Accreditations and certifications
The Master's Degree
This is awarded by the Ministry for Higher Education and Research to those who have taken the Degree-Master's-Doctorate route. It certifies that the holder has a high level of professional expertise whilst also guaranteeing the status of the qualification at national level.
’ESSCA is one of 11 post-secondary business schools to offer Master's degrees.
The EPAS certification is awarded by the EFMD, the largest awarding body in Europe.
It certifies that a programme has met a set of very demanding requirements in terms of international standards.
’ESSCA is the first post-secondary business school with EPAS certification for the standard of excellence demonstrated by its Master's programme.
ESSCA has been a member of AACSB (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) since 2001 and decided in 2009 to enter the AACSB accreditation process.
The school was declared eligible in 2010 and is currently completing the different steps towards accreditation. The quality label of AACSB accreditation has global recognition and is awarded to only the best universities and business schools.
ESSCA is a member of the following bodies:
The EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development), the largest awarding body in Europe. The EFMD awards EPAS (EFMD Programme Accreditation System) certification which distinguishes programmes demonstrating a high level of excellence.
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is an American organisation which aims to promote excellence and continuous improvement among
management-related higher education programmes worldwide. For these purposes, it reviews the methods and means used and the programmes offered by
establishments that wish to apply for accreditation.
The Conference des Grandes Ecoles
This association comprises only the best engineering and business schools.
Grande Ecole certification is awarded following a rigorous auditing process.
’ESSCA is the first business school to be admitted to the Conference des Grandes Ecoles in 5 years.
The Federation d'Ecoles Superieures d'Ingenieurs et de Cadres (Federation of Engineering and Management Schools, FESIC) comprises 27 French engineering and management Grande Ecole schools. Its aim is to pool experiences and practices, promote all of the schools and act as their representative to the public
authorities. FESIC members have common educational requirements, namely academic excellence, the internationalisation of courses, research development,
cooperation with businesses and the various players in the higher education sector and human and social training for all students.
The University of Nantes, Angers, Le Mans (L'UNAM) is a French public institution of scientific cooperation (EPCS) comprising 11 founding members and 18 associate members. L'UNAM has various aims, namely to unite regional scientific fields, to establish a strategic common research plan, to identify scientific works using the same certification, to advance the quality of doctoral training and facilitate the professional insertion of doctoral students and to jointly manage international projects.