In the year 2001 and 2010, ICBS was subjected to assessment by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), based in the UK, for its activities Greece. The object of the assessment was to assure the quality of the collaboration of ICBS with the University of UK. The assessment period was one year in duration and covered areas such as data and processes of the last five years. The result of the assessment was that this collaboration was splendid. ICBS Business College felt particularly gratified, as once again it had passed an inspection by an independent international body, with flying colours. This couldn’t have been achieved without the consistent application of quality assurance procedures for the provided educational services.
Starting from 2007, the degrees of member colleges are also certified by NARIC (UK), the National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom. NARIC UK has the responsibility of recognising - or not - all degrees of people interested in working in the UK. These certificates testify that the degrees awarded to member College graduates are comparable to those of any UK University, both academically and professionally.Hence, this is a further certification awarded to College graduates, by what should be notes as the most active by far such organisation in Europe, putting its prestigious weight behind ICBS College degrees.
The ICBS Business College (Thessaloniki-Athens –Larissa) is since 2016 an official member of the United Nation’s organization PRME, the organization for the Principles of Responsible Management Education, following a proposal of the University of Winchester, a founding member of the PRME, and after a review of the case. In this organization participate more than 650 universities from all over the word, including the most important and prestigious, mainly from the USA and UK. From Greece there are only 3 participants, including ICBS. http://www.unprme.org/participants/index.php?sort=name&dir=asc&start=240
PRME is based on 6 principles:
Principle 1 | Purpose: We will develop the capabilities of students to be future generators of sustainable value for business and society at large and to work for an inclusive and sustainable global economy.
Principle 2 | Values: We will incorporate into our academic activities and curricula the values of global social responsibility as portrayed in international initiatives such as the United Nations Global Compact.
Principle 3 | Method: We will create educational frameworks, materials, processes and environments that enable effective learning experiences for responsible leadership.
Principle 4 | Research: We will engage in conceptual and empirical research that advances our understanding about the role, dynamics, and impact of corporations in the creation of sustainable social, environmental and economic value.
Principle 5 | Partnership: We will interact with managers of business corporations to extend our knowledge of their challenges in meeting social and environmental responsibilities and to explore jointly effective approaches to meeting these challenges.
Principle 6 | Dialogue: We will facilitate and support dialog and debate among educators, students, business, government, consumers, media, civil society organisations and other interested groups and stakeholders on critical issues related to global social responsibility and sustainability.
In May 2017 ICBS Business College after evaluation became a member of UNAI.
The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) is a global initiative that aligns institutions of higher education with the United Nations in furthering the realization of the purposes and mandate of the OIrganization through activities and research in a shared culture of intellectual social responsibility.