21 May 2018

During the conference in Stockholm GSOM SPbU received AMBA accreditation

MBA programs of GSOM SPbU received AMBA Accreditation during Global Deans and Directors Conference in Stockholm



Two GSOM SPbU MBA programs were reaccredited by the Association of MBA Programs (AMBA) for the maximum possible period of five years. Association of MBAs, one of the three main global accreditation bodies in business education, was established in the UK in 1967.  The Association of MBAs is the impartial authority on postgraduate management education and is committed to raising its profile and quality standards internationally for the benefit of business schools, students and alumni and employers. AMBA evaluates business-schools according to 50 criteria including strategy, mission, innovative approaches in teaching, internationalization level, as well as programs participants’ employers’ and alumni feedback.

AMBA Accreditation is the global standard for all MBA, DBA and Master's degrees, currently accrediting programmes from the top 2% of business schools in over 70 countries.


Leonid V. Vasiliev, Director for Executive Education, and Elena N. Skalon, Deputy Director for Executive Education, received Association of MBAs accreditation certificate at the Annual Global Deans and Directors Conference, which was held on 14-16 May 2018 in Stockholm.



The following GSOM SpbU MBA Programs were re-accredited by AMBA:

  • Executive MBA
  • MBA-Rosneft



AMBA accreditation panel in 2018 was introduced by

  • Ms. Julia Tyler, Former Associate Dean, London Business School, UK
  • Prof. Rob Dickson, Former Dean, Durham Business School, Durham, UK
  • Mr. Nick Barniville, Associate Dean, ESMT Berlin, Germany
  • Mr. George Iliev, Director of Development Markets, Association of MBAs, London, UK


Initially GSOM SPbU MBA programs were accredited in 2008 and later confirmed its high status and world-wide recognition in 2012.