Queen’s Management School, Queen’s University Belfast 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 Queen’s Management School, Queen’s University Belfast 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.
Queen’s Management School, Queen’s University Belfast is located in Northern Ireland. The School offers programmes at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level as well as some open and closed executive education. AMBA accredits the part-time and full-time MBA at the School.
Members of AMBA’s accreditation panel, representing senior management at AMBA-accredited Business Schools globally, commended the strong and collegiate culture at the School and said that the staff were seen to be well engaged with the MBA programme.
The panel mentioned that the School had made swift adaptions to the MBA programme due to the pandemic and that student learning had not been compromised during this time.
The new building and other investments in the Business School were also seen to add to student experience.
Interim Head of School, Professor Patrick McCole said, ‘We are absolutely honoured and delighted that our MBA programme has been recognised as a global standard of excellence that propels us into an elite group of world-wide universities that have been accredited by AMBA.
‘It’s a recognition of many years of hard work by colleagues and other stakeholders to get to this point and it underlines our vision to be world-class university; one that not only has a global focus but serves as an anchor university within our region. It’s a step-change for us in terms of our aspirations, it inspires us to do more, to have greater impact across the spectrum and to forge long lasting, mutually beneficial relationships with other like-minded institutions across the globe. It is also a mechanism for us to further engage in networking opportunities, to build even stronger bonds with our stakeholders, not least our alumni who are making an impact in every corner of the world, and to leverage these connections to bring an even greater transformative student experience into our MBA curriculum. We greatly value this accreditation, and with it and our other recognitions, look forward to reaching even greater heights in our pursuit of excellence.’
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 Queen’s Management School to AMBA. AMBA only accredits the top 2% of Business Schools in the world and it is therefore fitting that this School has joined this select network.’
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About Queen’s Management School, Queen’s University Belfast
Queen’s Management School is one of the top business schools in the UK and Ireland and prides itself on a range of world-class class undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education in Accounting, Economics, Finance and Management. A globally renowned centre for high-impact academic and policy research, it enjoys close links with business, and incorporates the William J Clinton Leadership Institute which delivers a portfolio of executive education and leadership programmes. The School is guided by its mission, vision and values and seeks to equip leaders to transform business and society.
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