12 May, 2014

The Essca receives the most world valuable accreditation

L'Essca reçoit l'accréditation la plus recherchée au monde.- L'Essca, Ecole supérieure des sciences commerciales d'Angers, vient d'obtenir la plus recherchée des accréditations internationales : celle de l'Aacsb, une association américaine qui distingue, depuis 1919, les universités et écoles de commerce qu'elle estime les meilleures. 

The Ecole supérieure des sciences commerciales d'Angers has got on May 9th one of the most valuable international accreditation. The Essca is now member of the Association to advance collegiate schools of business (Aacsb), an authority founded in 1916 to give accreditations to American and foreign higher education institutions. Around 711 schools from 45 countries, only 5% of the business schools in the world, are holders of such a distinction widely regarded as the benchmark for business school quality among the academic community.

The Essca, which had already got the seal European quality improvement system from the European foundation pour management development (Efmd) among 118 schools world wide. "With that accreditation, the Essca is going to pursue its international development through supplementary double diplomas in Asia, Northern and Southern America, with the opening of a cursus in Brazil on the Shanghaï model. We will also continue to attract more students from the whole world. All the Essca staff was focused for that achievement which makes us very proud", says Catherine Leblanc, dean of the school.

Catherine Leblanc (Credit pictures : Essca)
In a statement about the accreditation of the Essca, Robert D. Reid executive deputy president of the Aacsb, pointed out the "resolution" of the Angers school in the several years long process which noticed the "fulfillment of the Aacsb standards" and its will to deliver a high quality education to students. The Essca was founded in 1909 (seven years before the Aacsb) and is present, in Angers, Paris, Budapest and Shanghaï. It teaches management to 3,000 students each year and has around 12,000 graduates all over the world.

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