Quality Assurance and Accreditations

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In order to maintain academic excellence, IBS puts special emphasis on quality assurance. Besides our strategic partner, The University of Buckingham, we are accredited by a number of other quality assurance bodies.

Our institution greatly benefits from these accreditations, since all these institutions have their own rigorous evaluation methods. By constantly striving to meet these quality standards, IBS keeps revising all its practices and processes in this respect only to result in constant improvement of quality.


ACBSP Awards International Business School (IBS) Initial Accreditation of its Business Programs Overland Park, KS — The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners recently awarded International Business School (IBS) in Budapest, Hungary, initial accreditation of its business programs.

ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the business school at IBS meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.

“International Business School has shown their commitment to teaching excellence and to the process of quality improvement by participating in the accreditation process,” said ACBSP Director of Accreditation Steve Parscale, who will present the Certificate of Initial Accreditation at the ACBSP Annual Conference in Baltimore, Md., on June 17, 2012. “This accreditation is evidence that IBS is committed to providing the highest quality business education for their students.”

ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. Established in 1988, ACBSP is the only business accrediting organization for all associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degree programs. Its mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world.

ACBSP continues to grow, having recently added its 10th region to better serve member institutions in South Asia. ACBSP is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a specialized accreditation agency for business education. ACBSP currently has 1,051 member campuses, 157 of which are located outside of the U.S. Of those campuses, 541 have achieved accreditation and more than 415 are in candidacy for accreditation. Individual members on these campuses now exceed 9,500.

“IBS has a strategic plan as coherent, compelling, and well communicated to stakeholders as any we have seen before. It is a potential ACBSP “Best Practice” in strategic planning.”

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)


ECBE, the European Council for Business Education, was formally founded at a conference held in Paris in July of 1995 (ECBE). ECBE, the European Council for Business Education, was formally founded at a conference held in Paris in July of 1995 (ECBE).

ECBE’s accreditation is an independent, voluntary self-regulatory system for business programmes. Through the process of accreditation, institutions and training organisations have their programmes evaluaed. IBS has recently joined ECBE and has now received the accreditation for one of its main programmes, the BA in Business Studies programme.

“IBS has a well defined management structure and is ably led by the CEO who works to clearly defined goals. The visiting team is satisfied that the school has the vision and the leadership to continue to be successful.

The faculty are enthusiastic and clearly think deeply about their teaching and the learning of their students.”

European Council for Business Education (ECBE)


IBS is an accredited institution of the New York-based International Advertising Association (IAA), which gives us the right to organise educational programmes offered by IAA and to confer the IAA’s Diploma in Marketing Communications to qualified candidates.

Being suitably qualified means completing five marketing-related modules during your studies at IBS’s Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programmes and submit a marketing-related dissertation.

The International Advertising Association is a one-of-a-kind strategic partnership which champions the common interests of all the disciplines across the full spectrum of marketing communications - from advertisers to media companies to agencies to direct marketing firms - as well as individual practitioners. The International Advertising Association was founded in 1938 to champion responsible marketing communications. Over time, the IAA has become the advocate for consumer and advertiser free choice. No other Association is as inclusive of all the disciplines involved in brand building, nor has an organization which is global in scale yet has grass roots representation in 76 countries.

The IAA works for the freedom of companies to compete through responsible commercial speech, and it fights for consumer choice made possible by commercial speech which informs, inspires and empowers individuals to raise their sights and reach for the life they want.


The Hungarian Accreditation Committee (HAC) is an independent national body of experts assessing quality in education, research and artistic activities in higher education, and examining the operation of the institutional quality development scheme. It conducts accreditation of both programmes and institutions.

HAC accredited programmes of IBS and the IBS as HEI:

  • accreditation of our BA in Business Studies programme was conferred by Decision No. 2005/8/III/2/65., and of our BA in Finance and Accounting programme was conferred by Decision No. 2005/8/III/2/69.;
  • institutional re-accreditation was conferred by Decision No. 2011/7/V/7.

“The academic-professional level of the lectures and the whole education are professional, the working conditions, facilities are above the Hungarian average which is a good starting point for professional education.

