The Financial Times Global EMBA Ranking: National Sun Yat-sen EMBA is the only one in Taiwan to be ranked in the Top 100
National Sun Yat-sen University’s EMBA program was ranked 91st in the world’s most authoritative ranking, the Financial Times’ Top 100 Executive MBA 2022 Ranking. It is the only school in Taiwan to make the list. The outstanding corporate performance of the College of Management’s EMBA alumni have returned the College to the top 100 in the world. Among the criteria, alumni satisfaction was especially impressive.
The College of Management has received many prestigious international business awards and accreditations and has been listed in the Eduniversal Business School Ranking of the Top 1000 Business Schools for many years. In 2019, it was awarded 4 Palmes of Excellence, which it has continued to maintain to this day, ranking third in Taiwan. In 2020, it was accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) for the fourth time. The degree of internationalization and the quality of teaching and research at the College of Management are highly recognized.
“As the only EMBA in Taiwan to be listed among the top 100 in the world, National Sun Yat-sen University will continue to work hard. We hope to set another record next year,” said Shu-Chuan Jennifer Yeh, the Dean of College of Management. EMBA CEO Hero Lin mentioned that when NSYSU’s EMBA program was launched in 1998, it was the first one in Taiwan’s southern region. Over the years, it has been deeply involved in business operations, gathering the elites of Taiwanese businesses. It is committed to developing courses that incorporate the world’s top management practices, expanding international exchange opportunities, and conducting multi-directional exchanges with local leading companies and experts through overseas study and ex-situ teaching. Furthermore, through the integration of academic and industry practical resources, new management strategies of trending industries can be learned.
In response to the growing trend of human resources and market convergence among the Greater China region, the Southeast Asia Free Trade Area (SEAFTA) and the Asia Pacific region, NSYSU’s EMBA launched the Asia-Pacific EMBA (APEMBA) program in 2005. In addition, in 2011, we collaborated with Shanghai Tongji University EMBA to establish the Cross-Strait EMBA (CSEMBA) in response to the trend of high-tech network integration between Taiwan and China. Over the years, NSYSU’s EMBA has cultivated many graduates with high managerial potential through industry-academia exchanges and a diversified learning environment, working together with companies of all kinds for sustainable business. The goal is to achieve a mutually beneficial situation for both industry and academia.
The Financial Times’ EMBA ranking is based on the alumni who graduated three years ago. The criteria categories include Career Progress, School Diversity, and Research/ESG. The Career Progress survey focuses on changes before and after completing the EMBA program, such as average salary and salary increase. The ranking also includes the diversity of the school’s faculty and student composition, the learning environment, and other evaluation criteria.
According to the newest ranking, the salary growth rate of NSYSU EMBA’s 20th class (graduating in 2019) from before graduation to three years after graduation is 53%, with an average annual salary of US$181,910 (approximately NT$5,804,047). The “Aims Achieved” rate was 74%, the seventh highest among Asian schools on the list, indicating that the EMBA’s rich and diverse curriculum has a significant and positive impact on students’ career development after graduation. In terms of school diversity, the percent of international board is 68% and the percent of international faculty is 17%, indicating that the EMBA’s commitment to an international learning environment has been fruitful, attracting many outstanding international faculty and students to Taiwan.
It is worth noting that the Financial Times has placed special emphasis on the ESG (Environmental Social Governance) evaluation project. According to EMBA CEO Hero Lin, the faculty introduce the concepts of environmental protection, social responsibility, and corporate governance in the curriculum. The EMBA program is committed to cultivating students with ESG and CSR awareness and motivation. In addition to National Sun Yat-sen University’s active promotion of University Social Responsibility (USR), the College of Management has also led its faculty and students to implement the College’s social responsibility, promoting sustainable development year-round and publishing the College of Management’s Social Responsibility Annual Report since 2018, a precedent for business schools in Taiwan.
The 2022 Financial Times Top 100 Global EMBA Ranking first place was awarded to Kellogg/HKUST Business School, a collaboration between Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Second place was awarded to China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), and third place to Tsinghua University/INSEAD, a joint venture between Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management and INSEAD (Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires).
