EM Strasbourg confirms itself in the top 2% of Business Schools globally with AMBA-accreditation

Source: EM Strasbourg Business School

EM Strasbourg Business School has officially received accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA), one of the world’s leading authorities on post-graduate business education, demonstrating its continuing commitment to excellence in management education.

EM Strasbourg confirms itself in the top 2% of Business Schools globally with AMBA-accreditation

Accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA) represents the highest standard of achievement in post-graduate business education. Its rigorous assessment criteria ensure that only the highest-calibre programmes which demonstrate the best standards in teaching, curriculum, and student interaction achieve Association of MBAs accreditation.

Upon receiving AMBA accreditation, all current MBM students and MBM alumni of EM Strasbourg are invited to join AMBA’s global member community of more than 49,000 students and alumni in more than 150 countries on a free basis, for networking, thought leadership, career development, and a variety of benefits.

EM Strasbourg Business School is the only French Business School which is both part of a University (the University of Strasbourg), and recognised as a Grande Ecole. The Programme Grande Ecole (PGE), which is now accredited by AMBA, is predominantly delivered in full time format and can be studied via three tracks which determine the language and location of learning.

Members of AMBA’s visiting accreditation panel, representing senior management at AMBA-accredited Business Schools globally, commended the well-constructed links the School had with the University which provided appropriate autonomy but also provided advantages of scale, such as the interlinked research centres.

The panel also mentioned the Schools new facilities which they thought made a significant improvement on the student learning experience. The learning experience of the students was also seen to be developed by the small class sizes, despite high number of enrolments in the programme.

The panel also noted the distinctiveness of the Cap Careers programme of the School. This programme is integrated into the curriculum of the PGE and the panel thought this positively contributed to student’s personal transformation and graduate employability.

’The AMBA accreditation recognises the excellence of the Programme Grande Ecole at EM Strasbourg. It validates not only the exceptional quality of this general master’s degree but also its ability to effectively prepare students for the workforce,’ said Herbert Castéran, Dean of EM Strasbourg Business School.

Babak Mehmanpazir, Vice Dean for International Accreditations and Strategic Management at EM Strasbourg added: ‘The AMBA audit provides us with an in-depth analysis of the degree programme’s content and areas of excellence. The internationalisation of the programme and the individualised follow-up of students by Cap Career have both proven to be distinctive features of the PGE compared to other degree programmes at the same level.’

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.

‘AMBA only accredits the world’s top Business Schools,’ said Andrew Main Wilson, Chief Executive of the Association of MBAs and Business Graduates Association (BGA). ‘EM Strasbourg is very much deserving to be in this select network and I look forward to working with the School closely. Congratulations to everyone who worked towards this accreditation.’

For more information or interviews, please contact AMBA or EM Strasbourg Business School.