AACSB Accredited


HEC Liège is firmly focused on its students, its alumni and its partners. The school's commitment to, and continuing investment in quality improvement has been recognized through international certifications including AACSB and EQUIS, two prestigious institutional accreditation.

So HEC Liège becomes the first complete Belgian business school to be doubly accredited AACSB and EQUIS for all of its activities (from bachelor to PhD, Executive Education included) !


AACSB - Institutional Accreditation (2018)

HEC Liège has received the prestigious AACSB quality label for the excellence of its programmes, the supervision of its students, its research, its Faculty, its involvement in its economic environment, its Alumni network and its organisation (2018). 

EQUIS - Institutional Accreditation (2016)

HEC Liège has received the award EQUIS delivered by the International accreditation organism EFMD and holds the award EPAS for each of its 3 main programs:

  • the Master in Management (2011, renewed in 2014 for 5 years),
  • the Master in Business Engineering (2013, renewed in 2016 for 5 years)
  • the Doctoral Program (2011, renewed in 2014 for 3 years).

CFA Institute University Recognition Program

The concentration “Banking and Asset Management” of the Master in Management has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program.

Conférence des Grandes Ecoles

HEC Liège is also a member of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles.


HEC Liège has been audited successfully by AEQES (the Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education in the French Community of Belgium) of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels. The three main dimensions (programs, research and community service) and the quality assurance system in place have been assessed and conform to the requirements of AEQES. This agency is also recognized by ENQA, the European agency certifying the quality of the Member States agencies.

Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)

Since 2013, HEC Liege adheres to the PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education), six principles promulgated by the UN and by which university institutions commit to move in the direction of responsible management. See our 2017 Sustainability Report

European ECTS and Diploma Supplement labels / HSR4R (ULIEGE)

The University of Liège is the first Belgian university to hold the European ECTS and Diploma Supplement labels.

The University of Liège signed in 2006 its declaration of endorsement of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitement of Researchers (HSR4R) and by this engaged in an important process for its excellence in research. 


From a student perspective, these accreditations signify that the programs combine academic rigor with international exposure and are in line with global market needs.

Companies view these accreditations as a guarantee of the quality of graduates, who are able to take up challenges and who can adapt to different and constantly-changing contexts. Graduates have learnt to be creative, ethical and respectful of the principles of sustainable development.

For our alumni, the accreditations are a guarantee of the quality of their diploma in the long term.

Staff members take pride in the achievement of these accreditations and are motivated by working in an international  environment for the benefit of education and research.

Last update :24/08/2018