AMBA & BGA Accreditation Forum 2024

24-25 June 2024 | Prague, Czechia

The AMBA & BGA Accreditation Forum, will take place from Monday 24 to Tuesday 25 June 2024, in the cultural city of Prague, Czechia.

The forum is specifically designed to help accreditation professionals at business schools that are applying for AMBA and/or BGA accreditation or re-accreditation.

Forum themes and programme

Our keynote speakers will share insights into the various aspects of AMBA and/or BGA accreditation or re-accreditation including:

  • The accreditation process structure
  • What it takes to make an accreditation submission successful
  • Best practices of successful schools
  • Typical challenges business schools face – and proposed solutions
  • Marketing and communicating your accreditation to key audiences
  • AMBA accreditation in the context of the 300 schools limit
  • AMBA & BGA joint accreditation
  • BGA accreditation and BGA validation
  • Update on AMBA’s revised MBA accreditation criteria.

We are currently working to finalise this year’s programme. An outline of the sessions and topics you can expect to find in that programme is provided below but please note that this may be subject to some change in the coming weeks.

14.00 – 14.30

Registration and networking

 14.30 – 14.45

Welcome and introduction

14.45 – 15.45

Session 1: AMBA accreditation process

This session will give you an overview of the AMBA accreditation processes both as a new applicant or a business school seeking re-accreditation including costs, timescales, and logistics.

 15.45 – 16.30

Session 2: MBA trends and beyond accreditation

Discover the latest original research from AMBA & BGA on global trends in postgraduate management education.

In this session, also find out about the Beyond Accreditation experience, including how schools can make the most of promoting their hard earned accreditation.

 16.30 – 17.15

Networking and refreshment break

17.15 – 18.00

Session 3: AMBA & BGA joint accreditation

This session will run through the joint accreditation process for Business Schools seeking both AMBA and BGA accreditation.

18.30 – 22.30

(including travel time) 

Networking dinner

 09.30 – 10.30

Session 4: Managing multiple accreditations – Panel Discussion

Learn from experts from business schools with multiple accreditations, how they successfully manage visits across a range of accreditation providers.

10.30 – 11.30 

Session 5: BGA accreditation process

Learn about the BGA accreditation process as a standalone experience, how to apply, why BGA accreditation is important for your school and how to make the most of the experience.

 11.30 – 12.00

Networking and refreshment break

12.00 – 13.00

Session 6: New school accreditation journeys for both AMBA & BGA

Deans will share their experience as a new school applying for AMBA/BGA accreditation for the first time.

 13.00 – 14.00

 Networking lunch

Conference speakers

Conference venue: Grandior Hotel Prague

Our forum venue, the Grandior Hotel Prague, is ideally situated in Prague’s city centre. Attendees will enjoy its proximity to the major attractions of the historic Prague Old Town and public transport links. AMBA & BGA has negotiated preferential room rates for delegates looking to stay at the Grandior Hotel Prague.

In addition, we have also arranged preferential room rates at our venue’s sister hotel, the Grand Majestic Hotel, which is a 5-minute walk away from the Grandior Hotel Prague. (For the Grand Majestic Hotel, single occupancy rooms are 175 Euros per night including breakfast.)

Please note the preferential room rate at both the Grandior and Grand Majestic Hotel is valid until 20 May 2024, which is subject to availability.

For more information about either accommodation and to book your stay, please contact Anita Galea.

Networking opportunities

As part of your conference experience, you will also be invited to our networking dinner on Monday 24 June. We’re delighted to confirm that this will be held at the famous Villa Richter.

Villa Richter, our chosen dinner location, is renowned as an iconic venue in Prague. It offers breathtaking views of the city and exquisite cuisine paired with fine wines sourced from the neighbouring St. Wenceslas vineyard.

The setting should provide a perfect backdrop for both dining and discussing the topics and themes from the forum.

Early bird and joint ticket discount

Bookings are now open for the Accreditation Forum and Business School Professionals Conference 2024. To celebrate the launch of both events, we are offering you the chance to secure an early bird discount if you book your place before 4 March 2024.

In addition, if you wish to attend or send representatives from your school to both events, you will be entitled to a £100 discount off the combined ticket price. If you would like to redeem the multiple event discount, please contact Felipe Dellinger, before making a booking and we will facilitate this.

Register your place(s) here

Contact our events team

If you are in need of help or have a question about the forum, please don’t hesitate to contact our events team.

Learn more about AMBA/BGA accreditation

Learn more about the benefits of AMBA, BGA or even joint accreditation below.

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