For admissions for fall 2023, incoming EMBA students will be divided into Group A (Business Management Group) and Group B (Asia Pacific Operations Management Group), with no written exams. From November, admissions information sessions will be held in Taipei, Taichung, Tainan, and Kaohsiung. For more information, please see http://emba.nsysu.edu.tw or contact (07) 525-1528. All are welcome to apply!
【College of Management Honors】2022 Financial Times MiM Ranking: NSYSU IBMBA Ranked 73rd, Staying the Top-ranked Fully Taiwanese Master’s Program
The Financial Times (UK) released its Masters in Management Ranking (MiM) on September 12, listing a total of 100 universities in the ranking. The Master Program of Business Administration in International Business (IBMBA) of National Sun Yat-sen University’s College of Management made the list for the third time, moving up ten places from last year, up to number 73. Not only is it the top-ranked independent Taiwanese master’s program for the second year in a row, it is the only one to make the list at all. IBMBA also made significant progress in global rankings this year, and it is one of two Taiwanese schools, along with Fu Jen Catholic University’s trilateral Master in Global Entrepreneurial Management, to make the list.
The College of Management has repeatedly won prestigious international professional business management honors and accreditations. Eduniversal has ranked it as one of the top 1000 business schools for many years; since 2019, it has been ranked third in Taiwan with the ranking of 4 Palmes of Excellence. In 2020, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) reaccredited it for the 4th time, demonstrating that the College is highly recognized for its internationalization and quality of teaching and research.
Dr. Shu-Chuan Jennifer Yeh, Dean of NSYSU’s College of Management, said that all-English programs are a major feature of the College. The Master Program of Business Administration in International Business (IBMBA) and the Global Human Resource Management English MBA Program (GHRM MBA) are all-English programs currently offered at the College of Management. Most recently, in response to the Bilingual Nation 2030 Plan, we also established the International Business Bachelor Program (IBBA) in fall 2022. The College of Management is actively working to connect with the international community, with the mission to elevate the College into a leading global business school.
The College of Management’s all-English International Business Management MBA (IBMBA) program was launched in 2005. The Director of International Programs, Dr. Chien-Yuan Sher, mentioned that this program was the first all-English master’s program in the southern region of Taiwan and has collected more than 400 international alumni and business elites. “We are not just Taiwanese who speak English behind closed doors, but many our faculty and students are from all over the world, so our working language is English.” For example, the IBMBA’s 2021 class of students comes from 13 different countries, making the campus borderless as students from all over the world are in the same class.
The Financial Times Global MBA Rankings surveyed the participating business schools and their alumni who graduated three years ago (Class of 2019), comparing alumni career progress, school diversity and international experience and research. The survey included questions about salary growth rate, career progress ranking, female/international faculty-student committee ratio, international work mobility, etc.
In the career performance of alumni, the weighted salary of NSYSU’s IBMBA three years after graduation was USD 61,717, an increase of about 36% compared to the salary at the time of graduation. In the “Career Progress” ranking, which evaluates the growth of jobs and companies three years after graduation, NSYSU’s IBMBA was ranked 66th in the world, which is a very impressive result and shows that IBMBA is able to produce business management talents that meet the needs of companies and help them grow.
NSYSU’s College of Management has an international learning environment and abundant exchange resources. In the IBMBA class, the ratio of international students to domestic students is as high as 1:1. In the “International Learning Experience” ranking, our IBMBA students were ranked 35th in the world because of their high levels of experience in overseas exchange, internship or study abroad. In addition, in the “International Work Mobility” ranking, which measures the degree to which alumni change countries within three years of graduation, NSYSU’s IBMBA ranked 46th globally and 5th in Asia, indicating that IBMBA alumni are highly sought after by global companies.
The program also ranked highly in terms of diversity of faculty and student body. The proportion of female students is 49%. The proportion of international students is 55%, ranking it 5th among all Asian schools on the list. The proportion of international board members is 68%, ranking it 2nd among all Asian schools on the list. The survey also includes the number of students enrolled, the overall satisfaction of alumni, and the percentage of internships completed within the program, but these factors are not included in the evaluation score.
