Accreditations and memberships

The accreditations and memberships provide objective criteria for assessing different schools and reducing the risk involved in making a decision as important as choosing an educational establishment.

The most important accreditations are:

  • EQUIS granted by the European Foundation for Management Development
  • AACSB granted by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • AMBA granted by the Association of MBA’s

EADA Business School is one of only four schools in Spain that have both the EQUIS and AMBA accreditations.

EADA is also a member of the most prestigious associations and bodies in the sector.



The EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development), a recognised accreditation body, whose objective is to raise executive training standards around the world, grants the EQUIS accreditation.


The Association of MBAs (AMBA) is the impartial international authority in all matters related to postgraduate business education, and its aim is to increase the quality of executive training and rate the MBA programmes in the UK and Europe.


The Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency, AQU Catalunya, is the main instrument for the promotion and assurance of quality in the Catalan higher education system. AQU Catalunya is entrusted with the assessment, accreditation and certification of quality in the universities and higher education institutions in Catalonia.



The AACSB (American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business) brings together the main business schools in Europe and America.

CFA Institute

EADA is associated with the CFA Institute, the main global body for professional and financial accreditation.

Executive MBA Council

The Executive MBA Council is an association with the aim of supporting excellence and promoting MBA training around the world.


The EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development) is the main European accreditation body, and offers a networking forum for business schools.


The CLADEA (Consejo Latinoamericano de Escuelas de Administración) is a network of investigation institutions, universities and business schools.

Bloomberg Institute

EADA is associated with the Bloomberg Institute and offers the opportunity to do the Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT) for free at the Barcelona campus.



Pursuant to the values of social responsibility with the society that characterises us, EADA works in partnership with the United Nations on the PRME project: Principles for Responsible Management Education.