INCAE Business School has received joint accreditation from AMBA & BGA


INCAE Business School has officially received joint accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the Business Graduates Association (BGA), two of the world’s leading authorities on business education.  

INCAE Business School is located in Alajuela, Costa Rica and Montefresco, Nicaragua. The school was founded by Central American corporate executives in 1964 at the initiative of US President John F. Kennedy, with the strong support of Harvard Business School and Central American governments. 

INCAE Business School has been re-accredited by AMBA and has newly been accredited by BGA.  

As part of the joint AMBA & BGA accreditation, a panel of assessors comprised of senior business school leaders from across the globe evaluated the school. The panel commended the resilience that the school demonstrated in recent years in managing a series of challenging situations, especially with regards to the global pandemic. The panel also noted the significant impact and policy development the school had contributed to its region during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The panel also noted the school’s investment in digital transformation and online teaching, including the provision of online classroom support, training for faculty and impressive virtual classrooms. 

Finally, the pre-experience Masters – the MAIT – introduced by the school was seen by the panel to be very attractive to students and was seen to extend the school’s portfolio, market reach and financial resilience. 

AMBA & BGA’s rigorous assessment criteria ensure that only the highest-calibre schools which demonstrate the highest standards in teaching, curricula, and student interaction achieve accreditation.  

AMBA & BGA Joint Logo

Upon receiving AMBA accreditation, all current and recent graduates of the school’s MBA and MBM portfolio are invited to join AMBA’s global membership network of approximately 60,000 students and alumni in more than 150 countries.

Meanwhile, all undergraduates and alumni from any of the business school’s programmes are invited to join BGA’s individual membership network. Through both these organisations, students and graduates can strengthen a community that acts as a force for good in management thought and practice, through exclusive events and business content.

AMBA & BGA accreditation is international in scope and reach, and the organisation works with senior academics at top educational institutions around the world, to update accreditation criteria continuously and maintain one unique, in-depth and detailed approach.

AMBA & BGA believes accredited schools should be of the highest standard and reflect changing trends and innovation in post-graduate management education.  As such, the accreditation process reflects this commitment to fostering innovation and challenges business schools to perform at the highest level continuously.

We are very glad about the renewed accreditation by AMBA, and we are delighted to join the network of BGA-accredited schools. Receiving these accreditations confirms our work and is an incentive for us to continue doing our best to improve the quality of our services and increase the impact for our students and communities every day. We would like to thank the panel of assessors for the smooth and professional review process.

INCAE Business School is an important part of the AMBA network of business schools globally and I am delighted that this school is now also part of our BGA school network.  

Receiving BGA accreditation shows the school’s commitment to achieving impact for their students and communities. BGA’s accreditation process ensures that business schools are equipped to prepare their students to become ethical and responsible managers, fit for tackling the world’s challenges. 

It is clear that INCAE Business School will play an important role in the BGA network, with its leading initiatives in responsible management and its role in investing in its communities.

About INCAE Business School 

Founded in 1964, INCAE Business School is a leading institution with campuses in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Continually ranking high amongst business schools in Latin America and the world, INCAE is known for its academic and research excellence. Committed to developing the region, the school focuses on cultivating Latin American leaders with a global perspective and on applying research in the areas of competitiveness and sustainability, entrepreneurship, and women’s leadership. 

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