12 December 2014

Business School Netherlands rewarded with triple accreditation

Business School Netherlands rewarded with triple accreditation


SANEC member, Business School Netherlands, proudly sports two new, very prominent accreditations: the American accreditation organisation, Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and the Swiss accreditation organisation eduQua, have accredited BSN and its MBA programmes. Since receiving the NVAO accreditation – the Dutch Flemish accreditation –which had earlier been granted to BSN, our business school has become one of few international business schools to hold three highly respected accreditations. Furthermore, BSN is the first Dutch higher education institution to receive the eduQua accreditation from the Swiss Association for Quality and Management Systems.

‘Aside from the fact that this triple accreditation is very special to us, we are extremely proud of every accreditation’, says BSN’s founder, Dr. Dick Gerdzen. ‘An accreditation is the ultimate stamp of official recognition of both the quality of the programmes you offer, and the certificates you hand out to your graduates. When you take into consideration that the ACBSP, eduQua and NVAO accreditations all depend on various strict assessments and criteria, this triple accreditation genuinely confirms the quality and success of our educational methods. There are very few business schools worldwide who can say the same.’

The MBA students that do not attend (parts of) the MBA in the Netherlands will now also obtain a fully accredited MBA that is recognised worldwide through the ACBSP. Because of this, the MBA becomes accessible in terms of traveling and costs.

‘Not only do these two additional accreditations provide a boost in quality, but also ensure that our programmes are widely recognised for international students. Through our distance learning, International MBA programme, BSN can offer its quality education to managers and professionals in South Africa,’ Dick Gerdzen concludes.

For more information or to register for our distance learning, International MBA programme commencing on the 16th of February 2015, please visit