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SOURCE School of Management, Fudan University
SHANGHAI, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 21, 2013, Financial Times released the 2013 global EMBA rankings, and four programs of the School of Management, Fudan University were successfully ranked in the top-100 list.
This is the second year that the School has joined the FT's annual EMBA ranking competition with multiple programs, and has achieved improvement in general. Among them, the BI Norwegian Business School-Fudan University MBA Programme participated in the ranking for the first time and Fudan EMBA program is still ranked to be the best Chinese-language program in the world.
This is also the third biggest news of the School within this month. One week ago, the School established International Advisory Board, which is composed of 27 leaders in economic, political and academic fields. On the same day, the School started to build a new campus in Wujiaochang area, which will cover an area of 100,000 square meters and be put into use in 2016, and the new campus will enable the School to have a world-class environment for teaching and research.
Four top-100 programs
The four programs that are ranked on the toop-100 list are: Washington University-Fudan University EMBA Program (English language), Fudan EMBA Program (Chinese language), The University of Hong Kong-Fudan University IMBA Programme (bilingual), and BI Norwegian Business School-Fudan University MBA Programme (English language). The first three programs were in the rankings last year. This year, it shows that, Washington University-Fudan University EMBA Program is ranked the world's No.6, marking its top-20 place globally and No.1 on Chinese mainland for 8 consecutive years since 2006. Fudan EMBA Program (Chinese language) was ranked No.38, the second year that it has been the world's best Chinese-language EMBA program. The University of Hong Kong-Fudan University IMBA Programme was ranked No.51, or the world's No.6 best part-time MBA program. BI Norwegian Business School-Fudan University MBA Programme was ranked No.54, or the world's No.7 best part-time MBA program.
The FT global EMBA ranking is an important guideline to evaluate the quality of a higher education institution. The ranking criteria strictly look at such aspects as the quality and career development of students, the academic progress and research capability of the school, internationalized level of the school. The fact that four of its programs are ranked among the world's top-100 ones shows that, the management education level of the school has continued to be recognized by international ranking authorities. It also shows to the world that management education in China is continuing to make improvement.
Aiming at the world's first-class programs
Since 2006, Washington University-Fudan University EMBA Program has been ranked on the FT's top-20 list for 8 years. Since last year, Fudan EMBA Program has been ranked the world's top-50 and The University of Hong Kong-Fudan University IMBA Programme the world's top-100 for two times. BI Norwegian Business School-Fudan University MBA Programme has participated in the ranking competition for the first time and claimed a top-100 place. From one program to multiple ones, from English language program to bilingual ones, the School has made progress by enabling more programs to be ranked on the FT list, which also represents its plan to go further on the path of internationalization.
"Our goal is to become one of Asia's best business schools before 2015, with a certain level of global influence. We want to build a world-class business school within next 15 years," said Dean Xiongwen LU.
"In recent years, we have participated in the rankings with more and more programs. We plan to encourage all of our programs, as well as all the alumni who graduated from these programs within three years, to participate in the ranking competitions for the world's highest-level evaluation." In January 2013, Fudan MBA Program participated in the competition for FT's global best MBA list, and was ranked top 100 for advanced education concept, leading cooperation model and life-long career services.
"The rankings this year represent the recognition of progress already made by the School, and encourage us to go further on the path of internationalization."
Looking back, the School became the world's fastest business school to claim both AACSB and EQUIS accreditations within 2009-2010 period; in 2012, it became the mainland China's first one to get five-year EQUIS re-accreditation
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