International Influence Improved! College of Management Awarded 4 Palmes of Excellence by Eduniversal
Eduniversal, a higher education ranking from France, hosted the 12th Eduniversal World Convention in Bangkok, Thailand from October 26th to 28th, 2019. The College of Management, NSYSU was promoted from the 3 Palmes League to the 4 Palmes League, signifying the College has significant international influence, and listed as one of the 1000 best business schools in the world. On top of that, the College of Management was ranked as one of the top three business schools in Taiwan. Dean San-Yih Hwang and Associate Dean Jui-Kun Kuo attended the convention to receive the award.
Eduniversal's 1000 Best Business Schools ranking has been held annually since 2007 to present a map of higher education institutions around the world. Different from the vertical comparison generated by most business schools rankings, the Eduniversal ranking system features a horizontal evaluation of schools in 9 major geographical regions (Note 1). Instead of comparing business schools across regions, it ranks the best schools within each country, which allows a better inclusion of the diversity of the higher education world and the specificities of each geographical areas.
During the selection of the 1000 best business schools, 1,000 business schools were selected from 154 countries according to the number of students in the higher education system, national education expenditures, and the number of academic research institutions, followed by internationalization criteria created by the International Scientific Committee such as accreditations, international rankings, memberships in international academic or professional associations or partnerships. Then for each region, the chosen schools are divided into five levels of excellence called the "Palmes of Excellence" (Note 2). Once a certain level of Palmes is awarded to a school, the last step is the rating of the school inside its Palm Level in its country. Institutions are then ranked according to the assessment made by their peers, that is Deans of the others best Business Schools ranked by Eduniversal.
Dean Hwang pointed out that among the 1000 best business schools in the world, there are only 200 business schools in the 4 Palmes League (Note 3). Being promoted from the 3 Palmes league to the 4 Palmes League is a significant recognition of the College in terms of the school’s internationalization. Currently, among the chosen schools in Taiwan, National Taiwan University is in the 5 Palmes League, the National Chengchi University and National Sun Yat-sen University are both in the 4 Palmes League. National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Fu Jen Catholic University and National Chiao-Tung University are in the 3 Palmes League, and National Cheng Kung Uiversity is in the 2 Palmes League.
The College of Management, NSYSU has been promoting the internationalization of the school for many years. At the moment, there are 11 foreign teachers from the United Kingdom, France, Austria, Malaysia, South Korea, Sweden, Singapore, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, and others. In addition, the College of Management has 70 sister schools all over the world and signed 14 double degree programs. More than 100 students are sent abroad each year and the number is increasing year by year. Besides the existing school resources, the College of Management also has set aside a scholarship for international exchange. During the 2017-2019 academic years, a total of 24 students received the scholarship, totaling NT$810,000, actively encouraging students to study abroad and broaden their horizons.
2019 Eduniversal Business Schools Ranking in Taiwan: https://eduniversal-ranking.com/business-school-university-ranking-in-taiwan.html
Note 1: The nine regions include Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Eurasia and Middle East, Far East Asia, Africa, Latin America, North America and Oceania.
Note 2: 1 Palm league represents business schools with considerable local influence. 2 Palmes league represents good business schools with strong regional influence. 3 Palmes league represenst excellent business schools with reinforcing international influence. 4 Palmes league represents top business schools with significant international influence. 5 Palmes league represents universal business schools with strong global influence.
Note 3: There are 100 business schools in the 5 Palmes league, 200 business schools in the 4 Palmes league, 400 business schools in the 3 Palmes league, 200 business schools in the 2 Palmes league, and 100 business schools in the 1 Palm league.
NSYSU EMBA is the only program in Taiwan to enter Top 100 Executive MBA Ranking 6 times in a row
NSYSU EMBA is the only program in Taiwan which has entered the Top 100 Executive MBA Ranking by Financial Times 6 times in a row. The newest 2019 of Top 100 Executive MBA Ranking was announced on November 18th; this year NSYSU EMBA was ranked 88th in the world. NSYSU’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) was outstanding and its rank rose from 89th last year to 78th this year.
The EMBA Ranking takes into consideration: the results of the survey on the career progress of alumni graduated three years ago, school diversity, research and CSR. Evaluation of career progress consists in the evaluation of changes after the students graduated from an EMBA program, such as average salary and yearly increase in salary. Also, diversity of faculty members and students and learning environment were evaluated.
