RGU is the first in the world to achieve joint AMBA and BGA accreditation

Friday 18 October 2019

Aberdeen Business School
RGU’s Aberdeen Business School has achieved joint accreditation from the Association of MBAs and Business Graduates Association, two of the world’s leading authorities on post-graduate business education.

As the first business school in the world to achieve the joint-accreditation, it recognises ABS’ commitment to high-quality teaching, business-connected learning, access and global reach.

AMBA & BGA believes accredited schools should be of the highest standard and reflect changing trends and innovation in post-graduate management education. The accreditation process reflects this commitment to fostering innovation, and challenges Business Schools to perform at the highest level continuously.

ABS was commended for its responsible management, positive impact and lifelong learning.

Professor Elizabeth Gammie, Head of Aberdeen Business School, said she is proud to be the first school in the world to achieve joint AMBA & BGA accreditation.

She said: ‘In a global economy facing rapid transformation, Business Schools need to be more flexible and adaptive than ever before. This requires innovative approaches to teaching, stronger ties to companies, and extensive knowledge about entire industries and markets.

‘To be the first Business School in the whole world to achieve this joint accreditation cements our position as a leader in providing top quality, work-ready graduates.

‘We continue to build on our longstanding and strong partnerships with industry and the wider business community to create a full portfolio of courses that address future skills needs of the region in an effort to prepare the future workforce and drive economic sustainability.’

Andrew Main Wilson, Chief Executive of AMBA & BGA, added: ‘I am delighted that Aberdeen Business School at Robert Gordon University has become the world’s first Business School to achieve joint AMBA & BGA accreditation.

‘The commitment of the School’s leadership and staff to championing and teaching sustainability, corporate social responsibility and ethical awareness is extremely impressive. This aligns closely with BGA’s vision of being a global leader in the promotion of responsible management, positive impact and lifelong learning.’

AMBA accredits Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Business Management (MBM) and Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) courses available at fewer than 300 Business Schools, representing the top 2% in the world.

BGA accreditation is a gold-standard quality mark and is awarded to Business Schools that can demonstrate an increasing impact on their students and communities over a measurable period, using BGA’s Continuous Impact Model (CIM), which assesses the improvement in impact across a range of metrics. BGA accreditation is designed to provide both quality assurance and quality enhancement mechanisms for institutions worldwide, in order to ensure the value of the qualification for potential students, graduates, employers and society.

Read more about AMBA and BGA here: http://bit.ly/2J3MfOi

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