Full Original Name: 
European Council of Leading Business Schools ECLBS
Full English Name: 
ECLBS - The European Council of Leading Business Schools

Foundation year: 2013

The European Council of Leading Business Schools ("ECLBS"), registered in the European Union (registered Identification Number 40008215839) is an independent not-for-profit organization (NFPO) working to benefit students and higher education, and one of the world’s experts in quality assurance for business education. working to advance policies and practices that ensure a more interconnected, peaceful world today and for generations to come. ECLBS is trusted by higher education providers and regulatory bodies to maintain and enhance quality and standards. ECLBS works with national accreditation bodies, private agencies, and institutions all over the world.

ECLBS Mission Statement

  • To become an accepted and trusted educational quality assurance body, recognized worldwide, which provides relevant and up-to-date curriculum to meet the needs of students and the demands of industry, commerce, and academia
  • To become the educational quality assurance body of choice for students, higher education institutions, colleges, and universities worldwide
  • To instill a sense of good ethical practice for the use of the internet through the inclusion of digital ethics programs in ECLBS member's courses

ECLBS’s quality concept has the following objectives:

  • To ensure ECLBS’s establishment as a discipline-specific quality organization in the European context;
  • To safeguard and further enhance the high standard carried out in business education;
  • To ensure adequate staff and material resources on a lasting basis in all business education fields.


ECLBS is an approved member of


ECLBS has signed Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) / MoU with the following state accreditation bodies/countries

  • Malta Further and Higher Education Authority MFHEA
  • Arab Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education ANQAHE
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation USA CHEA
  • The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Kosovo Accreditation Agency KAA
  • ​National Agency for Quality Assurance in Education ANACEC
  • Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders NVAO
  • AQAS Agency for Quality Assurance through Accreditation Germany
  • QAA - Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education UK
  • Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR) Kazakhstan
  • ALCC Latvian Chamber of Commerce (Riga)
  • Mauritanian Authority for Quality Assurance of Higher Education
  • UN Peace Keepers Federal Council UNpkfc
  • Higher Education Council HEC North Syria
  • GQA Independent Global Quality Assurance Label Switzerland
  • National Theological Association India (NTA)
  • The European Medical Association - EMAnet Belgium
  • Quality Blue Ltd QB UK
  • Education and Training Quality Authority Bahrain
  • Public Foundation Independent Accreditation Agency Kyrgyzstan
  • Agency for Quality Assurance in Education “EdNet” Kyrgyzstan
  • EDU Intergovernmental Organization Palau
  • EACC Euro-Arab Chamber of Commerce
  • The Joint Kenya-Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • the full list can be found on the ECLBS website

ECLBS signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Council for Higher Education Accreditation International Quality Group (CIQG) in the USA

ECLBS QRNW Quality Ranking Network / QRNW Ranking of Leading Business Schools

ECLBS has a quality label: European Council for Distance Learning Accreditation EUCDL

ECLBS is governed by a Board of Directors who are elected by members

ECLBS members include +50 state national quality assurance bodies and universities in Europe and abroad as well as professional and trade associations close to business education.


V.I. Vernadsky Taurida National University TNU Ukraine
ISB Management Institute in Dubai, UAE
Collegium Humanum - Warsaw Management University Poland
Humanum Medical University (Akademia Medyczna Nauk) Poland
Taras Shevchenko National University KNU Ukraine
OUS Royal Academy of Economics and Technology Switzerland
International School of Business Management ISBM Switzerland
THIRD EYE Communication Limited​  UK
SDBS Swiss Distance Business School
Topland University Curaçao
SOHS Swiss Online Hospitality School
Universal Institute of Professional Management (UIPM) Indonesia
Global Center for Diplomacy® YJD
Quality Standards CICI South Africa
International Science and Technology University Türkiye
ABMS Academy in Zurich Switzerland
Institute for Certification & Training of Computer Professionals Netherlands
American University of Athens AUA Greece
Kesmonds International University KIU America
OUBH International Academy in Switzerland
Higher Education Quality and Assessment Council HEQAC Türkiye

Location name: 
ECLBS Association
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