AMBA announces 50,000th member, cementing its place as the world’s largest network made up solely of MBAs

Thursday, July 9, 2020

The Association of MBAs (AMBA) a world–leading impartial authority on post-graduate management education, has this week recruited its 50,000th student member, cementing its place the largest membership organisation uniquely for MBAs, in the world. 

AMBA is committed to galvanising this community of MBA students and graduates from 274 of the world’s leading Business Schools. 

To mark this milestone AMBA is dedicated to its mission of creating a positive movement for change, across communities in need, globally with the launch of its #MBAchallenge

AMBA recognises that this achievement has come at a time of global uncertainty and has therefore set up the #MBAchallenge. As part of the campaign, AMBA is asking everyone in its member community to share the most valuable lessons they learned during their time at Business School, on the social media channel of their choice, to raise awareness and insight of the business education community around the world.  

For each valuable lesson shared, AMBA is asking that £1 is donated towards AMBA’s COVID-19 Relief Fund. 

This will be the largest collection of advice from MBA students and alumni ever recorded, acting as a hub of information available to all.  

The world is collectively facing one of the darkest and most challenging times in our history – but we’re all in this together and AMBA believes that as a global force for good, we can make a genuine difference to communities in need, all over the globe. 

There has been some fantastic advice shared already; the most insightful of which will be published in the organisation’s magazine AMBITION.  

Some examples gathered so far have been:  

  • ‘Build a better future: Use your passion to build a better future for all.’  
  • ‘Embrace opportunity to be brave and use your courage to be a force for good.’  
  • ‘Uncertainty is a given – nobody has all the facts. We must make peace with uncertainty because it is ever-present.’  
  • ‘No matter how big the task or unsurmountable the challenge, keep breaking it down and you’ll get there.’  
  • ‘Perspective: the power of balanced teams with different backgrounds, cultures, education and experience.’  

AMBA celebrates the diversity of its members and believes that its diverse network uniquely positions our members to respond to the emerging challenges of a post-Covid, volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world.  

AMBA prides itself on the international nature of our community and the richness of the diversity that exists within our global network. We play a crucial part in influencing and nurturing the future leaders of tomorrow, and our thought leadership articles, webinars and events all play a significant part in raising awareness of the importance and value of diversity and inclusion. This is also reflected in our organisational values of Ambition, Impact and Integrity. 

Within AMBA’s current members, 27% are female, 62% male and 12% have not specified a gender. Our members come from more than 150 countries, with 36% from the UK, 22% from Europe, 19% from Asia and the Middle East, 10% from Latin America, 8% from Africa and 3% from Oceania. 

AMBA is the only professional membership association that connects MBA students and graduates, accredited Business Schools and MBA employers throughout the world. 

AMBA accredits the top 2% of Business Schools globally, students and graduates from accredited courses are invited to join AMBA’s global member community of students and alumni, on a free basis, for networking, thought leadership, career development, and a variety of other benefits. 

Andrew Main Wilson, Chief Executive of the Association of MBAs and Business Graduates Association (BGA), said, ‘AMBA student and graduate membership is a key part of our offering. We are very proud of the networking, career enhancing opportunities and thought leadership that we provide to our student and graduate members. Our members are engaged and form a community of the world’s best MBAs coming from the most prestigious Business Schools. We believe that this membership offering sets our accreditation apart from other accreditation bodies.  

‘To reach 50,000 members is a great milestone and a testament to the quality of membership that we offer. I am encouraged that our community can come together, in such challenging times to be a global force for good.’