A woman gives a lecture to a group of Executive MBA participants
The Executive MBA programme at the School of Business, Economics and Law is delivered part-time over 21 months, four semesters.
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The School of Business, Economics and Law re-accredited by AMBA


The Executive MBA programme at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg, has received renewed trust by the international accreditation organisation, Association of MBAs (AMBA). The programme, which has been accredited by AMBA since 2013, was awarded renewed AMBA accreditation for a further period of five years, the longest possible extension. This international quality assurance is the most prestigious accreditation for MBA programmes worldwide.

“We have again demonstrated that our Executive MBA programme continues to be delivered to the high international standards required by AMBA. To our programme participants and their nominating organisations, the AMBA accreditation guarantees the value of the investment made in competence development”, says Håkan Ericson, CEO, GU Executive Education.

The purpose of accreditations is to ensure quality of education, research, and collaborations with external stakeholders. This is achieved through clear goals and processes for working with continuous quality improvement. Accreditations also provide an important instrument when it comes to comparing quality of business schools around the world. The AMBA accreditation shows that the Executive MBA programme at the School of Business, Economics and Law is of the highest quality in an international setting. The School is also accredited by EQUIS and AACSB and was the first Triple Crown accredited school in Sweden.

“Regularly conducting external evaluations of our programmes in the light of international standards for accreditation is an important instrument for promoting the development of the School. The renewed accreditation according to the AMBA standard is a confirmation that our Executive MBA programme maintains a high quality in every international comparison. This helps to put Gothenburg and Sweden on the education map and increase our competitiveness internationally. At least as important, however, is that the accreditation constitutes a receipt for a successful continuous quality work that is now further enriched by a qualified external evaluation”, says Per Cramér, Dean of the School of Business, Economics and Law.

Executive MBA with global focus

The Executive MBA programme at the School of Business, Economics and Law is delivered part-time over 21 months, four semesters. It is aimed at managers with at least three years of qualified professional experience. The programme has a clear focus on factors that make entrepreneurship successful in the Nordic region, and on the development of important emerging markets in Asia.

”In an age of globalisation and accelerating technological innovation, companies must be able to handle a constant pressure for change. Our programme offers participants the opportunity to develop the skills and business perspectives required to successfully drive such change”, says Håkan Ericson.

During the programme, participants develop an in-depth understanding of leadership, of the various functions of an organisation, and how these can interact effectively. The programme also explores the economic and social consequences of corporate governance in a globalised world, and how modern leadership can contribute by developing corporate operations.

The programme includes two overseas visits in Asia. Through lectures at leading universities in China and India, company visits and meetings with business leaders on site, Executive MBA participants acquire new, in-depth perspectives on the economic, historical, social and cultural development of both China and India. These trips of one week each have not been possible during the pandemic but will be resumed as soon as possible.

About AMBA

The Association of MBAs (AMBA) is an international, independent organisation within postgraduate management education. The accreditation is a global standard for MBA programmes and there are accredited programmes at more than 260 business schools in more than 75 countries.

AMBA’s accreditation philosophy is centred on impact, employability and learning outcomes. The assessment looks at the quality of teaching, the learning objectives of the programme and the interaction with and between the participants. Through accreditation, AMBA ensures that the programmes maintain a high international standard and reflect current trends and innovations in leadership training.