The fundamental objective of EQUIS, linked to the mission of EFMD, is to raise the standard of management education worldwide.
EQUIS assesses institutions as a whole. It assesses not just degree programmes but all the activities and sub-units of the institution, including research, e-learning units, executive education provision and community outreach.
Católica Porto Business School is accredited by EQUIS. It is the only business school in the north of Portugal and the third in the country to receive such recognition. The mission of this accreditation is to raise the standard of management education worldwide and highlight the leading business schools at global level. Católica Porto Business School now joins the shortlist of 87 institutions in Europe and 170 throughout the world in a universe comprised of 16 000 institutions accredited by EQUIS.
This accreditation recognises the distinctive quality of all the programmes offered by Católica Porto Business School and indicates that the School complies with the strictest quality standards in all its activities including learning, research, internationalisation and interaction with the corporate world.
Católica Porto Business School is a member of EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development), one of the main Management Schools networks in the world.
EFMD is a global organisation that includes over 760 institutional members and joins over 16 000 professional management from faculty, business, public service and consultancy in 80 countries worldwide. The EFMD plays a central role in creating an international approach to education management and it is a unique forum for information, research, networking and debate on innovation and best practice in this area.
The MBA programmes available at Católica Porto Business School - International and Atlantic - have been accredited by the prestigious Association of MBAs (AMBA).
AMBA is an international accreditation authority specialised in postgraduate training programmes for executives, namely MBAs (Master of Business Administration). Católica Porto Business School secured the AMBA accreditation for its supply of MBAs and joined a restricted group of about 200 business schools in over 70 countries that hold this accreditation.
The MBA Atlantic is thus the first MBA programme running in Angola, Brazil and Portugal accredited internationally. This outcome is the recognition of innovation, pioneering spirit, accuracy and quality of the school's offerings, particularly with reference to the strategic opportunities in the Portuguese-speaking world. We are a school increasingly focused on international business in every dimension.
Católica Porto Business School is a member of AACSB International - The Association to Advance College Schools of Business, the world’s largest business education alliance. AACSB International connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. AACSB’s mission, aligned with AACSB’s accreditation standards for business schools, is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education. Since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to over 1,500 member organizations and more than 785 accredited business schools worldwide.