Institutional membership is the entry into ATHEA and the starting point for all institutional members who may seek accreditation. The institution must have legal authorization to operate as a tertiary educational institution, have students in a programme of higher education, be in existence for at least 1 year, and offer and teach their own institution’s programmes. If, for example, an institution is teaching for another institution but has no academic programmes of their own, they could not be an Institutional Member.
The Business School offers MBA, DBA and Executive Management Programmes through Action learning since 1988. These programmes are offered locally and Internationally. BSN has educational sites in 14 countries in Europe, Asia, South America and Africa and is World Institute of Action Learning (WIAL) affiliate in The Netherlands.www.bsn.eu
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 75 baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering and Security & Intelligence. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz.; online; and through the Worldwide Campus’ network of education facilities in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. For more information, visit www.worldwide.erau.edu, follow us on Twitter (@ERAUworldwide) and www.facebook.com/EmbryRiddleWorldwide, and find expert videos at http://www.YouTube.com/EmbryRiddleUniv. For more information on the European programmes http://berlin.erau.edu/about-europe/index.htmlwww.worldwide.erau.edu
Horizons University seeks to provide a practical, one-on-one learning experience for students through innovative study opportunities, a strong global focus, and personalized instruction tailored to individual learning goals. Horizons University was founded in 1998. Horizons is a nonprofit, on-campus and online business and liberal arts University. Horizons University offers a variety of accredited degree programs in the business field (BBA, MBA and DBA programs) along with online Masters degrees in International Education, Cross-Cultural Communication and French Language and Culture.www.horizonsuniversity.org
The International School of Management is one of the world’s most innovative communities of executive education. From MBA to doctoral degrees, ISM faculty, students and alumni come together from the four corners of the globe to facilitate knowledge sharing, learning and networking in ways that produce professional value and life-enhancing results. Based in Paris and New York, with seminar programs hosted in leading emerging markets, the school’s business experience and reputation for academic excellence empower individual ambition and ability to succeed in today’s multinational environment.www.ism.edu
Founded in 1952, Maastricht School of Management (MSM) is one of the oldest and most international business schools in the Netherlands. MSM offers research-driven and internationally accredited programs in management, amongst others MBA, Master and Doctorate degrees programs. Its research-based Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) program is ranked number two in the world. Additionally MSM offers many shorter professional and executive courses, as well as tailor-made programs in a broad range of expertise areas specifically designed to help organizations successfully deal with today’s global market challenges. MSM is located in the beautiful historical city of Maastricht in the Netherlands - right in the heart of Europe. MSM offers its programs in Maastricht and across the world through collaboration with various partner institutions. Around 1,000 students graduate every year from MSM’s programs, and MSM alumni occupy top positions in business, government and academia. MSM has been recognized for its innovativeness by the Association of MBA’s (AMBA), and for its contribution to the internationalization of Dutch Higher Education, by the Nuffic.www.msm.nl
Chartered as a liberal arts college in 1962, The American University of Paris is today an urban, independent, international university located at the meeting point of France, Europe, and the world. The University provides a student-centered, career-enabling, and transformative learning experience to the global explorers who are its Bachelor’s and Master’s students, empowering them to cross both disciplinary and cultural borders with ease in order to assume their places as responsible actors and leaders in over 140 countries worldwide.www.aup.edu
Dedicated to cross-cultural education with a global perspective, the United International Business Schools organization (UIBS) is an independent and accredited private higher education institution with campuses in Europe and Asia. UIBS offers flexible business and management studies at the Undergraduate/Bachelor/BBA, Graduate/Master/MBA and Postgraduate/Doctor/DBA level.www.uibs.org
University of Economics and Management (VSEM) was founded in 2001. VSEM realize study programs in economic and social areas (Bachelor, Master, MBA, Ph.D. degree) for nearly 3 000 students. VSEM supports freedom of thinking, research, and the expression of opinions and ideas. Internationalization is our core value, touching directly on issues of social and curricular relevance, institutional quality and prestige, and national competitiveness and innovation potential. VSEM represents the higher education enterprise that proudly welcomes students from all over the world. VSEM combines its master programmes with start-up accelerator facilities for student entrepreneurs to whom we offer mentoring services, investment grants, office space and equipment and other support. Located in heart of Europe, Prague that is considered as the leading location for start-up accelerator activities in the region, attracted by investors from all over the world.www.vsem.cz
An Institutional Member who has completed all of the requirements for candidacy status as stated in the Accreditation Policy Manual will be a considered a candidate for accreditation. The Institutional Member must have graduates of the programme and be in existence for at least 3 years. The specific term used to state the outcome a positive outcome for candidacy is THEA-Candidate. In the ATHEA Charter, the specific membership category is Candidate Member. The member therefore becomes an ATHEA Candidate Member, having been granted THEA-Candidate by the THEA Board of Commissioners.
Once an ATHEA Candidate Member completes a self-evaluation, hosts a site evaluation, and is accepted into accreditation status by the THEA Board of Commissioners, the institution is awarded accreditation. The THEA-Candidate must have at least 2 cycles of graduates from their institution. The specific term for accredited is THEA-Accredited. In the ATHEA Charter, the specific membership category is Accredited Member. The Candidate Member therefore becomes an ATHEA Accredited Member, having been granted THEA by the THEA Board of Commissioners.