Accreditation & partnerships

Accreditations & Partnerships

IMD is a top-ranked business school with a global perspective. We understand the importance of not only having international accreditation but also building partnerships with other like-minded organizations from around the world. These relationships allow us to provide further diversity in our offerings and an understanding of what `real world´ means in all corners of the globe.


IMD is proud to follow international standards of excellence and innovation. It is the only Swiss business school to hold all three of the top accreditations worldwide:

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

AACSB provides internationally recognized, specialized accreditation for business and accounting programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral level.

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EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)

The fundamental objective of EQUIS, linked to the mission of EFMD, is to raise the standard of management education worldwide.

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Association of MBAs (AMBA)

AMBA accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate business education and is earned only by the best programs.

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Partnering with

Currently partnering with: 
 MIT Sloan  Scandinavian Executive Institute
 Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)  Porto Business School
 IVEY Business School – Western University  Waseda University
 Yale University  Irish Management Institute (IMI)
 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University  University of Latvia
 Fundação Dom Cabral  The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Over the years our partnerships have included:

 EPFL  Ashridge Executive Education
 ETH Zürich  Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) 
 The Wharton School: University of Pennsylvania  Cranfield School of Management
 Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth  

Memberships we belong to

The Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM)

The Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM) is a collaboration of graduate schools of business that seeks to foster intellectual ties among business schools, students and deans from both economically strong regions and those on the horizon of economic development.

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Certificate of Excellence in Global Business (GNAM)

Many of our programs are eligible for the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM) Certificate of Excellence in Global Business, which allows executives to choose from over 200 courses offered by 19 top global business schools and representing a total of 15 training days.

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The Global Business School Network

The Global Business School Network is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Washington DC working to strengthen management education for emerging markets through a unique global network of business schools. The network helps to provide the rigorous yet practical local training business and management students demand, resulting in a stronger pool of local leadership and management talent for all sectors.

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International Association for Management Development in Dynamic Societies (CEEMAN)

CEEMAN, the International Association for Management Development in Dynamic Societies, is an international association that joins more than 210 members from 54 countries around the globe.

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Consortium for University-Based Executive Education (UNICON)

UNICON is a global consortium of business school-based organizations, whose members are the global reference for executive education.

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