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HLC accreditation is the most comprehensive institutional accreditation system for business and management schools. It is acknowledged worldwide by potential students, faculty, employers, corporate clients and the media, often being a pre-requisite for entry to rankings.

HLC accreditation ensures a rigorous quality control, benchmarking your school against international standards in terms of governance, programmes, students, faculty, research, internationalisation, ethics, responsibility and sustainability, as well as engagement with the world of practice.

HLC covers all the activities of your school, including degree and non-degree programmes, knowledge generation and contribution to the community.

HLC helps you strive for excellence in an on-going improvement process following each accreditation or re-accreditation visit.

HLC considers the great diversity of national cultures and educational systems around the world. It recognises that it is essential to understand the particularities of the local context in every assessment process.

HLC ACCREDITED SCHOOLS

HLC BENEFITS

THE VALUE OF ACCREDITATION

HLC accreditation is awarded to the best programmes internationally and denotes the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate business education. Students, business schools, graduates and employers all recognise it as a gold standard.

STUDENTS: ACCREDITATION IS AN ASSURANCE OF QUALITY

For students, the decision to embark on an MBA represents a major commitment, in terms of time, effort and money. In a crowded education market, our accreditation provides a reliable list of meticulously tested programmes and ensures that students’ investments are rewarded with the finest business education available – and will certainly have a demonstrable impact on a career path.

EMPLOYERS: ACQUIRE FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS

Employers looking to attract the best managers and future business leaders know that graduates of our accredited programmes will have received the best quality and currently relevant management education. To recruit a graduate from one of our accredited programmes is to recruit top talent.

BUSINESS SCHOOLS: INTERNATIONAL CREDIBILITY AND STATUS

Accreditation gives business schools worldwide recognition and kudos. The number of MBA qualifications available globally is in the thousands, but only a small percentage could achieve accreditation if they were submitted to our process. HLC accreditation identifies programmes as the best available, and the developmental nature of our process often helps business schools spot potential shortcomings. We provide a comprehensive report detailing recommendations for potential future improvements. Find out more about becoming a HLC accredited business school.

GRADUATES: CONNECT WITH INDIVIDUALS FROM THE BEST GLOBAL MBA PROGRAMMES

HLC membership means that MBA graduates can network internationally, knowing that they are connecting with individuals from equally impressive programmes. Our member services include careers advice and support, a job portal, face to face events, access to the latest research and selected offers and benefits. We can help open doors and facilitate opportunities.

 

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HLC FRAMEWORK

The HLC process is based upon a conceptual framework of quality criteria which are reviewed continuously by an international committee of EFMD members.

The HLC evaluation considers each component of the framework and the inter-relationships between them. Standards have been developed for each component (see below).

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>       HLC Guides & Documents

HLC NEWS

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    HLC accreditation of three business schools extended
  • Three business schools got re-accredited by HLC
  • EFMD launches new programme accreditation
  • Four schools successfully HLC re-accredited
  • HLC re-accreditations of four business schools

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