The strict quality standards of the Swiss Rectors’ Conference as well as the accreditation agencies EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA guarantee the international recognition of our degrees and executive education courses. In 2001, the University of St.Gallen became the first EQUIS-accredited business school in German-speaking Europe, in 2003, it was accredited by AACSB and in 2019 the University of St.Gallen was accredited by AMBA. These independent accreditation agencies issue the three most discerning seals of quality for business schools and create the framework for international standards. These internationally recognised accreditations honour the high quality which characterises our research and instruction and regularly secures the HSG a place among the frontrunners in business school rankings.
During an accreditation process, a university is systematically evaluated in terms of quality of research, instruction, training and administration. Independent experts also judge the role of the alumni network and the business school’s synergies with international partners and companies. However, internal factors are also taken into account: the organisation of the faculties, institutes and disciplines, as well as the diversity and quality of courses. The University of St.Gallen has been able to fully satisfy the evaluators in these respects – one of the most important factors for business school rankings.