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Cass receives re-accreditation from European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)

Re-accredtitation places Cass in an elite group of international business schools

Cass Business School has confirmed it has received the full five year re-accreditation from the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). This places Cass in an elite group of just 52 business schools world-wide to hold the sought after triple crown gold standard in business education which comprises AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

The EQUIS Standards and Criteria framework assesses ten key areas looking at the quality and range of all the School's activities. The scope included all Cass degree programmes as well as research, e-learning units, executive education provision and community outreach.  EQUIS looks for a balance between high academic quality and the professional relevance provided by close interaction with the corporate world.  Two other important areas assessed included research potential and internationalisation.

Cass is one of only nine UK business schools to hold full five year EQUIS accreditation and, by meeting all framework requirements, demonstrates that it meets the most demanding European standard and belongs with a select group of international schools. It also opens doors to networking, development and cross-border initiatives through the European Foundation for Management Development.  As competition for students and staff intensifies, this re-accreditation ensures Cass is well placed to attract the very best talent to the School.

Richard Gillingwater, Dean of Cass Business School says: "The need to provide a world-class business education to our students is more crucial than ever. The EQUIS accreditation demonstrates that Cass is committed to academic excellence and focused on businesses and the professions.

"We take the responsibility to educate the business leaders of tomorrow very seriously and will continue to equip our graduates with the technical, ethical and international experience to succeed in the modern work place. My thanks go to those people at the School who took part in this process and helped Cass deliver this excellent achievement."

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