AMBA is the UK based accreditation body, representing the highest standard of achievement in post-graduate business education. AMBA has historically focused its reviews on the MBA program itself rather than the broad characteristics of a larger institution. They have expanded their reviews to Doctoral and Master of Management/Science programs.
It’s also important to mention that there are other smaller accreditation bodies that also play very important roles. ACBSP for example concentrates on teaching excellence, while IACBE concentrates on the outcomes assessment (retaining knowledge).
International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
The IACBE is a specialized accrediting body for business & business-related degree programs at the baccalaureate and graduate degree levels in colleges and universities. IACBE measures the effectiveness of business education through outcomes assessment.
The Maastricht School of Management has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Olathe, Kansas. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:
- Doctorate in Business Administration
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Science in Management with a specialization in International Business
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
The ACBSP is the premier accrediting association for business schools and programs with a focus on teaching excellence. The association is focused on what occurs in the classroom while encouraging scholarly research.
The Maastricht School of Management is accredited by the ACBSP to offer the following business degrees:
- The Doctor of Business Administration - DBA
- The Master of Science in International Business - MSc
- The Master of Business Administration - MBA
The ACBSP develops, promotes, and recognizes best practices that contribute to continuous improvement of business education and accredits qualified business programs.
ACBSP acknowledges the importance of scholarly research and inquiry and believes that such activities facilitate improved teaching. Institutions are strongly encouraged to pursue a reasonable mutually beneficial balance between teaching and research. And further, ACBSP encourages faculty involvement within the contemporary business world to enhance the quality of classroom instruction and to contribute to student learning.