Essex Business School’s MBA confirmed as world-class

  • Date

    Fri 24 Feb 23

Outside of Essex Business School on Colchester campus

Essex Business School has received re-accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA), for its Essex MBA programme.

This prestigious accolade demonstrates the School’s continuing commitment to excellence in management education – and maintains its position among the top 2% of business schools worldwide.

Accreditation from the Association of MBAs represents the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate 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.

Director of The Essex MBA, Professor Nicolas Forsans, said: “Securing the maximum award possible from such a high-profile accreditation body in the MBA world is a fantastic achievement for The Essex MBA. Our AMBA accreditation places Essex Business School among the top 2% of business schools worldwide.

“With a particular focus on innovation and entrepreneurship, The Essex MBA attracts two annual cohorts of bright professional leaders and managers from all around the world who graduate with the knowledge, the skills and the tools to make an impact on themselves and those around them.”

Members of AMBA’s accreditation panel, representing senior management at AMBA-accredited business schools globally, commended the cooperative relationship between the Innovation Centre at Essex and Essex Business School. The relationship was said to “yield positive results for the MBA, the School and the wider university”. The panel also congratulated the School on their research and teaching rankings.

Dean of Essex Business School, Professor Claudia Girardone, said: “We are delighted that our Essex MBA has received this prestigious re-accreditation. It reflects our continued commitment to excellence in management education. We are very proud of the programme and of all of those involved.”

The Essex MBA is Essex Business School's flagship course. It aims to support senior managers to step up into leadership roles. The programme seeks to develop socially responsible entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs delivering sustainable international businesses.

Upon receiving AMBA accreditation, all current MBA and recent MBA alumni of Essex Business School are invited to join AMBA’s global member community of more than 60,000 students and alumni in more than 150 countries for networking, thought leadership, career development, and a variety of benefits.

Andrew Main Wilson, Chief Executive of the Association of MBAs and Business Graduates Association (BGA) said: “I would like to congratulate everyone at Essex Business School for this re-accreditation. This school is an important part of our international network of the top 2% of business schools globally.

“The School should be particularly congratulated for its demonstrable commitment to sustainability – especially in its zero-carbon building on the main campus at Colchester.”