AMBA accredits programs offered by Great Lakes, Chennai
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA, UK) for all its full-time and two executive programs. The Programs which have received this international accreditation include the flagship one year program - Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM), two year full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), Post Graduate Executive Program in Management (PGXPM) and PGPM - Flex program.
The accreditation has been received for a period of four years, valid until 2021. The accreditation has placed Great Lakes Chennai among some of the renowned business schools such as INSEAD France, London Business School, HEC Paris, SDA Bocconi School of Management, Milan and IIM Calcutta. Earlier in 2014, Great Lakes Chennai received the AMBA accreditation for its flagship one year program - PGPM and for its executive program PGXPM. After careful evaluation process, the AMBA board has accredited the other programs offered by the institute starting from academic year 2017.
Announcing the news, Dr. Bala V Balachandran, Founder, Dean and Chairman, Great Lakes Institute of Management and Chancellor - Great Lakes International University said, "I am extremely proud and delighted that Great Lakes Chennai has received the prestigious AMBA accreditation, thereby joining an elite group of only 2% of top B Schools in the world to have received this accreditation until now. All this has happened in a short span of 12 years since Great Lakes' inception and this shows the quality of our B-School."
The Association of MBAs (AMBA) is a global organization founded in 1967 which focuses primarily on international business school accreditation and membership, raising its profile and quality standards internationally for the benefit of business schools, students and alumni and employers across the globe. The Association of MBAs (AMBA) has accredited MBA, DBA and MBM programs at 245 graduate business schools in 54 countries and territories. Some of the accredited institutions offer programs in a further 33 countries, which expands AMBA's global presence to 85 countries.
AMBA is the only professional membership association that connects MBA students and graduates, accredited business schools and MBA employers throughout the world. Through proprietary research Centre the association produces a rich body of reports exploring global trends in the sector and drivers of thought leadership. Accredited business schools, their students and alumni are provided with access to a range of exclusive services and benefits, including superior world-class events and training.