ADN Participants

Business Schools in the ADN 

Here are the schools that have already joined us, please look out for updates to the network here.

Abu Dhabi School of ManagementAbu Dhabi School of Management

The vision of the Abu Dhabi School of Management is to become a leading institute of higher education in teaching and research in the UAE and the Arabian Gulf region. Established by the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the School initially offered an MBA programme which was launched in 2013 and is operated in partnership with Imperial College London Business School. With the graduation of its first MBA cohorts, ADSM has worked to expand its academic portfolio to new areas to meet the needs of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates. In Autumn 2016, ADSM launched the Master of Science in Quality and Business Excellence in partnership with the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Awards. As ADSM builds its capacities and expands its academic offerings, it seeks to contribute to the Abu Dhabi 2030 vision through its teaching, research and ongoing community engagement activities. Through its graduates, this contribution will take the form of highly talented professionals equipped in the science of management who will take the lead in innovating, improving, and enhancing their environments.

College of Business Administration (COBE)American University in the Emirates, College of Business Administration - COBE

The College of Business Administration is committed to providing quality education to its students and prepare them to become business professionals through academic programmes and applied learning. We seek to instill aspiration for life-long learning, so that students continue developing towards meeting the changing requirements of the global to reach the highest standards of professionalism and integrity. Such programmes promote critical thinking, creativity and advanced practices. Their purpose is to develop students' ability to apply a key theoretical and practice-led education towards developing successful business solutions.

Australian Institute of Business (AIB)Australian Institute of Business - AIB

AIB is a 30 year old leading and research business school, based in Australia. As ‘The Practical Business School’, AIB is committed to serving the needs of working adults around the world by offering courses which are accelerated, applied, accessible, affordable and accredited. AIB was the first (and is still the only) private higher education institution in Australia to be approved to confer the full suite of business degrees including the prestigious doctorate qualifications. The full suite of business degrees offered by AIB include the: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Management (M.Mgt), Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). 

Deakin Business School logoDeakin Business School

Deakin Business School prepares graduates for careers of the future. We harness emerging technologies to facilitate innovative, borderless, and personalised education. Our research informs our practice and impacts the communities with whom we engage.

 As one of Australia’s leading business schools, renowned for its flexibility and online study capabilities, we combine strong research competencies and industry connections, with an environment which abounds in experiential learning opportunities for our students. Our focus on flexible education, delivers a range of options providing students with control over place and pace of study, delivery method, and learning style. We proudly operate across four campuses in Victoria, Australia, and our Cloud Campus delivering a world-class online learning experience.

 DBS offers a number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses to students, including the Bachelor of Commerce and the Deakin MBA, voted the No.1 online MBA in Australia by QS. Students can choose to combine their studies with a variety of experiences, to gain practical skills through overseas study programs, internships, and placements. Intensive units, residentials, and Study Anytime units provide students with unmatched flexibility and the ability to manage the pace of their learning whilst still completing their course in the allocated timeframe.


European Higher School of Economics and Management EHSEM logoThe European Higher School of Economics and Management (EHSEM)

The European Higher School of Economics and Management (EHSEM) is a leading Bulgarian private business school, with its faculty of 110 largely coming from highest training and managerial business positions. Founded in 2001, EHSEM has two modern campuses in Sofia and Plovdiv, the two biggest cities in Bulgaria, serving their business community of national and international companies. EHSEM delivers graduate programs in International Business Administration; Accounting, Analysis and Control; International Business Relations; and Corporate Management. Large part of the EHSEM research and publications deal with business topics of practical significance. EHSEM strives for excellence in its education programs, faculty development, and wider societal roles.

ESDES Business SchoolESDES Business School of UCLy

ESDES is an international business school founded in 1987 as part of the Catholic University of Lyon (UCLy). It was first granted the authority to deliver a University Masters Degree (Grade de Master) in 2006, this authorisation was just renewed in May 2015 by the Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche for a duration of 3 years and 5 years for the Visa. As a member of la Conference de Grandes Ecoles since 2007, ESDES figures in the short list of post-baccalaureate (high school) schools benefiting from these labels, which represent 5% of the 195 business schools in France.

