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Lund University joins top global business schools awarded “Triple Crown”

Main university building with three crowns above it
Through its third accreditation, LUSEM achieves "Triple Crown" status and can be counted among the business schools in the world that maintain absolute top quality.

Lund University School of Economics and Management has received its third accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), and thereby joins the ranks of top business schools worldwide awarded a “Triple Crown”.

The triple accreditation, or the Triple Crown, is the combination of accreditations held by just over 100 business schools worldwide (less than 1% of all business schools), awarded by the three largest and most influential business school accreditation organisations EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB.

Mats Benner, Dean of Lund University School of Economics and Management (LUSEM), would like to thank all parties involved in bringing the accreditations home.

“We are proud to count ourselves among the leading business schools in the world. Our accreditations are a testament to our high-quality work in education, research and external engagement. This in turn is thanks to all the efforts of our students, faculty, staff and partners in society,” says Mats Benner.

”Quality stamp of a Triple Crown”

Erik Renström, Vice Chancellor of Lund University, recognises LUSEM’s efforts and hard work to reach the highest international standards.

“I want to congratulate LUSEM and its employees, students and corporate partners for achieving the quality stamp of a Triple Crown. A high-quality business school is certainly an advantage for the University,” says Erik Renström.

William Weidow is Vice President of the School’s student union, Lundaekonomerna. The student union works with and for the students.

“Being triple accredited is important on many levels. It shows that our education is internationally valid and opens doors to studies and jobs both in Sweden and abroad. The accreditations are proof for both us students as well as potential employers that the education at the School strives for a balance between theory, innovative thinking and working with and for a sustainable business life,” says William Weidow.

Positive effects on international collaborations

Ulrika Qvist Mathiesen is head of the School’s international office, and has seen the positive effects of triple accreditation on international collaborations.

“LUSEM has an international profile, as stated in previous accreditations. We are proud of our network of partner universities. We have an excellent portfolio of academic partners, and as a Triple Crown accredited business school, we now have the opportunity to further develop, refine and deepen our collaborations,” says Ulrika Qvist Mathiesen.

According to former Deputy Dean Kristina Eneroth, who has been leading the School’s accreditation work for a long time, LUSEM has developed into an international learning environment over the past decade.

“Accreditation requires high quality research, high quality teaching and learning, and high quality external engagements. It is the amazing mix of faculty members, students and corporate connections that explains how LUSEM has found its way to a Triple Crown. It is all about finding its own strategic and creative approach to continuous improvements,” says Kristina Eneroth.

More information:

Lists of Swedish business schools accredited by AACSB

LUSEM’s accreditations and rankings

Mats Benner


Mats Benner
Dean of LUSEM
mats [dot] benner [at] ehl [dot] lu [dot] se
Phone: +46 72 543 49 39

About the AACSB accreditation process

The AACSB accreditation is the result of comprehensive development and quality assurance based on 15 international standards encompassing all operational activities, from education and the study environment to research and collaboration.

The review is performed by a team of experienced deans from business schools worldwide. The evaluation ensures that LUSEM has the dedication and the resources required to provide students with high qualitative and innovative education. The process is rigorous and takes several years to complete.

LUSEM was officially granted the AACSB accreditation on 2 March 2021.


AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) was founded in 1916 in the USA. The fundamental purpose of AACSB accreditation is to encourage business schools to hold themselves accountable for improving business practice through a commitment to strategic management, learner success, and impactful thought leadership. AACSB achieves this purpose by defining a set of guiding principles and standards, coordinating peer review and consultation, and recognizing high-quality business schools that meet the standards and actively engage in the process.

AMBA (The Association of MBAs) accredits MBA, DBA and Master’s Degree programmes with the aim to maintain standards and fostering innovation in global postgraduate management education. The accreditation philosophy is centred on impact, employability and learning outcomes. Only programmes that demonstrate the highest standards in teaching, learning and curriculum design; career development and employability; student, alumni and employer interaction achieve AMBA accreditation.

EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) accreditation is a comprehensive institutional accreditation system for business and management schools, run by EFMD. The EQUIS accreditation ensures rigorous quality control, benchmarking the school against international standards in terms of governance, programmes, students, faculty, research, internationalisation, ethics, responsibility and sustainability, as well as engagement with the world of practice.