Congratulations to International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) at the Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in China which has been awarded EQUIS accreditation.

“We are delighted to welcome IBSS at the Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University into the community of EQUIS accredited schools. IBSS is an excellent example of a strategic transformation into a truly international business school, which enjoys excellent corporate relations nurturing both teaching and research,” commented David Asch, EQUIS Director at EFMD.

Jean Chen, the Dean of IBSS added: The EQUIS has become the most internationally authoritative and selective business school accreditation in the world with its comprehensive and rigorous review. It is a privilege for our School (IBSS) to join the EQUIS community. I am so pleased that IBSS becomes the youngest business school to gain this accreditation in the shortest time.

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 176 schools across 42 countries.

More information on EQUIS is available at