The Higher School of Business at Kazan Federal University has received joint accreditation from AMBA & BGA

The Higher School of Business at Kazan Federal University 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.

The Higher School of Business at Kazan Federal University is located in Kazan, Russia. AMBA accredits the MBA at the School which has four specialisations; Agribusiness; Management in Healthcare; IT Management; and Oil and Gas Business. Kazan Federal University is one of the 10 Russian federal state comprehensive universities in the country and currently enrols over 45,000 students and employs 6,500 faculty and staff.

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 Business School for successfully developing a good reputation in Tatarstan and prosperous links with regional companies and municipalities. The School was also said to benefit from the university’s powerful brand and reputation.

The panel also noted that the School is led by a team which is demonstrably dedicated to the academic and pastoral wellbeing of participants.

‘Higher School of Business of Kazan Federal University is one of the leading Schools in the Russian business education market. We combine the academic traditions of Kazan University, the growing progressive trends in all spheres of its activities, and the business-oriented way of thinking of the modern business community.

‘Our Business School ranks as one of the top places in the national classification. The School is focused on meeting high international standards and requirements in business education. In recent years we have put much effort into the internationalization of the programs. It is our great honour to be among the world’s most renowned Business Schools with the joint AMBA-BGA prestigious accreditation. This accreditation has made it possible to update the School’s strategy in accordance with the best foreign experience; strengthen our credibility nationwide; expand the geographical diversity of students; attract highly-qualified faculty members; enhance the competitiveness of the Business School; develop contacts with the international community, and increase the role of the School in solving the problems of human capital development,’ said Dr. Alsu Akhmetshina, Dean of the School.

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.

Upon receiving AMBA accreditation, all current and recent graduates of the School’s MBA portfolio are invited to join AMBA’s global membership network of approximately 57,000 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.

Andrew Main Wilson, Chief Executive of AMBA & BGA, said: ‘I am delighted to congratulate the Higher School of Business at Kazan Federal University for firstly, achieving AMBA re-accreditation and secondly for achieving BGA accreditation. These two accreditations not only show the Schools excellence in teaching but also its commitment to responsible management, positive impact and lifelong learning.’


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About The Higher School of Business at Kazan Federal University

Higher School of Business forms part of Kazan Federal University, one of the oldest universities in Russia. It was founded in 1804. The first MBA programme started in 2000. HSB’s mission is the development of International Managers, capable of making a significant contribution to the sustainable development of the national economy and society. The vision of the School is to be the leading sustainable business education center in the Volga region and Russia by impacting business and society in the modern global environment. HSB’s values are sustainable development, identity, and improvement.

HSB offers a full range of programs in the field of business education: Postgraduate course, Master, MBA, EMBA, and DBA.

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