【College of Management】 NSYSU EMBA Women’s Association Charity Donation Ceremony and Teachers’ Day Appreciation Lunch
An appreciation lunch was held at the EMBA Center on September 28th, Teachers’ Day, and Dean Shu-chuan Jennifer Yeh invited all the faculty and staff members to join the event. Dean Yeh said that the buffet-style gathering was especially organized so that everyone could walk around and talk freely in the open space of the College of Management. In addition to thanking everyone for their hard work, she also hopes to build the College’s team spirit.
In addition, the NSYSU EMBA Women’s Association of Kaohsiung also made an appearance. The alumnae raised money for charity and donated to scholarships, establishing the “NSYSU College of Management Hsin-Chuan Dreams Fulfillment International Exchange Scholarship”. On behalf of the College of Management, Dean Yeh presented a certificate of appreciation and a book entitled 《幸福三部曲：15位成功讓夢想起飛的實業家》(“Trilogy of Happiness: 15 Industrialists Who Succeeded in Making Their Dreams Take Flight”) to the Women’s Association. The College of Management has many students who have gone abroad for exchange and applied for dual degrees in the past years. In order to provide more students with the opportunity to go abroad and to enhance their international perspective, this scholarship program was established to cultivate more outstanding students.
The NSYSU EMBA Women’s Association of Kaohsiung was founded by Hseuh-Yin Chen, an alumna of the 8th EMBA class, with the hope of establishing a women’s alumnae association to gather women’s wisdom in order to achieve common growth, share resources, and uphold their long-term commitment to giving back and caring for the community. The founding president Hseuh-Yin Chen and the current president, Li-Yu Hung, said in their remarks that they were very moved by the gradual growth and development of the College. They were also very happy to have a number of new faculty members giving new blood to the College.
During the lunch, Dean Yeh introduced Wil Martens, a new faculty member from the 2022 spring semester, as well as the new faculty members who joined the NSYSU family in the 2022 fall semester: Department of Business Administration Associate Professor Feng-Chang Huang, Department of Business Administration Assistant Professor Tsung-Lin Tsai, Department of Finance Assistant Professor Lin-Chih Wu, and Department of Human Resource Management Assistant Professor I-chun Liao.
The Teachers’ Day appreciation lunch had a warm and happy atmosphere. In addition to the delicious food, it also allowed teachers to with discuss teaching, research, and life with each other, to become more familiar with the College of Management and to improve communication and connection.
【College of Management】 CSR Consensus Camp discusses the international trend of net-zero carbon emissions and renews the memorandum of industrial-academic cooperation with PwC Taiwan
The College of Management, NSYSU has long emphasized social responsibility and sustainability issues. In addition to publishing the USR Annual Report and Quarterly Newsletter, the College of Management and the Institute of Public Affairs Management co-hosted a two-day 2022 CSR Consensus Camp from September 30 to October 1, inviting experts from various fields to speak and share their views. The College also signed a memorandum of understanding with PwC Taiwan for the third year in a row. We are looking forward to further cooperation between the two parties.
At the contract renewal ceremony, Shu-chuan Jennifer Yeh, Dean of the College of Management, NSYSU, expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to collaborate with PwC Taiwan, which plays a key role in developing sustainable affairs in Taiwan. Under the leadership of Associate Dean Jui-Kun Kuo of the Institute of Public Affairs Management, both the Institute’s CSR and National Sun Yat-sen USR have achieved remarkable results. Eliza Li, Leader of Sustainability and Climate Change Services at PwC Taiwan, said she was grateful for the opportunity to continue to work together with academia and talent development, and she looked forward to even better performance and more impact in future projects with National Sun Yat-sen University.
Associate Dean Anlin Chen of the College of Management, NSYSU, highlighted the contribution of Associate Dean Jui-Kun Kuo of the Institute of Public Affairs Management to sustainable management at NSYSU. Associate Dean Kuo also said sustainability issues are happening all around us. We hope that this consensus camp will enhance the exchange and understanding of sustainability trends between the academia and the industry, provide professors and students with more sustainable cross-disciplinary and professional knowledge, as well as developing unlimited internship and employment opportunities in the future.
