We are pleased to extend our congratulations to the following five schools for their EQUIS re-accreditations:
- Business School, Beijing Normal University
- Ecole de Management de Normandie
- Louvain School of Management, UCLouvain
- Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University
- The University of Auckland Business School
Business School, Beijing Normal University is an excellent school which can bank on a strong programme portfolio and its executive education offer. Their corporate connections can further support the school’s ambition to growth and internationalisation.
The Ecole de Management de Normandie is an innovative school which shows great development in areas of research and faculty and programme advancement. The school has established itself as an international reference for International Logistics & Port Management programme.
“The EQUIS Accreditation is a genuine factor for attractiveness when recruiting lecturers-researchers and international students, signing partnerships with universities that are also accredited, the development of international research and the professional insertion of our students. This renewal for three years supports the EM Normandie strategy at a crucial time in its history: in February 2020, Elian Pilvin will officially take up his position as Director General of the School. He will be able to build upon strong foundations to continue the school’s expansion, innovate and assert our institution’s unique profile in a changing and competitive environment. Graduates who choose to study at EM Normandie can be assured they are attending a Business School with high international standards of quality, elevated academic quality, strong links with the corporate world and programmes profiled to guarantee their professional integration in an international environment,” commented Jean-Guy Bernard, Director General of the Ecole de Management de Normandie.
Ethics, responsibility and sustainability (ERS) are the core strengths of Louvain School of Management, UCLouvain, present in the school’s missions, vision and strategy. ERS values are also reflected in the well-designed programmes and the overall curricula with focus on student learning and applied work.
Per Agrell, Dean at Louvain School of Management commented: “The EQUIS five-year accreditation is a great reward for the hard and innovative work that the members in the faculty have invested in curriculum reforms, corporate partnerships, new specialisations, international faculty recruitment and communication. Teaming up with the rest of the UCLouvain, we have reinvented areas such as faculty workload management, valorisation of teaching assistants and course scheduling. But foremost, it shows the confidence and trust that the international EQUIS reviewers and the Board show in our specific strategic position as a research-based international management school with a focus on excellence and ethics.”
EQUIS accredited for over 15 years, Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, has a strong research orientation, excellent MBA and EMBA programmes and steady reputation nationally and internationally. The school can benefit from international partnerships and an ever-growing portfolio of specialised programmes.
Positioned as the leading business school in New Zealand, The University of Auckland Business School enjoys an outstanding reputation in the national education market and across the country’s corporate sector. The quality and flexibility of the learning environment is excellent and provides both staff and students with the space to engage creatively in the learning experience.
We are absolutely thrilled and proud to receive our fourth five-year EQUIS accreditation. This rare achievement affirms our world-class quality and is shared by the faculty and staff of the University of Auckland Business School, our talented students, our senior University colleagues, and our friends in business and industry. All of these people individually and collectively contribute to making the school a wonderful place to work and to learn. Our EQUIS re-accreditation recognises the quality of our past performance and our commitment to achieving our vision “to inspire and enable people to develop ideas, knowledge and skills that shape their development, advance Aotearoa New Zealand business, influence the global economy, and enhance society,” commented Jayne Godfrey, Dean of the University of Auckland Business School.
Alfons Sauquet, Quality Services & EQUIS Director, commented on the recent success: “Congratulations to the five institutions that have successfully gone through the EQUIS re-accreditation process. We are happy to see the schools’ continuous quality improvement in crucial areas of developmentand their commitment to ongoing advancement.”
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 corporate engagement.