Recognition and Accreditation

CASS EUROPEAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES (CASS Europe in abbreviation) is an innovative higher education institution with a global academic campus in Paris and an executive development center in Brussels. It also has collaborative partnerships with academic institutions in Ghana, Taiwan, and Chile where its programs are currently being delivered. These activities are a correct reflection of the institution’s European and international character.

CASS Europe is accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research and is registered with the Ministry’s Paris Academy as a private, not-for-profit, higher education institution (Etablissement privé d’enseignement supérieur libre) which is legally authorized to provide higher education in business, management, and other fields leading to Anglo-Saxon type qualifications at Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral level awarded by the institution. All programs of the institution are recognized by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research as higher education programs. One immediate practical advantage of this recognition is that its students in France have the same entitlement to relevant social security benefits as those at public institutions. The Institution is directly under the administrative supervision of the Paris Academy of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research.


CASS Europe has been accredited by Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC) since 2015. Following the restructuring of the institution in Europe leading to the establishment of its global academic campus in Paris, France, a comprehensive inspection visit of its sites was undertaken by ASIC in November 2016. As a result all of the institution’s sites in Europe have achieved full accreditation by ASIC with the additional status of “Premier Institution” attributed in recognition of its high quality standards. The accreditation is for the period November 21, 2017 through November 20, 2021.

ASIC accreditation helps students and parents make a more informed choice and will also help a school, college, university, training provider or distance education provider, demonstrate to the international student body that they are a high quality institution. ASIC is recognised by UKVI in UK, is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) in USA and is listed in their International Directory, is a member of the BQF (British Quality Foundation), are affiliates of ENQA (European Network for Quality Assurance) and are institutional members of EDEN (European Distance and E-Learning Network).


CASS Europe is a member of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and has candidacy status for accreditation of its programs by the organization. The ACBSP is a CHEA (Council for Higher Education Accreditation)-recognized specialized business accrediting organization that reviews the quality and integrity of business degree programs. Accreditation by ACBSP is based on an independent evaluation of an institution’s business programs by a group of professionals which includes faculty and academic administrators in the field of business education.