PRESS RELEASE: 26th July 2016, Ljubljana, Slovenia
The Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana (the FELU) has officially received accreditation from The Association of MBAs (AMBA), one of the leading authorities on postgraduate business education.
The Association of MBAs (AMBA) accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate business education and is earned only by the best post graduate management programmes. Only the top 2% of the world’s business schools are accredited by AMBA in their Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Business Management (MBM) and Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programmes.
AMBA’s rigorous assessment criteria ensure that only the highest-calibre programmes, which demonstrate the best standards in teaching, curriculum, and student interaction achieve AMBA accreditation. Its accreditation is international in scope and reach and the organisation work with senior academics at top educational institutions around the world, to continuously update its accreditation policies and maintain its unique, in-depth and detailed approach.
AMBA believes accredited programmes should be of the highest standard and reflect changing trends and innovation in postgraduate management education and as such its accreditation process reflects this commitment to fostering innovation and challenges business schools to continuously perform at the highest level.
The FELU was established in 1946 and forms an integral part of the University of Ljubljana. The FELU is the leading institution of higher education in business and economics in Slovenia with a well-established brand in Europe and worldwide.
“With the AMBA accreditation, the FELU has now become the first institution in Slovenia - and in the region - to attain the Triple Crown accreditation, holding the three most renowned international accreditations - EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana. For seven decades we have worked together to develop and modernise our institution and act as a catalyst of progress and change. We have always strived to promote education, research, innovation and knowledge in the local and international communities. This longstanding tradition in business education is now crowned with the AMBA accreditation, which gives us the highest possible recognition in the field of business education. I am truly proud to be able to share this wonderful achievement with you.”
Professor Metka Tekavčič, Dean
“From the beginning, our goal on the FELU MBA has always been to release the potential of our students and expand their horizons. To achieve that, we have often pushed them out of their comfort zones and tossed them out into the ocean for them to learn how to navigate. I’m proud that when they finish the programme, they are ambitious, the ethical boundaries and the sky are the only limits they have and also what makes me proud is that this path has taken us where we are now, is the one which also awarded us with this prestigious accreditation”.
Professor Andreja Cirman, MBA Programme Director
“It is great to see the Faculty of Economics University of Ljubljana join the most elite club of global business schools: those with Triple Accreditation, also known as the “Triple Crown”.
“This exclusive club of about 75 institutions worldwide meets the highest standards of all three global business school accrediting bodies: AMBA (London), EQUIS (Brussels) and AACSB (Tampa, US).
“The Faculty of Economics of the University of Ljubljana runs an outstanding MBA marked by very strong connections to the corporate world in Slovenia and the wider region. With its stellar reputation and visionary leadership, it has fully deserved its AMBA accreditation, officially awarded in July 2016.”
Mr George Iliev, Director of development markets at AMBA
Upon receiving AMBA accreditation, all current MBA students and recent alumni of the FELU are invited to join AMBA’s global member community of more than 18,500 students and alumni in more than 100 countries, for networking, thought leadership, career development and a variety of perks and benefits.
AMBA Chief Executive Andrew Main Wilson said:
‘AMBA is a truly global business organisation and the only accrediting body that specifically focuses on accrediting MBA programmes.
‘We are very particular about who we accredit. In fact AMBA accredits less than 5% of the world entire portfolio of business schools. Operating as both an accreditation and membership organisation, AMBA is unique in the postgraduate management field, as it brings together the business leaders of tomorrow with the thought leaders of today.
‘With its accreditation the FELU joins the world’s leading business schools. We value working closely with them and AMBA’s MBA members to ensure outstanding postgraduate management education continues to be the top priority for employers, governments and ambitious executives who will become the global business leaders of the future.’
Notes to Editors
A SOURCE OF QUALITY – SERVING WITH EXCELLENCE
FELU STUDY PROGRAMMES – NEW KNOWLEDGE FOR FUTURE SUCCESS
OUR STUDENTS – OUR FUTURE
THE FELU’S STAFF – CREATING FELU STORIES
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT - EXCELLENT RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
INTRNATIONAL AFFAIRS – BEING INTERNATIONAL
FELU ALUMNI – GROWTH, SUPPORT AND STAYING IN TOUCH
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND INTEGRITY – FOR A BETTER TOMORROW
EXECUTIVE EDUCATION AND CORPORATE CONNECTIONS
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE FELU AT http://www.ef.uni-lj.si/en.
For more information or interviews, please contact:
Dusica Vehovar Zajc, FELU Public Relations Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org
Irena Krzan, FELU Accreditation Manager – email@example.com
David Woods, Head of Editorial, AMBA - firstname.lastname@example.org
James Menzies, Media Relations Executive, MBA - email@example.com
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