Created in 1997 as the first global benchmark for international institutional auditing and accreditation, EQUIS is a rigorous tool for assessing and improving quality: our School of Management was first accredited in 2007. EQUIS joins AMBA and AACSB, the three most prestigious awards that make up the ‘Triple Crown’, achieved by just 100 business schools in the world.
The School of Management of Politecnico di Milano has received reconfirmation of its EQUIS accreditation, first awarded in 2007 by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), thus remaining firmly among the approximately 100 Business Schools in the world that can boast the ‘Triple Crown’, or the three most authoritative global certifications: EQUIS-EFMD Quality Improvement System, AMBA -The Association of MBAs and AACSB – Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the second two obtained in 2012 and 2021 respectively.
Created in 1997 as the first global benchmark for international institutional auditing and accreditation, while still considering the cultural and regulatory differences of the different countries, EQUIS is a rigorous tool for assessing, accrediting and improving quality in ten key areas, comparing them with international objectives: governance, programmes, students, faculty, research and development, internationalisation, ethics, responsibility, sustainability, connections with practice. True quality consists in trying to do better even when you are already excellent and it is precisely this focus on continuous improvement that is at the heart of EQUIS’s mission, with periodical audits and confirmation of the high level of the member institutes.
The very scrupulous assessment for re-accreditation concerned the School’s strategy, its courses, relations with the main stakeholders (businesses, Alumni, students, Faculty), research and consistency with the broader strategic plan. In particular, EQUIS gives importance to creating effective learning environments that foster students’ managerial and entrepreneurial skills together with their personal growth and sense of global responsibility. There are currently 206 EQUIS accredited schools in 46 countries.
“Confirmation of the very high standards that allow us to boast EQUIS accreditation, for the past 15 years, testifies the quality of our teaching, our attention to the needs of students, the quality of our courses increasingly oriented towards sustainability and innovation and above all our achieved, full international dimension ,” says Alessandro Perego, Director of the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano -. For our School, international accreditations are a fundamental and irreplaceable tool for strengthening quality, research and social engagement, in a continuous dialogue with the most innovative global environment in pursuit of excellence. It is therefore not a point of arrival, but a point of departure for repositioning higher education at the centre of economic and social recovery.”
Vittorio Chiesa and Federico Frattini, respectively President and Dean of MIP Politecnico di Milano, the Graduate School of Business which is part of the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano, also declared themselves very pleased with the certification received: “The renewal of EQUIS accreditation is added to confirmation of our presence in the main global rankings and to a series of awards for the quality of the courses offered to managers and top managers from all over the world. We are aware of the great commitment of our School of Management to the continuous improvement of all aspects of education. For this reason, recognition of the quality of our upskilling and reskilling courses by international certification bodies increases and strengthens our reputation in an increasingly competitive world scenario.”