School of Economics and Management USTB Earns EQUIS Accreditation

EQUIS accreditation to School of Economics and Management at USTB

We are delighted to announce that the School of Economics and Management, University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), China, has achieved EQUIS accreditation. Warm congratulations, and welcome to the EQUIS community!

Alfons Sauquet, Quality Services & EQUIS Director, commented, ‘Congratulations to the School of Economics and Management at USTB on achieving EQUIS accreditation! Your commitment to excellence in teaching, coupled with your dynamic engagement with industry, is commendable. This achievement marks a significant milestone in your journey of continuous improvement and innovation. Welcome to the EQUIS community!’

School of Economics and Management, University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB)

The School of Economics and Management at the University of Science and Technology Beijing is a dynamic academic hub within the larger university community of 25,000 students. Established in 1952 as the Beijing Institute of Iron and Steel Technology, USTB has evolved into a highly regarded multi-disciplinary institution dedicated to excellence in teaching and research. The School of Economics and Management aligns with the university’s mission by preparing students for the challenges of the 21st century. Committed to cultivating innovative talents and advancing knowledge in the academic fields of management and economics, the school aims to provide high-quality services to relevant industries and society.

The recently awarded EQUIS accreditation is a testament to the school’s exceptional quality in fostering robust connections with the world of practice and its dedication to advancing executive education.

‘The School of Economics and Management at the University of Science and Technology is very pleased and proud to receive the EQUIS initial accreditation and become a member of the EQUIS accredited family. The entire EQUIS accreditation process has been a great learning opportunity for our school and an exceptional time to improve education quality in every aspect of the school’s operation.

Earning this award is not the destination but a new start to continuously improve our school’s education quality benchmarking to EQUIS standards. We look forward to strengthening the core competencies in the next stage to better serve our students, faculty, alumni, and any other stakeholders’, said Wei Gu, Dean, School of Economics and Management, University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB).

During the same Accreditation Board meeting, the following institutions were also granted EQUIS re-accreditation:

Remarkably, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management is one of the original EQUIS pioneer schools, obtaining their initial EQUIS accreditation in 1998.

EQUIS – EFMD Quality Improvement System

 EQUIS is a rigorous tool for business schools to assess, accredit and improve their quality in ten key areas, benchmarking them against international standards in terms of governance, programmes, students, faculty, research, and foremost, internationalisation, ethics, responsibility and sustainability, as well as corporate engagement.

It offers a quality assessment and a quality improvement process, very much rooted in the mission of EFMD. True quality is about striving to do better, even when you are already excellent, and this focus on continuous improvement is thus at the heart of the EQUIS mission.

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 221 EQUIS-accredited schools across 45 countries globally.

Explore further insights regarding EQUIS by delving into the Frequently Asked Questions.

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