October 21, 2015 08:00 ET

EQUIS Business School Accreditation Awarded to Bond, CKGSB, ESMT & LUISS

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM--(Marketwired - Oct. 21, 2015) -

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EFMD would like to warmly congratulate Bond University, Faculty of Business, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, ESMT European School of Management and Technology & LUISS Business School including the Department of Business and Management who have just been awarded EQUIS accreditation.

This takes the number of accredited schools to 159 across 40 countries.

"EQUIS is an internationally recognised stamp of excellence and going through the extensive accreditation process itself delivered significant value. The constructive, supportive advice of the professional peer review team ensured it was a positive learning process for us and one that provided significant guidance and direction. Our students are assured they will receive international recognition for their qualification, which is absolutely vital in today's competitive global marketplace," said prof. Mark Hirst, Dean of Bond.

Prof. Bing Xiang, Dean of CKGSB, commented: "We are delighted to gain official accreditation from EQUIS, which is well recognised around the world. It will give us more opportunities to exchange best practices with other leading business schools."

Prof. Jörg Rocholl, President at ESMT, added: "We are delighted to have been granted EQUIS accreditation and would like to thank EFMD and in particular the EQUIS Peer Review Team for its constructive and helpful feedback. We look forward to working together with EFMD to constantly improve and maintain the highest levels of quality."

"The entire process has been challenging and at the same time highly rewarding for the development of new and relevant practices and to grow at the international level," noted prof. Paolo Boccardelli, Dean of LUISS.

EFMD is delighted to announce that further seven Schools have been successfully reaccredited by EQUIS. Please read here what the Deans of reaccredited business schools say about the achievement.

Prof. Michael Osbaldeston, the EFMD Director of Quality Services & EQUIS Director, added: "We are delighted to welcome four new schools into the community of EQUIS accredited schools. EQUIS benchmarks the School against set of international standards and there are currently no substitutes for such an in-depth assessment of quality and all the schools should be commended for their commitment to excellence."

More information on EQUIS is available at www.efmd.org/equis.

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