Assurance of Learning

At ESB Business School students are prepared in the best possible way for their future careers. To achieve this, learning goals are defined for each degree programme. ‘Learning goals’ are the skills graduates will have acquired by the end of their degree programme and which are representative of the education they have received at ESB Business School. With “Assurance of Learning" (AoL) as the quality assurance concept, we continuously check whether, and to what extent, the defined learning goals are achieved by our students. The learning goals are assessed and appraised at regular intervals in order to enhance the curriculum and programmes. This is done in accordance with the ESB learning goals, which are enshrined in the ESB mission.     

The Assurance of Learning Process

Learning Goals Across All Programmes

ESB Business School stands for international and practice-related teaching. Respect, responsibility and commitment are values that define our actions. All ESB Business School degree programmes share the following common goals:

  • Language skills
  • Intercultural skills
  • Ethical responsibility
  • Subject-related problem-solving skills

Programme Assessment

Regular assessment of learning goals across all degree programmes provide us with a detailed insight into the achievements and development of our students. The results make an important contribution to curriculum management at ESB Business School and help us to continuously improve our course offerings. 

What Does Assurance Of Learning Mean For Students At ESB Business School

  • Students will take tests and perform tasks that are used specifically for assessment purposes (e.g. the Intercultural Effectiveness Scale (IES) online test).
  • The ESB Curriculum Committee (CuC) helps to make improvements to degree programmes and curriculum, where Alumni and student representatives also get involved and take an active part in designing the syllabus.