We hold the honour of being the first and only higher education institution in South-Eastern Europe to receive the UNIQUe (European Universities Quality in Online Learning ) international quality certification which recognises quality in online learning. The UNIQUe certification is awarded by EFQUEL (European Foundation for Quality in Online Learning).This achievement includes DOBA Business School as part of a distinguished list of 14 other European higher education institutions with online learning programmes.
DOBA Business School obtained this institutional accreditation after a two-year process of preparations and self-assessment in which a committee of international experts assessed three key areas divided into 83 detailed criteria that higher education institutions have to meet in order to obtain the international quality certification. The key areas in the assessment were Learning/Institutional Context, Learning resources and Learning processes. The committee paid special attention to the opinion of students, graduates, higher education teachers and business partners and conducted 39 extensive interviews.
The international accreditation represents a great acquisition for students and graduates of DOBA Business School, as it confirms that online learning at DOBA achieves high international standards.
After ten years of development and innovations, DOBA is proud of the flattering reviews that it received from external reviewers – the most prominent online learning experts in Europe. For DOBA's teaching and expert staff, this international accreditation is a confirmation of excellence of previous pedagogical and research work, an excellent information infrastructure and ICT services as well as top-quality know-how in online learning.
»The UNIQUe certificate is a recognition of excellence in the use of ICT in Higher Education – and we can definitively say that DOBA has achieved this level of excellence across its entire spectrum of activities. In short, the certificate provides a label of quality for any student studying here that DOBA conducts all e-learning activities in accordance with some of the most demanding European standards.Quality is an elusive ideal, hard to reach and but easy to lose – and as such, to remain committed to the virtuous cycle of quality improvement you have embarked upon as part of the UNIQue process. » Anthony F. Camilleri, Representative of the European Foundation for Quality in Online Learning (EFQUEL)
DOBA and Online Learning
A 17-year tradition in online learning makes DOBA one of the leading online business schools in Europe. Its accredited, high-quality, online learning programmes are run fully online, allowing professionals to carry on with their career while working toward a degree. Flexible, yet highly structured online learning with 24/7 tutorial support, peer collaboration and continuous feedback to enhance student performance are among the main assets that make online learning at DOBA worthy of the UNIQUe accreditation for excellent use of ICT in teaching and learning, an accreditation awarded by the European Foundation for Quality in e-Learning. Furthermore, a vibrant international learning community and high satisfaction scores from more than 4,000 graduates from over 34 different countries confirm that DOBA’s approach is the right approach to online learning