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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 only two 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

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.