December 7, 2009 —
The University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management was awarded the EQUIS accreditation from The European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), making it the third business school in Canada to achieve the triple crown of business school accreditations. There are only 40 schools worldwide that have obtained this prestigious recognition.
EQUIS is the leading international system of quality assessment, improvement and accreditation of higher education institutions in management and business administration. EQUIS is run by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and its fundamental objective, linked to the mission of the EFMD, is to raise the standard of management education worldwide.
“We received accreditations from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in 2003 and the Association for MBAs (AMBA) in 2005. With this third and final accreditation, we now earn ourselves a place among the top one percent of the world’s business schools,” said Micheál J. Kelly, dean of the Telfer School of Management.
The triple crown achievement coincides with the Telfer School of Management’s 40th anniversary as an independent faculty at the University of Ottawa. Over the last 40 years, the School has worked tirelessly to create a rich learning and research environment that prepares students to fulfil their personal and professional potential, and take full advantage of the possibilities of global business.
The Telfer School of Management was officially awarded the accreditation in November 2009, along with four other international business schools. “We are delighted to welcome five more leading international schools into the EQUIS community. Whilst EQUIS was born as a European initiative for the benchmarking and accreditation of business schools, it is now the leading global accreditation system. We embrace the diversity the new schools bring to the network and believe this is what makes EQUIS the most sophisticated and innovative improvement and benchmarking tool available for management education,” said Professor Julio Urgel, Director of Quality Services at EFMD.
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. With companies recruiting worldwide, with students choosing to get their education outside their home countries, and with schools building alliances across borders and continents, there is a rapidly growing need for them to be able to identify those institutions in other countries that deliver high quality education in international management.
The Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa is uniquely positioned to link with and learn from Canada’s leaders.
With some 3,600 students, 200 full- and part-time faculty and 20,000 alumni, the Telfer School of Management is a diverse and vibrant environment in which students, faculty, researchers and alumni can forge rewarding lifelong relationships.