Eleven schools successfully re-accredited by EQUIS

We are delighted to announce that eleven schools have recently completed the re-accreditation process of EQUIS, which strives to recognise quality and promote quality assessment in the world’s best business schools.

Alfons Sauquet, Quality Services & EQUIS Director, commented on the recent success: ‘Warm congratulations to all of the re-accredited institutions, who have proved their resilience and dedication to go through the assessment process online in these ongoing uncertain times. We are looking forward to our following cooperation and wish them further accomplishments in the near future.’

EQUIS re-accreditation was awarded to the following institutions:

Zhaohua Wang, Dean, School of Management and Economics, Beijing Institute of Technology, said: ‘We are delighted that the School receives the EQUIS re-accreditation, marking a milestone of our excellence and achievements in the past years. The School will make full use of the recommendations and take the re-accreditation as a new start and stimulus for our endeavour towards a world-class business school.’

Grzegorz Karasiewicz, Dean, Faculty of Management, University of Warsaw, commented on their success: ‘The re-accreditation of EQUIS is an essential element in the realisation of our strategy. It allowed us to verify the effectiveness of our activities so far and to identify new challenges. The recreation process was also an opportunity for our community and stakeholders to work together on an important goal. Re-accrediting has strengthened our competitive image in Poland and the region. Finally, we are delighted and grateful to everyone involved for making it happen.’

Baback Yazdani, Dean, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, commented: ‘It’s great to be re-accredited by EQUIS which reconfirms NBS as world-class business schools with a distinct identity excelling in Personalisation and Experiential Learning, High-Impact Research, All pervasive Connections to Business, and leaders in Responsible and Sustainable Business research and education. EQUIS has helped focus on what matters to our community, students and partners.’

Stephen Hodges, President, Hult International Business School, said: ‘We’re delighted to have been awarded the EQUIS re-accreditation. EQUIS signifies high quality, global perspectives, engagement with practice, and a positive impact on society. These are the hallmarks we strive for at Hult.’

Yuan Li, Dean, School of Economics and Management, Tongji University, said: ‘EQUIS accreditation is an institutional and process guarantee for achieving the strategic objectives of the business school, and can effectively enhance its core competencies and positive global impact.’

‘All members of Korea University Business School (KUBS) are delighted by the EQUIS 5 years accreditation for 3 consecutive times. The preparation process for re-accreditation and the review sessions with the peer review team have been a rewarding experience providing us with profound learning and new insights, enabling KUBS to move towards top-notch business research and education. KUBS will continue to endeavour to become a leading business school for the good life of persons with and for the other by providing socially engaged business research and education,’ commented Johngseok Bae, Dean of KUBS.

Inge Jan Henjesand, President, BI Norwegian Business School, commented on the success: ‘Since the first EQUIS accreditation of BI Norwegian Business School in 1999, the benchmark for continuous improvement has been the best business schools in the world. EQUIS re-accreditation for 5 new years is an inspiration and will be a driving force for development of the quality of our school. Thank you to the peer review team for insightful comments and advice for further improvement.’

Øystein Thøgersen, Rector, NHH Norwegian School of Economics, said: ‘Receiving a re-accreditation signals that we play in the Champions League of international business schools. The detailed and competent feedback from the EQUIS Peer Review team will play an important role in the forthcoming strategy processes at NHH.’

Paolo Volpin, Interim Dean, The Business School (Formerly Cass) City, University of London, said: ‘We are pleased to be re-accredited for five years, and especially happy with the successful and highly constructive virtual visit. In discussions during the review visit the panel gave us valuable reflections on the challenges and opportunities we face, and the very positive outcomes will inform the planned revision of the School’s strategy.’

EFMD Quality Improvement System

EQUIS is the leading international system of quality assessment, improvement and accreditation of higher education institutions in management and business administration. EQUIS accreditation ensures a rigorous quality improvement process, and it benchmarks the school against a set of international standards in terms of governance, programmes, students, faculty, research, and foremost, internationalisation, ethics, responsibility and sustainability, as well as corporate connections.

There are currently 193 accredited schools in 45 different countries. More information is available on efmdglobal.org/equis.