National and international accreditations are decisive for Frankfurt School´s quality management system. Accreditation is a process of external review used to assess an institution and its programmes/activities for quality assurance and quality improvement. Accreditation processes provide the School with an opportunity for critical self-analysis, and typically include a self-evaluation, peer-review and a review of strategic plans. It also provides an incentive for self-improvement and opportunity for consultation and advice from external experts.
Frankfurt School was accredited by AACSB International in May 2014.
Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools, and the largest business education network connecting students, educators and businesses worldwide. Currently 900 institutions across 50 countries maintain AACSB accreditation, one of the most recognised forms of business school accreditation an institution and its programmes can earn.
In September 2018, Frankfurt School was awarded the prestigious AMBA accreditation.
AMBA accreditation embraces Frankfurt School’s MBA portfolio with, currently, five MBA programmes. Relevant for AMBA are criteria such as programme design, rigour of the curriculum, the qualification of faculty in the MBA programmes, the student cohort experience, exchange with business, as well as sustainability and ethics within the programmes.
The Association of MBAs (AMBA) was established in 1967 with the aim to raise the profile of business education and the MBA qualification. Its accreditation service is the global standard for all MBA, DBA and Master's degrees. Currently AMBA is accrediting programmes from the top 2% of business schools in over 75 countries.
In July 2015 Frankfurt School was awarded FIBAA's System Accreditation for six years, according to the standards of the German Accreditation Council.
The Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) is a German accreditation agency for quality assurance and quality development in management education. FIBAA System Accreditation is an important seal of approval for Frankfurt School’s internal quality assurance system, as well as the overall quality of the business school’s academic programmes.
That aside, Frankfurt School’s Master in Auditing programme is accredited by the German Accreditation Council through FIBAA according to § 8a of the German Auditor's Code (WPO).
Frankfurt School was awarded EQUIS accreditation in June 2014. In June 2017, this accreditation was renewed for a period of five years.
EQUIS accreditation was launched in 1997 by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), a leading international network of business schools and companies at the forefront of raising the standards of management education and development globally. EQUIS accreditation has been earned by just 204 business schools in 45 different countries worldwide.
In January 2010, Frankfurt School obtained a ten year accreditation by the Wissenschaftsrat, the longest possible period.
Accreditation by the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat) is required for all private universities in Germany. This institutional accreditation is a quality assurance process intended to determine if a non-state higher education institution provides services in teaching and research that meet established scientific and academic criteria.
Frankfurt School is certified to offer and promote vocational and professional training by the following agencies: