Accreditation and quality assurance

Quality management at the International Graduate Center

The International Graduate Center is committed to a high standard of quality. At HSB Hochschule Bremen City University of Applied Sciences, quality management is structured and uniformly implemented throughout study programs, teaching and research. Study, teaching and research follow the guidelines of the Bologna Process thus ensuring its unique quality.

In addition, our MBA and Master's programs at the IGC are continuously developed and improved in accordance with the EQUAL MBA guidelines. These internationally valid guidelines define additional demanding quality indicators for MBA programs that are not mandatory in Germany.


International Accreditation

IGC is a member of two highly respected international business school accreditation agencies - the AACSB's Business Education Alliance and the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). Our international master's programs are seeking the prestigious EFMD program accreditation in addition to the existing German accreditation.

The IMBA program has already been officially approved for this elaborate accreditation process after careful and thorough preliminary review by EFMD and has thus achieved "Eligibility Status". The goal is to receive the seal of approval, which documents the quality and excellence of study programs, in 2022. Our cooperation partners in the IBSA network are already accredited both nationally in their home countries and internationally (AACSB, EFMD and/or AMBA).

Evaluation in study and teaching

In order to continuously improve the quality of our degree programs, we use various instruments to further develop our learning content and didactics. This quality management concept includes regular surveys of students on lecturers, the courses and the entire study program. The feedback then flows directly into the teaching design. Our students are actively involved in the evaluation of our programs and get the opportunity to optimize them sustainably. In addition, we annually award a "Teaching Award" to the best professors as chosen by the students as well as “Student Award’s" to the most successful students at the IGC. The awards reward and promote successful studies and high-quality teaching at the IGC. 

[Translate to EN:] EFMD
[Translate to EN:] AACSB
[Translate to EN:] Hochschule Bremen
[Translate to EN:] EFMD
[Translate to EN:] AACSB
[Translate to EN:] Hochschule Bremen

Accreditation international MBA and Master programs


  • European Studies - AQAS
  • Aeronautical Management - ZEvA


  • Global Management - AQAS
  • European/Asian Management - AQAS
  • International Tourism Management - AQAS

International MBA

  • Logistic and Supply Chain Management - AQAS + AACSB Member + further accreditation of the partner university
  • Human Resource Management - QAA + AMBA + EPAS
  • Marketing - ANECA, Member of AACSB + EFMD
  • Management in Emerging Economies - AACSB, The Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation (ROSOBRNADZOR)
  • Finance & Investments - AACSB + SACS
  • International and Sustainable Management - AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA