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Jóhanna Vernharðsdóttir

Programme Administrator

Sigurlaug Sigurðardóttir

Sigurlaug Sigurðardóttir

Service Assistant


Verity Louise Sharp

International Admissions Officer

International enquiries
Auður Arna Arnardóttir

Auður Arna Arnardóttir

Programme Director

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Upon graduation students hold an MBA degree that is internationally accredited and acknowledged worldwide.

The Reykjavik University MBA was awarded accreditation by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) in 2011, and received a renewed full 5 year accreditation in 2016, placing it amongst the top ranked business schools in the world, such as Saïd Business School at Oxford University, London Business School, IESE and ESADE in Spain, INSEAD and HEC in France, CBS in Copenhagen and IMD in Switzerland. 

There are over 25,000 MBA programmes worldwide, only 212 of these programmes have the AMBA accreditation. The AMBA committee also highlighted that the percentage of RU MBA female graduates was one of the highest percentages in the world.

Advisory Board

The MBA Advisory Board provides insights and feedback on the MBA core curriculum and concentrations to ensure that the programme is future-focused, market driven, and aligned with the needs of businesses. 

Members are:

  • Eggert Benedikt Guðmundsson, Director, Green by Iceland
  • Hrund Rudolfsdóttir, CEO Veritas
  • Liv Bergþórsdóttir, Board member at various companies and consultant
  • Katrín Júlíusdóttir, CEO Icelandic Financial Services Association, MBA 2016
  • Ingvar Sverrisson, CEO Aton.JL, MBA 2013

Student Quality Council

The RU Execute MBA has a Quality Council for each cohort, consisting of the MBA Director, MBA Programme Administrator, and 3-5 student representatives. Each student representative is selected by their fellow students and acts as a liaison to the administration of the School. Each quality council meets 2-3 times each semester and discusses all matters concerning the Programme.

Reykjavik University

The core activities of the University are teaching and research with strong ties with industry and society, emphasising interdisciplinary work, international context, innovation and service excellence. The RU culture is crafted by personal relations and respect for society and the environment.


On the Times Higher Education (THE) rankings list for 2020, RU is ranked in first place along with six other universities. This is measured by the number of citations, proportionally, i.e. how many times scientists cite research findings from RU scientists in peer-reviewed articles. 

RU is among the 350 best universities world-wide and first among Icelandic universities. In the summer of 2019, THE placed RU 52nd out of all universities established less than 50 years ago, and among universities that have fewer than 5000 students, RU was in 14th place.