HEC Liège Management School receives BSIS label

HEC Liège

We are pleased to announce that HEC Liège Management School has completed the Business School Impact System (BSIS) assessment process and received the BSIS label. Warm congratulations to the school!

Michel Kalika, Director, BSIS, commented, ‘Congratulations to HEC Liège. We are impressed by the school’s involvement in the regional community and forward-thinking societal focus with CSR and SDG goals embedded at all levels. We are happy to continue the impact journey with the school and look forward to seeing its reach continue to grow.’

HEC Liège Management School

HEC Liège is one of the faculties of the University of Liège. The university was founded in 1817 and now has over 23,000 students distributed across 11 faculties and four campuses. HEC Liège, which will celebrate its 125 years in 2022, has around 3,400 students. The school is firmly embedded in its region’s business and cultural life, and its clear focus on research with impact is fully engaged with the needs of the area. It continues to grow and attract national and international students, with a very successful 95.7% of its students entering the job market within one year of graduation.

The school had the following to say about its BSIS label:

‘BSIS is an opportunity to analyze, demonstrate and show the impact of the School on its environment and ecosystem.

As part of its strategy, the School has worked towards reinforcing its engagement with the corporate world and the public institutions, and in particular, with the economic development poles of its region. The multidimensional impact analysis of the BSIS framework is of threefold practical interest.

First of all, this allows us to strengthen our links with our local, regional and international partners by showing the concrete results and benefits of the actions undertaken, but also to be able to provide strong arguments in the search for and realization of new partnerships within our ecosystem with both the private and public sectors.

Secondly, the process enables us to reach both internal and external recognition of the School’s significant impact. Since we know better what we have achieved, we can better promote our image and actions within our institution, the University of Liège, but also within our local, regional and international ecosystem.

Lastly, thanks to the BSIS international network, the communication around the actions undertaken and their concrete impact on our environment benefits from a broad visibility. ‘

About BSIS

The Business School Impact System (BSIS) scheme is designed to determine the extent of a school’s impact upon its local environment – the city or region in which it is located. The BSIS process is offered in a joint venture between EFMD Global and FNEGE as a service to EFMD members in any part of the world. The impact of the business school is analysed based on the following seven areas of impact: financial, educational, business development impact as well as intellectual, societal, image and impact within the regional ecosystem.

There are currently 59 schools across 19 countries that have received the BSIS label.

To learn more about the impact assessment system, please visit the BSIS website or contact bsis@efmdglobal.org.

Do you wonder how the impact system reflects the societal and economic changes and responds to them? What impact does it have on the business schools that decide to go through the system? Learn more in the article “BSIS: A Journey of Self-Discovery” written by the co-founders of BSIS and “Even more impact: seven good reasons to continue your BSIS journey” by BSIS Senior Advisor Debra Leighton.