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Good news hat trick for Aston Business School

12 June 2006 – for immediate release

Aston Business School in Birmingham is celebrating a good news hat trick. The School, part of Aston University, has been awarded the prestigious EQUIS accreditation by the European Foundation for Management Development – one of just 92 schools in 28 countries around the world.

EQUIS provides a European quality standard for management education. First recognised by the scheme in 1999 the School is now accredited for a further five years.

This confirms Aston Business School’s standing as a ‘triple crown’ institution: along with EQUIS, the School is recognised by AMBA – the Association of MBAs and the American Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, AACSB. The awards put the city institution the top 0.3 percent of business schools worldwide.

The news comes in the same week as The Times Good University Guide placed Aston Business School in the top ten for business studies, at number 9, and Aston University was ranked 13th out of 109 higher education institutions.

Head of Aston Business School, Prof John Saunders said: “The EQUIS accreditation and Times rankings clearly acknowledge the hard work that has gone into raising the school’s standing in the UK, Europe and beyond.

“We are particularly proud of our association with the European Foundation for Management Development. The EQUIS panel has told us we are an exemplar in our improved performance and diversity – a fitting tribute for a business school in the heart of multicultural Birmingham.

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