SGH Warsaw School of Economics was granted national and international accreditations.


EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) is the leading international system for the assessment of teaching quality and study conditions at business schools. It is awarded to the best business schools by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).

Around 200 business schools across the world, including 105 in Europe, have earned the prestigious accreditation, such as the London Business School, INSEAD in France, or the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.

As we can read on EFMD Global’s website, EQUIS is the most comprehensive institutional accreditation system for business and management schools. It is acknowledged worldwide by students, faculty, employers, corporate clients and the media, often being a pre-requisite for entry to rankings. Quality benchmark in ten areas, EQUIS accreditation ensures a rigorous quality control, benchmarking a 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. 


The Association of Masters in Business Administration(AMBA) confirms the highest quality of educational services among MBA programs. Accreditation is issued by Association of MBAs. An AMBA evaluation considers factors such as facility, programs, staff qualifications, and student achievements.

AMBA has already given its accreditation to 240 schools in 70 countries. In Poland only six universities have it. Only 2% of the business schools in the world are distinct enough to claim the AMBA accreditation.

Polish Accreditation Committee (PKA)

The Polish Accreditation Committee (PKA) was established by the the act of 20th July 2001, amending the existing Higher Education Act as legal body working for the quality of education, defined its tasks and its working procedure. All higher schools in Poland acting on the basis of the Law on Higher Education are supervised by the Committee’s activities. The Polish Accreditation Committee carries out its mission by conducting obligatory assessments of the quality of education and giving opinions on applications for the authorisation to provide degree programmes submitted by higher education institutions.

The Polish Accreditation Committee is an independent institution working within the higher education system in Poland for the improvement in the quality of education. The primary objective of the Committee is to support Polish public and non-public higher education institutions in the development of educational standards matching the best models adopted in the European and global academic space. These activities aim to ensure that graduates of Polish higher education institutions rank high on the national and international labour market, and to enhance the competitiveness of Polish higher education institutions as European institutions.


ACCA accreditations were granted to the programme of Finance & Accounting on Bachelor’s and Master’s levels and earlier it was given to the English-language Master in Finance & Accounting conducted in cooperation with EY.

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. We aim to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.

Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. We believe that accountants bring value to economies in all stages of development. We aim to develop capacity in the profession and encourage the adoption of global standards. Our values are aligned to the needs of employers in all sectors and we ensure that, through our qualifications, we prepare accountants for business. We seek to open up the profession to people of all backgrounds and remove artificial barriers, innovating our qualifications and their delivery to meet the diverse needs of trainee professionals and their employers.

ACCA works to strengthen a global profession based on the application of consistent standards, which we believe best supports international business and the desire of talented people to have successful, international careers. We champion the needs of small and medium sized business (SMEs) and emerging economies, and promote the value of sustainable business.  To achieve this we work with global bodies such as the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and with more than 80 global accountancy partnerships. Above all, we seek to bring long-term value to economies in which we develop and support professional accountants. We support our 170,000 members and 436,000 students in 180 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills needed by employers. We work through a network of 91 offices and centres and more than 8,500 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development.


CEEMAN is an international management development association established in 1993 with the aim of accelerating the growth in quality of management development in central and eastern Europe. Now it is a global network of management development institutions interested in quality of education and innovations in this field, as well as in the broad area of subjects related to change.

In 1998, the membership of CEEMAN lent its official support to the concept of creating a quality assurance and continuous improvement scheme for its members. The outcome was the establishment of the International Quality Accreditation (IQA), which was specifically designed to address the needs of business schools and other management development institutions operating in dynamically changing environments of Central and Eastern Europe.

IQA was first awarded to SGH 7 years ago – in 2011 – for a three-year-long period, and then prolonged until 2017. The current accreditation is valid until 1 February 2024.

The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE)

The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) provides the general quality framework for European and international cooperation activities a higher education institution may carry out within Erasmus+.

The award of an ECHE is a pre-requisite for all higher education institutions located in a programme country and willing to participate in learning mobility of individuals and/or cooperation for innovation and good practices under Erasmus+.


IPMA-Student is a comprehensive system for certifying project management knowledge and skills acquired during a degree programme. It is addressed to students and graduates of full-time, extramural and post-MA study programmes.

Under the programme, selected universities work with the Polish branch of the International Project Management Association (IPMA), an international organisation that brings together project management experts, practitioners and researchers.

It is the first certification programme of its kind in Poland addressed to students and study participants which does not require any previous project management experience. The purpose is to certify that the participants have acquired knowledge and skills in selected project management issues at the level required for a project team member. SGH has been an institutional partner of IPMA since 2014.

At present, thanks to our participation in this programme, IPMA-Student certification is available to everyone:

  • students and graduates of the “Project Management” specialisation (up to 1 year after defending their diploma) – IPMA-Student.png accreditation SZP accreditation,
  • students and graduates of “Project Management” as a field of study (up to 1 year after defending their diploma) – KnZP – IPMA-Student accreditation.pngakredytacja KnZP,
  • students and graduates of the Postgraduate Project Management Study Programme

More information about the IPMA-Student Programme can be found on the Project Management Department website.


The distinction of HR Excellence in Research is awarded by the European Commission to the institutions that implement The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers – HRS4R, observing the rules and guidelines contained in:

  • the European Charter for Researchers 
  • and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

Through the implementation of the HRS4R Strategy, scientific units commit to providing favorable working conditions, career development, mobility and transparent recruitment processes for researchers, thus contributing to the competitiveness of the European Research Area (ERA) and the attractiveness of the EU science system on a global scale. The European Commission promotes institutions that have received HR recognition among international organizations and scientists as those that provide researchers with the best working and development conditions.

In 2018 SGH was awarded with the HRS4R distinction. Since then the implementation of the HRS4R Strategy and the OTM-R policy is one of the priority activities aimed at creating a friendly scientific work environment, improving the quality of this work and research conducted within it, as well as guaranteeing transparent recruitment of researchers.

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