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Accreditations & Rankings

Accreditations & Rankings

The AACSB and NVAO accreditations awarded to Antwerp Management School clearly demonstrate AMS’ permanent attention to quality education. AMS is also listed in the Financial Times Rankings and the School takes into account the principles of responsible management education as presented by PRME.

FT Ranking

The Financial Times Rankings is considered worldwide to be the most authoritative ranking for Business Schools. In recent years, Antwerp Management School has been included in both the general European Business School Ranking and the rankings for specific programs, in particular those for Executive MBA (2021: position 45) and the Master in Management ranking (2021: position 40).

Financial Times European Business Schools 2021

  • N° 46

Financial Times EMBA 2021

  • N°1 Executive MBA in Benelux
  • Rank 45 worldwide – up 10 places in 1 year!
    The highest rank ever for a Belgian Business School
  • N°23 worldwide for International Course Experience
  • N°14 worldwide for Corporate Social Responsibility
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Financial Times Master in Management 2021

  • N° 58 worldwide
  • 2nd in Belgium
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QS Ranking

  • Master in Management: nr. 29 out of 129 schools worldwide
  • Master in Finance: nr. 33 out of 156 schools worldwide

Eduniversal Ranking

Eduniversal Best Masters ranking 2021:

Positive Impact Rating (PIR)

Antwerp Management School (AMS) was recognized for its social impact and sustainability performances at the launch of the Positive Impact Rating (PIR) results at the UN PRME Global Forum. AMS was one of the 45 business schools from 21 countries worldwide that participated in the rating in 2022 and achieved Level 4, making it a Transforming School within the PIR.

The PIR is a rating conducted by students and for students. For the third time, students worldwide have rated their business schools on how they perceive their positive impact in the world. The positive impact of business schools goes beyond their contribution to business and the economy; it is about their positive impact on society.

Read more about the Positive Impact Rating


Antwerp Management School and the Faculty of Applied Economics, two business entities at the University of Antwerp, obtained the most renowned and prestigious global accreditation of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) for their management programs. AACSB is a US-based, global organization devoted to the advancement of quality management education through accreditation, thought leadership, and value-added services.

This AACSB accreditation has been proudly held at Antwerp Management School since 2005 and was renewed in January 2021 for another 5 years.

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AMBA, the Association of Masters in Business Administration, is the UK-based international MBA quality certification authority.

Together with IBS (Moscow), Antwerp Management School offers an Executive MBA. Antwerp Management School achieved the AMBA accreditation in 2015, while IBS obtained its accreditation in 2012.

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    All master programs offered by Antwerp Management School, both the full-time master programs and the executive master programs, are accredited by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organization (NVAO). NVAO is the national accreditation organization for both Flanders (Dutch-speaking part of Belgium) and the Netherlands.

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