Accreditation AMBA is a world quality standard for EMBA, DBA and MBA programs, established by the MBA Association (AMBA).
The Association MBA was created in Great Britain in 1967 aiming to support and promote MBA programs in the world and provide the best quality postgraduate management education. The association facilitates the interaction of 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
Alignment with these criteria guarantees 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
The Executive MBA program of the Graduate School of Management SPbU, which is taught in Russian, went through the internal audit by the international accreditation committee of AMBA at the end of 2007. As a result, in 2008, the 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.
At the end of 2017, the Executive MBA programs of GSOM SPbU successfully passed an external audit of the AMBA peer-review team for the third time, confirming compliance with the requirements and standards of AMBA, and received accreditation for the next 5 years.