WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management was one of the first German universities to complete the process of re-system accreditation for another eight years. The managing director of FIBAA, Professor Dr. Kerstin Fink, presented the Dean of WHU, Professor Dr. Markus Rudolf, the certificate at the celebration hour in the chapel of the Marienburg in Vallendar.
In the process of re-system accreditation by the FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation), an external team of experts examined both campuses of WHU in Vallendar and Düsseldorf to get an idea of the lived quality culture at WHU. The peer reviewer team confirmed the high level of the quality management system also in the three items under consideration, program development, course evaluation and compliance with formal criteria within the study programs.
Above all, the degree program Master in Entrepreneurship, which has only been offered since 2017 and was developed from a previous course evaluation, convinced the experts. They confirmed that WHU has meaningfully expanded its training profile, which further strengthens the excellent quality of its study programs. The experts also emphasized that a high degree of dialogue orientation among all WHU members characterizes the quality culture at WHU.
The system accreditation process checks whether a university adheres to its internal quality assurance procedures. Successful re-system accreditation certifies that the university's quality assurance system in the field of study and teaching is suitable for achieving the qualification objectives and maintaining the internal and external quality standards of their degree programs. "I am pleased that with the re-system accreditation we were once again able to demonstrate our high standards of WHU quality management," emphasizes Professor Dr. Markus Rudolf, Dean of WHU.
WHU was initially accredited by the FIBAA in 2012. FIBAA is a European, internationally oriented agency that audits the quality assurance and development of academic educational institutions, accredits programs and universities and certifies advanced training programs. It particularly stands for employability, internationalization, application orientation, and stakeholder dialogue. In addition to the FIBAA accreditation, WHU is currently accredited by the renowned European and American agencies EFMD (EQUIS) and AACSB.