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University of Groningen Business School
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Our accreditations

We belong to the 1% of business schools worldwide with both EQUIS and AACSB accreditations.

Accredited in 2014
Accredited in 2014

EQUIS accreditation

EQUIS is one of the two leading international accreditation bodies for business education. EQUIS = EFMD Quality Improvement System, part of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). EFMD acts as a catalyst to enhance excellence in management education and development globally. Important themes for EQUIS are Internationalization, Corporate Connections, and Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability.

EQUIS website

Reaccredited in 2017 - accredited in 2011
Reaccredited in 2017 - accredited in 2011

AACSB accreditation

The AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. AACSB evaluates a business school’s mission, faculty qualifications and contributions, programmes, and other critical areas on a five year review cycle. Particularly important for AACSB are the assurance of learning standards. Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review.

AACSB website


NVAO accreditation

The Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO - in Dutch: Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie) is the independent accreditation organisation set up by the Dutch and Flemish governments, whose primary goal is to provide an expert and objective judgement of the quality of higher education in Flanders and the Netherlands.

NVAO website



Cedeo website

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