By working closely with both Swiss and American accrediting organizations, we ensure that our students consistently receive a high-quality education.


Governing Council of Canton Basel

Basel School of Business is a private, independent business school, approved on May 22, 2012 by the Regierungsrat of Canton Basel to offer university-level undergraduate and graduate level degrees and qualifications in Business. This approval indicates that The Basel School of Business is in full compliance with all of the legal and statutory requirements of the Canton of Basel and the Federal Laws of Switzerland. 


International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education

The Basel School of Business is an Educational Member of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) and has affirmed its commitment to excellence in business education by pursuing full accreditation. We are delighted to announce that as of July, 2017, we became a candidate for accreditation with the IACBE. The certification can be found on the IACBE webpage.

“The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education is the leading outcomes-based professional accrediting organization for business programs in student-centered colleges and universities throughout the world.

The IACBE exists to promote, develop, and recognize excellence in business education.” The IACBE is accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in the United States.



The Basel School of Business is certified by eduQua, the first Swiss quality label geared towards adult continuing education. 

Certification was awarded on Dec 15th, 2015, following a rigorous quality control inspection program which focused on the six areas key to the quality of the institution: programs offered, communication with students, value performance, faculty, learning success, and quality assurance / development. EduQua will continue to certify the quality of BSB through annual reviews and inspections.

EduQua is the first quality certification for public and private educational institutions in Switzerland and is recognized, supported and endorsed by the following organizations:

  • Swiss Federal Government
  • Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK)
  • State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)
  • Swiss Conference for Professional Training department (SBBK)
  • Swiss Association of Employment Departments (VSAA)
  • Swiss Federation for Adult Learning (SVEB) 


Principles for Responsible Management Education

As a university involved in the development of current and future managers, we declare our willingness to progress in the implementation of the United Nations' 6 Principles for Responsible Management Education.

Principle 1 | Purpose: We will develop the capabilities of students to be future generators of sustainable value for business and society at large and to work for an inclusive and sustainable global economy.

Principle 2 | Values: We will incorporate into our academic activities and curricula the values of global social responsibility as portrayed in international initiatives such as the United Nations Global Compact.

Principle 3 | Method: We will create educational frameworks, materials, processes and environments that enable effective learning experiences for responsible leadership.

Principle 4 | Research: We will engage in conceptual and empirical research that advances our understanding about the role, dynamics, and impact of corporations in the creation of sustainable social, environmental and economic value.

Principle 5 | Partnership: We will interact with managers of business corporations to extend our knowledge of their challenges in meeting social and environmental responsibilities and to explore jointly effective approaches to meeting these challenges.

Principle 6 | Dialogue: We will facilitate and support dialog and debate among educators, students, business, government, consumers, media, civil society organizations and other interested groups and stakeholders on critical issues related to global social responsibility and sustainability.




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