Assurance of Learning (AoL) is a quality management system, which improves the students learning success and supports the faculty for Business Administration to comply with the highest standards in education permanently. The AoL process controls and improves the quality of degree programs and evaluates, if the participants reach the defined learning expectations and gain specific key competencies. For all degree programs offered at the faculty of Business Administration as well as the Mannheim Business School clear competency goals have been defined, which are reviewed by the AoL process. AoL is also part of the AACSB standards for the accreditation of business schools and is mandatory for all through AACSB accredited business schools.
Along with the AoL managers of the Dean’s Office at the Business School each functional area provides AoL coordinators, who are responsible for the realization of the AoL process. All Competency Goals as well as their review are decided by the AoL Program Committee, which consists of representatives from teaching staff, student body and industry .