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About AMBA

Accreditation is at the heart of the Association of MBAs' commitment to developing standards in global postgraduate management education.

AMBA's website states:

  • We accredit MBA, DBA and MBM programmes at over 230 business schools in over 80 countries
  • Our rigorous assessment criteria ensure that only highest calibre programmes which demonstrate the best standards in teaching, curriculum, and student interaction achieve Association of MBAs accreditation
  • Unlike other business education accreditation bodies we focus in detail on individual programmes rather than whole institutions
  • Our accreditation is international in scope and reach and we work with senior academics at top educational institutions around the world to continuously update our accreditation policies and maintain our unique, in-depth and detailed approach
  • We believe that accredited programmes should be of the highest standard and reflect changing trends and innovation in postgraduate management education
  • Our accreditation process reflects this commitment to fostering innovation and challenges business schools to continuously perform at the highest level.

In August 2015, the Association of MBAs re-accredited the Loughborough MBA, re-affirming its international credibility and value. AMBA accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate business education, and is recognised by students, corporate companies and industry as an assurance of quality. The accreditation necessitates that only those with 3 years professional or managerial experiernce or more may undertake the programme. This ensures a high calibre cohort made up of experienced professionals who can share experiences from their professional careers to enhance learning on the course.

Only a select group of MBA programmes are accredited by AMBA and Loughborough University has held the status for well over a decade, with our AMBA accreditation now beoing held by the Business School for more than 20 years.