FIBAA Foundation Board
- Prof. Dr. oec. HSG Rudolf Minsch, Chefökonom / Stellvertretender Vorsitzender der Geschäftsleitung, Zürich
- Dr. Oliver Heikaus, Leiter des Bereiches Weiterbildung, DIHK - Deutsche Industrie- und Handelskammer
- Mag.a Melina Schneider, Abteilungsleiterin für Bildungspolitik, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
- Dr. Barbara Dorn, Abteilungsleiterin Bildung | Berufliche Bildung, BDA | DIE ARBEITGEBER, Berlin
- Prof. André Haelg, ehemals Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
- Mag. Kurt Koleznik, Generalsekretär, Österreichische Fachhochschulkonferenz, Wien
- Prof. Dr. Gerhard Riemer, Ehemals Leiter des Bereiches Bildung, Innovation und
Research; and der Vereinigung der Österreichischen Industrie (Industriellenvereinigung) und
Mitglied des Europäischen Wirtschafts- und Sozialausschusses, Wien
Even before the Bologna Declaration announced by the European Ministers of Education in 1999 and the resulting introduction of today's quality assurance systems, it became necessary to develop a suitable form of quality testing due to the confusing range of MBA programmes that had developed in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Hence, the leading organisations of Swiss, Austrian and German industry established the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) in autumn 1994 as an international foundation. Right from Day One, the intention was to develop a strict Assessment Guide for quality assurance in the field of management training.
FIBAA Foundation Board is the leading board of the Foundation. It defines and represents the common interests of the founders and decides on the economic and strategic baselines of FIBAA's work. FIBAA Foundation Board assures that FIBAA's mission is well-established in society and its institutions and promotes FIBAA's overall values of transparency, quality and internationality in the field of higher education.
Organisation Chart of FIBAA
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Our Decision Bodies
FIBAA Accreditiaton and Certification Committee
- Prof. Dr. Ernst Troßmann, University of Hohenheim
- Prof. Dr. Peter Thuy, IU International University of Applied Sciences
- Dr. Markus A. Tomaschitz, AVL List GmbH, Graz
- Karl-Peter Abt, IHK Managing Director (ret.)
- Prof. Dr. Andreas Altmann, University of Innsbruck and MCI Management Center Innsbruck
- Dr. Christoph Anz, BMW Group
- Dr. Bernd Baasner, formerly Bayer AG
- Prof. Dr. Axel Benning, Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences
- Prof. Dr. Volker Hasewinkel, VICTORIA | International University of Applied Sciences
- Prof. Dr. Vera de Hesselle, Bremen University of Applied Sciences
- Annkatrin Kollmus, student Technical University Kaiserslautern
- Elisa Knief, student University Bremen
- Dr. h.c. Ivo M. Matser, CEO of the IEDC Bled School of Management in Slovenia and CEO of the Academy of Business in Society (abis-global), Brussels
- Marie-Luise Meier, student at Nova School for Business and Economics, Lissabon
- Prof. Dr. Jean-Marc Piveteau, Zurich University of Applied Sciences
- Prof. Dr. Ruedi Nützi, School of Business, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland
- Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Renninger, East Bavarian Technical University Amberg-Weiden
- Prof. Dr. Sabine Remdisch, Leuphana University Lüneburg
- 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, University of Osnabrück
- Kerstin Wagner, Deutsche Bahn AG
- Prof. Dr. Jürgen Weigand, WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar
- Prof. Dr. Cornelia Zanger, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
- Dr. Mathias Winde, Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft
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.
The dates for the next meetings of the FIBAA Accreditation and Certification Committee are available here.
The FIBAA Expert Committee
The FIBAA Expert Committee for programme accreditation, institutional accreditation and certification appoints experts for each accreditation or certification procedure. The F-ACC elects two university representatives, one practice representative and one student from among its members to the FIBAA Expert Committee.
Members of the Panel Appointing Committee:
Student body: Marie-Luise Meier, as substitute: Adriana Cacciatore
Science: Prof. Schneider, Prof. Széll, as substitute: Prof. Altmann and Prof. Remdisch
Career practice: Karl-Peter Abt, as substitute: Kerstin Wagner
FIBAA Foundation Board
Prof. Dr. oec. HSG Rudolf Minsch, Chief Economist / Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Zurich
Dr. Oliver Heikaus, Head of Continuing Education, Deutsche Industrie- und Handelskammer (DIHK) (German Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
Mag.a Melina Schneider, Head of Department for Education Policy, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
Dr. Barbara Dorn, Head of Department Education | Vocational Training, BDA | DIE ARBEITGEBER, Berlin
Prof. André Haelg, formerly Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Kurt Koleznik, Secretary General, Austrian Conference of Universities of Applied Sciences, Vienna
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Riemer, Former Head of Education, Innovation and Research of the Federation of Austrian Industry (Industriellenvereinigung) and Member of the European Economic and Social Committee, Vienna
FIBAA Complaints Committee
Dr. Hans Höller, Siemens AG
Prof. Dr. Andreas Knorr, Deutsche Universität für Verwaltungswissenschaften Speyer
Prof. Dr. Irina Kohler, Hochschule Fulda
Nadja Kolibacz, Studentin an der TU Berlin
FIBAA offers to Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and educational providers an appeals process regarding decisions taken by the Accreditation and Certification Committee (F-ACC) or procedural complaints about Accreditation or Certification procedures, as well as procedural complaints about FIBAA Consult evaluation procedures. All three legal facts will be called complaint hereafter.
The first step in the complaints procedure is to file a written complaint to the FIBAA Office within one month of the written notification of the decision. Once the written complaint is submitted, an automatic suspension of deadlines is activated until the final decision of the complaint.
Next, the appeal is sent from the FIBAA Office to the expert team familiar with the case and subsequently to the F-ACC for a decision.
In case the F-ACC still has not reached a decision, the complaint is then submitted to the FIBAA Complaints Committee for review and comment. The FIBAA Complaints Committee clarifies the facts of the complaint and, on this basis, gives the F-ACC a recommendation for a renewed and final decision in the pending complaints procedure.
In the event of a negative decision by the F-ACC all costs incurred will be the responsibility of the client. These costs include but are not limited to: the complaints procedure expenses, travel expenses, and labor costs.
The Rules of Procedure of the Appeals Committee can be found here. (only available in German)