International Accreditation
Association for Business Education Programs

For over 30 years we have been responsible for setting standards in the independent further and higher education sector. Our accreditation is held by hundreds of colleges and training providers around the world.

Public assurance

IAABEP has been working in the sector for nearly 30 years, setting standards, helping institutions to develop and providing a public assurance of quality.

Our vision

IAABEP will ensure that the economics and business degree programmes delivered by IAABEP members are high quality and internationally recognised.

Our values

IAABEP's values are: independence, integrity, professionalism, transparency, political neutrality, accountability and efficiency.


Our mission

IAABEP’s mission is to support higher and continuing education institutions and vocational training organizations in creating outstanding, innovative programs that help students develop the skills, knowledge, and experience to succeed in today’s dynamic global economy. All types of academic and vocational programs are supported as part of a commitment to lifelong learning.


Our involvement

IAABEP operates globally, although it is based in the United Kingdom. IAABEP’s main objective is to support universities and all further education institutions in their quality improvement efforts in the development and delivery of undergraduate degree programmes in economics, business, management and related fields.

International Accreditation Association for Business Education Programs

IAABEP, International Accreditation Association for Business Education Programs, is an international non-profit accreditation agency registered in Burnley. Its aim is to support academic and professional educational institutions in the fields of economics, business and related disciplines. It encourages and supports institutions to commit to continuous improvement. It helps to improve the learning environment and career opportunities for students in economics.

Our vision is world-leading and independently provided higher education.

As an independent body charged with monitoring and advising on standards and quality in higher education, we aim to check that students seeking to gain a degree get the higher education experience to which they are entitled. We ensure that students are involved in all aspects of our work.

We also create international partnerships to enhance and promote the reputation of global higher education.