AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) announced on June 7 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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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 requirements are related to 4 main issues :

  • Responsability of the management : requirements of actions from the senior management which is the first and permanent actor of the approach.
  • Quality system : administrative requirements allowing the protection of the vested achievements. Requirement to take account of the system concept.
  • Process : requirements concerning the process identification and management contributing o the satisfaction of the stakeholders.
  • Continued improvements : requirement of measurement and recording of the performance at every level alonside the commitment to act for effective progress.


Since February 2011, two of the school’s programmes have been recognised by the EPAS:

Bachelor in International Business and Masters (ESC) programmes.

No more than two programmes can be accredited in each round of evaluations, so this is a very encouraging double success for the school, which can now offer these students a programme that is balanced, coherent, international and compliant with demanding specifications. The objective of the EPAS is to evaluate and accredit (for a maximum duration of five years) the best business and management programmes on offer (Bachelor and undergraduate degrees, Masters or Doctorates), compare them against international standards and ultimately work towards their improvement.


La Rochelle Business School of Tourism

 is the first French tourism school to have obtained TedQual certification, thus ensuring its international visibility. 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.

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