BGA Validation

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Published on April 21, 2021 Updated on April 23, 2021

IAE Nice Graduate School of Management has received validation from the Business Graduates Association (BGA), demonstrating its positive impact on students, graduates and society, against independent international quality standards.

Launched in January 2019, BGA, which is the sister organisation of the Association of MBAs (AMBA), is the only Business School quality assurance organisation to offer candidate Schools a middle ground between membership and full accreditation.
Validation serves as a measure of progression for Business Schools, as it aims to ensure that the School can demonstrate that it is reputable against independent international quality standards.
To achieve validation, Business Schools are required to demonstrate they are acting in accordance with nine principles set out in the BGA Charter, and have a strategic plan on how they can further improve against each principle.

The Charter principles are as follows:
  • Meeting demands of the economy, contributing to economic growth and development, and driving social transformation
  • The principles of CSR, ethics and sustainability (reflecting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals)
  • Good governance, institutional sustainability and integrity ​
  • Generating value by building tangible connections with other academic institutions​
  • Continuous improvement​
  • Impact, innovation and excellence
  • The involvement, inclusion and respect of all stakeholders
  • The principles of equality and diversity
  • Graduate employability and corporate relations

To achieve BGA validation, IAE Nice provided a well-rounded Validation submission, demonstrating a clear commitment to impact.

Professor Nadine TOURNOIS, Director of IAE Nice:

"The IAE Nice Graduate School of Management’s BGA validation solidifies the School’s position of Excellence. It also confirms the responsible commitment of all its faculty members and demonstrates the strategy IAE has implemented for several years.

Andrew Main Wilson, Chief Executive of AMBA & BGA, added:

‘I am delighted that IAE Nice Graduate School of Management has achieved validation from the Business Graduate Association. I would like to congratulate everyone who worked so hard to achieve this validation and applaud the School’s commitment to responsible management teaching.’

About AMBA & BGA

Spearheading excellence and trailblazing innovation, for more than 50 years the Association of MBAs and Business Graduates Association (AMBA & BGA) has been the impartial authority on post-graduate management education.

AMBA established that vision in 1967 and, in a volatile, uncertain world, it's as relevant today as it was then.

We are committed to raising the profile and quality standards of business education internationally, for the benefit of Business Schools, students and alumni, employers, communities and society.

Our accreditation service is the global standard for all MBA, DBA and master’s degrees, currently accrediting programmes from the top 2% of Business Schools in more than 75 countries
Our Research and Insight Centre produces a rich body of reports exploring global trends in the business education sector. This drives our global thought leadership and public affairs campaigns
We are the only professional membership association that connects MBA students and graduates, accredited Business Schools and MBA employers throughout the world Through our members, AMBA is building an international force for good, championing best practice, responsible management and sustainability. Membership to AMBA means being part of an international community of peers with access to business strategy thought leadership, career advice and knowledge, and an MBA jobs portal
Our multi-award-winning events offer networking opportunities online and in person across all continents in association with international corporate partners and thought leaders exclusively for our members and accredited Business Schools

The Business Graduates Association (BGA) is an international membership, validation and accreditation body of world-leading and high-potential Business Schools that share a commitment for responsible management practices and lifelong learning, and that are looking to provide a positive impact on their students, communities and the economy as a whole. We offer:

Quality assurance services to Business Schools and similar institutions, aimed at continuous improvement and positive impact to increase a Business School’s credibility and influence Consultation and mentorship services to Business Schools to improve their marketing and admissions, programme design, alumni interaction, teaching methods, and career development services
Award-winning international events for Business School professionals, focused on continuous learning
Student and graduate membership, which includes social networking events worldwide, professional development tools, a Career Development Centre, and much more Leading and award-winning content on responsible management, professional and personal growth, and influence via the Business Impact content hub

For more information or interviews, please contact:
IAE Nice Communications team
David Woods-Hale, Director of Marketing and Communications, AMBA & BGA –
Ellen Buchan, Communications and Insight Assistant, AMBA & BGA –