Insper is one of just two Brazilian institutions to be accredited by the AACSB International, the world’s leading organization accrediting business schools. In addition to complying with all teaching and research quality requirements, the school also had some of its practices recognized as best practices. In 2016 Insper obtained its reaccreditation.
Association of MBAs
In 2012, Insper received, for the second time, accreditation by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), an international organization that reviews and accredits graduate business programs. The factors singled out by the AMBA at Insper during its review process include the quality of the education, the commitment to improving students’ learning experience and the balance between theory and practice in the classroom. The AMBA also highlighted the reputation and positioning of the Insper brand in the Brazilian market and the high quality of the campus facilities. In Brazil, only five institutions have received AMBA accreditation.
National Association of MBAs
The National Association of MBAs, or ANAMBA, is charged with the mission of contributing to the excellence of MBA programs in Brazil. Its quality standards are based on international criteria and adapted to the context of Brazil. Anamba has only seven member schools in all of Brazil, and Insper is one of them. Insper is also one of the six founding schools of Anamba.
Federal Public Service
The title “Federal Public Service” is the Federal Government’s recognition that a private entity willingly offers services of a collective nature. Introduced by Federal law 91/1935 and regulated by Decree 50,517/1961, the title distinguishes Brazilian entities that primarily promote education or conduct scientific, cultural, artistic or charitable activities, generally or indiscriminately.
Ministry of Education Ranking
In 2012, Insper was considered Brazil’s seventh best educational institution, according to the ranking published by the Ministry of Education (MEC). In the universe of 1,516 schools evaluated, the school figured among the exclusive group of 27 educational institutions that received the maximum score of “5” in the overall ranking. The undergraduate programs in business administration and economics both ranked the best in Greater São Paulo, according to the Program Preliminary Concept (CPC – continuous), which is an overall score that includes the national student performance exam (Enade) and other factors, such as the qualifications of the faculty and facilities.
Insper is the first Brazilian educational institution to form a partnership with the CFA Institute, the most highly respected global association for certifying investment professionals. According to the CFA, Insper’s undergraduate programs cover the principal topics of the Candidate Body of Knowledge, the content on which investment analysts are evaluated for obtaining certifications such as Chartered Financial Analyst. The partnership provides special benefits to students in the seventh and eighth semesters, who can apply for five scholarships when registering for the CFA Exam Level I.
The International University Consortium for Executive Education (UNICON), founded in 1972, is an association of executive education programs. Professor Luca Borroni-Biancastelli, Dean of Executive Education at Insper, is a member of its board of directors for the 2009-14 term.
For ten straight years, Insper’s Executive Education programs figured in the international ranking conducted by the newspaper the Financial Times. The open-enrollment and custom programs ranked among the best in South America.
In Brazil, only two educational institutions are members of the consortium. The Executive MBA Council works to strengthen the obligations of MBA programs worldwide to treating with responsibility and quality matters concerning management, business and leadership. It also advances executive education worldwide. In Brazil, only seven institutions are members, which include Insper.
The European Foundation for Management Development is present in 82 countries and promotes a forum for information, research, networking and debate on innovation and best practices in management development. It has over 35 years of experience in coordinating projects and activities that foster an active dialogue between organizations and academic institutions. In Brazil, there are only eight members in the education segment, including Insper.
Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Insper is a signatory to the “Principles for Responsible Management Education” (PRME), a United Nations sponsored initiative jointly with business schools around the world with the mission to inspire and champion business sustainability and social responsibility. We reaffirm, jointly with the PRME, our mission to generate a positive impact on society by integrating universal values in education and research to contribute to a more stable and inclusive global market and help build prosperous and successful societies.
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