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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.



  • 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 2015.
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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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    • 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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      FT Ranking

      • The Financial Times Rankings are globally seen as the most authoritative rankings for Business Schools. For the last few years Antwerp Management School consistently ranked in both the overall European Business School Ranking and the rankings for specific programs, such as the Executive MBA (2019: ranked 62nd) and the Master in Management ranking (2019: ranked 37th).

      Financial Times EMBA 2019

      • Global : 62nd
      • Belgium: 1st
      • Benelux: 2nd
      • CSR Rank Global: 10th

      Financial Times Master in Management 2019

      • Global: 37th
      • Belgium: 2nd
      • Benelux: 4th
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        QS Ranking

        • Masters in Management: 29 out of 129 schools worldwide
        • Master of Finance: 33 out of 156 schools worldwide
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          Eduniversal Ranking

          Eduniversal Best Masters ranking 2018/19: