Five-year EQUIS accreditation marks new achievement for the Business School

We’re delighted to announce that Birmingham Business School at the University of Birmingham has been awarded re-accreditation by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) for a further five years.

This achievement consolidates the Business School’s position amongst a handful of business schools 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.

The School was commended for demonstrating outstanding quality, which was seen as being well above the level required and considered as best practice in several areas. Praise was given to the School’s work in ethics, responsibility and sustainability within its programme portfolio and other activities. By achieving this award, the School’s efforts in incorporating responsible business practice across the institution as a whole have been recognised. 

Professor Catherine Cassell, Dean of the Business School, commented on the School’s latest achievement, “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.

Graduates who choose to study at an EQUIS-accredited business school can be assured that they are attending an institution that has met international benchmarks through rigorous quality checks.