Ashridge Corporate History

Corporate Timeline

1959 - Ashridge Business School (then known as Ashridge Management College) opens.

1986 - Ashridge Consulting Limited offering a unique approach to organisation consulting is established.

1987 - Ashridge Strategic Management Centre launched, specialising in corporate parenting and organisation strategy.

1988 - Ashridge full-time MBA programme is launched.

1989 - Ashridge MBA achieves AMBA accreditation.

1995 - Ashridge Diploma in General Management is launched.

1996 - Establishment of Ashridge Centre for Business and Sustainability, which undertakes strategic consultancy and research projects for organisations in public, private and voluntary sectors.

1997 - Ashridge is amongst the first business schools to achieve EQUIS accreditation.

1998 - Ashridge Masters in Organisation Consulting (a qualification programme awarding MSc) launched.

1999 - Virtual Learning Resource Centre.

2000 - Ashridge awarded Investors in People (IIP) accreditation.

2001 - Ashridge Leadership Centre launched, a self-funded research unit with global outreach.

2002 - Ashridge achieves AACSB accreditation (only the top 1% of the world’s business schools achieve triple AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB accreditation).

2003 - Kai Peters is appointed CEO of Ashridge.

2004 - Ashridge achieves platinum standard by Opportunity Now, UK government led campaign for equal opportunities.

2006 - Ashridge Centre for Coaching is launched, dedicated to providing excellence in the field of coaching.

2006 - Launch of Ashridge Public Leadership Centre, an innovative centre for leadership development and executive education in the public and voluntary sector.

2006 - Ashridge Doctorate in Organisation Consulting (a research programme for graduates of the Masters programme) launched.

2007 - Ashridge Masters in Executive Coaching (a qualification programme awarding MSc) launched.

2008 - Launch of Centre for Research in Executive Development.

2007 - Ashridge Masters in Executive Coaching (a qualification programme awarding MSc) launched.

2008 - Ashridge achieves Degree Awarding Powers.

2009 - Ashridge celebrates its 50th anniversary; along with the 21st anniversary of the Ashridge Strategic Management Centre.

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A series of photographs showing Ashridge as a business, including some historical black and white photos.