IDE Business School receives AMBA re-accreditation and confirms itself in the top 2% of Business Schools globally

IDE Business School, Universidad Hemisferios officially received re-accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA), one of the world’s leading authorities on post-graduate business education, demonstrating its continuing commitment to excellence in management education.

Upon receiving AMBA accreditation, all current MBA students and recent MBA alumni of IDE Business School at Universidad Hemisferios are invited to join AMBA’s global member community of more than 59,000 students and alumni in more than 150 countries on a free basis, for networking, thought leadership, career development, and a variety of benefits.

Accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA) represents the highest standard of achievement in post-graduate business 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.

IDE Business School is a non-profit, private educational institution located in Guayaquil and Quito, Ecuador. The School focuses on developing and updating the managerial skills of managers and entrepreneurs, and since 2012, it has been the Business School of Universidad Hemisferios. AMBA accredits the MBA at the School.

Members of AMBA’s accreditation panel, representing senior management at AMBA-accredited Business Schools globally, commended the professionalism and commitment of the corporate relations and alumni teams.

The panel also mentioned the personalised and responsive tutoring system, which they thought contributed to the caring environment at the School. This was seen to be highly appreciated by the students.

The Schools collaborative and inclusive approach to faculty at its sister institutions was also noted by the panel.

Dean of IDE Business School, Daniel Susaeta, said, ‘Since 1998, when the EMBA program was launched, IDE has moved to different ways of improvement and looked for educational excellence in this Master’s program in Business Administration. In 2018, this action was recognized with the AMBA accreditation, one of the most prestigious in the world, and today, in 2021, the IDE is again among the best business schools in Ecuador in the region to be re-accredited by this important entity.

‘This means that the Master’s program in Business Administration of IDE complies with the highest international standards of education of postgraduate and is indeed comparable to the best master’s programs in Business Schools of the world. This makes a big difference for students who carry out this master’s degree of IDE and for their graduates; so that it ensures their studies at IDE belong to an international level, with a high-quality value for their professional careers.’

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 everyone who worked so hard to achieve this re-accreditation at IDE Business School. This prestigious School has always been an important part of our network of world leading Business Schools. I look forward to working with this School in the future and supporting its important initiatives on a regional and global level.’

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About IDE Business School

IDE Business School is the graduate business school of Universidad Hemisferios in Ecuador, South America. The school is focused on the development and enhancement of managerial skills for businessman and entrepreneurs. IDE Business School was founded in 1992.

IDE Business School is a member of the world-renown alliance of business schools associated to IESE Business School. This alliance has actively enabled the exchange of knowledge and expertise among its members for the purposes of research and teaching.

The training offered by IDE Business School is aimed at managers and companies. The portfolio offers programmes in a wide variety of formats in order to adapt to our clients’ diverse needs and circumstances, always with a general management approach. IDE Business School offers the MBA Programme, Master in Management (MiM) and executive programmes like PADE, PDD, Business Owners Programme, Focused Programmes, Seminars, and In-Company programmes.

IDE Business School has two facilities, one campus located in Guayaquil and another one in Quito. Both of them are state-of the art buildings, that provide the most modern architectural and technological concepts in a suitable environment for study.

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