7 \\ MBA Programme Accreditation

Accreditation is the process by which university programmes are certified and is a good way to check the quality of a university’s study programme. Accreditation organisations evaluate the quality standards of a business school's teaching, faculty, services, and students, among other things. Therefore, accreditation is a quality assurance process for educational programmes, which aims to improve and maintain the standard of college-level business education.
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The MBA in CSR & NGO Management programme is accredited by the independent accreditation organisation AQAS, the official German agency for the accreditation of study programmes The first accreditation for the Master of Business Administration in CSR & NGO Management programme was approved in September 2009 and expired at the end of 2014. Re-accreditation was awarded in February 2017 by AQAS and expires in September 2021.

AQAS is an independent and professional agency for external quality assurance in the field of higher education with a long-standing tradition and vast experience, mainly in the accreditation of programmes and institutions in Germany and internationally. AQAS is supported by more than 80 member institutions, both higher education institutions (HEIs) and academic associations. Its services are aimed at HEIs. AQAS was founded in 2002 and has accredited more than 5,500 study programmes, including numerous programmes outside of Germany. In January 2009 AQAS also started accrediting quality assurance systems of HEIs both in Germany and abroad.

The Criteria for Programme Accreditation by AQAS

The AQAS criteria are divided into seven domains:

  1. Policy and procedures for quality assurance
  2. Quality of the curriculum
  3. Learning, teaching and assessment of students
  4. Student admission, progression, recognition, and certification
  5. Teaching staff
  6. Learning resources and student support
  7. Information

To facilitate the work of HEIs and experts, AQAS defined several indicators for the criteria. The MBA programme staff has fulfilled the indicators for the above criteria.

Read more about AQAS​ Accreditation Organisation.
Read more about the Standards for Institutional Accreditation by AQAS
Read more about the Sequence of the Programme Accreditation Procedure by AQAS

Read more about the Criteria for Programme Accreditation ​by AQAS