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Quality Assurance

Affiliations & Credentials

NOTE: we don't offer accreditation

Internal & External
Quality Assurance

ECLBS, since 2013 has been working in the educational sector for business education, setting recommended External Quality Assurance Standards for our members, helping business schools to develop, and providing assurance of quality. In order to operate effectively ECLBS has internal and external quality assurance processes. 


  • ECLBS has a board of trustees with their own terms of reference, representing state and private organizations (read more).


  • ECLBS hosted by a European State University (read more)

  • ECLBS has a few Bilateral Recognition Agreements with state quality assurance bodies (read more)

  • ECLBS is a member of the INQAAHE International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies (read more)

Quality Quality Quality...

The main goal of ECLBS Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) is continuously evaluating and improvement of internal systems in order to get effective and efficient fulfillment of key goals. The measures take into account the “Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG)”. ECLBS strives to ensure members' satisfaction through effective quality management and acceptance analyses by evaluating our procedures.

ECLBS’s quality concept has the following objectives:

  • To ensure ECLBS’s establishment as a discipline-specific quality organization in the European context;

  • To safeguard and further enhance the high standard carried out in business education;

  • To ensure adequate staff and material resources on a lasting basis in all business education fields.

Thematic Analysis

Extract from: Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG) Brussels, Belgium:

„3.4 Thematic Analysis
Standard: Agencies  should  regularly  publish  reports  that  describe  and  analyse  the  general  findings  of  their  external quality assurance activities.
Guidelines: In the course of their work, agencies gain information on programmes and institutions that can be useful  beyond  the  scope  of  a  single  process,  providing  material  for  structured  analyses  across  the  higher education system. These findings can contribute to the reflection on and the improvement of quality assurance policies and processes in institutional, national and international contexts. A  thorough  and  careful  analysis  of  this  information  will  show  developments,  trends  and  areas  of  good practice or persistent difficulty.“

Bilateral Recognition Agreements

Membership of International Associations

  • We ensure that EU higher education is represented internationally through membership of the following organizations:



ECLBS is a member of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education, read more


Please do not hesitate to contact us, if there are any open questions regarding specific regulations or procedures.

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