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Nottingham University Business School achieves AMBA re-accreditation

AMBA logo 2020We are delighted to announce that Nottingham University Business School has been re-accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), placing it among the top 2% of business schools globally.

The prestigious accreditation covers all MBA programmes across the University of Nottingham’s UK and overseas campuses.

Members of AMBA’s visiting accreditation panel, representing senior management at AMBA-accredited international business schools, commended the collegial culture of the faculty at the School, as well as its engagement and commitment, after their discussions with faculty, staff, students and alumni.

A leader in entrepreneurship

The panel commended entrepreneurship as a key strength of the School with its start-up incubator on campus, student access to ‘surgery’ consultations for entrepreneurs, the Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Ingenuity Process and the Ingenuity Online (IOL) platform for creative problem-solving.

Commitment to sustainability and community

The School’s commitment to sustainability and community also impressed the panel, with examples including the School’s status as a champion of Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and its MBA cohort teaching high-school students and volunteering at food banks.

Nottingham University Business School Dean, Professor Duncan Angwin, said, ‘I am delighted and proud that AMBA have re-accredited all our MBA programmes in the UK and Malaysia. It is particularly pleasing that the AMBA team have recognised the School’s leadership in cultivating a broader ethical and societal perspective on business practice among our MBA students internationally, which is fundamental to creating a sustainable future.

The School is also well-known for its pioneering work in entrepreneurship education and its dedication to supporting small and medium enterprises in the Nottingham area. We look forward to continuing to support regional businesses and involving them in what the School has to offer.'

International accreditation scope

The 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 to perform at the highest level continually.

At Nottingham University Business School Malaysia, where the MBA is in its 20th year, students have the opportunity of a truly global study experience - with the option to take modules delivered at NUBS UK or at the University’s overseas partner institution in Singapore, PSB Academy, where the Nottingham MBA has been offered since 1998. Students also have the opportunity to participate in an overseas study tour organised each year.

According to Director of MBA Programmes at NUBS Malaysia, Associate Professor Dr Anita Chakrabarty, “The reputable AMBA re-accreditation signifies the quality of the well-rounded business and management education that potential students can expect from this programme. Our MBA graduates can be assured that they will also be recognised as having the relevant skills and knowledge to steer organisations in current times.”

“We are delighted by the re-accreditation as it is a recognition of the School’s commitment to delivering quality MBA programmes, and it further strengthens the position of our MBA as a top global programme,” adds Director of MBA Programmes (Singapore), Associate Professor Dr Kenny Wong Meng Seng.

Dean of Nottingham University Business School Malaysia, Associate Professor Dr Lau Chee Kwong, says, “We are proud that the School has secured this re-accreditation by AMBA. This shows the confidence that AMBA has in our MBA programmes in Malaysia and Singapore.”

Find out more about MBA programmes at NUBS Malaysia.

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Posted on 24th April 2020

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