Executive Education


19 Dec 2017

SBE reaccredited by EQUIS for five years


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

The EFMD notified the School’s Senior Management Team last week that we had been awarded the full five years accreditation. EQUIS accreditation puts the School of Business and Economics amongst the 1 percent of business schools in the world with triple accreditation (EQUIS, AACSB  and AMBA), further confirming the School’s commitment to the highest level of management research and education across all degrees from BSc to PhD.

Professor Stewart Robinson, Dean of Business and Economics at Loughborough University, said:

We are delighted with the news that the School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University, has been reaccredited for five years. EQUIS accreditation is very important to us as an internationally minded business school, and we have worked consistently to improve the quality of our activity, first recognised by EQUIS in 2008.

To have our efforts reaffirmed in such a way is extremely pleasing and confirms how strong our school is now that EQUIS accreditation is recognised all over the world by students, academia and business as a significant indicator of business school quality.

Martin Schader, the EQUIS Director, added: 

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 corporate engagement. There are currently no substitutes for such an in-depth assessment of quality.

In addition to EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA accreditations, the School is a proud signatory of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and also holds a Small Business Charter award for our activities in entrepreneurship and SME engagement.