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Supporting Quality in Higher Education

What We Can Do For You


Every interaction with our members is guided by our commitment to the principles of transparency and consistency. This creates mutual and clear understandings and ensures fair and value-adding results for institutions.

Quality Insurance

Because our processes are based on thorough and recognized best practices, our determination that an institution is in fact providing a quality educational experience for its students is respected by multiple stakeholders.


The work of accreditation is mediated through the relationships that are formed among all the participants, characterized by mutual respect, collaboration, and engagement around common interests.

Institutional Improvement

IABSP Standards create an institutional culture reflective of higher education’s best practices to guide and strengthen an ongoing culture of continuous quality improvement.

IABSP Accreditation

IABSP recognizes higher education institutions for performance, integrity, and quality to merit the confidence of the educational community and the public. Our accreditation of postsecondary institutions is a voluntary, non-governmental, self-regulatory process of quality assurance and institutional improvement.

About the Association

The International Association for Business Schools and Programs is the recognized international accrediting body in USA, Europe and Asia for those institutions of higher education that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degrees.

The purposes of accreditation include encouraging institutions to improve academic quality, institutional effectiveness, and, ultimately, student success. The IABSP focuses on community colleges, career and technical colleges, and junior colleges, through the creation and application of standards of accreditation and related policies, and through a process of review by higher education professionals and public members. IABSP evaluation of institutions assures the educational community, the general public, and other organizations and agencies that an institution has clearly defined objectives appropriate to higher education; has established conditions under which their achievement can reasonably be expected; and appears in fact to be accomplishing them; is so organized, staffed, and supported that it can be expected to continue to do so.

Mission Statement
The mission of the International Association for Business Schools and Programs is to assure the educational quality and improve the effectiveness of its member institutions.

Vision Statement
To serve as the premier model for shaping and ensuring the quality of higher education throughout the world.

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