Following a review of EDHEC's continuous quality assessment process and a week-long on-campus audit, the AACSB committee renewed its validation of the school and its programmes, including the EDHEC Global MBA. EDHEC is one of only a handful of schools worldwide to hold the prestigious triple crown of AACSB, Equis and AMBA.
Paris, 10th April 2014 - The AACSB has renewed EDHEC Business School’s accreditation for 5 more years, thereby confirming the School’s place among the 5% of institutions worldwide distinguished with this label of excellence (source: AACSB). This is the third time the School has received this accreditation since 2004, each time for the maximum period possible of 5 years.
EDHEC Business School is one of the first schools worldwide to earn accreditation based on the AACSB’s new assessment values of innovation, impact and commitment. The auditors particularly commended the success of the “EDHEC for Business” strategy, not only for its real impact on the business world, but also for its being an original economic model for a school of international standing.
Why is AACSB accreditation important?
According to www.accredited.AACSB.edu , “AACSB-accredited schools are considered to be the best business schools in the world. Their undergraduate, master's, and doctorate degree programs have passed rigorous standards for quality. AACSB-accredited schools have better programs, better faculty, better students with higher overall GPAs, more international students, more employers that recruit from them, and graduates that receive better salaries.”
“We raise one third of our annual funding from businesses by responding to two of businesses’ fundamental needs: the recruitment of the best talent and innovation in managerial practices.” said Olivier Oger, Dean of the EDHEC Business School. “Our impact on and commitment to the business world stems partly from our 25,000 alumni worldwide and partly from our cutting-edge financial, legal and economic research which we disseminate to all interested parties with a view to driving public debate.”