Our quality labels

In order to ensure the quality of all its programs, activities, and values, EM Strasbourg Business School engages in external recognition processes. The School has obtained several nationally and internationally recognized accreditations, quality labels, and certifications.

Our quality labels - EM Strasbourg

Overview of the Quality Labels


EM Strasbourg Business School’s AACSB Accreditation

EM Strasbourg has been AACSB accredited since 2015.
The AACSB accreditation offers extremely high standards of excellence for higher education and research in the field of administration and management. Obtaining it allows accredited establishments to implement a rigorous continuous improvement process.  AACSB also covers the evaluation of the School's strategy, the quality of the faculty, and the skills acquired by graduates.

As an example, the Peer Review Team highlighted the following points for our School: 

  • A strong grounding in the local region in addition to an international reach

  • A beneficial affiliation with the University of Strasbourg and a doctoral program that differentiates the School from its competitors in France

  • A real human dimension and a close relationship with students through coaching as well as personal and professional development

  • A strong commitment in the field of CSR through the three values at the heart of the School's mission: ethics, sustainable development, and diversity


EFMD Program Accreditation System (EPAS) Accreditation for Programme Grande École

EM Strasbourg’s Programme Grande École received EPAS accreditation for the first time in April 2009. This was then renewed for five years in May 2012 and May 2017.

It distinguishes excellent training in international management with an emphasis on the "business relations" and "CSR teaching" aspects. It is awarded by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), which also provides EQUIS accreditation. EPAS praised many points of excellence in EM Strasbourg's Programme Grande École: 

  • The internationalization of the program with mandatory international exchanges

  • The quality of the teaching and administrative team, who are competent and attentive to students’ needs and expectations

  • The professional training given to students


AMBA Accreditation for Programme Grande École

EM Strasbourg has been AMBA accredited for its Programme Grande École since June 2020. 

This label recognizes the excellence and internationalization of a general program at the master's level. During the audit, the jury was drawn to several elements that define our School: 

  • Well-defined links with the University of Strasbourg which give the School the ability to act independently while benefiting from the University’s structures and the LaRGE and HuManiS research centers.

  • Infrastructure and new premises improving students’ quality of learning.

  • A well-structured internationalization strategy with real added value for students. 

  • The jury liked Cap Career, the School's service that supports students in their professional and personal development. This service, an integral part of the students' curriculum, contributes to students’ development and preparation for the world of work.


Qualicert Certification

This certification was renewed in May 2019 for three years.

The Qualicert standard, created by IAE France, is specific to a "university training and research activity in the field of management sciences and management" and contains about a hundred commitments that should allow for the improvement of services for different stakeholders, through nine certified characteristics: 

  1. Strategy

  2. Information and communication

  3. Initial and continuous training with high added value

  4. A research policy

  5. Maintaining relations with its graduates 

  6. An activity with an international focus

  7. A commitment to corporate social responsibility 

  8. Relations with companies and organizations 

  9. Continuous quality improvement 

EM Strasbourg was granted its first Qualicert certification for three years following an audit carried out at the end of March 2010 by SGS (Société Générale de Surveillance - SGS ICS - 29 avenue Aristide Briand, 94111 Arcueil Cedex). It is an independent certification body that guarantees compliance with the certified characteristics. With this certification of its services, EM Strasbourg guarantees all stakeholders total transparency and recognized quality training. 


Diversity Label

EM Strasbourg is the first public institution of higher education in France to be awarded the Diversity Label in February 2012. This quality label is awarded by AFNOR Certification after passing through the national quality label commission. The Diversity Label was granted for four years in 2012 and 2016 and then renewed in October 2021 for the 2021-2025 period.

The Diversity Label is designed to demonstrate public and private organizations’ commitment to “preventing discrimination, providing equal opportunity, and promoting diversity in the scope of human resources management.” As part of a dynamic of continuous improvement, the Diversity Label makes it possible to regularly evaluate the management of diversity and inclusion within the School by associating all its stakeholders involved with providing equal opportunity and preventing and fighting against discrimination.

The Diversity Label is a true expression of the commitment made by the School and its various stakeholders to diversity, one of the EM Strasbourg’s fundamental values along with sustainable development and ethics. 


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