The theme of the camp was “Challenges and Responses - The Road to Net Zero Carbon Emission.” Special guests, Leader of Sustainability and Climate Change Services at PwC Taiwan, Eliza Li; International Climate Development Institute CEO, Kung-yueh Chao; CSRone Sustainability Think Tank Vice President of Operations, Hou-ju Chen; and Carrefour Director of Corporate Sustainability, Hsiao-chen Su spoke with the participants. They shared the current status of sustainable development of domestic and foreign enterprises, ESG information disclosure, international carbon tax and carbon rights trading, and issues such as multi-stakeholders and sustainable communication. The goal was to provide students and faculty members with CSR knowledge, not only to understand the direction of CSR report writing, but also to internalize the knowledge, so that it can be influential and implemented in their lives.
Chairman Eliza Li, who has an accounting major, mentioned in her speech the sustainable development path of the company, the planning of sustainable financial policies by the authorities in Taiwan’s capital market, the trend of ESG information disclosure, and company’s Net Zero planning. She also explained the relevant regulations. For example, setting a Science-Based Target (SBT) requires a realistic strategic plan that allows investors to understand how the company will respond to climate risk and its impact on the business. In terms of the development trend of international carbon tariff and carbon trading, International Climate Development Institute CEO Kung-yueh Chao introduced the four pillars of climate development: mitigation, adaptation, technology, and finance. He then brought up the 2050 Net Zero Transition Plan, climate finance, and finally the future challenges of carbon trading in Taiwan.
In 2020, the College signed a memorandum of understanding with CSRone Sustainability Think Tank, a communication and knowledge platform, and this year a memorandum of understanding was signed for the third year in a row. Vice President of Operations, Hou-ju Chen shared his views on multi-stakeholder relationships and sustainable communication. He explained how to identify stakeholders in sustainability reports, and how to identify, design and analyze the effectiveness of communication issues. As for the well-known company Carrefour, not only is it a company, but it also plays the role of a platform in terms of the work that upstream suppliers and producers and downstream consumers have done on sustainability. Carrefour’s Director of Corporate Sustainability, Hsiao-chen Su, pointed out that in terms of supplying eggs on the market, she observed that most of the breeding farms are cage-fed farms, and cage-feeding causes animals to be susceptible to diseases and dirty environments, which are not sustainable operations. After Carrefour discovered this, they used the channel as a starting point to transform the animal husbandry industry and promote cage-free eggs.
The annual CSR Consensus Camp of the College of Management, NSYSU is now in its third year. It provides a bridge for students and faculty to learn about industry trends, international issues, social responsibility and sustainability, and it will also have a real impact on the life and practical knowledge of NSYSU students and faculty.
【College of Management USR】 Sunshine Association Social Care Activities - Soaring Against the Wind - Dreams of Taking off for NSYSU’s College of Management
Kaohsiung Sunshine Social Care Association (hereinafter referred to as Sunshine Association) and National Sun Yat-sen University’s College of Management co-organized a charity event on October 8, 2022 entitled “Flying against the wind・Dreams of Taking off for NSYSU’s Management College.” A total of 32 young people from Kaohsiung Red Cross Nursery Center and Pingtung County’s GWG Family (飛夢林家園) were invited to participate. Through the campus tour and through personal sharing from current university students and EMBA graduates of NSYSU, it is hoped that the young people gained a preliminary understanding for the university, which in turn will inspire them to continue their studies.
According to Sunshine Association’s current chairman, Shang-hsien Wu, the Sunshine Association was formed in 2014 by a group of NSYSU EMBA graduates in order to bring together business people who are interested in helping the disadvantaged, developing children in remote areas, farmers, and others by providing much needed resources and organizing activities. In this event, Sunshine Association donated NT$100,000 to GWG Family in Pingtung County. Shu-Chuan Jennifer Yeh, Dean of NSYSU’s College of Management, emphasized that the College places great importance on the promotion of ethics, social responsibility and sustainable education. Through teaching, service, research and external collaboration, the College hopes to create impact and implement the practice of University Social Responsibility (USR) together with other interested parties.