ESDES offers an innovative definition of the purpose of the company based on the total performance principle and sustainable governance. Thus, in response to society's expectations and new economic challenges, ESDES has decided to train through education and research in order to innovate and undertake in favour of the emergence of a responsible economy in a globalised and digital world. ESDES delivers a Masters degree with no less than 10 tracks, including 2 with an executive level internship format. These tracks enable students to develop a strong professional identity, but also allow for all specialities to experience, if desired, an international experience by spending a semester in one of the 130 partner universities, but also to earn a double degree with 9 foreign universities.

ICBMICBM – School of Business Excellence

Institute of Computers & Business Management - School of Business Excellence popularly known as ICBM-SBE is a 28 years old Business School located in the heart of Hyderabad the IT Capital of India.

ICBM-SBE offers a 2 year full time PGDM Program approved by AICTE, Government of India.

The PGDM Program spans 6 trimesters and offers a choice of three specializations in the fields of Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, International Business, Information Technology and Operations Management among others.

Along with academics the students are exposed to an indigenous developed soft skills / personality development program called "The Budding Manager". This is a holistic program aimed at developing the managerial skills of Budding Managers. ICBM-SBE has a rich pool of highly qualified faculty with commensurate Industrial exposure.  Top Notch Corporate Honchos visit the campus and share their rich invaluable experience.

In India one of the Yardsticks for a good Business School is to have an excellent track record of placements. ICBM-SBE boasts of near 100% placements into reputed companies. 

ICBM-SBE has several tie-ups with International Management Institutions in the areas of faculty development / exchange, student development / exchange and research among others.  

ICBM-SBE has been consistently being rated as a top 100 Business Schools in India. 

IMF Business SchoolIMF Business School

IMF Business School specialises in online and semi-online education programmes. We are fully committed to improve our students' professional development, training them to become highly-competent professionals and business leaders. With more than 90000 students and 5000 companies set up, we can assure that two of each three student improves their professional status after six months with us.

15 years of expertise and accessible education defines us as an international reference, with students from all over Spain and Latin-America: Colombia, Perú, República Dominicana, Panamá, etc.

Our programmes include a Masters in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), MBA, Human Resources, Marketing, Finances, Logistics, International Business, Tourism and IT. Our self-developed methodology includes streaming, online and face-to-face classes as well as unlimited tutorials.

Jiangnan UniversityJiangnan University

Reputed as the 'Pearl of China’s Light Industry Higher Education', Jiangnan University is one of China’s national key 211 Project universities, one of 985 platform universities, and functions directly under China’s Ministry of Education. Jiangnan University consists of 18 schools and 51 undergraduate programs with disciplines including engineering, science, literature, economics, management, law, medicine, agriculture, arts and education. It has about 20,000 full-time undergraduates and over 11,000 part-time students receiving continuing education.

Over the last five years, Jiangnan University has won over 80 national and provincial outstanding teaching achievement awards. It has also gained the National Base for Training Qualified Personnel in Life Science and the National Cultural Quality Education Base for College Students. 


It is in the love for Africa and the confidence in its talents that the founders of the ISM plant in 1992, the first seeds of what would soon become the first Subsaharian African Business School.

25 years later, ISM remains true to its mission that is not only to train a new generation of managers and African leaders , but also to strengthen its militant and citizen commitment to promote higher education quality accessible to everyone. Today ISM have trained nearly 20,000 leaders and managers not only from some thirty countries but active in all regions of the world and in all sectors of the economy.

The MBA ISM Dakar is a program promoting exchanges, experiences and challenges and to emphasise the professional career and entrepreneurial abilities of students.

Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo (UEES)Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo - UEES

Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo is a non-profit private university located in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Founded by Dr. Carlos Ortega Maldonado, it was accredited by CONESUP, then the Ecuadorian higher education governing agency. Its modern campus is located in Samborondón (Greater Guayaquil). One distinctive program of UEES is the College of International Studies, home to the International Careers Program, the School of Translation and Interpretation, the School of Foreign Languages and Applied Linguistics, the Center for International Education and the Graduate School of Business where the MBA along with multiple master level programs are transforming students into world class leaders.

