For Four Consecutive Years, Department of Business Management, NSYSU Remains on UK Financial Times MiM Ranking
On October 28, 2019, the Financial Times published the 2019 FT Masters in Management Ranking (MiM). The Department of Business Management, National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU) entered the table for the fourth year in a row, ranked 98th and moving two places up the ranking from last year.
The Financial Times MiM Ranking evaluates the participating business schools and their alumni from 2016 class based on three major aspects, including alumni career progress, school diversity and international experience & research. Some keys to the ranking include “salary percentage increase”, “aims achieved”, “women/ international faculty (%)”, as well as “international mobility rank”.
With regards to alumni career performance, the Department of Business Management, NSYSU, calculated the “weighted salary”, which is average graduate’s salary with adjustment for salary variations between industry sectors, to be US$45,368, reflecting an average increase of nearly US$6,000 over the past three years. After three years of graduation, the salary is increased by 43% compared to their first salary after graduation. It has been observed that the performance of the alumni of the Department of Business Management has grown year after year. In terms of school diversity, the women/ international faculty, the international board, and the international students have all increased by 2 to 6 % over the past three years. The first three criteria have even reached a record high in the recent three years.
In addition, with regards to the "international course experience " criterion, which is calculated according to whether the most recent graduating class undertook exchanges, company internships or study trips in countries other than where school is based, the Department of BM, NSYSU ranks among the top 50 in the world this year. Department of BM Director Chun-Tuan Chang pointed out that the Department has always placed great emphasis on the cultivation of its students' international outlook and vision. Besides offering many courses in English, Chinese courses such as "International Business Practices" also inspire students through videos, international expansion projects, role-playing and case studies. Students are shaped to become future business leaders through teaming up faculty and students domestically and abroad. The Department of Business Management has been featured quite significantly in the 2019 MiM ranking, demonstrating the results of its hard work in encouraging students to study overseas to expand their horizon.
The top three schools in the ranking are the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, HEC Paris, and London Business School in the UK. A total of 7 schools entered the table for the first time, including Vlerick Business School in Belgium, European School of Management and Technology in Germany, Indian Institute of Management Udaipur and Indore, Trinity College Dublin, Trinity Business School, Ireland, HKUST Business School in China, and National Chengchi University in Taiwan.
FT Masters in Management Ranking: http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/masters-in-management-2019
【Alumni Interview】GHRM MBA 105-Yulya Balkhanova (尤莉雅)
Ms. Yulya Balkhanova is from Russia and she has been in Taiwan for almost 7 years now. Yulya got her bachelor’s degree in National Chung Cheng University (NCCU) in Chiayi and immediately decided to continue her studies at NSYSU’s GHRM English MBA Program. One of friends, who studied at NSYSU, often invited Yulya to Kaohsiung to visit the city and once after visiting NSYSU campus, Yulya decided to come back here for master’s degree.
“The best thing about NSYSU and GHRM English MBA Program is the opportunity to meet people from different cultures and work with them as a team. I’ve met many interesting people and had lots of fun communicating with them. My favorite subjects were Professor David McConville’s “Work and Culture” and “Independent Studies”. Both courses are very practical and have helped me with many things such as resume writing and team working. I didn’t have that many difficulties, but if I had a problem, Cindy and Natasha always helped me a lot and for that I’m very grateful.” – share her experience Yulya. Besides her studies, Yulya and her friends took a part in international food market – sold some self-made Russian food.
Yulya says she would definitely recommend GHRM English MBA Program, because you learn things you can later apply at your workplace, also meet many different people, learn how to be a part of a team, and finally make friends.
Now Yulya works in Taipei for a trading company, her position is a Project Manager (with responsibilities including talking to customers and offering them best solutions for their needs, working with technical documentation, updating the contents of company’s website, etc.)
We are very glad and proud that our alumni are successful in finding jobs after they graduate from GHRM English MBA Program and wish Yulya and all other good luck.
Experiencing the Future and Cultivating Practical Skills, 7 Students Share Internship Experience
On September 11, 2019, the International Affairs Office of the College of Management organized the “Internship Sharing Session”. After the opening remarks given by Associate Professor Shao Jung Wang, Director of the International Business MBA program (IBMBA), seven students from the College share their internship experience.
Thai student Jetsin Patipatthanan from IBMBA was an engineer before he moved to Taiwan to study and then interned at a Taiwanese company. He came across Whetron Electronics Co., Ltd. at the job fair organized by National Sun Yat-sen Univerisity (NSYSU) and then went through interview at their Taipei and Thai offices. He shared the situations he encountered during the interview and hoped his experience could serve as a reference for other students. "It has not been difficult for me to live in Taiwan, but the cultural impact I experienced at Taiwan's workplace was not minor," he said. Taiwanese people's contribution to the organization and civic behavior, compared with Thai people’s relaxed state of mind and their punctual "escape" from the office, are rather new to him. As a result, he encouraged foreign students to learn more about Taiwan's professional work environment through participating in internships in Taiwan.
Pei-yu Hung, a 2016 alumna who just graduated from Global Human Resource Management English MBA Program (GHRM MBA), interned at the German medical device manufacturer, MT.DERM GmbH. She shared with the participants the realities and difficulties of internships in Europe. She analyzed the overall internship experience from the perspectives of work culture, management method, and communication model. "During the internship, there may be situations where you are not familiar with, but utilizing of the nature of a student and from the perspective of learning, there will be different levels of understanding of the local organization culture," she shared. During the eight-month internship, she had not only helped the company plan a series of online marketing strategies for the East Asia and Southeast Asia markets, but also helped the company set up a new website for the brand. On top of that, she had also helped plan factory opening days and co-organized exhibitions in London, Berlin, and Barcelona. These experiences also helped her learn B2B business and marketing strategies.
