Melbourne Business School's EQUIS accreditation has been renewed for 2021-2026, affirming its reputation as a leading business and economics education provider.
Melbourne Business School was established by collaborative agreement between Melbourne Business School Limited, a not-for-profit public company, and the University's Faculty of Business and Economics.
EQUIS’ global accreditation is widely acknowledged by potential students, faculty, media, enterprise, and government clients as a hallmark of quality in higher education of business and economics.
EFMD Global, the non-profit organisation behind EQUIS, congratulated Melbourne Business School on its achievement, and acknowledged the resilience and agility it had shown undertaking the accreditation process during the global COVID pandemic.
The five-yearly accreditation has certified Melbourne Business School’s education programs, highlighting their combined knowledge generation and contribution to community.
Dean of Melbourne Business School Ltd., Professor Ian Harper AO, and Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics, Professor Paul Kofman, said they were delighted by the news.
“Accreditation is an important part of our work, and I commend the efforts of staff and faculty to achieve such a result,” Professor Harper said.
“Undertaking the accreditation process during the COVID pandemic highlighted our resilience and agility - COVID-19 changed the way we work in almost every respect, but it didn't change our commitment to delivering the highest quality education and to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our students.
“We see this as a testament to the adaptability of our academic and professional staff and an opportunity for continuous improvement.”
Professor Kofman echoed Professor Harper's words, saying the re-accreditation was further evidence that Melbourne Business School – the graduate school of business and economics at the University of Melbourne - was on the path to becoming one of the leading business and economics schools in the Asia-Pacific region.
“Our goal remains to strengthen the quality of our pre- and post-experience degrees, and to provide continuous education that can support students across the whole breadth of their careers,” Professor Kofman said.
As part of this strategy, we're working more closely with industry, government and the not-for-profit sector, as well as exploring partnerships with other leading universities in the Asia–Pacific.
“Like Ian, I am absolutely delighted with our EQUIS re-accreditation and am looking forward to what it means for our future endeavours.”
Our approach to business and economics education strengthens our core business activities, academic base, programs and global competitiveness. Our faculty's knowledge generation allows students to benefit from research-led learning that has practical applications. Our global educational experience equips graduates for the international business landscape and to better support their local communities.