Accreditations: EQUIS, AACSB, AMBA
Attaining a place as one of the world’s top business and economics universities has always been a high priority at WU. With its prestigious triple international accreditation, WU has achieved this goal. Fewer than 1% of universities worldwide can claim triple accreditation by EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA, the three most well-respected accreditation agencies. WU is one of six universities in the German-speaking world to belong to this exclusive group of schools.
EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) was established in 1998 as part of the European Foundation for Management Development, an organization dedicated to supporting research and teaching in the fields of economics and business. After its initial accreditation in 2007, WU was awarded the maximum five-year re-accreditation in 2013 and in 2018. To fulfill EQUIS’ high quality standards, WU is subject to regular, comprehensive reviews. Strategic development, internationalization, connections to the business community, and quality management are particularly important criteria in this process.
AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) was founded in the USA in 1916, making it the world’s oldest accreditation agency for business and economics universities. AACSB-accredited schools are reviewed on a regular basis to ensure that standards of international excellence and continuous improvement are maintained. Based on the AACSB mission statement, the agency evaluates schools’ degree programs and their further development, faculty qualifications, research output, and continuing education and career opportunities for graduates. As of August 2015, WU is proud to have successfully completed the multi-level accreditation process and been awarded the AACSB seal of quality in recognition of its outstanding performance.
AMBA (The Association of MBAs), instituted in London in 1967, is a quality assurance seal awarded to select postgraduate programs around the world. To fulfill the Association’s exacting criteria, programs must be able to demonstrate top quality and international compatibility. All of WU Executive Academy’s MBA programs are AMBA accredited, meaning that they meet the highest international standards.