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11 business schools re-accredited by EQUIS

 

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

  • Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Bradford University School of Management, United Kingdom
  • The Open University Business School, United Kingdom
  • University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • NUS Business School, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal
  • Nova School of Business and Economics (Nova SBE), Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  • IESEG School of Management Lille-Paris, France
  • INCAE Business School, Costa Rica
  • School of Management, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
  • Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Canada

John Finch, Head of the Adam Smith Business School, said: “This is a fantastic achievement. Colleagues across the School have engaged with the EQUIS standards, criteria and ethos of quality enhancement over a number of years with a great deal of enthusiasm and professionalism, extending to our students and corporate and policy connections. Re-accreditation for five years provides us with impetus and direction as we continue to develop our learning and teaching, research, and corporate and policy engagement in Scotland and the UK, and internationally.”

“The University of Bradford School of Management is delighted to have been reaccredited with EQUIS for the 7th time. We look forward to remaining part of the EFMD family and in learning from and contributing to the Business and Management landscape,” commented Zahir Irani, the Executive Dean at Bradford.

Peter Lindstrom, the Dean of External Relations at St. Gallen, said: “The self-reflexion process and the input received from the international peers will support our development agenda as we consider our institutional strengths and challenges. The University of St.Gallen is proud to carry the EQUIS label for another five years.”

Daniel Traça, the Dean at Nova de Lisbon, commented on the achievement: “The EQUIS re-accreditation of Nova SBE confirms that our vision and strategy to adjust to the transformation of the high education sector is right. Our new campus serves as an opportunity to innovate in our relationship with students, faculty, corporations and civic society. EQUIS is a guarantee that our promise to disrupt is supported by an absolute care for quality and the impact of our research and educational programmes. We will continue to work hard to deliver on this promise.”

Jean-Philippe Ammeux, the Director General of IESEG, added: We are delighted to be reaccredited for the maximum period of 5 years. This achievement recognizes and rewards the efforts of the School’s stakeholders, including members of the governing bodies, faculty, administrative staff, students, alumni and all our partners. It provides a solid foundation for IÉSEG’s future development both in France and internationally, and is also another step towards achieving the School’s collective Vision for 2025: ‘Empowering Changemakers for a Better Society

“The Desautels Faculty of Management is privileged to receive a five-year re-accreditation by EQUIS. This esteemed recognition is a testament to our high calibre professoriate, students and alumni. We are proud to be acknowledged for our newly expanded facilities, significant international focus, and strong corporate connections. Looking to the future, we will continue to build on our strengths as a top global business school,”commented Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou, the Dean at Desautels Faculty of Management.

David Asch, 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 176 schools across 42 countries. More information on EQUIS is available at www.efmd.org/equis

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