Congratulations to EQUIS (re)accredited schools

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We are thrilled to announce that two new schools entered into the pool of EQUIS accredited schools and confirmed their standing as leading institutions in the higher education landscape.

We extend our congratulations to:

Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIMI), India

Business School, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

Alfons Sauquet, the Quality Services & EQUIS Director, said: “We are delighted to welcome the Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIMI) and the Business School at Manchester Metropolitan University into the community of EQUIS accredited schools.

EQUIS recognises their clear vision and strategy focused on national and international relevance, impact and teaching excellence. Thanks to their commitment, they contribute to the quality improvement of management education. We are happy to accompany them on their journey towards excellence.”

Eleven schools went successfully through the reaccreditation process and reaffirmed their position of top-tier management schools:

Louvain School of Management, UCLouvain, Belgium

University of Liège, HEC Liège – Management School, Belgium

Fundação Dom Cabral, Brasil

Business School, Beijing Normal University, China

Burgundy School of Business, France

École de Management de Normandie, France

ESSCA – École de Management, France

Business School, University of Mannheim, Germany

The University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand

Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa Republic

On behalf of EFMD, Martin Schader, Associate Director of Quality Services, commented: “Congratulations to all the successfully reaccredited schools. We would like to praise the institutions for their constant development in the dynamic environment and for being the drivers of positive societal change. They pursue their visions of providing high-quality education and research, strengthening their networks of international partners and alumni as well as their connections with the world of practice.”

EQUIS (EFMD Quality Improvement System) is the leading international system of quality assessment, improvement and accreditation of higher education institutions in management and business administration. EQUIS has established its prestige and recognition worldwide and has accredited the top 1% – 189 schools across 44 countries – since its launch in 1997.


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 connections with practice. 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.

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