The Process of Obtaining Accreditation

Accreditation Criteria

Full accreditation criteria and detailed information about the whole proces is available to all members of EABS in the document „General Guidelines and Accreditation Criteria in the inner network / Online Community“. 
Members of EABS can also contact EABS directly via this virtual network and ask any additional questions about the accreditation process itself.
Institutions which are not  members of EABS yet can visit the section „Criteria“ to learn more about our standards.


In order to apply for accreditation, each institution must be first granted a membership in EABS. For more information about the process of obtaining membership please see section „Membership“.


Member institutions which aspire to reach accerditation have a status of candidates. Each candidate institution has to apply for accerditation by carrying out a Self-evaluation to enter the EABS accreditation process. All materials and information required for this stage of accreditation process can be found in the EABS‘s inner network. Self-evaluations can be submitted at any time during the year.
The candidate’s self-evaluation is then reviewed by the Candidate Commitee which decides if a candidate institution is eligible for accreditation or not. If found appropriate, the candidate is then recommended for accreditation.


Each candidate institution which passed the self-evaluation part of the accreditation process gets assigned a mentor. A mentor is always a highly regarded professional in the field of education and management training who serves as the primary contact person within EABS for the particular institution. He/she always contacts the candidate institution right after EABS receives the payment of accreditation fee. The price depends on the type of accreditation the candidate institution chooses.
The mentor will work with the candidate institution in order to meet all accreditaiton standards and criteria. This stage of the accerditation process can last from at least six months to the maximum of two years.
The mentor will arrange a site visit of the candidate institution to ensure that the standards are adhered to, to interview the administration staff, lecturers and also students. The outcome of this visit, the detailed Mentor Report, is then passed to the Accreditation Commitee.

Final Accreditation Review

Following EABS‘s standards and accreditation criteria, the Accreditation Commitee evaluates all materials and reports mentioned above – the Self-evaluation and all reccomendations listed in the Mentor Report that can affect the quality of the education pragrammes provided by the candidate institution. The Accreditation Commitee meets twice each year.
The Commitee draws up the Final Accreditation Review in which it decides whether or not to grant accreditation. The candidate institution is therefore notified of it’s accreditation status and, if successful, may publish it on it’s website or in all other promotional materials such as leaflets or brochures.

Annual Reports 

All educational institutions accredited by EABS are required to fill in a short report each year of their accreditation. Report forms are sent automatically to each institution at the beginning of the year together with the membership report.