At the beginning of the event, a team of counselors from NSYSU planned a series of ice-breaker activities for the young people of Red Cross Nursery Center and GMG Family to get to know each other. In addition, the activities also allowed them to learn the importance of teamwork by experiencing that each person on the team has a different role to play but each person is an important part of the team.
After the ice-breaker activities, current undergraduate students from three departments of NSYSU’s College of Management shared their experiences of college life with the young people: Yu-Chiao Fu from the Department of Business Management, Wei-Lin Chang from the Department of Finance, and Hsuan-Yu Peng from the Department of Information Management. From the school’s curriculum planning to their future after graduation, the students used vivid practical examples to let the young people understand how knowledge learned in the university can be applied in the future. In addition to introducing academics, the students also shared the extracurricular activities they had personally participated in, giving them a taste of the richness of college life. Not only that, whether it is in preparation activities or entrepreneurial ideals, NSYSU’s College of Management also provides many resources to enthusiastically assist students so that they can do whatever they want with confidence.
During the event, EMBA CEO Hero Lin encouraged the young people, saying that as long as they are willing to work hard and make a little progress every day, they will have visible results within a year. Next, graduates of the EMBA program shared their life stories with the young people. First, Kuan-Ting Chen, Chairman of COTTAI LTD., shared that his academic journey had many difficulties, and the people around him were not optimistic when he started his own business, but he relied on persistence and worked hard to travel all over the world to create his own niche. Peng-Chieh Wang, the world champion bread baker and the founder of Shakespeare Bakery, also shared how he was once on the wrong path when he was studying. However, through a fateful encounter, he had an epiphany and realized he had to get out of that environment. Although he started later than others, Peng-Chieh Wang spent more time and effort to make up for it, and eventually reached the top of the world. Despite his humble background, Ta-Hsin Wang, Chairman of Sung Yang Construction Co., Ltd. Firmly believes that “suffering is a blessing in disguise.” He was not afraid in the face of any difficulty and finally made a place for himself in the construction industry.
The three EMBA alumni were not well received by the outside world when they were studying or starting their careers, but they still persisted in their chosen path and worked hard to pursue their goals. With time and effort, their efforts have borne fruit. Thanks to the alumni’s inspiring words, the young people can imagine their futures and become more likely to ambitiously fulfill their dreams.
At the end of the event, under the guidance of Yun-wen Peng, Director of the Institute of Public Affairs Management, the young people went to Sizihwan for a beach cleaning event. By actually stepping outside, they realized how the amount of garbage that people produce damages the marine environment and causes harm to animals. Many of the young people also gave feedback on the day, saying that they were more able to imagine their future and university life. Hearing the life stories of the students who came before them reminded the proverb “Heroes aren’t afraid of humble beginnings” and inspired them to believe that they can pull themselves out of difficult situations with their own efforts. They were also inspired to believe that they have the strength to improve the environment. NSYSU College of Management will continue to take actions to implement the practice of University Social Responsibility.
【Career】 Hult Prize at NSYSU – Primer On College Life: Impact Investment
The College of Management at the National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU) aspires to be the model of business management education in Asia. The school is committed to the education of ethics, social responsibility, sustainability, and cultivating relevant talents. Since 2018, NSYSU has published its annual report on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for four consecutive years. The Office of Sustainability and Social Responsibility (ORSA) was also established to support NSYSU’s vision. To raise the school’s effort in social responsibility, the Office of Career Development under the College, assisted the students and the Hult Prize Club in organizing a sharing on “Primer on College Life: Impact Investment” on 5th October 2022.
We were pleased to have the Co-founder/CEO of Taiwan Impact Investment Association cum Associate Professor of Fu Jen Catholic University, Mr. Dao K. Wu, share with the students his experience in impact investment.
