Newcastle University Business School is delighted to announce that it has been re-accredited by EQUIS for a further three years. EQUIS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Education (EFMD) is held by an elite group of only 142 schools worldwide and is held to be one of the best and most complete ways to certify the quality of a business school. The Business School was first accredited in 2010.
Business schools that are accredited by EQUIS must demonstrate not only high general quality in all dimensions of their activities, but also a high degree of internationalisation. EQUIS schools reflect academic quality combined with professional relevance; a strong interface with business; and an effective learning environment that favours the development of students’ managerial and entrepreneurial skills combined with a global perspective.
EQUIS re-accreditation involves an extensive self-assessment by the School, the visit of an international review team who spend several days interviewing many stakeholders of the School, and finally an evaluation by a highly experienced panel of the assessment and findings of the review team, to determine whether the School should be granted accreditation. More information on EQUIS is available at www.efmd.org/equis.
Professor John Wilson, Director of Newcastle University Business School, said “One of my first challenges as the new Director of the School was to host the EQUIS re-accreditation visit last December and I am delighted that we have been successful. The achievement of re-accreditation is testimony to the quality of our staff, students, alumni and partners and provides an ideal foundation for the further development of the School”.