With an estimated number of 15,000 business schools worldwide, it becomes more and more challenging for prospective students to choose the right institution, especially as nearly 60 percent of future applicants seek to study outside their country of citizenship, according to the 2017 GMAC Prospective Students Survey Report.
One way to help chose is to check whether a school is accredited by a global accreditation body and meets internationally agreed quality standards. Why? Because a rigorous accreditation system doesn't just pick on a few criteria that can vary immensely from year to year. It actually gets right to the heart of the school's offerings, its ethos and value for students.
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% – 174 institutions in 41 countries – since its launch in 1997.
EQUIS accreditation ensures a rigorous quality control, benchmarking the school against international standards in terms of governance, programmes, students, faculty, research, and foremost, internationalisation, ethics, responsibility and sustainability, as well as corporate engagement. EQUIS covers all degree and non-degree programmes offered by a school, from bachelor to doctoral studies, including executive education where appropriate. Simply put, it allows students to evaluate their prospective learning experiences before embarking on a course of study.
Learn more about EQUIS at efmd.org/equis