Starting his sharing with the quote “opportunity is an unmet need”, he goes on to explain the meaning behind this through a case study, “D.light”. “It's really hard to imagine a day without electricity at all, but there are 800 million to 1 billion people in places like this…’’. This is where D.light seized the opportunity to venture into this market. Starting back in 2007, D.light saw the lighting needs of low-income households and decided to use the latest solar and LED technology to design portable, energy-efficient, and affordable for the poor. D.light raised about US$100 million in capital from many commercial and impact investors which allowed them to serve up to 5,000 distributors and approximately 100 million people. D.light’s service helped addressed several issues classified under the “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” such as “reduce disease and death (SDGs 3)’’, “enhance education (SDGs 4)’’, and “closing the gap between the rich and poor (SDGs 1)’’.
So one may ask, what made D.light successful? According to Mr. Wu, it was broken down into 3 different aspects namely “business mind - feasibility’’, “market power - scalability’’, and “not rely on mercy - sustainability’’. Throughout his sharing, he emphasized the importance of innovation and creativity, and concluded that for D.light’s case, “investments and donations can change the world’’. He then asked the students “Is product or operation the key to determining impact?”. Mr. Wu cited many domestic and foreign impact investment examples, and discussed with emphasis on “Product’’ or “Operation.‘’ Examples of highlighted product categories include: Uwin Nanotech Co, Ltd, who deals with E Waste by recycling precious metals, and PackAge+, who makes online shopping eco-friendly by leasing and recycling packaging bags. On the other hand, examples of highlighted operations include: Liberty & Justice, a factory built to employ women. More than 90% of their employees are women whose salary is 20% higher than the others. Also there are Sunshine Car Wash and Children Are Us Bakery, both of them only hire mentally challenged people as their employees. The impact of all the above enterprises includes a number of SDGs, and both “product” and “operation” are the key to determining impact, they only differ in the part of their business model that focuses on impact investment. Summing up all these examples, Mr. Wu mentioned that there are three characteristics of impact investment for enterprises. First, focus on Social Benefits (SDGs) and Investment Profits at the same time. Second, Multi-asset classes include: Listed, Unlisted and Entity. Third, multiple sources of impact including operations, products and investments.
Towards the end of his sharing was the Q&A segment. One of the questions that stood out was “is it only recommended to invest in innovative industries?” Addressing this, Mr. Wu believes that the answer is no. When making an investment, one needs to take into consideration multiple factors such as industry foresight and market development possibilities, before deciding whether the investment is worth the risks involved.
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《2022-2023 Fall 》IBMBA & GHRM MBA Program Orientation
This past September 14th, 2022, The Office of International Programs (College of Management) hosted an offline orientation for the new students in IBMBA and GHRM MBA programs. Local, international, and exchange students from JKU, BSB, and ESSCA programs all attended this event along with the organizers, professors, and special guest speakers. The orientation included a range of activities, games, presentations, and lectures addressing the numerous academic challenges that students encounter on a daily basis as they pursue their academic goals. Other important matters, such as graduation requirements, were also covered in depth to give all students the confidence they needed to pursue their MBA degrees.
To kick off the orientation, the guest speaker Ryan Fernandez, alumni of the Global Human Resources Management program and an American entrepreneur in Kaohsiung City, prepared a Team-Building Workshop with multiple dynamic and rewarded games that resembled the learning environment at NSYSU. Two of the games that were rewarded were the tallest shoe tower competition and the lollipop estimating jar challenge utilizing the Line App as the only means of communication. After congratulating the winning teams, Mr. Fernandez highlighted that difficulties will arise throughout the studying journey, regardless of the circumstances or context of the situation. Consequently, communication, listening, respect, and teamwork were among the characteristics and attitudes that students were able to name as taking part in this workshop.
Following the Team-Building Workshop, our cherished and highly qualified international professors introduced themselves and offered words of encouragement to our students. Jeeyeon Kim (South Korea), David Andersson (Sweden), Ryan Brading (United Kingdom), and Wil Martens (Canada) were included among the professors that participated in this orientation. Immediately after, the Student Association (SA) assumed host duties and continued to present themselves and promote the events that will be held in the upcoming months. Finally, all of the participants—students, organizers, and professors—were included in the final group shot.
Last but not least, in the final part of the orientation, both IBMBA and GHRM MBA program students were segregated so that graduation requirements were properly addressed and carefully explained. Ishali Dawoodani, a second-year Indian student of IBMBA, gave the presentation for IBMBA students, and Andy Teo, a second-year Singaporean student of GHRM MBA, gave the presentation for GHRM MBA students.
