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JIBS is Sweden’s first double accredited business school

Press Release   •   Dec 18, 2015 13:24 GMT

Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) at Jönköping University, is the first and, so far, only institution in Sweden to be awarded the quality accreditation by AACSB. In March this year, JIBS received the EQUIS accreditation, which means that JIBS places itself among the top 0.1 % business schools in the world, and as the only double accredited by EQUIS and AACSB business school in Sweden.

In spring 2015, JIBS was awarded with the EQUIS accreditation by EFMD which means that JIBS is now part of an elite group of only around 100 business schools worldwide that are double accredited.

“In the last four years we have worked hard to expose JIBS to the toughest international scrutiny, and it is fantastic that we have now succeeded with this double target – EQUIS and AACSB means ‘two for two’ for us”, says Johan Roos, Dean and Managing Director for JIBS. “But this success is a means not an end. It confirms JIBS’ strategy and how we work with education, research and social footprint. Above all, JIBS faculty, staff and students should feel really proud”, says Johan Roos.

The double-accreditation places JIBS on the map as a business school of absolute top international class. According to Johan Roos, the new accreditation will benefit JIBS in several ways.

“AACSB accreditation makes our educational programmes, JIBS and also Jönköping University as a whole more attractive”, he says. “It also means that the students, after completing their education, will get even more power in their applications for attractive jobs. Since we are the first business school in Sweden that has received this stamp of approval for our quality, it will also be easier for us to attract students and employees from all world.”

For more information, please contact:

Johan Roos, Dean and Managing Director, Jönköping International Business School

+46 76 628 02 01

Johan.Roos@ju.se

Björn Kjellander, Director of Quality and Accreditation

+46 36 10 18 96

Bjorn.Kjellander@ju.se

Jönköping International Business School Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) was founded in 1994 and in the last twenty years JIBS has grown to a comprehensive institution offering Bachelor, Master and Doctoral education. Since its inception, JIBS has become world-renowned in a number of research areas related to its educational programmes. JIBS is uniquely organized as a limited company owned by the Jönköping University Foundation.

Jönköping University Foundation is one of three independent institutions of higher education in Sweden offering postgraduate programmes. It is characterised by focused profiles, internationalisation, an entrepreneurial spirit and collaboration with surrounding society. Research and education are carried out at four schools: Jönköping International Business School, School of Education and Communication, School of Engineering and School of Health and Welfare. Jönköping University has some 10,000 registered students, 725 employees and a turnover of approximately SEK 800 million.

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