From left: DCU President Professor Daire Keogh, Professor Barbara Flood and Professor Dominic Elliott, Executive Dean of DCU Business School
From left: DCU President Professor Daire Keogh, Professor Barbara Flood and Professor Dominic Elliott, Executive Dean of DCU Business School

DCU Business School joins global top tier with EQUIS accreditation

Triple accreditation places DCU Business School in top 1% worldwide

Dublin City University’s Business School announced a major milestone this month with news of their accreditation by the prestigious European Foundation for Management Development Global Quality System (EQUIS). Adding to its existing accreditations from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA), this news places the DCU Business School in the elite 1% of business schools worldwide.

DCU Business School is now unique in Ireland as it is the only business school to hold the ‘triple crown’ of accreditations and the Small Business Charter award from the Chartered Association of Business Schools.

EQUIS is a comprehensive international quality review system for business and management schools. Its rigorous peer-review process signals the school’s overall quality, viability and self-improvement commitment to students, employers and academic partners worldwide. 

Welcoming the accreditation, DCU President Professor Dáire Keogh said:

This award is a welcome affirmation of the world-leading standards of excellence being achieved at DCU Business School. Its status, as a ‘triple-accredited’ business school, is thanks to the hard work, commitment and professionalism of staff at the School, over many years.

Speaking about the EQUIS accreditation, Executive Dean of the Business School Prof Dominic Elliott said:

We are honoured and delighted to receive EQUIS accreditation for five years, which highlights our commitment to academic excellence, enterprise, innovation, and impactful engagement with industry and society. Our work ready graduates are in demand and reflect the strength of our industry engagement and aligns with our mission to transform lives and societies. This achievement places us among the top 1% of business schools worldwide and reflects the dedication of our staff, students, alumni, industry partners, and stakeholders. We are proud to provide a world-class education that equips our graduates with the skills to make a positive impact on society.

DCU Business School was established in 1980, and has an alumni community of over 23,000 graduates working in global corporations, local SMEs, the public sector and social enterprises, both in Ireland and internationally.

The School’s internationally recognised academics produce research which has scholarly and business impact, with a particular focus on: digitalisation of business and society; people, relationship and trust; and SME scaling and succession.

The School’s industry-informed degree programmes adopt an applied and practice focused curriculum, with an emphasis on experiential and challenge-based learning (including consultancy projects, work placements and hackathons). Students have international learning opportunities through the School’s network of international partner universities in 41 cities in 11 countries across three continents.