Mon 6 Jan 20
Essex Business School has achieved the prestigious accolade of securing accreditation by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) for its Essex MBA course.
The award follows an in-depth three-year assessment by AMBA, which accredits only the top 2% of business schools in the world.
AMBA describes its accreditation as the “gold standard” for management training around the world and is highly respected by managers and leaders globally.
Essex Business School hopes the accreditation will open up more opportunities for partnerships with leading organisations on research projects, internships, work-based learning, consultancy projects and much more.
MBA Director Professor Nicolas Forsans said: “Securing AMBA accreditation is a fantastic achievement that reflects the strength of our MBA programme, the currency of its curriculum focused on sustainability, innovation and entrepreneurship, and the world-class learning experience our MBA participants expect from a leading business school.”
Essex Business School is only one of a handful of AMBA accredited schools to have accreditation that also covers their online programmes, in particular, the MBA Online course.
As part of the accreditation process, the school has also launched a Degree Apprenticeship MBA, which enables local businesses to use their apprenticeship levy to fund their staff to complete the programme.
Securing AMBA accreditation is of huge strategic importance for the school, as they hope to ultimately become a triple crown accredited business school; there are only 20 in the UK and 90 worldwide.
Dean of Essex Business School Professor Neil Kellard said: “Essex Business School is delighted that our MBA programme has been accredited by the prestigious Association of MBAs.
“This partnership between academics and students from both the local area and all around the world is truly exciting and I look forward to welcoming more students on our full-time, part-time and degree apprenticeship MBA programmes.”