Schulich School of Business at York University has received its second consecutive five-year EQUIS accreditation from EFMD (The European Foundation for Management Development). EQUIS, also known as the European Quality Improvement System, is widely regarded as the premier quality designation for internationally oriented business schools.
Institutions accredited by EQUIS must demonstrate not only a high level of quality in all dimensions of their activities, but also a high degree of internationalization, close connections to the corporate community, and responsible management.
EQUIS has two levels of accreditation, with five-year accreditation being the highest level. Only business schools that meet all of the EQUIS quality standards are awarded EQUIS accreditation for a period of five years. A total of 170 business schools across 42 countries have been accredited by EQUIS over the years, and of these, only 97 have attained five-year accreditation.
“We have been working diligently for many years to enhance our strategic positioning, to continuously improve quality in all areas of our business school, and to expand our global footprint in order to establish Schulich as a leading centre of management education globally,” said Dezsö J. Horváth, dean of the Schulich School of Business. “The EQUIS five-year re-accreditation once again provides additional third-party confirmation that our School’s academic programs and research output are world-class.”
To read the official announcement regarding Schulich’s EQUIS accreditation, click here.