The Faculty of Economics of the University of Ljubljana received a five-year international accreditation EQUIS (the European Quality Improvement System) provided by the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development). Thus, the faculty is included into the “Club” of the world’s 0.5% of the leading business schools, faculties and schools of economics. It provides its students with a high-quality study environment within the internationally accredited programmes, which in some areas of studies are considered among the best in the world.
The Faculty of Economics of the University of Ljubljana is the only business school in the region that has EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA international accreditations. This achievement allows the faculty to be among the best faculties of economics in the world along with the Swiss IMD, London Business School, French INSEAD, German Business School in Mannheim, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Italian Bocconi University, Norwegian BI, Finnish Aalto and others.
The EQUIS accreditation is a quality certificate awarded by the European Association of Business Schools (EFMD or European Foundation for Management Development). It is based on the commitment to high quality traditions and continuous progress in business education. Accreditation is defined by complex and comprehensive criteria, including the management of an institution and the creation of a learning environment; study programmes and courses; ensuring the development of students, academic and professional staff; conducting research under high standards; training for leadership; internationalization, social responsibility and cooperation with the business world.
The quality standards at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Ljubljana were assessed in July of this year. Experts, deans and teachers of well-known international educational institutions inspected the work of the faculty, including through conducting detailed interviews with its 170 representatives – the leadership of the faculty and the university, professors, academic staff, students, as well as representatives of the economy and members of the Alumni Club. In their report, experts noted that the faculty successfully coped with new challenges, followed current trends in economic and business education, and in practice proved the high quality of its activities.