The orientation was a great success and went well. Students were actively engaged in the activities designed by the lecturer. With a series of presentations explaining the school and the programs in details and interesting activities to build connection and facilitate interaction among students in IBMBA and GHRM MBA, students from international programs undoubtedly benefited from the orientation and now have a clearer understanding of what they should do and what needs to done during their study at NSYSU.
【GHRM MBA】《111-1_SA》Scavenger Hunt: Finding Treasure and Building Connections
Scavenger Hunt event organized by Student Association of International Programs (SA) took place at the College of Management, NSYSU on September 21st, 2022. The event was designed to strengthen the bond and create relationships among new students. This Scavenger Hunt consists of a game in which the organizers prepare a list of specific items, and the participants then need to collect all items on the list by taking selfies with the items including all team members. Participants will work in small teams, and the team who completes the list first will get rewarded.
On the day of Scavenger Hunt, there were more than 40 students from IBMBA, GHRM MBA, IBBA and other departments registered in the event and everyone was actively engaged in the game. At the start of the event, participating students were gathered near the entrance by CM1023 to form groups. Before the event officially commenced, attendees from different programs were randomly chosen and formed into groups, which facilitated the interaction between students. Later on, students were asked to find out the items given on the list and SA also promoted the event for next week Spirit Week and finally ended up with taking group photos. After the rule explanation and next-week-event promotion, the Scavenger Hunt event started right away, which lasted for approximately one hour from 17:40-18:40. During the game, participants were all engaged and worked hard to compete with other teams and there were also some challenging items to be found to test students’ creativity. At the end of the activity, the majority of the groups came back on time and uploaded their pictures on Drive for evaluation. Those who already finished the tasks could enjoy the snacks and drinks prepared by SA. Lastly, the result was announced via Line message after the calculation of points gained was done. 7-Eleven vouchers in the value of 100 NTD each were given to the winning team as appreciation for attending the SA event. Through taking part in the Scavenger Hunt event, students can not only be acquainted with the environment of the College of Management by taking selfies with specific items required on campus but also improve their social skills by being randomly grouped with new people.
The event was going smoothly and students from IBMBA, GHRM MBA and IBBA were satisfied and enjoyed the event so much. By joining the event together with SA, students got the chance to improve their interpersonal skills and meet more new friends, which is beneficial to build more connections as a business student. We hope more events will be hosted and offer the students an enriching life here at NSYSU in the future.
【GHRM MBA】《111-1_SA》Spirit Week: Keeping up the school spirit in a unique colorful way!
NSYSU was taken over by a more relaxed but longer-lasting event in September, organized by the Student Association of International Programs. For seven days from 26th to 30th all routines were habits continued as usual with an added twist: the students were given a theme for how they should dress up on any given day! We have a lot of fun with our clothing styles and activities each week. On Monday, we wore crazy socks because it's about being creative for yourself rather than what others expect from you or think your job requires - on Tuesday there were only black-and-white clothes that honor Yin-Yang philosophy. Wednesday had strong beach vibes – since the beach is a stone's throw from the classroom; Thursday represented school pride by wearing items associated with NSYSU such as t-shirts, hoodies, etc., while Friday challenged teamwork where friends had to find matching outfits before heading off to classes!
This event aimed to offer chances for students to experience cultural events, hype up school spirit, as well as foster a sense of solidarity between students. While wearing the previously mentioned outfit to school, we would then gather at the entrance to the College of Management at noon for taking a group picture, and after that, the participants were encouraged to take individual pictures and upload them to Google Drive. All participants who did so won a sweet reward. We were also very grateful to all students who shared their photos on Instagram with the unique hashtag #NSYSUSPIRITWEEK that we proposed before the event started.
When we designed the event, our goal was to make it a great experience for students. We wanted them to explore their creativity and social skills by experiencing different cultures while promoting school spirit at every turn! And you know what? It worked out incredibly well – everyone had such fun figuring out how they would dress up to match whatever culture or theme we put together for that day.