Lagos Business School has officially received re-accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA), one of the world’s leading authorities on postgraduate business education, demonstrating its continuing commitment to excellence in management education.
Accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA) represents the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate business education. Its rigorous assessment criteria ensure that only the highest-calibre programmes which demonstrate the best standards in teaching, curriculum, and student interaction achieve Association of MBAs accreditation.
Lagos Business School is the graduate Business School of Pan-Atlantic University (PAU). The School offers a full-time MBA, a part-time executive MBA and a modular executive MBA.
Members of AMBA’s visiting accreditation panel, representing senior management at AMBA-accredited Business Schools globally, commended the ethical positioning of the Business School, which was said to be authentic and distinctive. The external stakeholders who were met during the assessment also spoke of the importance of business ethics in the School and believed this could be a source of positive change in Nigeria.
The School was commended by the panel for its open and transparent leadership team which is committed to quality and continuous improvement, with an inclusive corporate culture. This was exemplified by the well-developed operational structure of the School.
The panel also commented on the extensiveness of the executive education offered at Lagos Business School, which they thought added to the enrichment of the MBA programmes. The MBA programmes were also seen to be aided by the impressive facilities of the School which had just been newly expanded. The panel agreed that this would allow for greater innovation in programme delivery.
Dean of Lagos Business School, Professor Enase Okonedo said, ‘AMBA re-accreditation is an external validation of our excellent quality; our goal is through our MBA programmes and other executive programmes, to develop responsible leaders who are solving Africa’s social and institutional business problems.’
The accreditation is international in scope and reach, and AMBA works under the belief that accredited programmes should be of the highest standard and reflect changing trends and innovation in postgraduate management education. Its accreditation process reflects this commitment to fostering innovation and demanding Business Schools to perform at the highest level continually.
Andrew Main Wilson, Chief Executive of AMBA & BGA, said: ‘Lagos Business School is an important part of the AMBA community. AMBA only accredits programmes from the top 2% of Business Schools from more than 75 countries.’