According to the newest ranking, there was a 56% increase in salaries of EMBA alumni who graduated in 2016, reaching an average salary of USD 184,910 per year (about NTD 5,638,213). Also, students’ work experience rank has risen by 23 places, ranking 64th. This proves that studying the EMBA program at NSYSU one can gain a diverse experience but also engage in co-learning exchange. As for the diversity of the University, the total ratio of international employees, teachers, students and board members has been steadily increasing, from 4 to 5 percentage points. The University’s investment in the internationalization of the learning environment attracts many outstanding international faculty members and students.
What is worth noticing is that Financial Times added a new evaluation category in 2018 – CSR. This index is calculated by counting the program’s teaching hours dedicated to CSR, ethics, social and environmental issues. This year’s NSYSU CSR rank has greatly increased, from the 89th last year to this year’s 78th place. The CEO of the EMBA program Jack Shieh-Chieh Hsu said, that the teachers incorporate the idea of CSR in their teaching program to cultivate future managers conscious about CSR issues and with a high mobility. NSYSU alumnus – CEO of Jiu Zhen Nan Foods won the Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility Award this year. Besides the active promotion of the University’s social responsibility (USR), the College of Management encourages all institutes and departments to fulfill social responsibility and, since 2018, has issued annual reports on the College’s social responsibility, which is unprecedented among business institutions in Taiwan.
According to the 2019 Top 100 Executive MBA Ranking by Financial Times, the best business school is HEC Paris, which ranked 6th last year. The best business program in Asia is Kellogg-HKUST EMBA Program, established jointly by HKUST Business School and Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. Ranking third is Trium Global EMBA, jointly established by HEC Paris, London School of Economics and NYU Stern School of Business.
Top 100 Executive MBA Ranking by Financial Times (UK):http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/executive-mba-ranking-2019
Note: The recruitment for the EMBA program at NSYSU for the academic year 2020 has just started, students are recruited separately for the EMBA and the Asia-Pacific EMBA groups; there is no written exam. In November, several recruitment information sessions will be organized in Taipei, Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung. For further information please check http://emba.nsysu.edu.tw. Outstanding candidates of any nationality are invited to register. Information hotline: +886 7 5252000, ext. 4503 to 4505.
A few days ago, the IBMBA Alumni, Bill Tsai returned to school to share his experience of joining ACT Global Program. Currently, Bill is a digital manager of Wistron in Guangdong, China. “The experience of ACT Global Program helps me a lot in my current job” Bill laughed. Here are the abstract of the experience that Bill shared:
Motivation and expectation for ACT program I decided to join double degree program right after I got admitted to IBMBA, and I plan to complete it within two years. In reality, it took me 2 and a half years to finish it, but it’s an investment that worthwhile. The learning path and course design of IBMBA is relatively free, which broaden my knowledge in terms of subjects. To deepen myself in certain topics, I decided to participate in ACT program which already has modularized courses, and receiving another Master’s degree also enhance my competence regarding academic perspectives.
The most remarkable thing in terms of academic aspects during ACT program ‘The courses’ quality in University of Victoria in Canada.’’ Bill answered. As a Master’s student, we all know the importance of preview, but the course design and learning atmosphere in Taiwan make it hard for us to put into practice. However, if you do not preview sufficiently, you can barely discuss with professors or classmates, let alone clarifying your own mistakes. In addition, the course activities combine theoretical and practical aspects together, so that you won’t feel the distance between books and the reality. Furthermore, the learning environment and the mastering of courses from professors satisfy me. No matter individual work or group discussion, we are always focusing on the core ability of “problem-based learning”, which is also an evitable skill both in the fields of research and workplace.
The unforgettable experiences in terms of cultural aspects during ACT program The business hours of shops in Austria are much shorter than the ones in Taiwan, and some of them are even closed in weekends. Therefore, from my observation, I found that Austrian will always bring a shopping list so that they wouldn’t miss anything and shortened their time of wandering in stores. From here we can see the philosophy of planning has already embedded into Germanic lifestyle. On the other hand, when we were conducting internship in Austria, even it’s just a student project, companies still do not compromise on time accuracy or work process. This spirit deeply affects my attitude towards life and work in the future.
What are the challenges or difficulties you encountered during ACT program The great amount of reading materials stressed me a lot, since I’m not an English profession. Plus, not all my ACT classmates are English native speakers, and in order to efficiently accomplish our mutual goals, I need more patience and technique to communicate and cooperate with them.
