Objectives of the Procedure


A FIBAA accreditation gives you detailed information and provides you with objective evidence on the quality of your study programmes. We evaluate the following five key issues:

  • Objectives and positioning of the study programme 
  • Admission standards and procedure 
  • Contents, Structure and didactical concept of the study programme 
  • Academic environment and framework standards 
  • Quality assurance, quality development and documentation 

In all those areas we put a special focus on internationality, employability and economic relevance. 

Our programme accreditation procedure can be conducted in German as well as in English. 

Your Benefits


1. Internationally recognised quality seal 
FIBAA is officially recognised as a European accreditation agency. Our understanding of quality is based on internationally recognised concepts and is also reflected in our Assessment Guide. With the quality seal of FIBAA you will achieve a recognised quality rating, which has established itself on the international education market as an award for high quality. Our differentiated assessment spectrum also gives you feedback on the particular strengths of your study programme. 

2. Recommendations and incentives for the further development of your study programmes
You receive detailed assessment reports with clear recommendations on how to improve and further develop your study programmes. We want to support you in strengthening the profile of your programmes and integrate the latest developments in knowledge, the occupational field and didactics. 

3. Specialist expertise 
Our expertise lies in the accreditation of courses in the field of management studies, economics, law and the social sciences. Our experts are accomplished academics, experienced professionals, knowledgeable national experts and committed students. We also take the special didactic features and organisational requirements of face-to-face, distance, cooperative and executive programmes into account in our procedures and provide proven experts for these.

4. Internationality and business relevance 
The special focus when awarding our FIBAA Quality Seal for Programmes is on internationality and business relevance. Consequently we assess the international approach of the programme, the intercultural and international content of the curriculum, the acquisition of professional skills, the integration of theory and practice and cooperation with businesses. 

5. Long-term international experience 
Since our establishment in 1994 we have accredited over 1,800 programmes not only at German, but also at a large number of other European and non-European Higher Education Institutions. These include Higher Education Institutions in France, Great Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Albania, Northern Cyprus, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Jordan, India, China, Namibia, Mexico and the USA. 

6. User-friendliness
Direct links to all the sources of law, external standards and further documents and sample templates ensure comprehensive transparency and offer you the best possible assistance when satisfying the requirements of an accreditation. 

7. Short duration of procedures 
Our programme accreditation procedure takes on average six months with prior agreement from the submission of the self-evaluation report of the Higher Education Institution until the decision by our FIBAA Accreditation Committee for Programmes. We would be delighted to agree an individual timetable with you. 

8. Transparency 
Transparency is of major importance to us. All our work processes and requirements are described clearly and published. Naturally we will support and inform you about every step of the procedure. By publishing our reports, prospective students, other Higher Education Institutions and employers will receive a competent and unequivocal assessment of the quality of your study programme. 

9. FIBAA Premium Seal 
We are the only accreditation agency that awards a Premium Seal for programme accreditations. We use this in particular to single out established programmes which have already registered graduates and display excellent quality. With this award we give prospective students, students, graduates, Higher Education Institutions and prospective employers reliable information about the excellent quality of the programme.