Accreditations & Rankings

An international university with a strong reputation

Nyenrode is an international university at the heart of Europe. We stand out for the strong combination of academic rigor, practical relevance and personal development – unique in The Netherlands. We have a strong reputation both in the Netherlands and abroad and have received numerous noteworthy awards.

International accreditations like EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System), and AMBA (Association of MBAs) are prestigious endorsements awarded to business schools and MBA programs. It demonstrates that the school has achieved excellence in teaching, research, and engagement with industry and is recognized as a top-tier institution globally.

High-quality education

Prospective students can trust that an accredited program or university offers a high-quality education. It provides them with confidence in their investment and the knowledge that they are receiving a top-tier education making them eligible for further study or employment worldwide.

Having studied at accredited business schools makes graduates more in demand. Employers often prefer hiring graduates from accredited institutions because they know and trust that these students have received a well-rounded, rigorous education that prepares them for the demands of the business world.


To contribute to its competitiveness and position as a leading institution, Nyenrode aims to become Triple Crown Accredited – the highest level of recognition a business school can obtain. By achieving the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation, it will join a small group of 110 universities worldwide. Together with its efforts to rise in the FT rankings, it will strengthen its position as one of the top 1% of global business schools.

Accreditations can be at an institutional level, such as our EQUIS accreditation, or at a program level, such as the NVAO accreditations. As a student it is always important to check what accreditations your potential program has received as accreditations can affect degree recognition, financial aid eligibility and credit transfer in your home country. For a comprehensive list of the accreditations and rankings of Nyenrode as an institution, and its programs, please refer to our dedicated webpage.

More information

Please feel free to get in touch with our Quality Assurance team if you have any questions about the organization of ensuring quality education and research at Nyenrode. 



Melody Mast

Melody Mast

International Relations Manager