International Accreditation Boosts Global Ranking of Master in Management

SHANGHAI, March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In recent years, international accreditation has not only significantly improved the teaching and research ability of Tongji University, School of Economics and Management (Tongji SEM), but also effectively enhanced the international rankings and brand influence of the school.

In April 2016, after successfully obtaining the five-year European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) re-accreditation, Tongji SEM consecutively won the five-year AACSB accreditation and AMBA re-accreditation, becoming one of the only four business schools in Mainland China holding the three most prestigious global accreditations.

Gaining of accreditations has qualified the School for authoritative international rankings. For example, the British Financial Times requests participants to have either EQUIS or AACSB accreditation for ranking. In 2014, the year Tongji SEM gained EQUIS accreditation, SEM took part in the Master in Management global ranking of Financial Times, and ranked 65th, as one of two business schools from greater China on the list.

In 2015, taking accreditation as an opportunity, the teaching and research quality of the school continuously improved, at the meantime, the employment and salary levels of our graduates substantially increased, and the amount of international publications increased by 20% year on year. SEM was ranked 52nd worldwide. In 2016, with persistent efforts, the Master in Management program of the school edged into world's Top 50 by the Financial Times ranking.

The European Quality Improvement System (referred to as EQUIS), is one of the world's top two authoritative and influential accreditations for business schools. 2017 witnessed the 20th anniversary of EQUIS, which pays special attention to the continuous improvement of the teaching and research quality and the internationalization and corporate connections of business schools. So far, there are only 167 schools and universities from 41 countries around the world having obtained EQUIS accreditation, accounting for only 1% of the world's 15,000 schools.

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