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The unique combination of Antwerp Management…

October 03, 2023

The unique combination of Antwerp Management School and the University of Antwerp – Faculty of Business and Economics, further strengthens its international positioning

The University of Antwerp – Faculty of Business and Economics, including all activities of the Antwerp Management School (AMS), has been awarded the prestigious EQUIS accreditation. The programs of AMS have now attained accreditations from three of the most prestigious international accreditation bodies: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA), and the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) through EQUIS. Through the FBE EQUIS accreditation, AMS joins a select group (1%) of business schools worldwide with three international accreditations (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS), or a so-called “Triple Crown”.

The EQUIS label is awarded by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), a non-profit organization of business schools and enterprises that aims to promote, enhance, and internationalize management education. With the EQUIS label, EFMD acknowledges and supports business schools that pioneer in the domains of internationalization, connections with practice and integration of sustainability and ethics in all activities.

According to EFMD, as part of the FBE our major strengths lie in our strong connection to practice and embedding in local and global business eco-systems, both at the program and faculty levels. The international relevance of our EMBA program was assessed as exceptionally strong, as well as the emphasis we place on ethics, responsibility, and sustainability overall. Additionally, EFMD values the expertise in research and development in the fields of supply chain, transportation, maritime affairs, sustainability and innovation.

Steven De Haes, Dean of Antwerp Management School:

"We are incredibly proud to have achieved triple-crown accreditation, as part of the University of Antwerp – Faculty of Business & Economics. This milestone demonstrates our commitment to providing exceptional learning and development experiences that cultivate the best business leaders and organizations, not of the world, but for the world. It recognizes the dedication and expertise of our faculty and staff, who continually strive for excellence and innovation in all aspects of our programs and our research domains. We are also very grateful to EFMD, AACSB and AMBA for pushing us further in achieving the highest levels of excellence and quality. Their critical review and expertise of the EQUIS peer review team is a catalyst to keep on innovating and pioneering, with a view to generating a positive impact on individuals, organizations and society at large."

More information about the EQUIS accreditation can be found here.

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