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Accreditations and Rankings

At Business School Netherlands, we provide high-quality Action Learning MBAs and management courses. Can you think of a business school that says something different about itself? Neither can we! That’s why we prefer to let others do the talking.

Accreditations are independent seals of approval for institutes and graduate as well as post-graduate programmes.

Business School Netherlands also operates far beyond the Dutch borders, which is why various national and international accreditations and certifications have been applied for and obtained. BSN is now accredited/recognised by the following organisations:

  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, America) accreditation for all MBA programmes.
  • NVAO (Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation), for the Executive MBA and the Action Learning MBA.
  • ATHEA (Association for Transnational Higher Education Accreditation), European business school accreditation.
  • FIBAA national and international accreditation for all MBA programmes.
  • NRTO, institute recognition.
  • CEDEO, recognition on the basis of proven customer satisfaction.
  • School leaders register Primary Education (PO), accreditation for MBA and Action Learning courses.


NVAO | Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatie Organisatie

The NVAO accredits programmes in the Netherlands and Flanders. Business School Netherlands’ Executive MBA and Action Learning MBA, as well as the Online Action Learning MBA and International Action Learning MBA, are accredited by the NVAO.

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ACBSP | Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

ACBSP is a leading global specialist accreditation body that supports and recognises excellence in business education. BSN has been a proud holder of this international accreditation since 2014.

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ATHEA | Association for Transnational Higher Education Accreditation

Business School Netherlands is accredited and a member of the Association for Transnational Higher Education Accreditation (ATHEA). It is the first European accreditation organisation to look beyond national borders and accredit institutions and universities from Europe and beyond – according to European standards. This accreditation confirms BSN’s commitment to excellence in education.

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The MBA programmes of Business School Netherlands are accredited by FIBAA. FIBAA is a nationally and internationally experienced quality assurance agency. It accredits according to the standards of the German Accreditation Council. FIBAA awards its seal of approval to high-quality higher education institutions and programmes around the world.

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CEDEO is a body that assesses HR organisations, including training institutes, on their customer orientation. Business School Netherlands was accredited by CEDEO for the tenth time in 2016.

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NRTO | Nederlandse Raad voor Training en Opleiding

NRTO (formerly Paepon) is the platform of designated/recognised private educational institutions in the Netherlands. One of its aims is to maintain and improve the quality of private education. Since 2016, it has been operating an independent seal of approval, which Business School Netherlands has also received directly.

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Schoolleidersregister Primair Onderwijs (PO)

School Leaders Register Primary Education (PO) empowers, facilitates and professionalises school leaders in primary education. School leaders in PO can be registered in the Foundation’s professional register if they meet the basic qualifications for professional competence. Business School Netherlands’ MBA programmes and Action Learning courses are recognised by the School Leaders Register PO.

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