paris school of business accreditation

Last Updated on August 28, 2023

Paris School of Business becomes first French Business School to be accredited by the Business Graduates Association and is re-accredited by the Association of MBAs

Paris School of Business 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.

Paris School of Business is a prestigious Business School in France. The School’s portfolio is comprised of a Bachelor of Business Administration programme, a Grande École MBM programme, a specialist MSc in Management, a MSc in Digital Transformation, an MBA and a DBA programme.

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 leadership of both the Business School and its programmes, the leadership team were said to be ‘professional, passionate and modest’.

The panel also cited the quality of the connections the School had with employers; these connections were seen to be particularly successful in the number of internships made available for MBM students.

The panel thought that the School’s initiative in securing alumni sponsorship for research into the post-Covid-19 world was an exciting development and believed it would provide a successful template for the School’s alumni engagement going forward.

‘After obtaining the AMBA accreditation in 2014 for our MBM programme and in 2016 for our MBA programme, the joint AMBA/BGA accreditation confirms Paris School of Business’s position of academic excellence. These awards are the culmination of our successfully implemented Horizon 2020 strategy plan, aimed at establishing the Institution as one of the best Business Schools in the world. Furthermore, they strengthen our long-standing successful collaboration with the Association of MBAs.’ says Armand Derhy, former Dean and Director of Paris School of Business (2009-2020) and current Chairman of the School’s Board of Governors. Philippe Jamet recently took over the leadership of the School in August 2020.

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 50,000 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 welcome Paris School of Business to the BGA network and would like to congratulate the School for being the first Business School in France to become BGA accredited. The School has demonstrated a commitment to the learning experience of students, especially with the strong ties it has to the corporate world.

‘I would also like to congratulate the School on its AMBA re-accreditation. The School is an important part of the AMBA network, which accredits just the top 2% of Business Schools globally. I am looking forward to continuing to work with the School.’


For more information or interviews, please contact:

  • David Woods-Hale, Director of Marketing and Communications, AMBA & BGA – [email protected]
  • Ellen Buchan, Communications and Insight Assistant, AMBA & BGA – [email protected]
  • Patrice Cailleba, Professor and Accreditation Manager, PSB-Paris School of Business –[email protected]

About Paris School of Business

With 4,075 students, 15,275+ alumni worlwide and 94 core faculty members, Paris School of Business (PSB) is one of the leading French Grandes Ecoles business schools. Located on its Campus Cluster Olympiades in Paris (XIII district), PSB provides recognized degree programmes in business and management at undergraduate (BBA), post-graduate (MBM, MSc & MBA) and doctoral levels (DBA).

PSB is fully recognized by the French Government and accredited by AACSB, AMBA/BGA and EFMD. The School is governed by Galileo Global Education (GGE), Europe’s largest education group.

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