Nottingham University Business School


EQUIS re-accreditation success

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Nottingham University Business School has been awarded renewal of a major international accreditation, EQUIS, for the maximum length of five years. This achievement continues the School’s membership of a select global group of business schools that hold the sought-after five-year accreditation.


The EFMD Quality Improvement System, EQUIS, is one of the three prestigious accreditation schemes for leading institutions in business education. It is granted and run by EFMD, the European Foundation for Management Development, based in Brussels. EQUIS is a mission-based accreditation with an international focus and its scope covers the entire School and all its activities.

Nottingham is distinctive for being the only UK business school to hold EQUIS accreditation for all its business school operations on the University’s campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia.

Dean of Nottingham University Business School, Professor Duncan Angwin, said:

I am delighted that EQUIS has re-accredited Nottingham University Business School for the full term of five years, across all our campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia. The Accreditation Board was particularly impressed with the quality of the School in the areas of Research, Internationalisation, Sustainability, Responsibility and Ethics. This is a tremendous testimony to the depth and strength of the business school, particularly in achieving this accolade during the COVID-19 crisis.

The EQUIS accreditation process is rigorous and takes several years to prepare for. EQUIS assesses the whole business school including not only all its degree programmes but also all activities and units of the institution covering teaching, research, business connections, executive education provision and community outreach, alumni relations, student opinion, administration, and resources.

The School is grateful for the involvement of its alumni, corporate friends and associates, and students in contributing to this successful re-accreditation.

Nottingham University Business School

The School specialises in developing leadership potential, supporting innovation and enterprise, and encouraging a global outlook.

It is recognised as one of the world’s top business schools for integrating sustainability issues into its undergraduate, MBA, MSc, PhD, and executive programmes and has unrivalled global reach through Nottingham’s campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia. The School holds a Small Business Charter Award in recognition of its important role in supporting small and medium enterprises. It is accredited by both the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and ranks among the UK’s top ten for research power.

Posted on Monday 12th July 2021




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