Institutional Accreditation: Strategic Management


Subject and objectives of the procedure

Subject and objectives of the procedure

The Institutional Strategic Management Accreditation focuses particularly on innovative, entrepreneurial and internationally oriented Higher Education Institutions (HEI). The procedure contains a comprehensive evaluation of the institutional strategy. Higher Education Institutions receive feedback on the future prospects of their structures and processes as well as impetus for further development. The relevant areas of the Higher Education Institution in this procedure are: 

  • Management;

  • Networking;

  • Teaching and Learning;

  • Research; and

  • Dynamics.

The procedure gives the Higher Education Institution a detailed evaluation of it’s strengths and weaknesses and shows the essential future opportunities and threats. This enables the HEI to identify and take efficient measures to achieve the self-imposed goals.

A successful Institutional Accreditation is valid for 6 years (initial accreditation) or 8 years (re-accreditation).

Procedural Steps

  • preparatory discussion about the procedure and conclusion of contract

  • appointment of the review panel (5 experts - three members from Higher Education Institutions including one country expert of the HEI’s country, one student member and one member from the professional field) 

  • compilation of a self-evaluation report according to the FIBAA Assessment Guide 

  • site visit of 2,5 - 3 days at the HEI 

  • compilation of the assessment report by the review panel

  • statement on the report by the HEI 

  • final accreditation decision of the F-ACC

  • possibility of a complaint to the procedure with an email to info[at] or an complaints procedure regarding the committee’s decision 

  • publication of the accreditation report

Benefits of an Institutional Accreditation with FIBAA

  • long term experience in the field of accreditation

  • a pool of 750 proven international experts in their respective fields

  • consideration of the HEI’s individual needs (e.g. regarding the selection of review panels; the arrangement of the site visit; the statement of the HEI on the report)

  • the FIBAA Assessment Guide guarantees that all necessary information is given to the review panel and defines the scope of assessment

  • one project manager is at the HEI’s disposal during the whole accreditation procedure

  • short duration of the procedure of approximately 9 months (from submitting the self-evaluation report until the final decision)

FIBAA Premium Seal for Institutional Accreditation: Strategic Management

For Higher Education Institutions (HEI) which establisched themselves in the market and have proven their excellent quality in studies and teaching FIBAA can, within the scope of an accrediation process, additionally award its Premium Seal. This distinction confirms that the HEI clearly exceeds the quality standards. 

FIBAA is the only quality assurance agency that awards a Premium Seal for Institutional Accreditation: Strategic Management. Information about the Principles for Awarding the FIBAA Premium Seal are available here.

FIBAA Quality Seal for Institutional Accreditation: Strategic Management

Once you have successfully completed the FIBAA Institutional Strategic Management Accreditation procedure you will receive the FIBAA Quality Seal for Institutional Accreditation. This Seal certifies that your institution is innovative, dynamic, future-oriented and entrepreneurial in its way of thinking and acting. 


  • Prof. Dr. Ernst Troßmann, Universität Hohenheim

Vice Chairman: 

  • Prof. Dr. Peter Thuy, IUBH Bad Honnef / Career Partner

  • Dr. Markus A. Tomaschitz, AVL List GmbH, Graz   


  • Karl-Peter Abt, IHK Hauptgeschäftsführer a.D.

  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Altmann, Universität Innsbruck und MCI Management Center Innsbruck

  • Dr. Christoph Anz, BMW Group

  • Dr. Bernd Baasner, ehemals Bayer AG

  • Prof. Dr. Axel Benning, Fachhochschule Bielefeld

  • Prof. Dr. Jochen Breinlinger-O'Reilly, Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin

  • Elisa Knief, Student

  • Prof. Dr. Volker Hasewinkel, VICTORIA | Internationale Hochschule

  • Prof. Dr. Vera de Hesselle, Hochschule Bremen

  • Dr.h.c. Ivo M. Matser, CEO der IEDC Bled School of Management in Slowenien und CEO der Academy of Business in Society (abis-global), Brüssel

  • Dr. Volker Meyer-Guckel, Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, Generalsekretär

  • Prof. Dr. Ruedi Nuetzi, Hochschule für Wirtschaft der Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz

  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Renninger, Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Amberg-Weiden

  • Hans-Hellmuth Retzlaff-Schröder, ehemals für Lufthansa Technik

  • Prof. Dr. Ottmar Schneck, SRH Fernhochschule Riedlingen - The Mobile University

  • Prof. Dr. Johann Schneider, Frankfurt University

  • Prof. Dr. John Slof, UAB - Autonomous University of Barcelona

  • Prof. Em. Dr. György Széll, Universität Osnabrück

  • Kerstin Wagner, Deutsche Bahn AG

  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Weigand, WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar

  • Prof. Dr. Cornelia Zanger, Technische Universität Chemnitz

The amended Rules of Procedure of the FIBAA Accreditation and Certification Committee (F-ACC) as of 26 November 2021 (only available in German) can be found here.

FIBAA Panel Appointing Committee for Programme Accreditation, Institutional Accreditation  and Certification of continuing education courses (F-ACC) appoints assessors for each accreditation certification procedure. The FIBAA Accreditation Comittee elects three members – a professor, a business representative and a student – to serve in the FIBAA Panel Appointing Committee. 

The (F-ACC) elects the following from among its members to the FIBAA Panel Appointing Committee:

  • Two university representatives,

  • One business representative and a student.

Members of the FIBAA Panel Appointing Committee

  • Science: Prof. Schneider, Prof. Széll, Substitution : Prof. Altmann, Prof. Remdisch

  • Business representative: Karl-Peter Abt, Substitution Kerstin Wagner


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