The UWI-Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business (UWI-ALJGSB) has held programme accreditation for its MBA portfolio from the Association of MBAs (AMBA) since 2003 and institutional accreditation with the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT) since March 15, 2012. Accreditation was granted for the maximum period in both cases. The local and global accreditation of the School attests to it high quality standards and relevance of its authentic teaching and learning philosophy and curriculum framework.
On February 12th, 2019 the UWI-ALJGSB’s MBA portfolio was again re-accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) for the maximum period of 5 years. The ALJGSB has the widest range of globally accredited MBA programmes in the Caribbean, having attained accreditation for its four MBA programmes.
AMBA Accreditation is the global standard for all MBA, DBA and Master’s degrees with AMBA currently accrediting programmes from the top 2% of business schools in over 70 countries. According to the Association of MBAs “AMBA accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate business education and is earned only by the best programmes.”
Students with an AMBA accredited programme have access to a global network of peers, mentors and job opportunities. They could also be selected as the MBA student of the year. In 2017, Shelly Balkissoon from the MBA in International Trade Logistics and Procurement was a runner-up for the MBA student of the year, the only student from the Caribbean in the history of the awards.
The Accreditation council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT) is a regionally and internationally recognized statutory body responsible for the quality assurance of post-secondary and tertiary level institutions, programmes and awards. ACTT accreditation demonstrates the ability of UWI-ALJGSB to meet and/or exceed internationally accepted standards and validates the ability of the Lok Jack GSB to design and deliver high quality academic and non-academic programmes.
ACTT accreditation provides eligible students from Trinidad and Tobago access to Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) for the Lok Jack GSB programmes.
To achieve AMBA and ACTT accreditation, the Lok Jack GSB was assessed on different criteria and standards that included the School’s integrity, sustainability and distinctiveness, faculty quality and sufficiency, programme design and leadership. Additionally, the accreditation process examined institutional characteristics such as governance, administrative strength, academic policies and procedures, physical facilities and financial stability.
UWI-ALJGSB is committed to quality assurance and continuous improvement. In keeping with our purpose and mission to reshape business and provide a world-class environment to our students, UWI-ALJGSB seeks to continuously enhance the quality and learning outcomes of its programmes by exposing itself to the scrutiny of the highest reputable accreditation bodies worldwide.
For more information on the accreditation of UWI-ALJGSB please contact Dr. Kamla Mungal, Director, Accreditation and Quality Enhancement Centre/Leadership Institute at 662-9894-5 ext. 142.
The Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business was established in 1989 as a joint venture between The University of the West Indies and the private sector of Trinidad and Tobago to provide postgraduate education in business and management. Today, Lok Jack GSB is recognised as the premier institution for the provision of business and management education, training and consultancy services in Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean region. The motto Innovatus Ars Ducendi, means Innovating the Art of Leadership.