School of Business and Economics


3 Aug 2021

AMBA re-accreditation confirms world-class status of The Loughborough MBA

Loughborough University School of Business and Economics officially received re-accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA) for five years. This is the maximum an institution can be re-accredited for, demonstrating its continuing commitment to excellence in management education.

AMBA accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement in post-graduate business education and is international in scope and reach. Its rigorous assessment criteria ensures the highest-calibre of teaching, curriculum and student interaction on accredited MBA programmes. Its re-accreditation process reflects this commitment to fostering innovation and demands that business schools to perform at the highest level continually. 

Following a re-accreditation visit in May 2021, the following programmes enjoy the highest level of AMBA-accreditation:

Professor Stewart Robinson, Dean of the School of Business and Economics said: “We are delighted to receive this continued accreditation from AMBA for our MBA programmes.  In recent years we have put much effort into developing our programmes and providing flexibility for our students.  This reaccreditation confirms the value of our efforts and emphasises the value we provide to our students.”

As part of the accreditation, one MBA alumni commented: “Getting a world-class MBA degree had been a long-time goal of mine and the Loughborough MBA proved to be exactly what I was looking for. The Loughborough University is an exceptional institution where staff take a personal interest in the future, career, and welfare of students.”


In addition to being consistently rated as a Top-10 UK business school in national league tables and among the Top-150 in the world for Business and Management (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2021), AMBA re-accreditation forms an integral part of Loughborough’s ‘Triple crown’ of international accreditations from AACBS, EQUIS and AMBA – confirming the highest standards of business education, from research and teaching to facilities and student support.

Highly commended by AMBA

Members of AMBA’s accreditation panel, representing senior management at AMBA-accredited Business Schools globally, commended:

  • The flexibility of the accredited programmes at the School, noting that there were several different pathways which could be taken by students, all of which were stakeholder focused.
  • The collegiate culture at the School, with the staff being seen to be engaged with the programmes and that there was a plan to bring new faculty onto the programmes.
  • The establishment of the new Executive and Professional Education Advisory panel, which will focus on the EMBA and the MBA programmes.

Benefits of AMBA accreditation for Loughborough MBA students

AMBA membership benefits

Upon receiving AMBA accreditation, all current MBA students and recent MBA alumni of Loughborough University School of Business & Economics are invited to join AMBA’s global member community of more than 57,000 students and alumni in more than 150 countries on a free basis, for networking, thought leadership, career development, and a variety of benefits.