European Business Baccalaureate Diploma (EBBD)

Europe; Economy – Mobility

Every year Europe grows closer together; in political, social and most importantly in economic aspects. As a result of this development, there are challenges which require a particular understanding of economic relationships in a unified Europe. These challenges require a readiness for mobility, extensive soft skills and business competence in order to be able to comfortably deal with international business questions.
The European Business Baccalaureate Diploma (EBBD) equips students with the necessary competence to master these challenges.

With the EBBD, young students will receive a harmonized and accredited European qualification going beyond the national framework for professions in the field of business administration. Thus the graduates of the EBBD programme increase their opportunities in the job market.

Business Competence ‘European Style’

In the future, the European Economic Area will require even broader and more particular competencies. The EBBD portfolio has been specifically designed with these competencies in mind; the EBBD supports the European economy by educating a top qualified workforce.
Graduates receive an additional, internationally renowned certificate, which also serves as preparation for academic studies with a European focus.


  • Soft skills
  • Business competence
  • Competence in international business fields
  • Europe Competence – CFEC
  • Competence in various foreign languages
  • Competence to work on economic questions in a foreign language – CLIL
  • Application of work related competencies during practical training in a foreign country
  • Problem solving competence in the framework of business projects and simulations solving competence in the framework of business projects and simulations

*Europe is Working Together
International partners from European countries have teamed up in two EU-projects and jointly developed the European Business Baccalaureate Diploma. It is based on a portfolio that ascertains the above mentioned competences.

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Schools and other educational institutions that meet the portfolio’s demands and are able to implement it can be accredited as EBBD school/EBBD vocational education institution. The non-profit organization European Business Baccalaureate Diploma e.V. is in charge of carrying out the accreditations of interested schools and other vocational education institutions and establishing the rules for their certification. In Austria the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and Women’s Affairs accredits the schools.

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