Since the introduction of the Bachelor and Master degrees, the programmes have been regularly subject to the accreditation procedures (initial accreditation and re-accreditation) required under the statutory provisions in the Framework Act for Higher Education (Hochschulrahmengesetz - HRG). This accreditation process adds qualitative evaluation to the previous requirement of state certification for degree programmes. Accreditation is designed to provide a guarantee of professional and substantive standards by evaluating such factors as programme design, ease of study ('studyability'), quality of teaching and professional relevance. The requirements for accrediting new study programmes include a modular structure and a Credit Points system that reflects the students' actual workload. The accreditation process is carried out by external accrediting agencies.
The Berlin School of Economics and Law was quick to introduce external accreditation for its degree programmes. As a result, nearly all the University's programmes have been successfully awarded the initial accreditation stamp.