Lund University School of Economics and Management achieves AMBA accreditation for its post-graduate business programmes

London / Lund: 8 August 2019

For immediate release

Lund University School of Economics and Management (LUSEM) in Lund, Sweden, has officially received accreditation for its master’s of management programmes from the Association of MBAs (AMBA), one of the world’s leading authorities on post-graduate business education.

AMBA accreditation symbolises the apogee of achievement in post-graduate business education and is earned only by the highest-quality post-graduate management programmes.

LUSEM offers one of the widest ranges of master’s degree programmes in the Nordic countries; many of which top the list of Sweden’s most popular programmes and the School’s graduates are well prepared to be leaders of tomorrow. LUSEM provides a well-profiled, research-based education that is international and multidisciplinary in nature and helps equip students to hold key positions in industry and society in an increasingly globalised world.

AMBA accredits Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Business Management (MBM) and Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) courses available at fewer than 300 Business Schools, representing the top 2% in the world.

LUSEM combines academic excellence with innovative teaching and learning and welcomes students from more than 80 countries throughout the world to its undergraduate and postgraduate courses. LUSEM benefits from being a part of Lund University, one of the most research intensive and comprehensive universities in the Nordic region, and consistently ranked among the top 100 globally. Being part of this university environment provides both faculty and students of the School with generous opportunities to take part in cross-disciplinary research and teaching. LUSEM’s extensive portfolio of Master’s programmes includes for example, MSc Management; MSc International Strategic Management; MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation; and MSc International Marketing and Brand Management.

AMBA’s rigorous assessment criteria ensure that only the highest-calibre programmes which demonstrate the best standards in teaching, curricula, and student interaction achieve AMBA accreditation.

AMBA accreditation is international in scope and reach, and the organisation works with senior academics at top educational institutions around the world to continuously update accreditation criteria and maintain one unique, in-depth and detailed approach. AMBA believes accredited programmes should be of the highest standard and reflect changing trends and innovation in post-graduate management education and, as such, the accreditation process reflects this commitment to fostering innovation and challenges Business Schools to continuously perform at the highest level.

Stein Kleppestø, Programme Director, Masters in Management at LUSEM thanks all parties involved in ‘bringing the accreditations home’. He said: ‘It is increasingly important to succeed with international quality accreditations. I see this accreditation as testimony of our dedication and high-quality work throughout the School.

‘The evidence is mounting by the day that academic partners, students and prospective faculty take note of these credentials.’

Andrew Main Wilson, Chief Executive of the Association of MBAs and the Business Graduates Association (AMBA & BGA), added: ‘I would like to extend my congratulations to the team at Lund University School of Economics and Management on their achievement of AMBA accreditation as the School joins a group of the world’s leading Business Schools. We take great pride in working with this inspirational network of business educators and those who are committed to enhancing and developing management and leadership in order to shape the world for the better.

‘In a world punctuated by disruption and uncertainty, the provision of high-quality business education to enable leaders to take businesses and economies through times of volatility has never been more important. We look forward to working closely with colleagues at LUSEM – and its students and graduates – to ensure that outstanding post-graduate management education continues to be a top priority among employers, governments, and ambitious executives who are destined to become the global business leaders of tomorrow.’

On receiving AMBA accreditation, all current business master’s students and recent business master’s graduates of LUSEM are invited to join AMBA’s global community of 44,000 student and alumni members that are based in more than 150 countries. Here, they will strengthen a community that acts as a global force for good in management thought and practice, through exclusive events and business content.


Notes to Editors

For more information or interviews, please contact:

Stein Kleppestø, Programme Director, Master’s in Management, LUSEM –

Louise Larsson, Press Officer, LUSEM –

David Woods-Hale, Director of Marketing and Communications, AMBA & BGA –

Ellen Buchan, Communications and Insight Assistant, AMBA & BGA –


As a part of Lund University, one of the Nordic region’s largest universities, LUSEM is located in a region combining history with the present, gazing into the future. We are a research and inquiry-driven business school with a long history of research projects with societal impact.

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has some 40 000 students and 7 600 staff. Its team is united in its efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

LUSEM wants to make a difference by solving relevant societal problems through our research and by educating responsible leaders with an international outlook. The School prepares students to make their contribution to solving global challenges through education that is relevant, based on research, and well integrated in the surrounding world. More than 4,000 students and 450 researchers, teachers and other staff are engaged at LUSEM in training and research in business administration, economics, business law, informatics, economic history, statistics and research policy, in close collaboration with the business sector. The School’s corporate partnership programme narrows the gap between study and employment and between research and application.

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