Discover all the accreditations and labels held by MBS
Accreditations & Labels
MBS BELONGS TO THE WORLD's top 1% BUSINESS SCHOOLS
MBS is one of the very few business schools (1%) in the world to hold the three most prestigious international accreditations.
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Master’s programmes and Executive MBA
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Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business accreditation
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business accreditation is the guarantee of the best business training in the world.
- Less than 5% of the world’s business schools are AACSB accredited.
MBS holds this prestigious accreditation for all its programmes and activities.
Granted by the European Foundation for Management Development, EQUIS accreditation is awarded to schools that ensure a high standard of academic excellence, close links with the business world and strong academic research potential with a solid international dimension.
- Less than 1% of schools worldwide are EFMD-EQUIS accredited.
MBS holds this accreditation for all its programmes and activities.
The AMBA Accreditation is the oldest and most prestigious distinction for MBA programmes. It is awarded for the organisation and content of the programmes and the level and quality of the faculty.
- Less than 2% of MBA programmes worldwide are AMBA accredited.
The MBS Grande Ecole and Executive MBA programmes are AMBA accredited.
MBS is a member of the Conférence des Grande Écoles and of the Chapitre des Grandes Ecoles de Management, which brings together the 38 leading French business schools.
The MBS Grande Ecole programme delivers a diploma with the ministerial endorsement and the Master’s degree.
The Bachelor programme of MBS delivers a diploma with ministerial endorsement and the Licence Grade.
A DEEPLY COMMITED SCHOOL
A NON-PROFIT SCHOOL
Montpellier Business School is an EESPIG (Private Higher Education Institution of General Interest). This label, issued by the French State, guarantees that all of its resources are exclusively allocated to the public service mission of higher education.
Under associative status (law 901), MBS is firmly and permanently a non-profit organisation.
A PIONEERING SCHOOL FOR DIVERSITY AND PROFESSIONAL EQUALITY
MBS was the first higher education institution to be awarded this State label, which is given to organisations that meet strict specifications, including the definition and implementation of a concrete and measurable diversity policy.
MBS was also the first higher education institution to obtain this State label which rewards exemplary and innovative approaches to gender equality.
To date, MBS is the only school to hold both the “Diversity” and “Professional Equality” labels.
MBS is a signatory of the LGBTQA+ Charter of Commitment of L’Autre Cercle, which is the first European initiative to provide a formal framework for a policy to promote diversity and prevent discrimination.
Through this ambitious Charter, MBS commits to refuse any potentially discriminatory practice and to adapt and provide access to all benefits and rights granted in the context of the organisation of daily life, conjugality or parenthood.
Human Rights, Environment and Social Progress
MBS is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the PRME in favour of human rights, the environment and social progress.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Montpellier Business School has obtained the DDRS label for four years in 2022.
This label validates the concrete actions already deployed by the school, its committed and inclusive strategic plan, and guarantees continuous improvement on these crucial subjects in anticipation of its future eco-campus 2025.