EduCativ Posted July 27, 2020 Share Posted July 27, 2020 Antwerp Management School is the University of Antwerp's independent management school. It boasts a rich experience of over 50 years. The School was founded in 1959 as IPO (Institute for Postgraduate Education) and, in those days, was the most prestigious School in management training. The original mission statement of 1959 mentioned: "…Educate participants in the art of decision-making and leading people and organizations, an art that originates first and foremost from a noble attitude and lifestyle…" The School had one flagship program: the post-PPB (Postgraduate Program in Business Management), which nowadays would be called an EMBA (Executive Master of Business Administration). The School had a significant influence on management development in Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium, and beyond. Our PPB/EMBA is present in many businesses and organizations, such as BARCO, Bekaert, Agfa, Alcatel-Lucent, BASF, Electrabel, KBC, Janssen Pharmaceutica, Umicore, and SD Worx. By the mid-70s, the IPO extended its program portfolio and enjoyed a leading position in management education in Flanders. In the year 2000, UAMS (University Antwerp Management School) was founded: an integration of IPO, the IMB (Institute for Management), the "Master in Personnel Sciences" of the University of Antwerp and the MBA program of the former UFSIA and RUCA. In 2008 the UAMS was formally recognized by the Flemish government as an autonomous academic institution with the University of Antwerp as its sponsor. In 2009-2010 the School went through a time of introspection and reflection to reposition itself, which resulted in a brand name change from UAMS to Antwerp Management School. In 2016 Antwerp Management School extended with new research centers, a new website, and a new house style. In 2018 AMS will operate from a new venue on the Mechelseplein square, which allows for an optimal operation based on our sustainability principles. The AACSB and NVAO accreditations awarded to Antwerp Management School demonstrate AMS's permanent attention to quality education. AMS is also listed in the Financial Times Rankings, and the School takes into account the principles of responsible management education as presented by PRME. The Antwerp Management School Alumni Executive Committee consists of the chairman and a representative of each alumni chapter. They are the bridge between the alumni, the program manager, and the program faculty, mapping the alumni's needs and initiating alumni activities. For over fifty years, Antwerp Management School has provided high-quality management training and research, which has given a powerful impulse to economic and social activities in Belgium and far beyond. The AACSB and NVAO accreditations awarded to Antwerp Management School demonstrate AMS's permanent attention to quality education. AMS is also listed in the Financial Times Rankings, and the School takes into account the principles for responsible management education as presented by PRME. The Principles of Responsible Management are inspired by internationally accepted values such as the United Nations Global Compact principles. They seek to establish a process of continuous improvement among management education institutions to build a new generation of business leaders capable of managing the complex challenges faced by business and society in the 21st century. In the current academic environment, corporate responsibility and sustainability have entered but not yet become embedded in the mainstream of business-related education. Therefore, the PRME is a timely global call for Business Schools and universities worldwide to gradually adapt their curricula, research, teaching methodologies, and institutional strategies to the new business challenges and opportunities. It is the ambition of Antwerp Management School to continue making this responsible management education an integral part of its core activities in research and education while leading by example. Antwerp Management School became a signatory of PRME in 2012 and will submit its first Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) report in 2014. The main reason for the School to participate in PRME is to further incorporate values of sustainability and corporate citizenship into its core strategy and in all of the current curricula. Furthermore, the PRME principles help us to better respond to the demands of the business to integrate environmental, social and governance issues and to meet the new needs and expectations of the business world on the one hand and the demands of a new generation of students about sustainability and good corporate citizenship on the other. Antwerp Management School will develop students' capabilities to be future generators of sustainable value for business and society at large and to work for an inclusive and sustainable global economy. Antwerp Management School will incorporate into her academic activities and curricula the values of global social responsibility as portrayed in international initiatives such as the United Nations Global Compact. Antwerp Management School will create educational frameworks, materials, processes, and environments that enable active learning experiences for responsible leadership. Antwerp Management School will engage in conceptual and empirical research that advances our understanding of the role, dynamics, and impact of corporations in creating sustainable social, environmental, and economic value. Antwerp Management School will interact with business corporations' managers to extend our knowledge of their challenges in meeting social and environmental responsibilities and to explore jointly practical approaches to meeting these challenges. Antwerp Management School will facilitate and support dialog and debate among educators, students, business, government, consumers, media, civil society organizations and other interested groups and stakeholders on critical issues related to global social responsibility and sustainability. As an institution of higher education involved in the development of current and future managers, Antwerp Management School declares her willingness to progress in the implementation, within the School, of the following Principles, starting with those that are more relevant to her capacities and mission. The School will report on progress to all of her stakeholders and exchange effective practices related to these principles with other academic institutions. Antwerp Management School is an international business school that helps its customers to create sustainable value by shaping talent into becoming Global Citizens, mastering the art of decision-making, and leading people. To accomplish this mission, Antwerp Management School delivers state-of-the-art management knowledge, anchored in a business and organizational context. This is the fundamental basis on which we put three value pillars that we believe are needed to become Global Citizens. 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