IE Business School receives AMBA re-accreditation confirming itself as a world leading management education institution

IE Business School, IE University has 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.  .

Accreditation from 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 AMBA accreditation.

Upon receiving AMBA accreditation, all current students and alumni of IE Business School are invited to join AMBA’s global member community of more than 50,000 students and alumni in more than 150 countries on a free basis, for networking, thought leadership, career development, and a variety of benefits.

AMBA accredits nine MBA and executive MBA programmes at IE Business School, as well as a master’s in management course. The School is located in Madrid, Spain and is renowned for entrepreneurship and innovation.

Members of AMBA’s visiting accreditation panel, representing senior management at AMBA-accredited Business Schools globally, commended the international reputation and standing of the School. This was reflected in the Schools partnerships and participation in global networks.

The panel also mentioned the School’s six global hubs dedicated to alumni and careers support, which demonstrated engagement with and commitment to alumni.

The School’s focus on entrepreneurship, innovation and technology was mentioned by the panel. These attributes were seen at both programme and curriculum level, with programmes being observed as interdisciplinary and responsive to market needs.

The panel though the School was successfully experimenting with pedagogical and digital teaching methods and mentioned investments such as The WOW Room (with 48 screens that comprise a digital tapestry of 45 square metres) as a demonstration of this.

‘IE is an institution where you can push initiatives, drive your own vision and generate impact, not only on the people around you but the wider community. The members of IE’s community possess a rare combination of character, ambition and readiness to deal with the unexpected; all of them are committed to making a positive difference in the world. commented Martin Boehm, Dean of IE Business School.

The 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: ‘IE Business School has shown that it is committed to excellence in higher management education. It is successfully using technology to enhance student experience and ensuring that the learning experience is international, interdisciplinary and relevant to the needs of the market.

‘Innovation and entrepreneurship are key values at AMBA and these values are strongly represented at IE Business School. I look forward to working with the School in the future to see how they continue to innovate and change the face of higher management education.’

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