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A United Voice

Founded in 2013, the European Council for Leading Business Schools (ECLBS), is a registered non-governmental, and non-profit educational association. Registered in the European Union (the Republic of Latvia Registered Identification Number 40008215839, Organisation's foundation date: 11.10.2013).  Its members include +50 state national quality assurance bodies and universities in Europe and abroad as well as professional and trade associations close to business education.

operated jointly with V.I. Vernadsky Taurida National University


ECLBS, a global nonprofit educational association

Why Riga-Latvia?

Riga is one of the most successful Capitals of Culture, in 2014 Riga was the European Capital of Culture, therefore Riga is the perfect city for an educational agency planning to connect all European business schools with international business schools.

ECLBS team is very small (less than 10 people), from different countries, Latvia, Ukraine, USA, and Turkey, click here to see who is who.

Making a Difference Together

On 14th Nov 2014, we had the first ECLBS conference in Riga/Latvia. Bringing together the expertise and resources of ECLBS and our members to advance quality in Business education worldwide


To see all ECLBS reg. documents and legal files, please click here

Solutions for Success

ECLBS offers the comprehensive capabilities and deep industry knowledge necessary to help you solve the most complex issues of your higher education institutions. Since opening our doors in 2013, we’re proud to say that each year we have a bigger list of returning and new schools. Want to experience the expertise of ECLBS for yourself? Give us a call today and let’s discuss what we can do for you.

Bilateral Recognition Agreements 

ECLBS has signed few Bilateral Recognition agreements with national accreditation agencies all over the world, click here to see few of our agreements(MoU).

Objectives of the activity

The aim of the association is to foster developments in on-campus, open, distance, flexible, and e-learning (hereinafter distance and e-learning)

  • To strengthen Business Education in Europe and worldwide.

  • To help its members in developing their programs and cooperation mainly in the field of business education

  • To organize activities and share expertise between members across Europe 

  • To identify and share best practices between European Business schools and universities

  • To cooperate with its members to carry out the above-mentioned purposes.

Promote the development of entrepreneurship (business) education;
promote the exchange of information between business education institutions;
establish a standard of excellence in business education;
to provide schools with a global consulting service in the field of management, organization, and quality assurance;
to create a single register that would allow to gather and quickly find information on the quality criteria of business schools on the website of the association;
help members develop programs and cooperation opportunities, mainly in the field of business education;
organize activities and share experiences with other members;
identify and share the best educational practices among European business schools, higher education institutions and universities

(in Latvian)

Darbības mērķi

Veicināt uzņēmējdarbības (biznesa) izglītības attīstību;
veicināt informācijas apmaiņu starp biznesa izglītības iestādēm;
izveidot biznesa izglītības izcilības standartu;
sniegt skolām globālu konsultāciju servisu vadības jomā, organizācijā un kvalitātes garantijās;
izveidot vienotu reģistru, kas ļautu apkopot un ātri atrast informāciju par biznesa skolu kvalitātes kritērijiem biedrības mājas lapā;
palīdzēt biedriem attīstīt programmas un sadarbības iespējas, galvenokārt, biznesa izglītības jomā;
organizēt aktivitātes un dalīties pieredzē ar citiem biedriem;
konstatēt un dalīties ar labāko izglītības praksē starp Eiropas biznesa skolām un universitātēm

Dedicated to your Success

Get to Know Us

The European Council of Leading Business Schools ("ECLBS") is an independent not-for-profit organization (NFPO) working to benefit students and higher education, and one of the world’s experts in quality assurance for business education. working to advance policies and practices that ensure a more interconnected, peaceful world today and for generations to come. We are trusted by higher education providers and regulatory bodies to maintain and enhance quality and standards. We work with national accreditation bodies, private agencies, and institutions all over the world.

Mission Statement

  • To become an accepted and trusted educational quality assurance body, recognized worldwide, which provides relevant and up-to-date curriculum to meet the needs of students and the demands of industry, commerce, and academia

  • To become the educational quality assurance body of choice for students, higher education institutions, colleges, and universities worldwide

  • To instill a sense of good ethical practice for the use of the internet through the inclusion of digital ethics programs in our member's courses

Right to education

  • "No person shall be denied the right to education. In the exercise of any functions which it assumes in relation to education and to teaching, the State shall respect the right of parents to ensure such education and teaching in conformity with their own religious and philosophical convictions." Article 2 of the Protocol to the ECHR

  • "Everyone has the right to education and to have access to vocational and continuing training,. This right includes the possibility to receive free compulsory education. The freedom to found educational establishments with due respect for democratic principles and the right of parents to ensure the education and teaching of their children in conformity with their religious, philosophical and pedagogical convictions shall be respected, in accordance with the national laws governing the exercise of such freedom and right." Article 14 EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

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