Accreditation and quality assurance

Quality management at the International Graduate Center

As the International Graduate Center of Hochschule Bremen, we have committed ourselves to a high standard of quality. As a result, all our offered courses of study are accredited by recognized agencies. Our programs are checked by the ZEvA and the AQAS and regularly reaccredited. In addition, the IGC is a member of the Business Education Alliance of the AACSB, one of the most respected international accreditation agencies for business schools. In addition, our MBA and Master programs are continually being developed and improved. We have already received various awards for our innovative and practice-oriented teaching concept and have been honored by the German Rectors' Conference.

Accreditation procedure

According to the Bremen University Law (BremHG) every Bachelor and Master degree course has to undergo a qualitative assessment by an independent and science-oriented accreditation agency. It is important to distinguish between program accreditation and system accreditation. In system accreditation, only the higher education institution as a whole is examined whether its institutional procedures and quality management systems guarantee a degree program that meets the minimum requirements. In program accreditation, each individual program to be accredited is evaluated and evaluated by competent and independent examiners. This is done in accordance with the principle of the peer review process: the expert group consists of professionals, including university professors, students and representatives from professional practice.

All decisions of the agencies receive their legal legitimacy through the Accreditation Council, a joint institution of the country for quality assurance of German universities.



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 is composed, among other things, of regular surveys of students on lecturers, courses and the study as a whole.The feedback then flows directly into the teaching design.Thus, our students are actively involved in the evaluation of our programs and get the opportunity to optimize them sustainably.In addition, we annually award the "Teaching Award" as an award for the best teaching and the "Student Award" to the most successful students at the IGC.With these recognitions we want to additionally reward and promote a successful study and high-quality teaching at the IGC.

Full-time program


  • 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 + AACAB Member + further accreditation of the partner university
  • Human Resource Management - AQAS + QAA
  • Marketing - AQAS + ANECA
  • Management in Emerging Economies - AQAS + EPAS & Russian University Academic Standards Committee
  • Finance & Investments - AQAS + AACSB (UNCW)
  • Business Development and Consulting - AQAS, AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA


Part-time program


  • Master Kulturmanagement - ZEvA
  • FlexMaster Kulturmanagement - ZEvA
  • Master in Business Management - AQAS
  • FlexMaster in Business Management - AQAS


  • Master Business Administration - AQAS
  • FlexMBA - AQAS