BBS among the world’s top Business Schools

29 September 2021

Bologna Business School joins EQUIS, the most comprehensive accreditation system for business schools worldwide. This opens up new opportunities for the School.

Bologna Business School today received the EQUIS accreditation, joining the selected group of top global business schools that meet the most stringent quality requirements. The EQUIS accreditation is awarded by EFMD, the international body comprising approximately 1,000 business schools, that assesses the achievement and maintenance of high standards including faculty composition, student background and experience, program structure, sustainability, diversity and inclusion practices, and each school’s positioning and growth strategy. This is a prestigious recognition achieved by only 1% of the world’s business schools.

“We are very proud, even if this is not a medal, but the beginning of a new phase and a high responsibility. – declared Massimo Bergami, Dean of Bologna Business School. – It is a result achieved by a great team that includes our Members, our Governance, our faculty, staff, business partners and alumni of the School. Now it is as if we were in the Champions League, we are part of an international system that will allow us to attract talents and faculty from around the world, make new alliances and multiply even more effectively the opportunities for our students, for businesses and for our economy”.

The process of accreditation of BBS lasted about 3 years, but the work of continuous process improvement dates back to the moment when, after the merger with Profingest, BBS became a participatory foundation, with the involvement of various entities in addition to the University of Bologna.
Indeed, Automobili Lamborghini, BBS Society of Scholars, Confindustria Emilia Centro, Dallara, Ferrari, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio in Bologna, Fondazione Guglielmo Marconi, Granarolo, IMA, Marchesini Group and Unicredit are also members of BBS.

Thanks to the close relationship with these and other companies in the business network too, BBS has been able to create programs focused on companies’ needs, consistently with its mission as a bridge between academia and productive society.

“This achievement will allow us to play an even more incisive role in the attraction and development of talents, necessary for the innovation processes of companies engaged in the challenges of sustainability and artificial intelligence. Not only that, but also public organizations increasingly require the design of innovation-oriented paths that can be accelerated by the exposure of public managers to an interdisciplinary and international context.”


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