January 2013

SBS reaccredited by EQUIS for maximum five years

EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development) has re-accredited Strathclyde Business School with the esteemed EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) endorsement for a further five years.

SBS has been accredited by EQUIS for the past 11 years and the latest reaccreditation for five years demonstrates SBS’s commitment to providing excellent management education and means SBS remains as one of the few business schools in the UK, and indeed the world, with triple accreditation.

EQUIS assesses institutions as a whole, assessing not just degree programmes but all the activities and sub-units of the institution, including research, e-learning units, executive education provision and community outreach.

EQUIS looks for a balance between high academic quality and the professional relevance provided by close interaction with the corporate world. EQUIS attaches particular importance to the creation of an effective learning environment that favours the development of students’ managerial and entrepreneurial skills, and fosters their sense of global responsibility. It also looks for innovation in all respects, including programme design and pedagogy.

Institutions that are accredited by EQUIS must demonstrate not only high general quality in all dimensions of their activities, but also a high degree of internationalisation.

Of the 24 schools with EQUIS accreditation in the UK, only 9 have been accredited for five years, with Strathclyde being one of these.

Professor Susan Hart, Dean of SBS, said, “We were delighted to be reaccredited by EQUIS and further delighted to hear it was for the full five years. This demonstrates that EQUIS are convinced of the strength of our international presence and our international strategy. Our increasing international links with top quality business schools are firmly positioning us as a school with a strong international standing and (increasing international) reputation. The EQUIS panel met with a full range of stakeholders while here, including staff, students, alumni and corporate partners, and undertook a very thorough assessment of the business school as a whole.

“As well as our international presence and strategy, the strength of our research and teaching, international student exchanges, and close connections with the corporate world, nationally and internationally, were also highlighted.

“All our staff, students, alumni and corporate partners are to be commended for their part in achieving this excellent result, which allows us to remain one of the small number of global triple accredited business schools.”

In This Issue:


Strathclyde Business School to lead European employment study

Launch of new SBS blog

MBA team compete in Npower energy challenge

Guest lecture on the development of the cashless society

Dubai counsellor receives 2012-13 Local Counsellor of the Year Award

Pandemics & Avatars: Successful Virtual Workshop through Second Life on H1N1

SBS takes part in NINES dissemination event

SBS at HR Directors Business Summit

UAE Strathclyde Alumni Association continues series of events on entrepreneurship

Centre for Corporate Connections' latest news

Scottish launch of Enterprise Research Centre

Third edition of Mathematics for Economics published

Sixth annual MBA Fair takes place in February

MBA alumni industry panel event

Strathclyde MBA Oman graduation

Marketing Department hosts World Bank Group specialist

Support for ESRC grant proposals for SBS staff

Media mentions