Hull University Business School has been ranked as one of the top 2% in the world after securing re-accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA).
Accreditation from AMBA, one of the world’s leading authorities on post-graduate business education, represents the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate business education.
It demonstrates the university Business School’s efforts to provide the highest-calibre teaching, curriculum and student interaction opportunities, with a focus on adapting the curriculum to meet the evolving needs of organisations both in the UK and globally.
Professor Stephen Hardy, dean of the faculty of business, law and politics at the University of Hull, said: “The university is delighted that we have been reaccredited by AMBA which serves to evidence our Business School’s commitment to providing excellence in educating future business leaders.
“This much-valued partnership with AMBA also enables our students to maximise the benefits of such a successful association.”
On receiving AMBA accreditation, all current MBA students and recent MBA alumni of Hull University Business School are invited to join AMBA’s global member community of more than 55,000 students and alumni.
With representatives from more than 150 countries, AMBA offers a variety of networking, thought leadership and career development opportunities, alongside a variety of benefits.
AMBA officials praised both the academic and administrative staff – led by deputy head of school Dr Claire Hookham and MBA academic director Dr Nick Snowden – for their commitment to the success and well-being of the students, and upholding the highest standards within the programme.
The Hull University Business School was also commended for the way it prepares its faculty for MBA teaching.
The faculty are offered additional pedagogical and pastoral support both before and during their time teaching on the programmes.
Andrew Main Wilson, chief executive of AMBA and the Business Graduates Association (BGA), said: “I’m very pleased that Hull University Business School has achieved AMBA re-accreditation.
“The school is an important part of our global network. I look forward to continuing to work with this prestigious Business School.”
Another significant improvement made since the Business School’s last accreditation in 2017 included the corporate marketing of the programmes which was seen to have improved industry relationships within the local economy.
The Business School aims to equip managers and business professionals with all the skills they need to succeed in a fast-changing and interconnected world.
It maximises the connections between excellent research, learning and teaching across disciplines, and places heavy emphasis on corporate engagement by working with partners across the sector.