AMBA accreditation confirms Management School’s place among global elite

09 December 2020 / liverpool.ac.uk/management

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The University of Liverpool’s Management School confirmed its place among the global elite by officially receiving accreditation from the internationally regarded Association of MBAs (AMBA).

Members of AMBA’s accreditation panel, representing senior management at AMBA-accredited Business Schools globally, commended the Management School’s strong connection to industry, especially with companies in the football and horseracing industries.

The panel commented on the range of activities with which corporate partners engage, including curriculum development, research projects, alumni activities, and student scholarships.

The panel also noted that there was a strong and collegiate culture at the Management School, with the staff demonstrably engaged with initiatives. The School was seen to be very supportive of its academic faculty.

Additionally, The School’s rapid response to the Covid-19 pandemic was commended by the panel.

Welcoming the official accreditation, Management School Dean, Professor Julia Balogun, said: “The University of Liverpool Management School is delighted to be joining the group of globally elite Management Schools carrying the triple crown accreditation of EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA.

“The AMBA accreditation covers not just the full-time Liverpool MBA Programme, ranked in The Economist WhichMBA? top 100 Global Ranking, but also our unique Football Industries and Thoroughbred Horseracing Industries MBAs, supported by our Research Centre in Sports Business.”

The University’s Management School was established in 2002 and has a strong reputation for teaching, research, and student experience. AMBA accredits the Liverpool MBA, the Football Industries MBA, and the Thoroughbred Horseracing Industries MBA.

Andrew Main Wilson, Chief Executive of the Association of MBAs and Business Graduates Association (BGA) said: “I am delighted that the University of Liverpool Management School has been accredited by the Association of MBAs.

“The School is world renowned for its excellence. AMBA only accredits the top 2% of Business Schools globally and it is therefore fitting that this School has been accredited.

“I would like to congratulate everyone at the School who worked towards this accreditation and I am looking forward to working with the School in the future.”

AMBA accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement in post-graduate business education. Its rigorous assessment criteria ensure that only the highest-calibre programmes, demonstrating the best standards in teaching, curriculum, and student interaction achieve AMBA accreditation.

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 perform at the highest level continually.

Upon receiving AMBA accreditation, all current MBA students and recent MBA alumni of The University of Liverpool Management School are invited to join AMBA’s global member community of more than 55,000 students and alumni in more than 150 countries on a free basis, for networking, thought leadership, career development, and a variety of benefits.

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