It has to be underlined that students after graduation can get a job easily. It is a high value of IBS and can be exemplary for other higher education institutions.”

Hungarian Accreditation Board (HAC)


SMBG, a leading consulting company registered in France and active in student orientation, has set up the "Eduniversal" selection of the best 1.000 business schools in the world. The schools are carefully selected based on a number of objective criteria, on the advice of a scientific committee and on the votes of all the Deans of the Business schools worldwide.

Schools are ranked according to their capacity for international influence. IBS is proud to be one of the five Hungarian institutions listed in the 2011 ranking, having earned the Three Palmes distinction, which is given to „EXCELLENT Business Schools”. For further details see


The LCCI language exam is an internationally recognized exam, which is accredited in Hungary, too.If you want to study abroad, or obtain a good quality language exam, or if you simply need an exam for your degree, it is the best choice!

Another advantage of this exam is that it is an English for Business exam, and it contains real-life written tasks (such as letters, memos, reports, etc.) and oral situations. What is more, the Business English classes we have here it IBS provide an excellent basis for the LCCI exam.

The LCCI exam has three levels: Level 1 for beginners, Level 2 for intermediate level students and Level 3 for advanced level students.

In order to make it easier for our students to pass this exam we regularly organize preparatory courses for the exam, which are usually 32 hours long and take place here at IBS.

If you want to know more about the exam (courses, books, tasks, application) please contact Kiss Dora at dkiss@ibs-b.hu or personally in room 234 or at www.lcci.hu.

Student Satisfaction Award

IBS has been awarded a "Certificate for Excellent International Student Satisfaction 2014" as it has shown excellent results based on reviews from international students who studied at their university, by achieving an average rating of at least 9 out of 10. studied at their university, by achieving an average rating of at least 9 out of 10.

Unlike other university rankings, StudyPortals’ International Student Satisfaction awards are based on thousands of reviews and opinions from international students in Europe.

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CCIP Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry

IBS is an official examination centre for the CCIP. Their internationally recognised language exams take place in 610 centres in nearly 90 countries world-wide. You can take both general and business French language exam. In Hungary, TEF and DFP certificates (see the explanations below) are equivalent and thus certified in Hungary. IBS is the only place in Hungary to take the TEF examination. No failure!

Certificates and Diplomas awarded by the Paris Chamber of Commerce

The CCIP language certificates are equivalent and thus certified in Hungary.  (NYAK)

TEF – Test d’évaluation de français is designed to measure the fluency of non-native speakers.
As the examination tests the level of attainment of candidates in the 4 language production, there will be no fail. The language certificate provides a report on your level. (A1 –C2)

Exams can be organised any time, on request!

                                - Exam sample

                                - See Certificate

DFP – Diplômes de français professionnel, - language exams for special purposes.
Candidates need to prove their knowledge  and skills relating to the field of interest such as business, tourism, etc.
The exams measures the level of candidates in the 4 basic skills: reading, listening,  writing and speaking in a professional context. See here 

DFP – A2, B1, B2 * , C1 – business French language exams from lower intermediate to proficiency level (Sample)

Application by e-mail. Please specify the exam you would like to attend.

Madrid Chamber of Commerce and Industry

We offer general business language (Certificado de Espanol de los Negocios) and tourism language exam (Certificado de Espanol del Turismo). IBS is an accredited language exam place for these unique international Spanish for Business exams in Spain.

If you need an exam for your degree, it is the best choice!

The exam has two levels: Certificado Básico, B2 level and Certificado Superior  for C1 level students. In order to make it easier for our students to pass this exam we regularly organize preparatory courses for the exam, which are usually 32 hours long and take place here at IBS.


  • Written exam: real-life articles, written tasks (CV-s, letters, memos, reports, etc.) and grammar/vocabulary tests.
  • Oral exam: article comprehension.

What is more, the Business Spanish classes we have here it IBS provide an excellent basis for this exam.

More details

Business language exams of Chamber of Commerce Madrid, general business  and  tourism language:

levels: B2 (intermediate) and C1 (advanced)


Nagy Erika

E-mail: enagy@ibs-b.hu

Please mark the type of the exam which you would like to apply for. Exam appointments by personal requirement are available!