In the business world, it can always be to your advantage to be a cut above your competition by holding specialised or prestigious credentials. With this in mind, Aston University’s Aston Business School (ABS) is proud to share that in June 2019 it was awarded a five-year accreditation from the acclaimed European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).
One of the world’s leading accrediting institutions for business schools, EQUIS is recognised and respected on every continent for its rigorous methods. It is renowned for its consistent review of business programmes and its commitment to ensuring that business schools are upholding the quality of their programmes while also keeping it current with the pedagogical and practical trends of the field. Using an analytical framework that incorporates ten key performance benchmarks, EQUIS assesses parameters such as teaching and research quality, the strength of corporate networking and commitment to ethics.
By gaining this EQUIS designation, ABS joins a rarified group of less than 200 international EQUIS-accredited institutions that uphold similar standards for academic and professional excellence. Even more impressive is that this five-year accreditation is the highest offered by the accrediting body. By bestowing such a designation upon ABS, EQUIS has demonstrated its belief that the teaching, learning, and research initiatives at ABS result in an excellent business education that guides the development of future leaders in the field.
“This is an affirmation of confidence in the provision and quality of the School’s teaching and learning, its world-class research, and our very active engagement with businesses of all types, but particularly the new and rapidly growing,” shared Professor George Feiger, Executive Dean of ABS. He continued, “It is very welcome to be told by an external and independent source that we are achieving well nationally and internationally.” Professor Feiger’s words capture eloquently the satisfaction that comes with this new credential for the school and its potential to boost global awareness of the strengths of the ABS programme.
ABS is very proud to see its efforts for ongoing excellence and innovation recognised by such an illustrious accrediting agency as EQUIS. Such an accomplishment would not be possible without the amazing community of the school: from the executive administrators to the faculty team to the student body, ABS’s network thrives on success and innovation with the hope that graduates will carry that same spirit into their professional careers.