Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE) has achieved re-accreditation for one of the three leading international business school accreditations held by the School.
This places SBE in an elite group of just 52 business schools world-wide to hold the sought after triple crown standard in business education which comprises AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.
EQUIS, run by the European Foundation for Management Development, awarded SBE five-year accreditation.
“We are extremely proud of this accreditation. It is a confirmation that we continue to be on par with the best business schools in the world,” says SBE Dean Professor Jos Lemmink.
The five-year accreditation from EQUIS is granted only to the very best business schools.
The re-accreditation was based on an exhaustive self-assessment report and a visit from an EQUIS evaluation team in February 2011.
The teams included heads of leading international business schools, such as Tom Colbjornsen (President, BI Norwegian School of Management) and Alain Chevalier (Academic and International Dean of ESCP Europe).
For EQUIS accreditation, business schools are judged against standards covering all aspects of their operations, including governance and strategy, academic programmes, student body, faculty and research, with a special emphasis on internationalisation and connections to the corporate world.
Currently 129 business school are EQUIS accredited across 36 countries.