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Change is the constant! Association of MBAs the London based accreditation agency formed in 1967 has moved and now refocusing its efforts in developing  an accreditation and a sustainable quality improvement process  under the umbrella of Business Graduates Association (BGA)

The popular AMBA Accreditation  which has been adopted by about 12 schools in India which was also the first ever international accreditation to be adopted in 2005 by Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon, one of the Top Ten B-school of the  country is being frozen a maximum 300 schools worldwide. Currently The Association of MBAs (AMBA) has accredited MBA, DBA and MBM programmes at 260 graduate business schools in 75 countries and territories (as of 2021).More than half a century after being established  AMBA   has emerged as one of the top three Accreditation Agencies of the world  and it  remains as a  much sought after & a must have accreditation for any top Business School across the world. 

" to be recognised internationally as the authoritative voice in postgraduate management education"

BGA’s vision is to be the leading global movement for responsible management, positive impact and lifelong learning.

Business Graduates Association (BGA) which was an idea that was originally pursued when the agency was established half a century ago.  AMBA-BGA is the way the agency imagines its future

The agency  through BGA is committed to raising the profile and quality standards of business education internationally, the B-schools, MBA students and graduates and alumni, employers, communities and society. In India, AMBA was the trail blazer when the Management Development Institute (MDI) acquired AMBA accreditation in 2005. 

AMBA accredited schools in India

Goa Institute of Management has officially received joint accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the Business Graduates Association (BGA), two of the world’s leading authorities on business education

Business Graduates Association (BGA)  membership is growing worldwide. In India currently the following member schools have formed BGA chapter led by their respective Deans.

  1. IIM Kolkatta

  2. IIM Indore

  3. IIM Jammu

  4. T A Pai Management Institute, Manipal

  5. Athena School of Management, Mumbai

  6. GITAM School of Business Vishakapatna

  7. IIM Vishakapatnam

  8. IIM Rohtak

  9. Jain University  CMS Business school, Bengaluru

  10. IIM Kozhikode

  11. DY Patil  Institute of Management, Mumbai

  12. IIMS Pune 

  13. IIM Sambalpur

  14. IMT Ghaziabad

  15. GL Bajaj Greater Noida

  16. Goa Institute of Management GIM

  17. School of Management Ajeenkya D Y Patil University 

  18. K J Somaiya Institute Mumbai 

New Criteria for accreditation AMBA accreditation 

AMBA has made key changes for the period 2016-2021. The new criteria  have been designed to clearly identify the distinctive nature of each degree type (MBA, MBM & DBA), and to differentiate them. This has been achieved by providing a definition, core attributes (outcomes) and guiding principles for each programme. The structure of the criteria themselves have been re-adjusted to more naturally follow the flow of the MBA life cycle, starting with the foundation blocks of the Institution and Faculty, moving into Programme Design, Student Recruitment, Graduate Attributes, Curriculum, Assessment, Delivery, and ending with Impact and Outcomes. visit accreditation page for  new Criteria

Business Schools are looking forward to a new era of education technology, having made a success of online learning  in 2020, new research from AMBA & BGA in association with Barco, reveals.


BGA utilises a peer-review quality assurance process that assesses the full Business School or institution, examining a range of business programmes, including certificate and online courses. The criteria are based on the three themes of positive impact, responsible management, and lifelong learning. Positive Impact BGA accreditation requires institutions to measure their impact on their stakeholders utilising

BGA’s Continuous Impact Model (CIM). The CIM is designed to offer Business Schools the ability to pinpoint areas of improvement and measure their change in impact over time, through the modification of inputs.

Responsible Management At the heart of BGA accreditation are the concepts of responsible management and sustainability. To achieve accreditation, Business Schools must evidence their commitment to the United Nations 17 Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) through teaching and implementation. Schools are expected to integrate the development of soft skills including ethics and transparency.

Lifelong Learning BGA encourages Business Schools to take a forward-looking approach to education as re-skilling is becoming ever more important by offering opportunities for people of all ages to learn and stay relevant in the workforce.

BGA Accreditation criteria

Digital Content selection from AMBA-BGA events 

Enhanced employability building curricula for the future of MBA learning

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The business of getting business: why organisations must go digital and how to do so

Business education in the post pandemic world a technology enhanced future

Digital transformation to boost employability

Building Business School alliances

Webinar concluded on September 8, 2020
"Leveraging the education technology boom to build world-class management education in India"
In association with SEAA Trust, New Delhi 
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