12 May 2021

The University of Edinburgh Business School, which has been inspiring people to make a difference to society for over a century, has been re-awarded a global quality mark that indicates that students will receive international recognition for their qualifications.
Business School building

By being reaccredited by EQUIS, the school has demonstrated that it prioritises internationalisation, a balance between academic quality and professional relevance, and that the needs of the corporate world are well integrated into programmes and activities.

It means Edinburgh continues to enjoy highly-prized triple accreditation, with endorsements from Association of MBAs (AMBA) and The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Dean of the Business School, Professor Wendy Loretto, said:

"We are delighted to receive EQUIS reaccreditation for a further five years in recognition of advancement of world-leading, distinctive research and commitment to Ethics, Responsibility, and Sustainability. This achievement is testimony to the hard work and commitment of all our staff, which has been constant, even during the difficulties of the past year.

"We take continuous improvement very seriously, and will incorporate the recommendations made into the next stages of our development."

EQUIS is the leading international system of quality assessment, improvement and accreditation of higher education institutions in management and business administration. EQUIS is managed and run by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and its fundamental objective, linked to the mission of the EFMD, is to raise the standard of management education worldwide.