EQUIS establishes Dauphine's credibility among some 120 other accredited international institutions and promotes partnerships with its foreign counterparts.
On 13 December 2012, Dauphine obtained its EQUIS re-accreditation for a period of three years, then on 15 December 2015 for a period of five years.
EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) is an international standard for the evaluation of institutions and programs that satisfy demanding quality criteria. First distinguished for three years, in 2009 and in 2012, Dauphine was again accredited EQUIS for five years in 2015.
The EQUIS label is awarded by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), a body that accredits management training in higher education institutions, and is comparable to the American AACSB.
Accreditation is based on exacting international standards and focuses its evaluation on five areas:
- Mission, governance, strategy, and resources;
- Programs, teaching staff, student services, personal development;
- International scope of the institution, students, professors, and programs;
- Corporate relationships;
- Contributions of the School to the community.