We are happy to announce that the following three schools were recently re-accredited by EQUIS.
- School of Business, The American University in Cairo
- Indian School of Business
- Yonsei University School of Business
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.
Congratulating the schools on their achievement, Alfons Sauquet, Quality Services & EQUIS Director at EFMD said: “Congratulations to all the institutions. Thanks to their continued advancement, they contribute to the enhancement of management education. All the schools should be commended for their commitment to excellence.”
The School of Business, The American University in Cairo is well regarded regionally and nationally. The School benefits from an excellent level of student intake and committed faculty. The values of ethics, responsibility & sustainability are effectively integrated into the overall strategy of the School and into its core activities.
Sherif Kamel, Dean, School of Business, The American University in Cairo, said of the recent achievement: “Today’s world is dynamic, constantly changing and regularly being disrupted; something we are all experiencing first-hand nowadays. Accordingly, being agile, adaptable, and innovative is invaluable for AUC School of Business and is essential for delivering the best student-centred learning experience. We constantly tell our students that life is a quest for continuous improvement and that learning is a lifelong journey. Similarly, as administrators, faculty and staff, we take continuous improvement as our motto and the school culture. Accordingly, we, as the School of business community are thrilled to receive the EQUIS re-accreditation which is a testament to the collective efforts of the different constituents of the School both on- and off-campus. It is worth noting that over the past 70 years, the School has been committed to delivering quality education that is responsive to the changing world dynamics, and being recognised and re-accredited for our efforts by the European Foundation for Management Development is an authentic endorsement and a stepping stone towards our further advancement.”
With excellent research orientation, the agenda of the Indian School of Business is deeply embedded in the School’s faculty management processes, from recruitment through to annual evaluation. ISB also benefits significantly from high levels of alumni engagement and a strong sense of community among its students, faculty and staff.
“EQUIS re-accreditation by European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) speaks volumes on how the Indian School of Business (ISB) is at the forefront raising its own benchmarks and progressively scaling newer and greater heights. The EFMD accreditation involves an extensive in-depth assessment of the quality of the school on multiple parameters and we are glad to be one of those selected institutes across the globe. This is the collective victory of team ISB who relentlessly strive to offer the best learning environment by integrating classroom and peer-to-peer learning with insights from business and government. ISB through its innovative programmes, outstanding faculty and thought leadership is committed to developing young leaders who are ‘future-ready’ and who can convert challenges into new growth opportunities, resulting in win-win for all the stakeholders,” says Rajendra Srivastava, Dean, Indian School of Business.
Kil-Soo Suh, Dean of Yonsei University School of Business, said: “We are very delighted and proud to receive another 5-year reaccreditation from EQUIS. The insights shared by the review team were very timely and valuable to Yonsei School of Business as we move forward with solidifying the strategy to create a learning experience that is more relevant and engaging for students to better adapt to a rapidly changing world. We are committed to continuing quality improvement to serve the needs of members of our community by creating impact through connecting student learning, research and practice.”
With excellent connections to practice and active alumni relations, Yonsei University School of Business is also to be commended for its strong commitment to integrity and business ethics. The establishment of the YSB Center for Global Business Ethics and Responsibility showcases the School’s ability to foster the ethical decision-making skills in its graduates. Combined with its cooperation with practitioners on real-life work ethical dilemmas and the dialogue between business and academia, this is a promising sign that YSB graduates from all programmes will be equipped to make a difference in their future work.