The University of Sussex Business School’s MBA programme receives AMBA re-accreditation

The University of Sussex Business School 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 University of Sussex business school 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 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 Business School is the largest of 10 schools at the University of Sussex and AMBA accredits The Sussex MBA at the school. Since its inception in 1961, Sussex has become established as a significant research based university with particular strengths in business, policy, innovation and economics.

Members of AMBA’s accreditation panel, representing senior management at AMBA-accredited business schools globally, commended the research strengths of the business school, pointing out that the research was used to inform the MBA teaching.

The panel also mentioned the commitment and enthusiasm of the recently appointed MBA director and deputy.

Finally, the panel mentioned the high-quality teaching facilities at the school.

Professor Steven McGuire, Dean of the University of Sussex Business School said: “We are delighted  to have been re-accredited by AMBA. This recognises the University of Sussex Business School’s dedication and commitment to incorporating our research strengths into the heart of the MBA programme, to help develop the leadership needed in today’s disrupted business environment.”

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 that the University of Sussex Business School has received re-accreditation. This renowned business school plays an important part in our international network of business schools. It is well known for its research capabilities. I look forward to working with this school in the future.’

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About University of Sussex Business School

The University of Sussex Business School focuses on driving innovation for social progress, with strengths in sustainability and climate change, embracing the University’s strategic goal of A Better University for a Better World.


We are a top-ranking global school, 15th in the UK for Business and Economics (THE World University Rankings 2023) and first in the UK for annual research income 2020/21 (Chartered Association of Business Schools). Accredited by EQUIS and AMBA, we are a member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools and a Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner. We are committed to the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) and are recognized as a pioneering institution by the Responsible Research in Business and Management network.


Established in 2009, the School brought together the world renowned Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) with the Department of Economics, already a global leader in development economics, alongside areas such as finance, management, marketing and strategy

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