Quality & Accreditation
Quality is a top priority at the IUBH

Quality & Accreditation

The quality of our programmes is very important to us. So we have implemented internal quality-assurance procedures and undergone numerous external accreditations and certifications.

The quality of our programmes is very important to us. So we have implemented internal quality-assurance procedures and undergone numerous external accreditations and certifications.

Accreditations & Rankings

We attach great importance to offering our students first-class degree programmes in terms of content and organisation. And as our awards, accreditations and certifications show - we are succesful.

Accreditation Council / FIBAA

Courses offered by the IUBH are accredited and bear the seal of the German Accreditation Council.
The accreditation certifies, among other things, that the courses comply with academic standards, that the study structures meet all formal requirements and that the resources required for the implementation of the programs are available in the form of qualified personnel and adequate equipment

AACSB Associate Business Membership

AACSB International is a non-profit association, that links educators, students and a variety of different businesses to hit one shared goal: Create the next gen of tremendous persons with leadership mentality. "Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and learning and development services to over 1,700 member organizations and more than 840 accredited business schools worldwide. AACSB’s associate business membership is for skills development and corporate training centers and institutes wishing to engage with AACSB’s global network." (Source: AACSB)

Business Graduates Association (BGA)

The IUBH is apart of the Business Graduates Association (BGA) International Network as a Member Institution.

We join other world-leading and high-potential Business Schools that share a commitment to responsible management practices and lifelong learning.

Science Council

The IUBH has been institutionally accredited without restrictions by the Science Council for 10 years. This is the highest accreditation that can be received in this process.

CHE University Ranking

A stellar performance: The CHE University Ranking is the largest study ranking in Germany. The Centre for University Development evaluates universities at regular intervals using a variety of criteria. In the current CHE ranking (year 2020 - 2022), IUBH tops the Business Administration field in the categories "General Study Conditions", "Contact with Lecturers", "Study Programmes Offered", "Examinations", "Study Organisation" and "Practical Orientation". Winning a total of six out of 25 categories, IUBH achieved more top category rankings than any of the more than 300 institutions assessed.

HZA Quality Seal

The Hanseatic Certification Agency (HZA) Quality Seal certifies that the IUBH offers high-quality degree programmes for vocational training and further education. The qualification of instructors, organisational and personnel structure, available space and current range of support measures were examined among other things.

Hotel Schools of Distinction

The “Hotel Schools of Distinction” are an association of prestigious hospitality management institutions worldwide. Only ten institutions are members. The IUBH is one of the founding members and the only member university in Germany.


The UNWTO.Tedqual Quality Certificate is awarded by the United Nation’s World Tourism Organisation to the world’s leading tourism programmes. The IUBH is the first and only German university to receive this certificate so far.


In the Focus Money GERMANY TEST competition, the IUBH was awarded the title of “Top Business School”. The award confirms the high satisfaction our students have with our services. A total of 116 educational providers from eight categories were evaluated.

Innovation & Excellence Award

Corporate LiveWire’s annual Innovation & Excellence Awards recognise companies and institutions that set industry trends with their creative products and innovative ideas. The IUBH was repeatedly honoured in 2018. Previous winners of the award include Uber, Riot Games, Microsoft and Airbnb.

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