Renowned Deusto Business School receives AMBA-accreditation

Deusto Business School, University of Deusto received 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 Deusto Business School are invited to join AMBA’s global member community of more than 57,000 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 University of Deusto was founded in 1886 and is the oldest private university in Spain. The University has campuses in Bilbao and San Sebastián, as well as Executive Education facilities in Madrid and undergraduate facilities in Vitoria-Gasteiz. AMBA accredits the executive MBA at Deusto Business School.

Members of AMBA’s accreditation panel, representing senior management at AMBA-accredited Business Schools globally, commended the collegiality of the faculty and staff at the School. The panel also noted the drive the Dean and the senior leadership team had towards change and improvement. The accreditation committee also made special mention of Deusto Business School’s impressive industry links.

Finally, the panel highlighted the transformational learning experience provided for Deusto Executive MBA participants and more generally for students at the School.

Álvaro de la Rica, Dean for Deusto Business School (University of Deusto) said: ‘Deusto Business School is very proud to receive AMBA accreditation and delighted to join the AMBA community. This achievement reinforces our commitment to a values-based curriculum that will enable humanistic leadership as a response to our service to society.’

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 welcome Deusto Business School to the AMBA network. AMBA only accredits the top 2% of Business Schools globally and it is therefore fitting that this Business School has achieved this international recognition. I look forward to working with Deusto Business School closely in the future.’

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About Deusto Business School, University of Deusto

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Deusto Business School, founded in 1916, is the senior Business School in Spain. It has 1,638 students in its undergraduate programmes, 335 students in its postgraduate programmes, and provides training and development to more than 1,500 business professionals each year through Executive Education. With campuses in Bilbao and San Sebastian and facilities in Madrid, it is a benchmark in the training of business leaders. The School earned AACSB accreditation in April 2021. The reference axes that permeate its entire educational offer and its knowledge transfer activity are: excellence in learning; humanistic leadership for transformation; entrepreneurship, innovation and competitiveness; and connection with the business, social and institutional fabric.

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