Membership and Fees

Membership decision tree Notifying programmes for accreditation


Membership is open to all Institutions, organizations and individuals who are concerned with quality assurance in education.
Membership of the Agency can be obtained through:

  • Members with accredited programmes: for higher education degree awarding institutions (*) with accredited programs;
  • Members: for higher education degree awarding institutions (*) without accredited programs;
  • Members with programmes notified for accreditation: for higher education degree awarding institutions (*) with or without accredited programs, that have notified programmes for which the accreditation process will be started within 2 years;
  • Affiliated Members: for non-higher education institutions or higher educations institutions in different fields;
  • Individual Members: for individual persons with a great interest in higher education;
  • Honorary Members: For individuals who made significant contribution to the development of ECBE and fulfilment of its objectives; this type of membership is decided upon by ECBE's BoD.

(*): with study programmes in the field of economics, business, management and related fields. Please consult the Bye-laws for more information.

Voting rights

Only Members with accredited programmes, Members and Members with programmes notified for accreditation have voting rights during the AGM.
The other Members are kindly invited to the AGM, but cannot vote.

Benefits of the membership

ECBE membership means the inclusion to the network of Institutions delivering study programmes from the fields of economics, business, management and similar fields. Within this network ECBE Members exchange their experiences in the education and in their processes of building quality culture.
However, not only business schools, but also professionals in business schools must be able to adapt to the changes brought about by globalization, digitization and the changing competencies of business graduates who need them for successful integration into the labor market. Membership in the ECBE also means the possibility of improving the efficiency of business school professionals through the participation and co-creation of professional events, such as the ECBE conferences and workshops, with a long tradition.


The Members pay an annual fee for the membership; the fees are determined yearly by the Board of Directors. The Membership Fee covers the period from January 1st until December 31st.
For the first year, the Membership Fee will be calculated pro-rata the time, on monthly basis. If the approval of the Membership by the BoD is done after July 31st, the first invoice will also include the Membership Fee of the next year.

Fees for 2019

The BoD has decided to apply following fees for the year 2019:

  • For Members without accredited programmes, even if they have notified some of their programmes for accreditation: 1600€/year;
  • For Members with accredited programmes: 2700€/year;
  • For Affliliated Members: 600€/year;
  • For Individual Members: 200€/year;
  • For Honorary Members: free.

Deadline for payment of the membership fee for 2019 is April 22nd, 2019

ECBE's 2019 Conference


Digital transformations
in Business Education
Brussels, May 24th - May 25th, 2019

Pre conference seminar:
ENQA Registration and ECBE 2.0:
Future Oriented Accreditation
in a Global Perspective
Brussels, May 23rd, 2019

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ENQA registration process

  • 28/05/2019: EQAR confirms that the application by ECBE for inclusion on the Register is eligible
  • 14/05/2019: ECBE submits the application for EQAR registration
  • 15/04/2019: ENQA and ECBE agree on the full membership time-line; contract is signed
  • 14/01/2019: The General Meetings in Brussels approve the new Statutes
  • 27/12/2018: The BoD sends out answers on the questions and remarks from Members regarding the new Statutes
  • 04/12/2018: The BoD convokes the Special and Extraordinary General Meetings to discuss and agree upon the new Statutes 
  • 30/11/2018: The BoD agreed on the new Statutes of the Agency, in line with ENQA regulations

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Important decisions

  • 07/06/2019: The BoD approves the Bye-Laws, version 2.2
  • 25/05/2019: The BoD prolongs the contract with the DoA and the DoFA for a period of 3 years
  • 25/05/2019: The BoD confirms Paris as the location for the Annual Conference 2020, May 2020
  • 02/05/2019: The BoD approves the Bye-Laws, version 2.0
  • 02/05/2019: The BoD approves the Stage0 procedure about Membership of Members with programmes notified for accreditation
  • 02/05/2019: The BoD welcomes Prof. Marc Van Gastel, Belgium, as the key-note speaker at the Annual Conference
  • 02/05/2019: The BoD confirms the status of Member with Programmes Notified for Accreditation of Swiss School of Higher Education
  • 02/05/2019: The BoD confirms the status of Member with Programmes Notified for Accreditation of Plekhanov Russian University of Economics

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