EFMD would like to warmly congratulate Hult International Business School, United States, and Faculty of Management and Economics at the Dalian University of technology, China, which have been awarded EQUIS accreditation.

David Asch, the EQUIS Director, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Hult International Business School into the community of EQUIS accredited schools. With its six campuses around the world and highly international student body, Hult is a truly global business school. The School’s clear vision and strategy focuses on relevance, impact and teaching excellence.”

“EQUIS is a huge step in the Hult’s history and is testament to the work we are all doing to build a great School. Such external validation of the quality will help our brand, and will no doubt boost the pride of our faculty, students, professional staff, and alumni,” added Johan S. Roos, Chief Academic Officer at the Hult International Business School.

Jingqin Su, Dean of the Faculty of Management and Economics at the Dalian University of Technology, commented: “We are much honoured to gain the official accreditation from EQUIS which is a milestone for FMEs’ further development. The strict requirements of EQUIS accreditation system and its professional peer review team are of great significance for FMEs promotion in View, Strategy and Goals. FME also took the in spiration from the accreditation process in strengthening teaching programs, student cultivation, faculties and staffs, academic research and internationalisation.”

“Meanwhile, FME would like to take the responsibilities as the first business school in Northeast China with EQUIS accreditation, share the development experiences in each phase with other business schools. FME will also actively share the practice of China’s development with other members and promote business education in joint hands.”

David Asch, the EQUIS Director, added: “The Faculty of Management and Economics at the Dalian University is a high-quality business school which enjoys regional leadership, good national standing as reflected in national rankings and an impressive international reputation for the production and promotion of management case studies.”

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.

Thirtheen Schools got re-accredited by EQUIS, bringing the number of EQUIS accredited schools to 176, in 42 countries.

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