triple crown accreditation

Miami Herbert Business School earns AMBA accreditation and ‘triple crown’ status

By Marlen Lebish

Miami Herbert Business School earns AMBA accreditation and ‘triple crown’ status

By Marlen Lebish
The School becomes the third triple-accredited business school in the nation.

The University of Miami Patti and Allan Herbert Business School has been awarded AMBA accreditation and joins a group of the world’s leading business schools that hold the “triple crown” accreditation status—a feat achieved by less than 1 percent of the world’s business schools. In the United States, Miami Herbert is one of only three business schools with this coveted designation. 

Achieving triple-crown accreditation means that the School has earned accreditation from AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), EQUIS (EFMD Quality Improvement System), and AMBA (The Association of MBAs)—the three most prestigious business school accreditation organizations.

“This latest accreditation from AMBA recognizes continuing progress at Miami Herbert,” said John Quelch, dean of Miami Herbert. “At Miami Herbert, we cultivate a premier learning community that values diversity, technology, a global mindset, and sustainable prosperity. We don’t just talk the talk, or only walk the walk—we shape the future.”

All three organizations assess a business school according to different criteria and scope, based on factors such as internationalization, faculty, and research. The recent AMBA accreditation is the only accreditation out of the three which focuses on MBA programs specifically.

Established in 1967, the Association of MBAs is the leading authority on postgraduate management education. Accreditation from AMBA represents the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate business education. Its rigorous assessment criteria ensure that only the highest-caliber programs which demonstrate the best standards in teaching, curriculum, and student interaction achieve AMBA accreditation.

Members of AMBA’s accreditation panel commended Miami Herbert’s commitment to teaching in small class sizes providing a high-touch experience for its MBA students. The panel also noted the significant and impressive investment in faculty size and the research capability at the School.

Current MBA students, MBA alumni, and employers who met with the assessment panel during their visit also mentioned that they greatly appreciated the personal touch brought by Dean Quelch.

"As alumni, we are pleased to see the continued recognition of the quality of education provided by Miami Herbert Business School,” said David Mullings B.S. ’00, M.B.A. ’03, chairman and CEO of Blue Mahoe Capital Partners Inc. “Numerous stakeholders were involved in the process, and we (alumni) played our small part in sharing our opinions on what makes the school special."

Andrew Main Wilson, chief executive of the Association of MBAs and Business Graduates Association said, “I am delighted to welcome Miami Herbert Business School into our network of the top 2% of Business Schools globally. This School is internationally known for its quality of teaching and research.”

For the list of all AMBA accredited Schools, click here.