We are happy to announce that the following four schools were recently re-accredited by EQUIS and continue to demonstrate resilience and agility in these challenging times.

Congratulations to:

Cranfield School of Management

EGADE Business School, Tecnológico de Monterrey

IAE Business School, Universidad Austral

UniSA Business School, University of South Australia (UniSA)

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.

Alfons Sauquet, Quality Services & EQUIS Director, commented on the recent success: “Congratulations to the four institutions that have successfully gone through the EQUIS re-accreditation process. Their achievement proves their commitment to ongoing advancement and continuous improvement.”

The programmes of the Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University, rank amongst some of the best in Europe. In particular, the Executive Education is a particular asset, connecting the institution and the faculty with the corporate world.

Moreover, the EMBA programme attracts a significant number of applications from domestic students and contributes strongly to the school’s success and visibility at home. Last but not least, we would like to highlight the collegial and united faculty community which is a valuable asset to the School.

“I am absolutely delighted that Cranfield School of Management has been awarded another 5 years of EQUIS accreditation. In such uncertain and challenging times, it’s vital that we continue to focus on quality of provision and to have the support and endorsement of EFMD is very much appreciated,” said David Oglethorpe, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Dean, Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University.

EGADE Business School’s strategy focuses on globalisation, entrepreneurship and innovation. To give a few examples, the School has developed new tailored programmes in Executive Education and is active in using new modes of delivery, for example, blended learning methods. It has also launched several innovative activities with its corporate partners. EGADE can be proud of its faculty who are highly motivated and engaged. Each faculty member is given support through various noteworthy faculty development initiatives, while also being challenged by concrete and yearly individually-formulated targets.

Ignacio de la Vega, Dean, EGADE Business School Tecnológico de Monterrey, commented: “Very proud to have our #EQUIS global accreditation renewed for five more years. We remain committed to maintaining the high standards of quality and innovation that distinguish EGADE worldwide. This recognition is for our extraordinary community of students, faculty, graduates, collaborators and partners. We redouble our efforts in preparing leaders who create shared value and transform business and society. #ChallengeThePresent #ShapeTheFuture #EGADE”.

IAE Business School, Universidad Austral, has not only grown its reputation for business education internationally but has also expanded its alumni network, which is now among the most powerful in Latin America. The diverse body of current full-time MBA and EMBA students demonstrate a high level of enthusiasm thanks to the easy access to faculty for guidance and feedback.

The School excels in terms of its links to corporate practice, which stem from the fact that most members of the core faculty are very involved as well as the strong consultancy links of a number of professors. The School shows continuous improvement in its research, innovation and internationalisation, all of which are aligned with the overall school’s strategy.

The University of South Australia Business School, the second oldest business school in Australia, focuses on developing future talent who mainly continue working in the regional context. The School also does research primarily for innovation and growth in order to contribute to the state of South Australia, and the Asia-Pacific region.

It maintains close links to professional organisations to guarantee professional accreditation for its graduates. It also has excellent links to industry and business and continues to enjoy a well-deserved outstanding reputation in the corporate sector. Over recent years, the School has undergone impressive development with regards to internationalisation, research output, and impact as well as enhancing the quality of its programmes. Today the School is among the leading business schools in Australia and competes on an international level.

Marie Wilson, former Pro Vice Chancellor of UniSA Business School, commented: “The University of South Australia Business School welcomes the distinction of this 2020 EQUIS Accreditation for five years, and recognition of quality improvement and consistent achievements over more than 15 years. This most recent accreditation marks the sustained impact of the School on the careers of our graduates and alumni, and our contributions to business growth and the sustainable economic development of the Asia-Pacific region through research and teaching partnerships. Our partners are global, and collaboration with the EQUIS network supports our strategic development as a world-class Business School.”

EQUIS attaches particular importance to the creation of effective learning environments which foster students’ managerial and entrepreneurial skills alongside their personal development and sense of global responsibility.

There are currently 190 EQUIS accredited schools across 45 countries globally. More information is available on efmdglobal.org/equis.

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