Three business schools got re-accredited by EQUIS


We are delighted to announce that

ESCP Europe, France

LUSEM – Lund University School of Economics and Management, Sweden

Aston Business School, Aston University, United Kingdom

went successfully through the EQUISre-accreditation process!

David Asch, Director of Quality Services at EFMD, commended the schools for their commitment to quality improvement: “It is a great pleasure to see the schools growing in the competitive international environment and successfully undergoing the EQUIS reaccreditation process.”

As a new and more flexible feature, in addition to the EQUIS label, EFMD will now extend its accreditation to specific programmes.

Dean of the ESCP, Frank Bournois, encourages the idea: “I am delighted to support this new initiative by EFMD as our school has already benefited from the full EQUIS accreditation, but we have a range of world-class programmes that I would like to see accredited – a key guarantee for the growth of the ESCP Europe brand in a highly competitive international education market.”

Prof. Bournois, continued by saying: “This reaccreditation for 5 years is a great recognition of the unique European model offered by ESCP Europe and of the outstanding international careers of its alumni. We greatly appreciated the work of international peer reviewers, their invaluable feedback providing us with informed advice on our strategic directions and very clear benchmark of business practices. I would also like to emphasise again the unique opportunity offered by this process to build momentum within the school.”

Lund University School of Economics and Management is one of the largest comprehensive business schools in Scandinavia, in terms of a number of students and research output. The school is commended for its outstanding links between R&D and the corporate world. Furthermore, the three prioritised research areas are in line with the Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability DNA of the School and with strong corporate issues: Population and Health; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; and International Marketing and Retail.

The seal of approval for Aston Business School indicates the quality of the institution’s teaching, learning and research capabilities. The school has been commended on its work in enterprise, small business growth, social mobility and placement years.

EQUIS has now accredited 183 schools across 44 countries. More information is available on