Congratulations to the following four institutions who have confirmed their records of global business education excellence:
- EBAPE – Escola Brasileira de Administração Pública e de Empresas, FGV – Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil
- Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
- UNSW Business School, UNSW Australia, Australia
- TUM School of Management, Technische Universität München, Germany
Alfons Sauquet, Quality Services & EQUIS Director at EFMD said: “Congratulations to all the schools for their successful completion of their EQUIS re-accreditations. EFMD is happy to recognise the institutions’ endeavours in maintaining excellence. Particularly in these challenging times, they are showing unprecedented levels of resilience, flexibility, and innovation in their modes of programme delivery and in their engagement with their stakeholders.”
EBAPE – Escola Brasileira de Administração Pública e de Empresas, FGV – Fundação Getulio Vargas, stands out with its teaching programmes combining public and business administration, with its high-quality research, international orientation and connections with practice including field projects and internship possibilities at partner companies.
“We are delighted to be re-accredited by EQUIS from EFMD. It represents FGV EBAPE’s commitment to global excellence in business education, prestigious research, and a high-qualified faculty body. Furthermore, this achievement also reflects the strong teamwork culture developed in our school, with the contributions of our students, alumni, and community partners,” said Flavio Vasconcelos, Dean of EBAPE – Escola Brasileira de Administração Pública e de Empresas, FGV – Fundação Getulio Vargas.
The outstanding quality of the Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University lies in its international connectivity and participation in educational activities with top schools worldwide. This quality is further amplified by excellent visiting faculty, high-quality students, and strong connections with practitioners. These qualities are further enhanced by being combined across operations in several innovative and internationally connected ways, including Action Learning Labs, international student competitions, entrepreneurship initiatives and the emergent centres in Sustainability and Entrepreneurship and Digital Technologies.
“Everyone at Sasin is proud that we’ve earned EQUIS re-accreditation from EFMD,” said Sasin’s Director, Professor Ian Fenwick. “In these disruptive and uncertain times, the trust and the reassurance that accreditation brings is more important than ever. As the first business school in Thailand to receive international accreditation, Sasin has always maintained the highest international standards of business education as we continue to build on the foundations of excellence that were established by our founders in 1982.”
The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is a leading Australian university and a founding member of the so-called “Group of Eight”, which is a coalition of leading research-intensive and comprehensive universities in Australia.
The UNSW Business School is a single Faculty accounting for one-third of the student population of the University and excels in the quality of its Bachelor in Commerce, the strong research culture and the quality of its research output and a general commitment to ERS especially in what concerns social responsibility towards the indigenous population and less economically favoured groups.
“Retaining EQUIS accreditation reaffirms the quality of our educational offerings and high impact research,” Chris Styles, Dean, UNSW Business School, said. “The review process also identifies opportunities for us to continue to evolve with the changing business landscape, offering students career-focused learning experiences. Congratulations to everyone involved.”
The distinctive expertise of the TUM School of Management, Technische Universität München and its faculty at the intersection of technology and management, as well as the rigorous academic education, meet the talent needs of the corporate world. Start-ups, as well as multinational organisations, seek graduates from the various programmes at TUM SoM to help them face the challenges of the future, such as coping with the effects of digital transformation.
“We are extremely pleased to have received the EQUIS reaccreditation. This well-organized process supports us in continuously improving our school at the intersection of management and technology and signals our quality to students, staff, and employers,” said Gunther Friedl, Dean at Technical University of Munich, TUM School of Management.
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.