EDHEC features in all of the honors lists and top rankings published each year worldwide. These benchmarking tools put EDHEC amongst the best business schools in France and beyond, across all of its programmes: Undergraduate, Grande Ecole, Masters and Executive Education. Our excellence and commitment to being number one are confirmed by continuous placement in the lists of best academic institutions worldwide: in 2017, EDHEC Business School raised eleven places positioning among the top-15 European Business Schools and gained 10 places for the EDHEC Global MBA. Furthermore, the Financial Times ranked EDHEC #1 worldwide for Master in Finance pre-experience in that year. This ranking corroborates the impact of EDHEC strategy: to embed applied research within relevant academic programmes.
In 10 years, an exceptional dynamic has raised EDHEC educational experience to the highest international standards, with globally recognized teaching, expertise and centres of excellence.
Out of 14,000 establishments worldwide, EDHEC is one of just 89 business schools having the EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA Triple Crown Accreditation. Moreover, EDHEC is one of the world’s first business schools to have been awarded the two foremost international accreditations, EQUIS and AACSB, for its activities. These international accreditations recognize the academic excellence of its programmes, the quality of its teaching faculty, its close links with businesses, and the involvement of the EDHEC Business School in the economic environment of its campuses.
The AACSB brings together the top management education professionals. After a lengthy evaluation, its accreditation is awarded to those institutions that demonstrate training compliant with strict specifications such as student recruitment process, academic level of teachers, evaluation processes and teaching methods used. EDHEC obtained AACSB accreditation in March 2004.
Guaranteeing quality and international recognition of the diploma, the AMBA introduces a standard for MBA-type programmes, whether full or part time. The association evaluates the organising institution, the content and timing of programmes, the level of the teaching faculty, the curriculum for students admitted, monitoring of graduates, the knowledge they have acquired and their new value on the market. EDHEC obtained this accreditation in 2003.
This accreditation system EQUIS is specific to business and management schools. Coordinated by the European Foundation for Management Development based in Brussels, it aims to promote academic excellence, educational innovation, close relations between the School and businesses and international scope. EDHEC obtained this distinction in 1999, in recognition of the work carried out for the community, in student services, governance, relations with businesses and the internationalisation of its programmes and teachings.