Great Lakes receives AMBA accreditation
Youngest Institute and 7th in India to receive the accreditation
Great Lakes has received the prestigious AMBA (Association of MBAs), UK accreditation for its flagship one year fast track MBM program - PGPM and its MBA program - PGXPM. With this accreditation, Great Lakes joins the league of some of the world’s renowned Institutes such as INSEAD France, London Business School, HEC Paris, IIM Calcutta to name a few, which has received this accreditation in the past. 210 B-Schools across 70 countries have received AMBA accreditation (source - ambaguide.com) Releasing the official confirmation, Mr. Mark Stoddard of MBA world congratulated Great Lakes on the accreditation.
AMBA accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate business education and is earned only by the best programs in the world. This accreditation is the global standard for all MBA, DBA and MBM programs.
For a program to be accredited by AMBA, the assessment process is subject to rigorous criteria set to international standards which includes; Program should reflect the changing trends in management, continuous efforts to fulfill an explicitly set mission of the Institute, ability to demonstrate high levels of quality across its faculty and majority of members of the faculty to hold a Doctorate are some of the criteria to be fulfilled. Besides, AMBA also looks at significant contribution by the Institute in three vital areas – Research, Consultancy and Scholarships. The accredited programs are reviewed once in five years to ensure that the quality is maintained and continuous improvement is achieved.
Great Lakes went through a rigorous evaluation process for receiving this accreditation including three AMBA officials visiting the campus. Apart from Great Lakes, only 6 other institutes in India including IIM-C, IIM-L, MDI Gurgaon, SPJIMR have so far been accredited by AMBA and Great Lakes is the youngest Institute in India to receive the accreditation. AMBA accreditation builds the international credibility of the Institute and Great Lakes has accomplished to build this reputation in just a decade. Befitting Great Lakes’ 10 years celebration, this accreditation has propelled the Institute’s vision for the next decade - From Success to Substance.