European Council for Business Education (aisbl)

Jacques Bouche, Executive Director

ECBE is an international not-for-profit organisation registered in Brussels.
6, Rond+ point Schuman
B – 1040 Bruxelles
Registration No. 543364 504

Operating Address:
Rue J. Coosemans 30, B - 1030 Brussels
+32 2 732 42 04



ECBE, the European Council for Business Education, is an international not-for-profit educational organisation, registered in Brussels as an AISBL – Association Internationale Sans But Lucrative. It is committed to supporting academic and professional learning institutions in business and related fields. It provides advice and consulting services to encourage and support institutions to commit themselves to continuous improvement by engaging in its accreditation processes. It also creates valuable networking opportunities for schools interested in internationalising their curriculum and contacts. These services help to enhance the learning environment and career opportunities for students of business.

ECBE's mission is to support higher and further education institutions and professional training organisations to develop outstanding, innovative programmes which will help students to develop the skills, knowledge and experience to succeed in today's dynamic global economy. All types of academic and professional programmes are supported within the framework of a commitment to life long learning.

Through its accreditation processes, ECBE helps to ensure that accredited members satisfy the requirements of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) as set out in the Bologna Process and other EU directives.

ECBE operates globally. Although we are European based, our interest in promoting and supporting the European methodology of education and embracing the ideals and values embodied in “Bologna” extends to business education providers all over the world. Our policy is to assist any institution committed to quality assurance and improvement in their quest to offer students the best educational experience possible.

We hope you will consider joining us in this adventure. Please click on the relevant pages of this website to learn more about our work.

Press release for the 2016 annual conference

The ECBE 2016 annual conference with the theme “Business schools and corporate professional development - A marriage made in heaven?” provided much information and discussion concerning the academic, research and practical skills required for improving and developing higher education  teachers. Sessions also addressed blended learning, the  use of different platforms, the development of MOOCs and the relationship between academe and the providing of training programmes to commercial organisation by HEIs

Prior to the conference a day’s seminar, in theme with the conference, addressed the accreditation of short courses and professional development as well as the role of quality assurance in these activities. Some of these topics were discussed further during the conference. 

The 2016 ECBE conference finished on a high note with a canal cruise of Amsterdam followed by a dinner at the 17th century building of the Five Flies restaurant in Amsterdam. During the evening certificates were presented for the newly accredited and re-accredited programmes. At the same time Dr John Millar was made an honorary member of ECBE and received a crystal decanter in recognition of his outstanding services to ECBE.

Bryan Holden as retiring Executive Director was generously thanked for all the work that he had carried out on behalf of the organisation and it was hoped that he would continue to be able to support ECBE. He was also presented with a crystal decanter.