Imperial College Business School’s MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Management Programme is the first innovation or entrepreneurship programme to be awarded an international accreditation by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).
According to AMBA, accreditations are only awarded to the highest calibre programmes which demonstrate the best standards in teaching, curriculum, and student interaction.
AMBA Chief Executive, Andrew Main Wilson said: ‘AMBA is pleased to award accreditation to Imperial College for the MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management, after the programme underwent rigorous assessment against AMBA’s MBM accreditation criteria.
‘The MSc uniquely combines a strong entrepreneurial and innovation focus with a robust generalist management foundation, including sufficient core curriculum coverage of all 13 subject areas required for accreditation. It is a programme that promises excellent outcomes and is an outstanding complement to Imperial’s MBA, EMBA and MSc Management suite of post-graduate programmes which have long been accredited by AMBA.
‘I wish the students and graduates of the newly-accredited MSc all the success in their entrepreneurial and innovation-driven careers’, he said.
The MSc was launched in 2011, designed specifically to provide high calibre students with an edge in an increasingly competitive world by creating future entrepreneurs and leaders of innovation with solid ethical values and substantial management knowledge.
Programme Director Kristien De Wolf said: ‘We are very happy to get recognition and credibility from such a prestigious accrediting body as AMBA. We are proud of the programme and particularly of how it reflects the core values of the Business School and Imperial College. We expect the programme to continue to be successful, going from strength to strength and becoming the programme of choice for aspiring entrepreneurs and innovation agents all over the globe.’
The School’s newly launched Global MBA has also been accredited against the MBA criteria, and will begin accepting students in 2015.