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27 Aug 2015

Loughborough University School of Business and Economics secures AMBA re-accreditation

The School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University, is delighted to announce that it has been re-accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

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. Founded in 1967, the Association of MBAs is the international authority on postgraduate business education created with the aim to raise the profile of business education and the MBA qualification in UK and Europe.

The re-accreditation process is a rigorous in-depth assessment of the MBA programme at Loughborough, as well as an examination of the School more widely. Every aspect of the MBA was monitored including: the institution, the faculty, level of student engagement, the curriculum, quality of teaching, learning and assessment, as well as the duration and mode of delivery.

The report was highly positive of the MBA programme and noted: “the standard of teaching was credited as ‘outstanding’ by current students”. The School has a leading research reputation, and studying on the Loughborough MBA programme will guarantee world-class teaching and a high rate of student satisfaction.

In addition to this, the School’s 400+ global corporate partners demonstrate that the programme is highly valued within industry and that the course is commercially focused with teaching that is informed by the latest best practice. The School was also commended on its ‘collegiate atmosphere among the faculty and staff’.

A further highlight was with regards to the MBA with internship option:

"The School’s provision of longer-term, substantive options for internships with the requisite ongoing pastoral and visa support from the School is distinctive in the UK and is to be commended."

Acting Dean for the School of Business and Economics, Professor Stewart Robinson, said: "The re-accreditation by the Association of MBAs confirms our position as a leading provider of MBA programmes.  Alongside the accreditation from the EQUIS (Europe) and the AACSB (USA) this re-accreditation cements SBE’s position as an internationally leading School."

Notes for editors

Article reference number: August News

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named University of the Year in the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2015. Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. It was 2nd in the 2015 THE Student Experience Survey and was named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

In 2015 the University will open an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will offer postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.