Galway get accreditation for MBA course

First school outside Dublin to be recognised by Association of MBAs

NUI Galway has become the only university in the State outside Dublin to secure a prestigious international accreditation for its MBA programme. The NUIG course has been recognised by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) which accredits 200 schools in over 70 countries.

"The number of MBA qualifications available worldwide is now in the thousands, but only a small percentage of these would achieve accreditation if they were submitted to our rigorous international criteria" says AMBA director of accreditation Mark Stoddard said at the weekend, commenting on the NUIG approval.

AMBA is the international authority on postgraduate business education and was established in 1967

Lorna Siggins

Lorna Siggins

Lorna Siggins is the former western and marine correspondent of The Irish Times