Swiss Accreditation Council

IMD is accredited by the Swiss Accreditation Council as a university institute. This decision strengthens IMD's membership in the Swiss higher education ecosystem and consolidates its reputation as an academic institution.

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Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

AACSB provides internationally recognized, specialized accreditation for business and accounting programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral level.

EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)

The fundamental objective of EQUIS, linked to the mission of EFMD, is to raise the standard of management education worldwide.

Association of MBAs (AMBA)

AMBA accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate business education and is earned only by the best programs.

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Responsible Research for Business and Management (RRBM)

Responsible Research for Business and Management (RRBM) is dedicated to inspiring, encouraging, and supporting credible and useful research in the business and management disciplines.

Business School Impact System

In recognition of conducting a comprehensive impact assessment, IMD was honored with the prestigious Business School Impact System (BSIS) label from EFMD. The label recognizes business schools on the forefront of measuring their local impacts.

With the label, IMD became one of the approximately one dozen pioneering business schools to hold the three elite accreditations and the BSIS seal.

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Principles for Responsible Management Education

The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) is a United Nations-supported initiative founded in 2007 as a platform to raise the profile of sustainability in schools around the world.

EcoVadis Corporate Social Responsibility

The EcoVadis Corporate Social Responsibility rating methodology measures the quality of a company’s CSR management system – through its policies, actions, and results.

IMD has stepped up its action and measurement efforts in the area of sustainability in recent years, resulting in clear year-on-year progression. For 2022, the academic's rating improved to gold, putting it among the top 5% of companies in its industry.

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Vaud+ Label 

VAUD+ is a label, created by the Vaud Promotion (Canton of Vaud, Switzerland), to increase the notoriety, competitiveness, and attractiveness of the region. IMD was honored to be named one of the inaugural VAUD+ ambassadors.

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ISO 27001

IMD was certified by PECB MS for meeting ISO 27001 Information Security Management standards. Earning ISO 27001 certification demonstrates commitment to the highest information security expectations of customers, employees, and business partners.

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ISO 27701

IMD is certified also for meeting ISO 27701 Privacy Information Management System standards. This certification focuses on the protection of personally identifiable information and maps to GDPR requirements.     

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IMD accredited as a Swiss university institute
By The Swiss Accreditation Council - 30 January 2023
The Swiss Accreditation Council (SAC) has granted IMD institutional accreditation as a university institute, a major achievement which will enhance the institute’s academic stature in Switzerland and abroad.
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