Accreditation AMBA is a world quality standard for EMBA, DBA and MBA programs, established by the MBA Association (AMBA).
Association MBA was created in Great Britain in 1967 aiming to support and promote MBA programs in the world and provide their best quality. Association facilitates the interaction of the leading business schools of the world, potential MBA students and alumni, along with companies recruiting worldwide.
AMBA accreditation is awarded to the programs EMBA, DBA and MBA that align with the quality standards of the Association according to the following directions:
- Institutional integrity, Sustainability and Distinctiveness
- Faculty Quality and Sufficiency
- Programme Design and Leadership
- Student Cohort Experience
- Competences, Graduate Attributes and Learning Outcomes
- Curriculum Breadth and Depth
- Assessment Rigour and Relevance
- Delivery and Interaction
- Impact and Lifelong Learning
Thorough criteria of evaluation guarantee that the accreditation is awarded only to the programs of the highest quality in the field of management education, taking into account faculty and class interaction.
GSOM SPbU and AMBA
Executive MBA program of Graduate School of Management SPbU, which is taught in Russian, went through the internal audit by the international accreditation committee of AMBA in the end of 2007. As a result, in 2008 International Accreditation Board awarded the EMBA program of GSOM SPbU the AMS Accreditation for the maximum possible period of 5 years, which was the first time for a Russian business school.
In the end of 2012 EMBA program of GSOM SPbU went through one more external audit initiated for the re-accreditation and received AMBA accreditation for the next 5 years, confirming alignment to the requirements and standards of AMBA.