly congratulate Nottingham Business School at the Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom, and Faculty of Management at the University of Warsaw, Poland, which have been awarded EQUIS accreditation.

Martin Schader, the EQUIS Director, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Nottingham Business School at the Nottingham Trent University into the community of EQUIS accredited schools. Nottingham Business School is an example of a school which leverages its corporate connections and provides its students with an outstanding personalisation programme, which could serve as a best practice model in the sector. It is a true pleasure to congratulate on the success of a school which has moved up the quality improvement ladder, from having its BA International Business Suite accredited by EPAS (EFMD Programme Accreditation System) four years ago to achieving the leading international recognition for the whole institution.”

We are all delighted to be EQUIS accredited which is truly the gold standard of quality for business school world-wide. Passing the threshold of EQUIS has been possible by full engagement with the EFMD Network, where we have learnt from the best in the world and have actively utilised the quality improvement framework to become one of the best in the world,” added Baback Yazdani, the Dean at Nottingham.

It is through continuous improvement and innovation that we have had an exceptional year at Nottingham Business School (NBS) and Nottingham Trent University (NTU) when the School has achieved leading positions in all fields of its activities and our university has achieved TEF Gold and awarded the Times Higher Education University of the Year too. We are committed to further develop ourselves and of course contribute to the EFMD family for many years to come.

Alojzy Nowak, the Dean at Warsaw, commented on the achievement: “It is with great pride that we received the information about the EQUIS accreditation for Faculty of Management, University of Warsaw. We are honoured to be welcomed into EQUIS family as one of two business schools in Poland. This accreditation is a step of exceptional significance in our pursuit and quest for excellence and proves we are on the right path  – a path of continuous improvement and raising our position as a top business school in the region.”

“The Faculty of Management at the University of Warsaw is one of the leading business schools in Central and Eastern Europe, which should be commended for its research output, particularly in the areas of entrepreneurship, public sector management and antitrust policies and strategies. There is no doubt that its strategic quality improvement drive, firmly embedded in the School’s internal culture, will allow the Faculty of Management at the University of Warsaw to continuously advance in the quality improvement process as part of the community of EQUIS accredited schools,” added Martin Schader, the EQUIS Director.

The list of re-accredited schools is available here.

EQUIS accreditation ensures a rigorous quality improvement process, benchmarking the School against a set of 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. EQUIS has now accredited 174 schools across 42 countries.

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