AMBA’s re-accreditation of the University of Edinburgh Business School benchmarks the quality of their MBA portfolio

The University of Edinburgh Business School officially received re-accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA), one of the world’s leading authorities on postgraduate business education, demonstrating its continuing commitment to excellence in management education. Its rigorous assessment criteria ensure that only the highest-calibre programmes which demonstrate the best standards in teaching, curriculum, and student interaction achieve Association of MBAs accreditation.

Upon receiving AMBA accreditation, all current MBA students and recent MBA alumni of the University of Edinburgh Business School are invited to join AMBA’s global member community of more than 60,000 students and alumni in more than 150 countries on a free basis, for networking, thought leadership, career development, and a variety of benefits.

The University of Edinburgh Business School, a leading business school in Europe, is part of the world-renowned University of Edinburgh based in Scotland. AMBA accredits their full time MBA and Executive MBA programmes. The School offers a number of postgraduate, undergraduate and executive education programmes all with the mission of developing effective and responsible leaders. The School is also known for its research, with particular strengths in interdisciplinary accounting, management science, leadership organisations and society.

Members of AMBA’s accreditation panel, representing senior management at AMBA-accredited Business Schools globally, commended the School’s research informed teaching and the emphasis on interdisciplinary learning. Also mentioned by the panel was the Schools swift adaptions to its programmes due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Professor Wendy Loretto, Dean of the Business School, said: ‘We are delighted with this reaccreditation. Our MBA programmes are a key part of the School, signalling our commitment to world-leading, post-experience education. Working closely with AMBA assures the highest standards of quality for all our students and alumni.’

AMBA accreditation is international in scope and reach, and AMBA works under the belief that accredited programmes should be of the highest standard and reflect changing trends and innovation in post-graduate management education. Its accreditation process reflects this commitment to fostering innovation, and demanding Business Schools to perform at the highest level continually.

Andrew Main Wilson, Chief Executive of the Association of MBAs and Business Graduates Association (BGA) said: ‘Congratulations to the University of Edinburgh Business School on this re-accreditation. This prestigious School is part of our select network of Business Schools globally. I am very much looking forward to working with this School in the future.’

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About University of Edinburgh Business School

As one of the leading business schools in Europe our key focus is on delivering excellent teaching and research as well as developing natural connections to business, government and the third sector. We are very proud of our rich work and learning environment and the diversity of our staff and student groups. What really sets us apart is a willingness to look beyond accepted business thinking, to create debate and spark new ideas.

  • The University of Edinburgh Business School, as part of the world-renowned University of Edinburgh which is positioned 16th in the QS World University Rankings (2022), is located in the heart of a beautiful city which is a leading international centre for business and finance.
  • The University of Edinburgh Business School enjoys a long tradition of teaching and research, opening the doors to our first cohort of students in October 1919. From campaigning for gender equality in the workplace to pioneering internet privacy, our students have gone on to shape business and culture around the world for over a century.
  • At the heart of our dynamic School is a faculty of more than 140 specialist academics from more than 40 countries and a vibrant student population of over 2,000 from more than 70 countries. We benefit significantly from and value the diversity of this community, which brings contrasting contexts, experiences and perspectives to inform all that we do.
  • The University of Edinburgh Business School boasts areas of long-standing research strengths (interdisciplinary accounting, management science, leadership organisations and society) but also areas which have grown and strengthened over recent years (corporate finance, climate change and sustainability, and entrepreneurship).
  • The University of Edinburgh Business School is committed to lifelong learning and engages with leaners at every stage of their career. Our Executive Development team provides support to both our MBA (full-time, Executive and online cohorts) and both open enrolment and custom executive education programmes.

Find a list of all AMBA accredited Schools here.

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