We’re system accredited by FIBAA, according to specifications set out by the German Accreditation Council. Our high-quality courses, staff, and resources met their standards and in 2021 we were reaccredited for another 5 years.
Accreditations & Rankings
You deserve to know that the education you are gaining is of the highest quality. At IU, that’s exactly what you get. Our various awards, accreditations, and certifications speak for themselves, take a look.
Raising the Benchmark
Want proof of IU’s high quality? Let’s start with accreditation.
You can be assured of programme and teaching quality with this accreditation.
Reaccredited for five years for meeting the German Science Council’s standards.
IU is trusted to accredit new programmes, meeting stringent quality standards.
Our system accreditation means that we are able to accredit our own programmes. We are trusted to carry the Accreditation Council seal on all our programmes without the need for an external agency being involved.
German Council of Science and Humanities
It isn’t just the teaching at IU that is of the highest quality. In 2021, the German Council of Science and Humanities reaccredited us for five years due to our development, science and research meeting their standards.
Rankings and Awards
You can be rest assured of our quality due to the numerous prestigious rankings we appear in and the awards we have won, take a look!
IU received 5 out of 5 QS Stars for online learning, from university rating platform QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) for services, technology and commitment to online learning. What’s more is we were the first German university to get 99 out of 100 points on the QS Stars Report.
The awards continue to roll in for IU. In the current edition of Germany’s largest study ranking, IU won 6 out of 25 categories in the field of business administration. More than any of 300+ institutions assessed.
The EQAR for Higher Education is yet another list which recognises the quality of IU and its teaching. This is because FIBAA and IU both meet European Standards and Guidelines (ESG), cementing our reputation worldwide.
Fernstudiumcheck counted us as one of their top distance learning providers of 2021. This ranking is based on student experiences, requiring universities to achieve a recommendation rate of over 90% and 3.75 out of 5 stars across 3 categories.
We came top of the pile in the 2021 German Institute for Service Quality (DISQ) Awards for Distance Learning! They ranked our study programme offerings, quick replies to students, and user-friendly website above everyone else’s.
We earned the 2021 E-Learning Journal Award for Upskilling. They recognised us for our forward-thinking, high-quality education focusing on digital competences, recognising the challenges of the modern working world.
We have won multiple awards for our innovative courses, as well as our anytime online examination system. These awards include the 2019 Corporate LiveWire Innovation and Excellence Award, and the 2017 Best of IT Innovation Award by Initiative Mittelstand (SME).
Award winning education
You deserve to know that the education you’re getting is industry-relevant and completely up to date. We make sure that’s the case by aligning with networks that connect people and develop your skills for the working world.
AACSB Associate Business Membership
This non-profit association links students to educators and business who want to discover the talent of the future. AACSB’s network includes over 1,700 member organisations and over 840 accredited business schools, giving you unparalleled connections to step out into a successful career.
Business Graduates Association
As an IU graduate you will have all the tools to be a manager of the future. One of the ways we ensure this is being part of BGA, whose high-ranking members are committed to responsible management practices and lifelong learning.
Online Learning Consortium
Our membership with the Online Learning Consortium offers us a range of benefits, including webinars, options for certifications as well as Quality Scorecards which offer ratings for degree programmes. This means you’ll get the benefits from the knowledge and continued development this membership will give our university.
See What our Graduates Say
Our programmes have helped countless graduates push their career to the next level or retrain so they can pursue the right path for them.
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