In June 2013 the School was awarded accreditation for a further three years by EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System), the quality assurance arm of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). The re-accreditation process involved extensive self-review, the preparation of a self-assessment report, and an international Peer Review Team visit held in March 2013.
The Peer Review Team commended the School on its:
- high quality and international profile of the academic staff
- program changes and the impact of degrees introduced since the last visit
- impressive quality of the students
- high quality research; and
- international activities and prestigious partners, including active involvement in international program networks such as CEMS.
As part of its ongoing reporting requirements for EQUIS, the School has identified three strategic objectives for continued improvement over the next three-year accreditation period and annual progress reports. The next EQUIS reaccreditation review will take place in 2016.
EQUIS has accredited 139 institutions, with 39 countries represented among the accredited schools.. Within Australia, the Melbourne Business School and business faculties at the University of Western Australia, University of Queensland, University of South Australia, University of New South Wales, Monash University, and Queensland University of Technology have also earned EQUIS accreditation. Click on EQUIS accredited schools to see the full list.
Earning EQUIS accreditation indicates that a business school is judged to be of international standing. The continuing benefits of EQUIS accreditation for the School include:
- enhanced national and international recognition and strategic advantage;
- enhanced outcomes and innovation in teaching and learning, research and scholarship;
- assurance of quality to prospective students, employers and other stakeholders;
- maintenance of our rigorous program of strategic development and continuous improvement;
- further access to, and facilitation of, international benchmarking and networking; and
- a natural complement to our associate membership of CEMS, the Community of European Management Schools.