Montpellier Business School adds its Grande École programme to its AMBA-accredited portfolio, cementing its place as a world-leading Business School
Montpellier Business School in France has officially received accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA), one of the world’s leading authorities on post-graduate business education, for its Grand École programme.
The School has received accreditation from AMBA for its Master of Business Management (MBM) programme (known as its Program Grande Ecole (PGE) Master). This is in addition to its MBA programme’s AMBA accreditation, which is already held.
On receiving AMBA accreditation, all current students and recent graduates of the PGE – as well as the MBA – are invited to join AMBA’s global member community of 45,000 students and alumni in more than 150 countries, which brings networking, thought leadership and career development opportunities, and a variety of additional perks and benefits.
AMBA’s accreditation panel commended the School on its growth in several areas in recent years, including faculty numbers and research culture, as well as output and student numbers. Diversity is a core value of the School and this was demonstrated to be authentic and impactful across a number of important metrics.
The panel also noted that employers, with which the School works, were clear about the relevant soft skills developed by the PGE which were relevant to the contemporary workplace, in particular adaptability and agility.
AMBA accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement in post-graduate business education and is earned only by the best post-graduate management programmes. AMBA accredits Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Business Management (MBM) and Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) courses available at only the top 2% of the world’s Business Schools.
AMBA’s rigorous assessment criteria ensure that only the highest-calibre programmes which demonstrate the best standards in teaching, curricula, and student interaction achieve AMBA accreditation. AMBA accreditation is international in scope and reach, and the organisation works with senior academics at top educational institutions around the world to continuously update accreditation criteria and maintain one unique, in-depth and detailed approach. AMBA believes accredited programmes should be of the highest standard and reflect changing trends and innovation in post-graduate management education and, as such, the accreditation process reflects this commitment to fostering innovation and challenges Business Schools to continuously perform at the highest level.
Bruno Ducasse, Dean of Montpellier Business School, declares: “Obtaining for the Grande Ecole program the AMBA accreditation, which MBS already holds for its Executive MBA, is essential to our strategy of continuous curriculum improvement. The reinforced relationship with AMBA will also be a powerful asset for MBS in accelerating its international deployment.”
Andrew Main Wilson, Chief Executive of AMBA & the Business Graduates Association (BGA), added: ‘We look forward to continuing and developing our close relationship with colleagues at Montpellier Business School – and its students and graduates – to ensure that outstanding post-graduate management education continues to be the top priority for employers, governments, and ambitious executives who are destined to become the global business leaders of the future.’