Thirteen Schools Re-accredited by EQUIS

EFMD would like to warmly congratulate thirteen business schools, which have been awarded EQUIS re-accreditation.

“We are proud of the re-accreditation by EQUIS EFMD,” commented Professor Kar Yan Tam, Dean of the School of Business and Management of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST Business School). “It is indeed a testimony to our aspiration to be an intellectual powerhouse of business education and research. This demonstrates the high caliber of our faculty, their research impact as well as our commitment to corporate engagement. It also acknowledges the performance of our students and the accomplishments of our graduates in the business world. We have learnt many things from our peers during the re-accreditation process and we continue to strive for continuous improvement. My sincere thanks for the advice from our esteemed and experienced peer faculty and all HKUST Business School colleagues who have supported and facilitated this re-accreditation exercise. Building on this solid foundation, the HKUST Business School will continue to provide the best quality business education in the region and beyond.” 

“A re-accreditation for the full five years confirms that WU is one of the top business and economics universities worldwide. We see the EQUIS seal of quality as a challenge to maintain these high standards of excellence now and in the future, to continuously improve our portfolio and services, and to further develop our strengths,” says WU Rector, Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger.

“We are delighted to be reaccredited for a further 5 years. EQUIS accreditation helps us focus on ongoing improvement and continuing to deliver on our promises to all stakeholders,” commented Saul Klein, the Dean of Peter B. Gustavson School of Business.

“We are so proud to achieve another 5-year accreditation from EQUIS, which is a tremendous achievement for the College. Since our first accreditation in 2007, we have lived up to our strong commitment in striving for academic excellence. We believe the importance of delivering advanced research and providing high quality education for making the world better,” said Houmin Yan, the Dean of the College of Business.

Werner Mellis, the Dean, explaind: “We are delighted to be re-awarded EQUIS accreditation and are really proud to have achieved a five year accreditation. We are really grateful to the School’s faculty, staff, students and friends who helped make this possible. EQUIS supports us to foster an environment of continuous improvement and the PRT’s feedback will be of great value while meeting our upcoming challenges.” 

“We are very happy about the recent 5-year re-accreditation that Cambridge Judge Business School received from EQUIS,” said the Director, Christoph Loch. The comprehensive external analysis provided by EQUIS provided us with external feedback. In particular, the feedback suggests that our deep engagement approach – which encourages our faculty and staff to engage in impact-oriented interactions with students and clients, to make a difference and to learn from them to make our research and knowledge creation relevant as well as methodologically sound – has a positive impact on our teaching and our research projects. We are committed to ensuring that Cambridge Judge Business School continuously strives for improvement, innovation and real-world impact that will help ensure that our students become problem solvers.” 

“We are delighted that Strathclyde Business School has been reaccredited by EQUIS for the maximum five years. Thanks go to our staff, students, alumni and corporate colleagues who all played a part in the stringent reaccreditation process. The Business School first received EQUIS accreditation in 2001 and I’m pleased to say we have held it consistently since then. The rigorous process of accreditation ensures that what we offer here at Strathclyde is of the highest international standards which is testament to the professionalism of our staff here at Strathclyde Business School and the excellent students who join us in their studies. For those thinking of coming to work or study at Strathclyde, accreditation stands as an independent benchmark of the quality of the school and the work that goes on here,” commented David Hillier, the Executive Dean of Strathclyde Business School.

David Asch, the EQUIS Director, added: “I would like to warmly congratulate all the Institutions that have successfully gone through the EQUIS re-accreditation process. Their achievement illustrates their commitment to the continuous improvement in areas such as research, innovation, internationalisation and impact. We are happy to accompany them on their journey towards excellence.”

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 176 schools across 42 countries.