Four schools successfully EQUIS re-accredited

We are happy to announce that the following four schools were recently re-accredited by EQUIS. Many congratulations to:

Henley Business School, University of Reading, United Kingdom
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
IE Business School, Spain
IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Spain

EQUIS is a rigorous tool to assess, certify and improve the school’s quality in ten key areas, including governance, programmes, students, faculty, research and, foremost, internationalisation, ethics, responsibility and sustainability as well as corporate engagement.

What differentiates the EQUIS approach is the inclusion of three transversal chapters dealing specifically with internationalisation, ethics, responsibility & sustainability and connections with practice.

“The EQUIS accreditation covers everything we do and stand for as a school so it is gratifying that the report is so supportive of our strategy, offering encouragement for our current path. The five-year stamp of approval is a reflection of the skill, effort and care that everyone at the Business School puts into improving upon everything we do and becoming the number one choice for individuals and organisations”, commented Professor John Board, Dean of Henley Business School.

Thanks to its clear vision, Henley Business School stands out in many aspects: the strategic and operational development of its Executive Education unit and its internationalisation, to name a few. With its Executive Education unit, Henley Business School showcased its ability to develop customised programmes and innovative model for measuring programmes impact. Thanks to the Henley Partnership initiative, the school has built strong corporate connections.

Peter Tufano, Dean of the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, said: “We are delighted to achieve re-accreditation with EQUIS for a further five years, and proud of our faculty, staff, students and alumni for making this achievement possible. As a school we measure our progress against our values and mission to be a world-class business school embedded in a world-class university, tackling world-scale problems.”

“EQUIS acknowledged these areas of excellence noting our efforts to balance high academic quality and professional relevance through our strong links to the world of practice, our commitment to building our international outlook, and for our responsible leadership and real-world impact. We will continue to build on our strengths to lead the way in addressing the increasingly urgent issues of our time”.

EQUIS-accredited for the second time, Saïd Business School is a good example of university-based business and management school in many respects. With its international outlook, qualified and engaged student body, its integration within the university and its strong links with the world of practice, Saïd Business School meets the EQUIS standards and criteria in many aspects.

Since its inception, IE Business School held the fundamental belief that the value of management education relies on the combination of academic rigour and real-world relevance. Being one of the leading business schools that fully embrace innovation through technology, the school was able to extend its international reach. Well connected to the corporate world, IE also holds a humanistic approach to management as one of its core values and has started an impressive amount of initiatives on ethics and social responsibility. The agility of IE in the face of an uncertain and changing environment allows the school to be ahead of the competition.

Accredited by EQUIS for the last 20 years and re-accredited for the fifth time, IESE Business School seeks to develop leaders who aspire to have a positive, deep and lasting impact on people, firms and society and work with a spirit of service and integrity. These aspirations are clearly reflected in the school’s practices and programme management. The school has developed its internationalisation in multiple dimensions and continues to progress in its ambition to become a truly global school.

Martin Schader, Quality Services Associate Director, concluded: “Congratulations to all these institutions for successfully completing the EQUIS re-accreditation process. Thanks to their continued commitment, they contribute to the quality improvement of management education. We are happy to accompany them on their journey towards excellence”.

EQUIS has now accredited 182 schools across 44 countries. There are currently no substitutes for such an in-depth assessment of quality. Be part of 1 % of leading business schools. More information on our website.

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