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Four new schools entered into the pool of EQUIS accredited schools and confirmed their standing as the leading institutions in the higher education landscape.

We extend our congratulations to:

Deakin Business School, Deakin University, Australia

Montpellier Business School, France

The University of Liverpool Management School, United Kingdom

The University of Sussex Business School, United Kingdom

Alfons Sauquet, the Quality Services & EQUIS Director, said: “We are delighted to welcome Deakin Business School, Montpellier Business School, The University of Liverpool Management School and The University of Sussex Business School into the community of EQUIS accredited schools. Their clear vision and strategy focus on relevance, impact and teaching excellence. Thanks to their commitment, they contribute to the quality improvement of management education. We are happy to accompany them on their journey towards excellence.”



Nine schools went successfully through the reaccreditation process and reaffirmed their position of the leading management schools:

Business School, The University of Western Australia, Australia

Monash Business School, Monash University, Australia

UQ Business School, University of Queensland, Australia

Antai College of Economics & Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Hong Kong, China

EMLYON Business School, France

Toulouse Business School, France

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, The Netherlands

London Business School, United Kingdom

On behalf of EFMD, Martin Schader, Associate Director of Quality Services, commented: “Congratulations to all the successfully re-accredited schools. They continue in their vision of providing high-quality education and research in the continuously changing environment.”

EQUIS – EFMD Quality Improvement System – is the leading international system of quality assessment, improvement and accreditation of higher education institutions in management and business administration. EQUIS has established its prestige and recognition worldwide and has accredited the top 1% – 186 schools across 44 countries– since its launch in 1997.

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.

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