Birmingham Business School awarded five-year EQUIS accreditation

EQUIS commended the school for demonstrating outstanding quality, which was seen as being well above the level required

The Birmingham Business School at the University of Birmingham has been awarded a further five years of re-accreditation by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).

This achievement consolidates the Business School’s position amongst a handful of business schools in the UK that hold triple-crown accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and EQUIS.

Through retaining its triple-crown accreditation, the School has shown commitment and determination by meeting specific standards of excellence, as well as demonstrating ongoing improvement to ensure it provides the highest quality of education to its students.

EQUIS commended the school for demonstrating outstanding quality, which was seen as being well above the level required and considered as best practice in several areas. Praise was also given to the School’s work in ethics, responsibility and sustainability within its programme portfolio and other activities.

Professor Catherine Cassell, Dean of the Business School said: “This is an excellent outcome for the Business School and recognises our commitment to both the provision of high quality education and ground-breaking research. We are particularly pleased with how the panel noted and celebrated our commitment to responsible business throughout all of our global education and thought leadership activities.”

EQUIS is an internationally-recognised accreditation body ensuring continuous improvement and quality within business schools. EQUIS also acknowledges uniqueness within institutions that have a clear strategy on how they are shaping future leaders.

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Notes to Editors

The University of Birmingham is ranked amongst the world’s top 100 institutions, its work brings people from across the world to Birmingham, including researchers and teachers and more than 5,000 international students from over 150 countries.

Birmingham Business School is a dynamic, internationally-focused school offering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across the full range of business disciplines. The School’s academic staff are renowned for world-class research and excellence in teaching.