Four business schools re-accredited by EQUIS

EQUIS re-accreditation

Congratulations to the following schools, who have recently been re-accredited by EQUIS:

SDA Bocconi School of Management, Italy
WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany
INSEAD, France & Singapore
Business School, Renmin University of China, China

EQUIS accreditation ensures a continuous 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.

“We are extremely happy and proud of our 5×5 that means a five-year accreditation for the fifth time. But every time is the first time because the re-accreditation process is a crucial learning experience that helps the School to move forward facing the challenges of the transformation in education and management research and setting the strategy”, commented Giuseppe Soda, the Dean of SDA Bocconi School of Management, Bocconi University.

Thanks to its strategic foundation, mission, vision and values, its entrepreneurial spirit, its close cooperation with the corporate sector and its strong executive education programmes SDA Bocconi School of Management continues its path toward quality improvement strengthening its position as a leading institution.

“As a founding member of EQUIS, we are particularly pleased to be able to build on our successes and – as the only German Business School – to be re-accredited for the fifth time in succession for a further five years. For us, the EQUIS re-accreditation means confirmation and motivation at the same time. It testifies to the high quality of WHU and at the same time provides us with the tools we need to continuously develop ourselves further so that we can continue to be one of the best business schools in Europe in the future”, said Markus Rudolf, Dean of WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management.

Strongly committed to quality improvement, WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management is an excellent business school benefiting from an excellent reputation. The school has good corporate connections both with German and international companies present in Germany. As a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), the school pays considerable attention to ethics, responsibility and sustainability issues.

“I’m elated to hear that Renmin Business School has been re-accredited for five years. It is a recognition of our pursuit of excellence in management education and our achievements. The biggest benefit of EQUIS accreditation to us is aligning what we do to the worldwide best practices, and setting clear goals in becoming a leader in world-class innovation in our teaching and research”, commented Jiye Mao, Dean of the School of Business, Renmin University of China.

The Business School, Renmin University of China, has been commended for its commitment to high-quality performance in all activities undertaken at the school. The strong emphasis on the development of managerial and personal skills in the school’s programmes, the industry links of faculty and the provision of student internships are strengthening the school’s corporate connections. Many EQUIS standards are met in other areas – from outstanding quality of faculty, engaged student body and alumni to internationally recognised research.

David Asch, the Quality Services and EQUIS Director, added: “I would like to warmly congratulate all the institutions that have been re-accredited by EQUIS. 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 is not only a quality assessment but also a quality improvement process, very much rooted in the mission of EFMD. 182 schools across 44 countries are now EQUIS accredited.  Be part of 1 % of leading business schools. More information on our website.

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