Prestigious IMD receives AMBA re-accreditation

IMD 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.

Upon receiving AMBA accreditation, all current MBA students and recent MBA alumni of IMD 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.

IMD is a not-for-profit self-owning organisation, which is primarily based in Lausanne, Switzerland. AMBA accredits the MBA and Executive MBA at the Business School.

Members of AMBA’s accreditation panel, representing senior management at AMBA-accredited Business Schools globally, commended the exceptional links the Business School has to the corporate world.

The panel also mentioned that there was a clear focus on leadership and coaching at the Business School, which was a selling point for candidates and an important aspect of their time at the School. Alumni, in particular, were seen to have found this effective in their learning experience and future careers.

Another aspect which was seen to be appreciated by candidates was the high-touch admission process, which meant the School was able to apply more holistic admission requirements than other Business Schools.

The panel also noted that there was a high level of student satisfaction with all aspects of the IMD experience – the most common feedback given to the panel was that students wanted more of everything.

‘We greatly value the AMBA accreditation and our “triple-crown” accreditation status, and we look forward to continuing to pursue excellence and innovation in our MBA and EMBA programs. How gratifying that our students want more of everything!’, said IMD President Jean-François Manzoni.

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: ‘I am delighted to congratulate IMD for this re-accreditation. IMD is a prestigious institution and therefore it is fitting for it to be part of our network of the top 2% of Business Schools worldwide.

‘It is clear from the accreditation panel’s commendations that the School provided an excellent programme which is appreciated by its students and alumni. I am looking forward to continuing to work closely with this School.’

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About IMD

IMD is an independent academic institution with Swiss roots and global reach, founded 75 years ago by business leaders for business leaders. Since its creation, IMD has been a pioneering force in developing leaders who transform organizations and contribute to society.

Based in Lausanne, IMD’s MBA program was ranked the #1 MBA international 1-year program (2019) by Forbes and the #1 MBA program in Europe (2021-2022) by Bloomberg Businessweek.

Find a list of all AMBA accredited Schools here.

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