We get high grades
The IUBH School of Business and Management regularly receives top grades in university rankings. Recognized partners and memberships guarantee the top quality of the university and our programmes.
CHE University Ranking
The CHE University Ranking is one of the most well known rankings in Germany. In regular intervals the "Centre for Higher Education and Development" (CHE) rates universities according to their different specialisations. In the current CHE Ranking IUBH achieved outstanding results and once again positioned itself in the field of business administration as Germany’s best private university of applied sciences with the best rankings on average per category. Areas in which IUBH achieves high scores include international orientation, practical orientation/job relevance and range of courses. In comparison to the previous ranking, IUBH further expanded its top position in the categories of study conditions and support during studies. More information about CHE University Ranking can be found here.
The German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat) provides advice to the German Government on the structure and development of higher education and research. The council has granted us institutional accreditation for 10 years, the longest possible period. This is the best evaluation the council can award, and signifies that we provide services in teaching and research that meet established academic and scientific standards.
Find more information on the German Science and Humanities Council here.
Innovation & Excellence Award
The annually Innovation & Excellence Award, presented by Corporate LiveWire, recognises businesses and firms who are setting industry trends with creative products and innovative ideas. In 2017 IUBH won this award. Former winners of the award include Uber, Riot Games, Microsoft and Airbnb.
Find more information on the Innovation & Excellence Award here.
All IUBH study programmes are of course also accredited by an independent agency, namely by the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA). Accreditation is only granted when the content and structure of a study programme meets all the quality requirements of the accrediting agency. The FIBAA thus acts as a kind of official inspector for academic education. The accreditation is renewed every four to five years - a guarantee for the quality of our teaching. The FIBAA only issues its golden premium seal in very rare cases. The IUBH recently received this award for five of its study programmes. Therefore IUBH is one of the leading universities in Germany to be awarded five or more premium seals.
More information about FIBAA can be found here.
Hotel Schools of Distinction
The "Hotel Schools of Distinction" (formerly "Leading Hotel Schools of the World") is a global alliance of renowned universities with specialisations in the field of Hospitality Management. It currently has ten membership institutions. This includes the IUBH as a founding member. The IUBH is the only Hotel School of Distinction in Germany.
For more information about "Hotel Schools of Distinction" click here.
The UNWTO.Tedqual certification is given to the world’s leading tourism programmes by the United Nations’ World Tourism Organisation. The IUBH was awarded the certificate as the first, and so far only, university in Germany for the study programmes International Tourism Management and Tourism and Travel Management.
Since autumn 2016, IUBH is the only university in the world to offer online examinations that can be taken anywhere, at any time, without prior registration and with live supervision. For this innovation, the university was included in the top-best list of the IT-Innovation Award for medium-sized German enterprises.
Find more information on Initiative Mittelstand here.