Prestigious AMBA accreditation reaffirms Fundação Dom Cabral’s international reputation for excellence

Fundação Dom Cabral

Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC) has officially received re-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.

Upon receiving AMBA accreditation, all current MBA students and MBA alumni of FDC are invited to join AMBA’s global member community of more than 50,000 students and alumni in more than 150 countries on a free basis, for networking, thought leadership, career development, and a variety of benefits.

FDC is based at the Aloysio Faria Campus, in the city of Nova Lima, but it has two other campuses,
one in São Paulo and another in Belo Horizonte, all in Brazil. AMBA accredits the executive MBA at the School.

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.

Members of AMBA’s visiting accreditation panel, representing senior management at AMBA-accredited Business Schools globally, commended the School’s commitment to existing and developing corporate relations.

The panel also mentioned the Schools progress in developing its alumni association. This was seen to have powerful results, with the panel commenting that there was authenticity in the engagement with alumni and the fact that there was a high percentage of alumni referrals in the recruitment of MBA students.

The panel also noted there was an inclusive, collegiate, and collaborative culture in the School, which permeated though all the initiatives.

Antonio Batista da Silva Junior, FDC Dean, said ‘The Executive MBA is a very important program in FDC´s portfolio, not only for the high caliber leaders it forms, but most importantly for how connected the program is to FDC´s mission, which is to contribute to the sustainable development of society by educating, developing and building the skills of executives, entrepreneurs and public managers. The Executive MBA´s purpose and commitment is to develop leaders capable of creating value and sustainable growth for their organizations and for society, inspiring and promoting trust and ethics.

‘A re-accreditation from such a credible association such as AMBA comes to confirm what we, at FDC, truly believe: the relevance of the MBA program and its purpose to the development of better leaders that will consider their own performance and that of their corporations, and perhaps even more, the progress of society.’

AMBA 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.

Andrew Main Wilson, Chief Executive of the Association of MBAs and Business Graduates Association (BGA), said, ‘FDC is an important part of the AMBA network and I am delighted they continue to be part of this exclusive group of elite Business Schools. I congratulate FDC on its re-accreditation and look forward to continuing to work with the School.’