Xin Liu, a second-year GHRM MBA student, interned at Yulon Motor Co., Ltd. and worked as a recruiting intern in the human resources department. In addition to assisting the company in identifying talents suitable for the company in the job fair, she also got to work with the company's welfare department, learning how big corporations “retain talents”. Comparing to the internship experience of the students in the traditional industry, Yu-hsuan Hsu from Department of Business Management chose to intern at a startup in Taipei, NinetyRoad Travel. “A startup company is rather small, but it is also provides an excellent learning environment,” she said. Another student who is also from the Department of BM, Chih-Lin Tsai interned at iQiyi Beijing Office because of her love for watching drama, which is why she chose to work as a market analyst in this emerging market of video streaming and simultaneously experience the Chinese workplace culture.
Another Department of BM student Meng-jia Liu, interned at the Business Planning Department at ACER that plans and manages the matters concerning the Asia markets. " I want to enrich my resume before graduation," she said. In addition, the company also organized workplace training courses and CEO proposal activities for interns to stimulate employees' creative proposals. Referring to the difference between internships in the industry and at school, Liu commented, "In the practical world, I got to learn practical skills such as Google Analytics, Excel Pivot Table Report and so on, which are not in learned at school, and the way of learning is also vastly different. This opportunity to learn as I do has enriched me”.
Finally, Hkawn San, a GHRM MBA student from Myanmar, shared her summer course experience at Arnhem Business School, HAN University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. In addition to the regular class, the school also arranged a personal career advisor for students, which allows students to better understand themselves and plan the future in an organized way.
"People may think that the school is an umbrella carefully sheltering the students. But because of that, students can try their way to explore outside the umbrella and their future," commented Pei-yu Hung. She added that internship does not show the whole picture of a workplace, but can become an important part of the career planning, while adding a unique mark in the graduate life.
Bowling Event with the Director of IBMBA/GHRM MBA programs and Faculty Members
September 27, 2019 – The International Programs Office organized its second big event for this semester. They organized a Bowling Event with the program director, Sharon Wang, and faculty members. The location for this event was the brand new Taroko Park Shopping Mall. It has the biggest bowling center in the city, which The International Student Association booked for this activity. The event was scheduled from 2pm till 3.30pm. and was visited by more than 40 people from the IBMBA/GHRM programs. The SA selected teams to ensure international and local students were put together to make sure people didn’t just stick with people from their home countries. During the event students had some snacks and drinks before hitting the lanes.
Feedback was positive. It got a little competitive and everyone enjoyed the activity a lot. There is definitely another bowling activity in the works for a future date!
Date: Dec. 5, 2019 (Thu.) Time: 12:00-13:45 Venue: CM1037 Topic: Academic Integrity Speaker: Prof. Shyh-Jer Chen (Distinguished Professor, Institute of Human Resource Management, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan)
※Speech in English Date：2019/11/22（Fri）12:00-13:45 Venue：Room CM3038, College of Management, NSYSU Topic：Analytics in Health Dining Speaker：Prof. LIM, Ee Peng／Singapore Management University (SMU) Host：Prof. Hwang, San Yih/National Sun Yat-sen University Sign Up：https://tinyurl.com/y4gn29lq Organizer： College of Management and Management Studies Research Center, NSYSU
【Call for Invited Lecturers】 International Summer School 2020, Universidad de La Sabana (till 11/22)
Our partner - Universidad de La Sabana is starting to plan the International Summer School 2020. Looking for professors interested in joining the International Summer School next year as invited lecturers. Universidad de La Sabana is a Colombian private higher education institution founded in 1979. The university has been given the High Quality Institutional Accreditation by the National Ministry of Education.
Application deadline: Friday, November 22, 2019 International Summer School date: first and second week of June, 2020 The economy flight round trip and relevant daily meal/ accommodation costs might be covered partially by Universidad de La Sabana.
If you should require more information please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Cindy Lin (firstname.lastname@example.org), College International Manager, College of Management, National Sun Yat-sen University or feel free to contact our partner, Daniela Sierra Parra, email@example.com
【Call for Proposals】Global Responsibility Week 2020, Nottingham Trent University (UK)(till11/27)
Our collaboration partner - Nottingham Trent University is starting to plan the Global Responsibility Week 2020. Looking for professors interested in joining the Global Responsibility Week as invited lecturers. The Nottingham Business School has received accreditations from a range of professional bodies that recognize the quality of its teaching and research, such as AACSB and EQUIS.
Theme: Responsible Management and Leadership, Ethics and / or Sustainability Subtheme: Developing sustainable and responsible business models Embedding sustainable innovation Evolving models for responsible finance Developing a values-led purpose Leading through ethical dilemmas Responsible consumption and ethical marketing Enabling global governance and local action Challenges and solutions for dealing with waste Impact thinking and tools for delivering sustainable change Building sustainable supply chains Redesigning economies for sustainable and ethical growth
The deadline for receiving proposals and CVs is Friday 27 November 2019.
Global Responsibility Week will be from Tuesday 31 March 2020 to Thursday 2 April 2020. Nottingham Business School will pay direct travel and subsistence expenses in line with University policies / rates and arrange and pay for a hotel for four nights (Monday-Thursday). The scheme is compatible with the Erasmus Staff Mobility scheme.
Interested candidates please complete the attached proposal form and send with a CV to Pam Catori at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you require more information, you may also feel free to contact Ms. Cindy Lin (email@example.com), College International Manager, College of Management, National Sun Yat-sen University.