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Press release

Berlin, October 20, 2015

ESMT receives prestigious international EQUIS accreditation

  • Second German business school with the “Triple Crown” of accreditations: AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS
  • EQUIS accreditation examines the quality of the entire institution

ESMT European School of Management and Technology has received the EQUIS accreditation for three years. With this accreditation, ESMT now has 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. The “Triple Crown” is the highest distinction of quality for business schools worldwide. ESMT is only the second German university with this exceptional seal of approval.

The EQUIS accreditation, awarded by the global association for management development EFMD, controls the quality of the entire institution. Business schools must demonstrate academic excellence, a strong internationalization, as well as relevance through close cooperation with companies.

“The ‘Triple Crown’ once again shows the highly successful development of our business school,” said Jörg Rocholl, President of ESMT. “The judgment of the international accrediting bodies as well as the German Wissenschaftsrat illustrate the educational excellence that is valued by students and employers alike, and which is also reflected in the high rankings of ESMT in the Financial Times, Businessweek, and The Economist. ESMT has proven itself to be one of the leading European business schools.”
 

About ESMT

ESMT European School of Management and Technology was founded in October 2002 by 25 leading global companies and institutions. The international business school offers a full-time MBA, an executive MBA, 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. ESMT is based in Berlin, Germany, with Schloss Gracht as an additional location near Cologne. ESMT is a private business school, accredited by the German state, AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, and FIBAA. Since 2013 ESMT has the right to grant PhDs. www.esmt.org