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

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.

The German Council of Science and Humanities

The German Council of Science and Humanities has been advising governments across Germany on the issues of university development, science and research. The Council is also responsible for ensuring the quality of teaching and research at private universities. In 2021, the accreditation has been awarded by the Council of Science and Humanities for the duration of 5 years. This is the best kind of accreditation you can get.

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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