The University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management has received EQUIS re-accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). The Telfer School remains one of only two business school in Canada to achieve the triple crown of business school accreditations. There are only 50 schools worldwide that have obtained this prestigious recognition.

The Telfer School of Management was initially awarded the accreditation in November 2009 and it was renewed in December 2012 for a period of 3 years.

“Obtaining an international accreditation confirms that the Telfer School of Management meets the highest international standards of excellence and continuous improvement. This achievement contributes to strengthening the School’s reputation as a world-class institution. I am particularly proud of this accomplishment and of this recognition”, said François Julien, Dean of the Telfer School. “Successfully maintaining our triple crown of international business school accreditations is also a clear demonstration of our passion for excellence and of the commitment of all the members of the Telfer community. On behalf of the Telfer School of Management, I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the EQUIS re-accreditation process and to this success!”

EQUIS is the leading international system of quality assessment, improvement and accreditation of higher education institutions in management and business administration. EQUIS is run by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and its fundamental objective, linked to the mission of the EFMD, is to raise the standard of management education worldwide.

Institutions that are accredited by EQUIS must demonstrate not only high general quality in all dimensions of their activities, but also a high degree of internationalisation. With companies recruiting worldwide, with students choosing to get their education outside their home countries, and with schools building alliances across borders and continents, there is a rapidly growing need for them to be able to identify those institutions in other countries that deliver high quality education in international management.