Business still booming at Monash
The Monash Business School has maintained its ‘triple crown’ accreditation for business education providers with the recent announcement that it has received EQUIS reaccreditation for the next five years.
Monash is the only university within the prestigious Group of Eight to have achieved triple accreditation for its business school. This exclusive quality indicator reflects a truly international reputation.
Dean of the Melbourne-based Monash Business School, Professor Colm Kearney, said it was an outstanding achievement.
“It demonstrates the overall quality of our student body, academic programs, research and contribution to industry and the community,” Professor Kearney said.
“The award serves as an international indicator of our degree programs, and our relevance to the professional community and international markets.
“Institutions accredited by EQUIS demonstrate high general quality and our goal is to be among the best business and economics education providers in the world. The EQUIS accreditation, adding to the recognition by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)and AMBA (Association of MBAs), places the school in the elite company of business education providers in the world with ‘triple crown’ accreditation.”
In 2006, Monash University became the first business school in Victoria to receive EQUIS accreditation and was reaccredited in 2011. EQUIS is awarded by the European Foundation for Management Development. Its accreditation framework takes an institutional approach to assessment and each business school needs to demonstrate an international dimension in most activities, a strong interface with the corporate world and an ethos of promoting responsible management. EQUIS evaluates all activities of the school including degree programs, research and executive education, as well as its approach to ethics, responsibility and sustainability.