What are your self-improvements after ACT program Fast adaptability to the changing environment and the ability of time management.
How does the experience of ACT program assist you in your current occupation Currently, I am a digital manager in a listed technology company, so the working pace is fast, and I keep encountering cross-domain challenges. However, no one knows everything, so the capabilities of “Defining scope of issues”, “Examining issues broadly and deeply”, and “time management” that I learned from ACT program help me a lot.
How would you advice students who look forward to joining ACT program Living in the digital era, we need to possess knowledge of data and information. It doesn’t matter which industry you work in, having the ability to interpret data and information can induce conclusion and find problems faster. As a result, I would suggest junior classmates to enhance their fundamental subjects, such as statistics, accounting, and finance. Combining these capabilities with the global dexterity developed from ACT program, you will be easier to stand out among competitors.
Mandy Chao, IBMBA 105 student, had just finished the ACT Global Program and returned to National Sun Yat-Sen University this May. She smiled and replied that she could not imagine the transformation and impact that ACT Global Program brought to her in the past year. Despite participating in the professional courses, Mandy told us that she also made lots of friends all over the world and had unforgettable cultural experiences. Here are the abstract of the experience that Mandy shared with us：
Motivation and expectation for ACT program
One of the major reason is the economical perspectives, since with the tuition fee of National Sun Yat-Sen University, I could study abroad in Canada and Austria and have the chance to obtain two degrees. For myself, I’ve never left Asia before participating in the ACT Global Program, so living in a native English-speaking country would be a huge challenge for me, but I also believe that I would gain lots of rewards during the process.
The most remarkable thing in terms of academic aspects during ACT program
The loading of courses is heavy in University of Victoria in Canada, so it took me quite some time to adapt to the learning environment and teaching style of professors there. Uvic gives high degree of freedom to students, and the public facilities are fabulous. Therefore, when we are having group discussion or chatting with friends, I always find the atmosphere enjoyable.
There are lots of company visits in Taiwan module in National Sun Yat-Sen University, and as a Taiwanese, we are used to the Taiwanese business environment and corporate culture. However, we could still learn from the perspectives of our foreign classmates, and to observe how they feel or think about Taiwanese industries. I think it’s a precious experience to have different aspects of analysis from multiple nationalities toward the business environment that we are used to.
The focus of Austrian module is consulting projects. During the time is Austria, we need to consult in designated companies. Luckily, the company that we’re assigned to put lots of efforts in Asian markets in the recent years, so as Asian students, our analysis are highly appreciated by the managers, and they value our feedbacks very much.
The unforgettable experiences in terms of cultural aspects during ACT program
The most impressive experiences in Canada is the high price of commodity. We barely eat out, and even if we do, we only go to bars for some drinks. Mostly, we cook by ourselves, so this is also the time in my life that has the highest frequency to visit supermarkets. As an Asian who are used to warm food, we are always surrounded by European and Canadian students during lunch break because our lunchboxes smell terrific after being microwaved.
While living in Austria, I felt that deep in the soul, Austrian are somewhat familiar with Taiwanese in terms of communication with people, so I found it comfortable to interact with Austrians. In addition, cultural trips, such as visiting con centration camp from WW2 in Europe are also very important. Being able to be personally in the scene of certain historical remains is beyond description, and being able to conprehend what actually happened in the past in the perspectives of Eastern German fasinates me as well.
What are the challenges or difficulties you encountered during ACT program
Academic writing is the biggest challenge for me, since it’s completely different logics between writing in Mandarin and in English. Writing in Mandarin has always been my advantage, so I never really worry about it. However, English writing, especially in terms of academic writing, is my stumbling block because I find it hard to fluently express my thoughts in English. Therefore, when I was in Canada, I spent a great amount of time practicing and adjusting my abilities of expression.
What are your self-improvements after ACT program
Respect toward different cultures and introspect ours are the major improvements that I acquired after ACT Global Program. We used to think foreign things and styles are better and cooler, but when you personally get in touch with those cultures, you will find that actually there are huge differences among each country regarding cultural backgrounds and educational styles. Now, I could hold equal attitude toward every culture, and get along with people from various backgrounds more easily.
How would you advise students who look forward to joining ACT program?
