UNSW Business School has retained EQUIS business school accreditation for the maximum period of five years. EQUIS is the global quality assurance scheme of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), which aims to raise the standard of management education worldwide.

Professor Chris Styles, Dean of UNSW Business School, said that regaining EQUIS accreditation is a fantastic achievement that further enhances the school’s international standing. “There are thousands of business schools in the world, but only 156 have received EQUIS accreditation and not all are granted the full five-year accreditation, which places the School in an exclusive group of the world's leading business schools.”

The international peer review process for gaining EQUIS accreditation is rigorous, and has involved benchmarking the School against international best practice in terms of teaching programs, students, intellectual output, corporate engagement, internationalisation and executive education. 

“The review highlighted a number of areas of strength across the UNSW Business School, including our impressive reputation in the national market, strong corporate connections, the quality of our students and academic staff, the impressive careers of our graduates, our outstanding teaching performance, and the strong research ethos that permeates to everything we do,” said Professor Styles.

“EQUIS accreditation recognises our standing amongst the world’s best and enhances our brand in international markets, particularly in Asia and Europe.”

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