SSE accredited by EQUIS

The Stockholm School of Economics has an excellent reputation in Sweden and abroad, and the School collaborates with top business schools in the international arena.

Since 1999, we have been accredited by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), which means that all our activities — in other words, all programs and research — have demonstrated excellence at an international level.

EQUIS is an international system for quality assurance of higher education in business, aiming to raise the standard of management education worldwide. EQUIS is governed by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), which is an independent not-for-profit network organization open to companies as well as universities. The Stockholm School of Economics was one of the founders of EFMD.

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An EQUIS accreditation applies to an entire school and not just individual programs. Around 100 different quality indicators are reviewed in the EQUIS process. One such indicator, which weighs heavily in accreditation decisions, is internationalization: how far the school has advanced in the process of internationalization. Other important factors are extensive collaboration with the business world and outstanding research.

Because EQUIS accreditation is an internationally recognized and respected seal of quality, our objective is for the Stockholm School of Economics to become even more attractive to students, postdoctoral researchers and faculty through this accreditation. Accreditation involves business school’s operations being periodically scrutinized in a systematic manner, so EQUIS is also a vital tool for the Stockholm School of Economics’ ongoing quality-control efforts.

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