PARIS, France, April 10, 2014 /CNW/ - The AACSB has renewed EDHEC Business School's accreditation for 5 more years, thereby confirming the School's place among the 5% of institutions worldwide distinguished with this label of excellence (source: AACSB).
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This is the third time the School has received this accreditation since 2004, each time for the maximum period possible of 5 years.
The School's strategy is geared to serving the needs of society
EDHEC Business School is one of the first school worldwide to earn accreditation based on the AACSB's new assessment values of innovation, impact and commitment.
The auditors particularly commended the success of the "EDHEC for Business" strategy, not only for its real impact on the business world, but also for its being an original economic model for a school of international standing.
"We raise one third of our annual funding from businesses by responding to two of businesses' fundamental needs: the recruitment of the best talent and innovation in managerial practices.
Our impact on and commitment to the business world stems partly from our 25,000 alumni worldwide and partly from our cutting-edge financial, legal and economic research which we disseminate to all interested parties with a view to driving public debate," said Olivier Oger, Dean of the EDHEC Business School.
About EDHEC Business School
5 campuses (Lille, Nice, Paris, London and Singapore)
6,200 students and 10,000 participants in executive education, conferences and seminars organised in 28 economic capitals worldwide
17 degree programmes: ESPEME post-baccalaureate programme, Master in Management, MScs, MBAs, PhD.
Over 25,000 alumni in 120 countries
142 permanent professors (49% of international origin) and 810 adjunct faculty members
13 research and teaching chairs
An €85m budget, 1/3 from corporate funding and 20% invested in research
One of only 60 business schools out of close to 14,000 worldwide to hold triple accreditations from EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA.
EDHEC Business School aims to be recognised for research and training, innovative ideas and tools that have a high impact on businesses. This "EDHEC for Business" strategy is underpinned by excellent academic research, the results of which are systematically disseminated through EDHEC's educational programmes (MScs, PhD, etc.), to the business world and to society.
More information is available on the EDHEC Business School website: http://www.edhec.com
SOURCE: EDHEC Business School
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