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Press release

Berlin, October 5, 2018

ESMT Berlin receives prestigious EQUIS accreditation for another five years

ESMT Berlin has received the international EQUIS accreditation for an additional five years, the maximum period for this accreditation. Awarded by the global education association EFMD, the EQUIS accreditation controls the quality of the entire institution.

Business schools must demonstrate academic excellence, strong internationalization, as well as relevance through close cooperation with companies in order to qualify. According to the report of the accrediting body, ESMT has achieved a remarkable amount since it was founded in 2002, and its activities are fully consistent with its distinctive, sometimes unique, position and aspirations.

With its re-accreditation, ESMT continues to bear the "Triple Crown", made up of the successful accreditations of the world’s three leading business education accrediting bodies AACSB (since 2012), AMBA (since 2009), and EQUIS (since 2015).

Jörg Rocholl, President of ESMT, said: “For ESMT Berlin, the re-accreditation by EQUIS for the maximal length of time illustrates that we are achieving the high standard of educational excellence for which we strive. With its focus on the quality of the entire institution, the accreditation is a valuable benchmark for a leading business school such as ESMT.”

Press contact
Martha Ihlbrock, +49 (0)30 21231-1043, martha.ihlbrock@esmt.org
Ulrike Schwarzberg, +49 (0)30 21231-1066, ulrike.schwarzberg@esmt.org

About ESMT Berlin

ESMT Berlin was founded by 25 leading global companies and institutions. The international business school offers a full-time MBA, an executive MBA, an executive MBA/MPA, a master’s in management, as well as open enrollment and customized executive education programs. ESMT focuses on three main topics: leadership and social responsibility, European competitiveness, and the management of technology. ESMT faculty publishes in top academic journals. Additionally, the business school provides an interdisciplinary platform for discourse between politics, business, and academia. The business school is based in Berlin, Germany, with Schloss Gracht as an additional location near Cologne. ESMT is a private business school with the right to grant PhDs and is accredited by the German state, AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, and FIBAA. www.esmt.org