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Quality Management Systems

Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics are a part of Umeå University and we are basing our management systems on the principles that guides all parts of the university.

As a governmental organization we follow the professional ethical foundations that are to govern the actions of all state employees and our performance are evaluated by government authorities like UKÄ, Swedish Higher Education Authority.

As an internationally oriented business school with a sustainability profile have we chosen to go beyond the standard requirements and are adopting our quality management systems to international standards.


We are since 2018 an AACSB-accredited school. Being accredited by one of the leading global organizations for business schools proves that our education, research and collaboration are of high international standard. Our quality management system that are the basis for our accreditation assures that we in a systematic way are working for continuous improvements in all areas of our mission and that we are striving towards our long-term vision. Our AACSB accreditation are a part of our branding and helps us to find global partners and to recruit internationally. The accreditation is to be renewed every fifth year in a process that contains an extensive self-evaluation as well as a visit of a peer-review team.


USBE are a sustainability-oriented business school and we have chosen to prove this by certifying our environmental management system and we are since 2015 certified according to ISO 14001. Our environmental management system is a well-integrated part of the management of the school and adopted to the expectations from stakeholders as UKÄ, AACSB and others. Our environmental management system is yearly evaluated by an external as well as an internal auditing process.


PRME, Principles for Responsible Management Education, is a UN initiative for a more responsible education of the leaders of tomorrow. USBE agrees on the six principles decided upon by PRME and we are a member of the network since 2013. As a part of PRME are we bi-annually reporting on how out work on sustainability develops.

Latest update: 2019-10-01