The AMBA Development Network – Dedicated to Supporting Business Schools

The AMBA Development Network (ADN) was established with one key principle in mind: to provide high potential Business Schools the opportunity to be part of a community that stresses continuous improvement. The ADN has been shaped to support schools who share AMBA’s values and seek support in reaching accreditation standards.

Joining the ADN enables business schools to leverage the strength and support of the AMBA family to aid its development and goals. The ADN offers numerous tools, connections, and research which can give way to positive implementations and changes to your management education portfolio. 

By joining the AMBA Development Network, you join a prestigious group of business schools dedicated to improving management education in the world. Alongside the increased international status your school receives, you will also have access to the following services:

ADN Desktop Review and Institutional Mentorship

Receive an annual desktop programme review of your MBA, DBA, or MBM. The review comes with recommendations on how to improve your programme portfolio against AMBA accreditation criteria and industry best practice, a pathway to reaching successful accreditation, and suggested key contacts. In addition to this, we offer institutional mentorship as an add-on which provides one-to-one assistance and guidance from an experienced, AMBA-approved Business School expert.

AMBA Resources

Access AMBA’s wealth of resources, including bespoke research, global MBA trends, video interviews, and case studies. Alongside this, members receive access to our award-winning monthly magazine, AMBITION, which highlights developing trends, thought-leadership, and more from AMBA's community of business schools, students, and alumni.

ADN Resources

Global networking AMBA CommunityOnline Community Network

Leverage AMBA’s community platform to set up faculty/student exchanges, joint programmes, or research projects with other AMBA business schools. Share your research and case studies, and network on a one-to-one basis. Post employment opportunities at your business school which are then displayed publicly and to all schools in the AMBA network.


Gain reduced member-rate access to our industry-leading events, including the Global Deans & Directors Conference, Business School Professionals Conference, and our Latin American and Asia Pacific conferences. Meet deans & directors from across the world, and take part in thought-provoking workshops and debates.

ADN Events

In addition to these member benefits, member schools have their initial accreditation fee waivered if they decide to begin the accreditation process. 

Any other questions?

For more information or if you have any specific questions, the below contacts are available to be contacted regarding the AMBA Development Network.

Mark Stoddard
Director of Operations | +44 (0)20 7246 2697  

Victor Hedenberg
AMBA Development Network Officer | +44 (0)20 7246 2682

Katherine O'Flynn
Director of Accreditation (for Schools in Northern Europe, South East Asia & Oceania)