Universidad Internacional de La Rioja - UNIRUniversidad Internacional de La Rioja - UNIR

UNIR is a private international university from Spain founded in 2009, has over 27,000 active students and 38,900 alumni. 

UNIR is distinguished by its distance studies based on ICT, a new concept of online university, a methodology adapted to student so they can finish their degree or master successfully.

The mission is to ensure that any person who aspires to receiving a solid university education is able to access it. UNIR eliminate the barriers of distance, schedules, location, culture or any social impediment by providing high quality education through the use of the modern technologies.

In Economics and Business, the UNIR offers specialised Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in management, finance, marketing, logistics, operations and processes.

The Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in the field of Economics and Business at the International University of La Rioja (UNIR) have grown from the need to train excellent managers who can respond to market demands, while remaining mindful of the ethical and humanistic values that distinguish managers trained at our institution.

Economics and Business is structured as the learning network within the University that specialises in training future professionals and directors who can manage, lead, take decisions, solve problems, develop projects, etc. within the environment and needs faced by today’s firms, both national and international, to adapt to changes, productivity and competitiveness.

To provide this approach to the business world, our teaching faculty is composed of PhDs and prestigious academics and managers connected to the business world.

We also have many collaboration agreements with important national and multinational companies that permit our students to supplement their educational itineraries with internship programmes.

University of the Free State (UFS) Business School University of the Free State Business School

The city of Bloemfontein, situated in the South African province of the Free State, is home to the University of the Free State - UFS.

Founded in 1904, the UFS currently serves more than 30,000 residential and non-residential students. Thanks to a tradition of excellence and progressive learning programmes, the University of the Free State is regarded as one of the top academic institutions in the country.

The UFS Business School, located in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, has firmly established itself as a leader in the provision of management and leadership programmes within South Africa, specifically in central South Africa. The UFS Business School offers a PhD Business Administration, MBA, PGDip in Business Administration, PGDip in Tax Planning and Strategy, BML (Bachelor in Managerial Leadership, Management Development Programme and several executive learning programmes.

The UFS Business School provides an exceptional opportunity to Be Worth More.

School of Business, Management and Finance, University of Technology, Mauritius logo University of Technology, Mauritius, School of Business, Management and Finance

The School of Business, Management and Finance, SBMF, has developed a wide range of market oriented undergraduate and postgraduate academic programmes over the past 15 years. It is the largest school of the University of Technology, Mauritius, UTM, and has in its short period of existence trained many people who are occupying middle and top management positions in both the public and private sectors in Mauritius. The vision of the school is to be a Business School of excellence and ensure quality education, experience and exposure which enable students to apply the values, skills, and intellectual discipline that they have acquired at UTM in their future lives and careers. 

The university campus is centrally situated and provides a suitable environment for proper interaction between lecturers, students and practitioners from both the public and private sectors in Mauritius and abroad. The school is financially self-sufficient, delivering excellent quality tertiary education, training, research and consultancy, to meet the ever changing needs of industry and other organisations. The MBA programmes in different fields offered by the school have been among the most successful in Mauritius and it has attracted both local and foreign students from African countries Like Madagascar and Nigeria amongst others.

Woxsen School of BusinessWoxsen School of Business

Woxsen School of Business was established with a vision to be a premier B-school fostering innovative & entrepreneurial mindsets. The faculty is drawn from top B-schools of the world covering academia & industry. The students are selected based on their performance in GMAT/other tests. The one-year program is for those with work experience. The two-year program is for those with nil/less work experience. An unique feature of Woxsen, the Trade Tower – an incubation cell and an entrepreneurial ‘lab’ where entrepreneurial ideas are nurtured into reality. Woxsen also encourages an international outlook with immersion programs at Nanyang and Mannheim business school.

ADN Contact Details

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Mark Stoddard
Director of Operations
+44 (0)207 246 2697

Katherine O'Flynn
Director of Acceditation – Northern Europe, South East Asia, Oceania

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