Accreditation and quality assurance

International Accreditation and Evaluation of Programs

In line with the profile of the Hochschule Bremen HSB University of Applied Sciences, the International Graduate Center stands for internationality, consistent orientation towards practice and continuing education in the sense of lifelong learning. With currently about 300 students from more than 40 nations, our campus in the heart of the city offers a unique intercultural diversity and at the same time a very personal, familiar environment with a variety of opportunities to meet.

IGC has a number of partner universities around the world for each degree program, to which cooperations and excursions are firmly anchored in the curriculum. In addition, IGC is a partner of the International Business School Alliance (IBSA) with four partner universities (in the USA, Spain, France and Germany), which together offer the unique dual degree program International MBA.


Top accreditation for the International MBA program from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

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Our International MBA program is EFMD accredited.

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.

In September 2022, the IMBA program was EFMD-accredited for five years. This quality seal documents the quality and excellence of extraordinary study programs. IMBA is only one of two MBA programs in Germany that received this top accreditation.
Our cooperation partners in the IBSA network are equally well accredited, both nationally in their home countries and internationally (AACSB, EFMD and/or AMBA).



What does accreditation mean?

Accreditation is a procedure for quality assurance of new study programmes. In programme accreditation, an individual study programme is examined, i.e. a concrete course offering including content and processes. It therefore serves as a signal for the high quality of a study programme.

Students thus have the certainty that they are investing in a high-quality education. On the other hand, accreditation is also a seal of quality for a potential employer. If the higher education institution enjoys a good reputation and can point to accredited study programmes, then this also signals the quality of the graduates to a company.


    member since 2014

  • EFMD

    member since 2017

  • ABIS

    member since 2019

Program Accreditations


  • European Studies - AQAS
  • Aeronautical Management - ZEvA


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

International MBA -  EFMD-accredited

  • Logistic and Supply Chain Management - EFMD-accredited, AQAS + AACSB Member + further accreditation of the partner university
  • Marketing - ANECA, Member of AACSB + EFMD
  • Finance & Investments - AACSB + SACS
  • International and Sustainable Management - AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA


CHE ranking top position for HSB

May 2023

Bremen University of Applied Sciences scored above average in the categories "study in a reasonable amount of time" and "contact with practice". CHE ranking is Germany's largest university ranking on a yearly basis, which annually includes facts and judgements from 120,000 students and 3,000 professors in its evaluation.



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.

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