An exceptional reputation

Our Management School has maintained its place in the world’s top one per cent of business and management schools, after keeping its Triple Crown accreditation from prestigious international accreditors, the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).

The School was first awarded Triple Crown status in 2012 by EFMD’s European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) panel after a rigorous application process; fewer than 60 businesses and management schools achieve this worldwide.

The Triple Crown Accreditation combines EQUIS, the Association of MBAs (AMBA), and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). It recognises the highest academic standards, as well as effective internationalisation and interaction with the corporate world.

The School also achieved excellence in the new EQUIS standard around ethics, social-responsibility and sustainability.

Dean of Sheffield University Management School, Professor David Oglethorpe, said: “I am very proud of the School’s collective effort which has led to us being approved by EQUIS for the second time. The panel, which visited in September, was very impressed by the enthusiasm of our staff and the vibrant community we have created for them and students alike.

“Our world-leading research and our School mission have a core focus on socially-responsible and sustainable work practices. I am delighted that EQUIS have recognised this and rewarded the strategic focus we have.”

Associate Dean for External Business Advancement, Professor Andrew Simpson, said: “I am delighted to have achieved this accreditation, and want to extend my thanks and congratulations to every member of staff at the Management School, and the wider University of Sheffield community, for their support throughout the process.

“Continuous improvement is embedded in our approach to work and study, and we are committed to this as a strategy for the future.”