J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics at National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway) 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 J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics 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.
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.
The J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics is one of 19 Schools which make up NUI Galway). The university’s MBA programme will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2022.
Members of AMBA’s accreditation panel, representing senior management at AMBA-accredited Business Schools globally, commended the School’s scholarship programme, which they saw had substantial support from external funding, and had been successful in achieving greater diversity in the MBA student population. The panel recognised an increasing number of female students enrolling onto the MBA at the School over the past three years.
The panel also noted that there was a strong and collegiate culture at the School and the staff were clearly engaged with the MBA programme.
The panel commended the School’s swift adaptation due to the Covid-19 pandemic in ensuring that student learning was not compromised.
Speaking about the achievement, Professor Alma McCarthy, Head of J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics at NUI Galway, said: ‘The NUI Galway MBA has a long tradition of success over the past five decades and has contributed substantially to management and leadership development in the region and nationally. The MBA programme at NUI Galway will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2022. We are delighted to achieve this AMBA reaccreditation which reaffirms the world-class quality standard of the programme, our MBA students and alumni, and our faculty. Our alumni have successful careers in leading indigenous, multinational and public sector organisations across a broad array of industries and sectors nationally and globally.’
Incoming MBA Programme Director, Professor Kate Kenny added: ‘Achieving AMBA accreditation is a testament to the strength of our student body and faculty, and to the excellence of the research and teaching environment at JE Cairnes School of Business and Economics. As incoming Programme Director I look forward to building on the substantial achievements of the NUI Galway MBA programme over the past 50 years’.
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 J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics on this re-accreditation. This prestigious School is part of our select network of the top 2% of Business Schools globally. I am very much looking forward to working with this School in the future.’
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About J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics
J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics is one of three Schools within the College of Business, Public Policy and Law at NUI Galway. The school has 2,800 students, over 120 faculty, research and professional services staff, and over 40 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The School has successfully attained AACSB and AMBA accreditation as well as EFMD programme accreditation. The School comprises five disciplines: Accountancy & Finance, Business Information Systems, Economics, Management, and Marketing. The School is synergistically aligned with the internationally-recognised Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change and the Institute for Lifecourse and Society (ILAS).
J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics is for the public good. Energised by its regional edge on the west coast of Ireland, it is a globally-engaged School of Business and Economics for the public good that makes a transformative impact for students, society and business.
The School’s Strategic Plan 2021-2025 is centred around four key strategic priority areas of research and impact, teaching and learning, external engagement and internationalisation. J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics champions core values of respect, excellence, openness and sustainability. Its vision for the next four years is to make a global impact for the public good by addressing grand challenges through its teaching, research and influence on public policy. The school is committed to delivering value to all its stakeholders and especially to students, external business, industry and policy partners, its community and society.
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