EADA renews the AMBA accreditation for another 5 years

7 July 2023



EADA Business School has achieved global recognition by positioning its MBA programmes (International MBA, LeadTech Global Executive MBA, MBA Online and Executive MBA) among the best business programmes in the world. All four MBA programmes have been recognised with AMBA accreditation, which is granted by the Association of MBAs, for another five years -until 2028-. 

The AMBA accreditation is considered the accreditation with the highest international prestige in the field of MBA programmes. EADA has renewed it since 2003 when it was first granted this award, which places our institution in the select group of business schools around the world that have been recognised for their excellence in education. Knowing that an institution holds the AMBA accreditation assures students that they are enrolling in a high-quality programme dedicated to offering the best in business education.

This is an important goal that adds to another also very significant for the institution, which is the reaccreditation in 2021 for another 5 years of EQUIS, granted by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). The EQUIS accreditation is considered the most important accreditation worldwide in Executive Education, which positions EADA’s executive programmes among the best in the world. In this sense, EADA has achieved the significant goal of being one of the four schools in Spain that holds both the EQUIS and AMBA accreditations.

Global recognition of EADA’s MBA programmes

The criteria followed by the International Accreditation Advisory Board of AMBA have been the strategy of EADA -based on the pillars of leadership, innovation and sustainability-, the level of graduate satisfaction and the professional success of graduates, as well as the quality of the MBA programmes, the faculty profiles, the institution’s research and the infrastructure. Other aspects taken into account were the internationalisation of the school, the partnerships with other business schools and institutions from around the world, the school’s close ties with the business world and the focus on responsible leadership and the positive impact on society in all the MBA programmes.

To Ramon Noguera, Academic Director at EADA, “AMBA has been our partner for over 20 years now, and it is a pleasure to know that we will be accredited for a further five years. It would be easy to think that this is a routine by now, but it is a recognition of both a long history of excellence and the forward-looking agenda of our MBA programmes.” 

Noguera highlights two remarkable aspects of AMBA reaccreditation. On one hand, “the recognition of EADA’s commitment to leadership, innovation and sustainability, based on a strong history, a shared culture and a committed team.” On the other hand, the connection with the real business world: “Not only do we have faculty and board members from the business environment but our participants also work on projects that respond to the real challenges faced by companies and experts from different sectors, many of whom are EADA Alumni, who come to share their success stories in class.” In his opinion, “the continual portfolio review of our programmes enables us to adapt to the new demands of the business world and the latest trends in management.”