[Honor] 2023 Financial Times Global EMBA Ranking - NSYSU's EMBA Ranked as the Only Taiwanese Entry in the Top 100
NSYSU's EMBA program, a preferred choice for high-level executives and business owners, has consistently received international recognition. This year, it has firmly secured its place among the top 100 in the world. The university's College of Management EMBA program ranked 88th in the respected 2023 Financial Times Global Executive MBA Ranking, marking it as the only Taiwanese institution on the list. The program's alumni have contributed to this achievement with their outstanding corporate performances.
NSYSU's College of Management has received numerous international honors and accreditations, consistently featuring in the Eduniversal Top 1000 Business School Ranking and advancing to 4 Palmes of Excellence since 2019, ranking third in Taiwan. In 2020, the college received its fourth AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation, affirming its international stature and the quality of its teaching and research.
Dean Shu-Chuan Yeh of the College of Management expressed pride in the continuous international recognition and the program's unique position in Taiwan. She emphasized the commitment to maintaining these achievements and aiming for further success.
EMBA CEO Hao-Chieh Lin highlighted the program's resilience during the pandemic, noting increased enrollment as a testament to its efforts and support from the business community. Established in 1998 as the first EMBA program in Southern Taiwan, it has focused on gathering top business talents and developing courses that integrate leading global management practices. It also offers extensive international exchange opportunities, including overseas study and immersive teaching experiences with global industry leaders.
Moreover, in response to the growing integration of human resources and markets across Greater China, Southeast Asia, and the Asia-Pacific region, the university launched the Asia-Pacific EMBA (APEMBA) in 2005. In 2011, it partnered with Tongji University in Shanghai to establish the Cross-strait EMBA (CSEMBA), addressing the trends in high-tech network integration between Taiwan and China.
Over the years, the NSYSU EMBA has fostered numerous high-potential managers, contributing to sustainable business practices and achieving mutual benefits for academia and industry.
Financial Times EMBA Ranking - NSYSU EMBA Among Top Ten in Asia for Salary Growth Achievement Rate
In the Financial Times EMBA Ranking, NSYSU's EMBA program is noted for its salary growth and high alumni satisfaction. The 21st cohort (graduated in 2020) saw a 57% salary increase three years post-graduation, with an average annual salary of $206,154 (approximately 6,651,558 TWD). The program ranked among the top ten in Asia for its aim achievement rate of 71%, demonstrating the significant positive impact of its diverse curriculum on students' career development.
Alumni satisfaction with the program is high in Asia, ranking third overall, only behind the Kellogg-HKUST EMBA and the IMD EMBA program in Singapore. In the 2023 Financial Times Global EMBA Rankings, the top three programs are the Kellogg-HKUST EMBA, the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) EMBA, and the ESCP Business School EMBA.
EMBA 21st Cohort alumna Shu-Chen Hsueh, Chairperson of Sun Yat-sen Sunshine Care Association, led a fundraising for New Year's red envelopes for children supported by the Taiwan Fund for Children and Families.
🏆 Announcement of the Financial Times 2023 Global Top 100 EMBA Rankings: https://rankings.ft.com/home/masters-in-business-administration 🏆 Financial Times Report (Chinese website): https://big5.ftchinese.com/interactive/125946/ce?exclusive
[Honor] College of Management 's International Influence Recognized with Three-Time Consecutive Eduniversal 4 Palmes of Excellence
The French higher education ranking organization Eduniversal announced its 2023 list of the top 1000 business schools with significant international influence. National Sun Yat-sen University's College of Management received the 4 Palmes of Excellence (4 Palmes league) award. The college's dean, Shu-Chuan Yeh, attended the award ceremony. This distinction places the college among the top 1000 business schools worldwide, signifying its substantial international impact and ranking it within the top three business and management schools in Taiwan.
Eduniversal hosts its annual event in different countries, and for the year 2023, the 16th World Convention was held in Fiji, Oceania. The award ceremony took place amidst the scenic setting of blue seas, white sandy beaches, vibrant corals, coconut trees, and the lively traditional dances of the South Island.
Dean Shu-Chuan Yeh stated that among the 1000 top business schools, only 200 are selected for the 4 Palmes of Excellence category. National Sun Yat-sen University's College of Management has been consecutively honored with this award for three years since 2019, which is a significant acknowledgment of the college's internationalization efforts.
