Ranking & Certifications

We get high grades

The IUBH Campus Studies regularly receives top grades in university rankings. Recognized partners and memberships guarantee the top quality of the university and our programmes.


IUBH has been awarded the title “Top Business School” in the Focus Money DEUTSCHLAND TEST of educational providers. The award confirms the high level of student satisfaction with our university’s services. A total of 116 providers from eight categories were put to the test. More information here.

CHE-LogoCHE 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:
1) Top score in the category "Overall Study Conditions" (Grade 1.6)
2) Top score in the category "International Orientation" (10/11)
3) Top score in the category "Practical Orientation" (Grade 1.7)
4) In direct comparison to the the CHE Ranking 2014: Better ratings for “academic feasibility” (grade 1.4) and “support from professors” (grade 1.8).

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 and 2018 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.

HSDfoundingHotel 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.

Find more information on UNWTO.Tedqual here.
For a statement on the UNWTO.TedQual Worldwide Event 2013 please click here.


tedqualInitiative Mittelstand

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.