The European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) is the leading international accreditation system granted by the European Federation of Management Development (EFMD) to higher education institutions in management and business administration. Following are some of the EQUIS accredited business schools which are regularly listed amongst the best institutions in the world:

Leeds University Business School (UK) - The International Business Review ranked the Centre for International Business (CIBUL) as No 1 in the world.

Judge Business School (UK) - Top 3 in the world and No. 1 in the UK according to the 2007 Forbes Global Rankings for one year MBA programmes.

IAE Business School (Argentina) - Ranked 6th in continuing education for executives, according to América Economía magazine (2008).

HEC Paris - It is the first in France and among the first business schools in Europe to hold the triple accreditation from: EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB.

Rouen Business School (France) - It is placed 2nd for Specialised Master in Corporate Communication Strategy, according to the SMBG 2009 Rankings.

EMLYON Business School (France) - 75th in the world according to the Financial Times Top 95 EMBA Rankings 2009.

EDHEC Business School - 5th in the "Best School for Finance" in the FT 2009 ranking.

Toulouse Business School - 18th in the FT rankings for the best Masters in Management programs 2009. It has triple accreditations from: EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA.

Reims Management School (France) - The School offers an International MBA which is fully taught in English and can be completed in 10 months.

Grenoble Graduate School of Business - The full-time MBA has been ranked 1st in the new “Rising Stars” ranking by

ESCP Europe - 3rd in the Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking 2009, ahead of other world's leading business schools like the London School of Economics.

Foster School of Business (USA) - It is one of only a few business schools in the US accredited by European-based EQUIS.

Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management (Belgium) - It hs been placed among the world's top 100 full time MBA programs by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) - The EMBA is placed in the top 60 globally and 21st in Europe according to the FT Executive Master of Business Administration Ranking 2008.

ESADE (Spain) - The EMBA is placed 1st in Europe and 17th internationally according to The Wall Street Journal 2008.

University of South Australia - The MBA program was given a 5-Star rating in the 2009 Good Universities Guide. It was the highest ranked program in the state and in the top 10 nationally.

China Europe International Business School - It is the first business school in mainland China that has earned an internationally recognized EQUIS accreditation.

Audencia Nantes School of Management (France) - The International MBA was ranked 43rd among the world's top MBAs by the business magazine Expansión in 2009.

Nanyang Business School (Singapore) - It is the only business school in Singapore and the third in Asia to achieve both EQUIS and AACSB accreditations.

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School (Ireland) - 16th in Europe for its full time MBA (EIU 2008).
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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
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