First, you need to clarify what you really want, and how motivated are you to join ACT Global Program. If you do not have strong motivation, ACT Global Program will be tough for you, since you need to fly around, move around, relocate again and again, take care of yourself, adjust to different cultures, get used to language barriers, and handle schoolwork stress. I would say that if you are looking for rewards, you need to step out your comfort zone and be open-minded to embrace the world.
【CM CSR】Alumni of HRM institute donated scholarship to graduates of Shin Guang elementary school.
Base on the care of future pillar of our country, after 2018 alumni activity, our alumni decided to donate part of surplus to society by the name of alumni association. According to the suggestion by our alumnus, Chang Yu Meng who graduated from our in-service program in 2003, we gave 1000 NTD to one student in total ten classes, meant to help needy graduates of Shin Guang elementary school. Though the amount is not big, with the blessing from HRM alumni, hope we can encourage hard working children with poor family condition.
Institute of Human Resource Management, NSYSU, celebrated 25th anniversary last year, showing the outstanding cohesion with more than 300 alumni who had come back to alma mater. As the president of alumni association, Mr. Sun Ping Chang said, they held every alumni event with a final goal, which is “coming back to alma mater with affection”. In one preparation meeting, he and Vice President Su Wenxiu raised an idea of "integrating public welfare activities into leisure activities", and they organized a visit to Bethany Home in Pingtung, which is an education institute for retarded children with accommodation. Alumni had an actively participation with the thought of giving back to society. There are 36 alumni, from batch 88 to batch 96, donated 23000 NTD by the name of HRM alumni association, hoping to spread love to every corner of our society.
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)
The 33rd International Helsinki Days is a one-week event that will take place in February 2.2.2020 – 8.2.2020. The week will consist of seminars, company visits and networking events that are supported by our main partner Miltton Group, a management consulting firm from Finland. On top of having a once in a lifetime opportunity to get acquainted with the Finnish and Scandinavian business environment, students would also take part in unforgettable student events that will be organized by the International Helsinki Days team.
For more information, you may visit our: Webpage: www.internationalhelsinkidays.com Instagram: @internationalhelsinkidays Facebook: International Helsinki Days -- The Student Union at Hanken School of Economics (SHS)
【姊妹校】比利時布魯塞爾自由大學經濟與管理學院-The Solvay Business Game 2020
歡迎報名參加全歐洲最強大的商業競賽！Greetings from Brussels !
The Solvay Business Game was created in 2007 by students from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management and gathers annually 400 participants from all around Europe.
We are delighted to invite you to apply to The Solvay Business Game 2020 Edition
The leading European Business Game, which will take place on the 13th and 14th of March 2020.
As a University student, you are an ambitious, determined and talented person. Therefore, participating in the Solvay Business Game could be a great chance to get out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself while sharing a great moment with fellow students from all over the world!
We offer you a unique occasion to experience real-life business and connect with the professional world in a casual atmosphere!
If you wish to take part in the unforgettable 13th edition of the biggest Business Game in Europe, do not hesitate to visit our website www.solvaybusinessgame.com and click on “register here”.
In case you do not have a partner yet, it is possible to find another student willing to participate with you directly on our platform.
Your Solvay Business Game experience starts now! Further information about the Solvay Business Game.
【Speech】Moral Leadership in the People’s Republic of China（12/5）
Topic：Moral Leadership in the People’s Republic of China Speaker：Prof. Jiing-Lih Larry Farh, China Europe International Business School （樊景立教授，中歐國際工商學院） Time：Dec. 5th, 2019（Thur.）at 12:10-14:00 Room：CM 1036 Welcome to join: https://reurl.cc/lLX8zq
Abstract of the talk： Using open-ended surveys obtained from over 1000 PRC managers spanning across two decades (2000-2018), this research explores the concept of moral leadership in China. Specifically, it addresses the following four questions: What is the content domain of moral leadership as perceived by PRC managers? Is PRC manager’s conception of moral leadership influenced by their demographics, position level, and types of enterprises in which they are employed? Does the content of moral leadership change over time？ How does Chinese moral leadership content relate to Western theory of moral foundations?
【Speech】How to build sustainable research themes? — An Empirical Evidence（12/12）
Time:2019/12/12(Thur.) 12:10-13:30 Venue:Room 1023, College of Management, NSYSU Topic:How to build sustainable research themes? — An Empirical Evidence Speaker:Dr.Henry Chung of Massey University Sign up:https://forms.gle/EZAg3ucH8CJ5CiFj9