La Rochelle Business School made a strategic decision to pursue international accreditations to ensure that its education programmes, research and School management are to the highest standards worldwide.
As a result, the School is now accredited by :



AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) announced on June 7th that Groupe Sup de Co La Rochelle – La Rochelle Business School has earned accreditation. This hallmark of excellence in business education places the School amongst the 684 Schools in 45 countries worldwide which maintain AACSB accreditation. AACSB accreditation places the School on a level of distinction and quality achieved by less than five percent of the world’s business programmes globally.
Founded in 1916, AACSB  International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools. It recognizes the Schools commitment to standards of excellence and continuous improvement and focuses on all areas: the mission of the School, teaching and learning, faculty, research and academic programmes.
This distinction endorses the quality of teaching and learning for students and their parents, guarantees employers that our graduates will have the skills and preparation to work in the global economy and provides a framework of accountability to various stakeholder groups (alumni, local and regional government…).
All the School’s stakeholders were actively engaged in the process and provided valuable input both in preparation for and during the review visit. The visitation team listed the Humacité project, our international perspective, and our EDP (student coaching and professional development) as the school's strongest points.
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La Rochelle Business School’s two Programmes, the Masters in Management and the Bachelor in International Business Programmes have been accredited since 2011 with the EPAS accreditation (awarded by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).  The accreditation of both those Programmes was renewed in 2014 for the maximum period of five years.




In 2009, La Rochelle School of Tourism is the first French tourism school to have obtained initial  TedQual certification for its 3 Programmes, thus ensuring its international visibility. The certification was renewed in 2014 for the maximum period of 4 years.
The TedQual certification system, which was created in 1999 by the World Tourism Organisation under the authority of the United Nations, is a quality assurance system for education and training programmes in the tourism, hospitality and catering sectors. It works towards greater productivity and pedagogical effectiveness.The TedQual certification process establishes standards of quality and excellence on an international scale in terms of education, learning, know-how and interpersonal skills. Its criteria also cover research and teaching in tourism and hospitality management.
Integrating the Global Code for Ethics in Tourism, TedQual set standards for quality and excellence in teaching, learning and internationally recognized competencies for the tourism sector.  


ISO 9001


The ISO 9001 norm is part of the ISO 9000 series regarding the management systems of quality. It specifies the requirements about the organisation of a management system of quality. The School has been certified with the ISO 9001 since 2005.  The most recent renewal was in 2013 for three years. 

Integrating the Global Code for Ethics in Tourism, TedQual set standards for quality and excellence in teaching, learning and internationally recognized competencies for the tourism sector.  


Foreign Language Quality Label 


The French Language Institute of La Rochelle Business School (IEF) holds the French as a Foreign Language Quality Label ("Label Qualité Français langue étrangère") which is awarded jointly by the French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and the Ministry of Culture and Communication.
The French as a Foreign Language Quality Label is the guarantee of a successful language learning course. It guarantees the quality of the support services provided (enrolment, reception services, accommodation, administrative procedures and premises) in addition to the quality of the teaching and academic programmes.