Kent Business School in top 1% for ‘triple crown’ of accreditation

Sam Wood
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Kent Business School is among the top 1% of ‘triple crown’ business schools worldwide following its European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).

The ‘Triple Crown’ involves awards by the three leading business school accreditation organisations – EQUIS, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and The Association of MBAs (AMBA).

EQUIS accreditation is a rigorous means of quality control, benchmarking business schools against international standards. Kent Business School was assessed in terms of governance, programmes, students, faculty, research, internationalisation, ethics, responsibility, sustainability and engagement with the world of practice.

This three-year accreditation will offer Kent Business School strategic guidance for quality improvement and future development and ensure it is part of a vibrant, global community of mutual learning and good practice with other schools.

Professor Marian Garcia, Dean of Kent Business School said: ‘Here at Kent Business School, we are elated to be given the recognition of an accreditation from EFMD’s European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). The findings of the panel and subsequent validation of the school’s strive for excellence has endorsed our high standards in all areas – from teaching excellence to knowledge generation, research and innovation, and external engagement.

‘We welcome the clarity that our latest accolade brings to our education, research and innovation offerings. Knowing that our school is in the top one per cent in the world is gratifying. As an institution, we are proud of the contribution we make to the global community and the bar that we set for those who teach, learn or work with us.’