Eduniversal specializes in evaluating global higher education institutions and is headquartered in Paris. It has conducted annual evaluations since 2007, aiming to map the landscape for global higher education. Unlike most business school rankings, Eduniversal's system uniquely evaluates schools across nine global regions without cross-regional comparisons, highlighting the diversity and specificity of business schools in different areas.
The selection process for the top 1000 business schools begins by choosing schools from 154 countries based on criteria like the number of students in higher education, national education expenditure, and the number of academic research institutions. Then, the International Scientific Committee assesses schools based on internationalization criteria such as accreditation, international rankings, and membership in international academic organizations. Schools within the same region are categorized by how many Palmes of Excellence they receive. Finally, the deans of these 1000 top business schools vote to rank schools within each Palme category.
NSYSUs College of Management has been actively promoting internationalization, employing faculty from countries like the UK, Germany, France, Sweden, Canada, and Singapore. The college offers a comprehensive English curriculum, including an English-taught undergraduate program and two master's programs. All departments provide English-taught professional courses.
Moreover, the college has 80 sister schools worldwide and has signed 14 dual degree programs. Each year, more than 200 students participate in outbound and inbound exchange programs. Typically, the college has nearly 250 international students enrolled. The college also offers scholarships for exchange programs and language proficiency tests to encourage students to learn foreign languages and expand their global perspectives.
This year, seven Taiwanese institutions were selected by Eduniversal, including National Taiwan University with 5 Palmes of Excellence, National Sun Yat-sen University and National Chengchi University with 4 Palmes, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Fu Jen Catholic University, and National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University with 3 Palmes, and National Cheng Kung University with 2 Palmes.
🏆2023 Eduniversal Business School Ranking - Taiwan：https://reurl.cc/blxZ1y 🏆2023 Eduniversal Ranking for NSYSU：https://reurl.cc/m0N66l
 100 schools received 5 Palmes of Excellence, 200 schools received 4 Palmes, 400 schools received 3 Palmes, 200 schools received 2 Palmes, and 100 schools received 1 Palme.
1 Palme represents business schools with considerable local influence, 2 Palmes represent schools with strong regional influence, 3 Palmes for schools with reinforcing international influence, 4 Palmes for top schools with significant international influence, and 5 Palmes for universal business schools with strong global influence.
 Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Eduniversal conventions were paused for two years following the 2019 convention and resumed in 2022.
 The nine regions include Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Eurasia & Middle East, Central Asia, Far East Asia, Africa, Latin America, North America, and Oceania.
[Honor] Winners for the “Focusing on the Future, Working Together to Achieve SDGs” 2023 Proposal Competition of the College of Management
“Sustainability,” “environmental protection,” and “carbon reduction” are all buzzwords that have been echoed across various industries in recent years, but how do we actually take real steps to turn them into action? How can we encourage the realization of these concepts? The Office of Responsibility and Sustainability Actions (ORSA) of National Sun Yat-sen University’s College of Management organized an SDG proposal competition, “Focusing on the Future, Working Together to Implement the SDGs,” with the final round taking place on October 6, 2023. The competition aimed to encourage students to identify problems to be solved and propose feasible solutions that contribute to the implementation of SDGs.
The panel of judges consisted of Professor San-Pui Lam of the Institute of Public Affairs Management and Director of the ORSA, Associate Professor An-Shou Cheng of the Institute of Marketing Communication, and Associate Professor Chieh Lee of the Department of Information Management. The judges evaluated student submissions comprehensively based on the completeness of the content, the feasibility of the project, the presentation design, and students’ ability to express themselves verbally. In addition, they provided the students with suggestions and feedback.
First Place Team “Chill Eat, Eat Chill”: Creating a Vegetarian-Friendly Environment
The winning team of the competition, “Chill Eat, Eat Chill,” adopted SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) and SDG 13 (Climate Action) as the basis of its design, aiming to build a vegetarian-friendly environment and to contribute to the realization of net-zero emissions. Thanks to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), people are increasingly concerned about the impact of their lifestyles on the environment and society. Vegetarianism is becoming a popular sustainable lifestyle, as people are concerned about the impact of meat production on greenhouse gas emissions and are now practicing sustainability by choosing a vegetarian diet.
The proposal strives to establish a vegetarian-friendly environment at National Sun Yat-sen University and the surrounding community. The main goal of the proposal is to establish a “vegetarian map” to not only integrate existing vegetarian resources on and off campus but also to promote vegetarianism and sustainability education, improving the faculty and students’ understanding of vegetarianism.
In addition, the proposal takes into account the international nature of NSYSU, where 10% of the student body comes from other countries. To meet the needs of international students, bilingual menus will be provided in the vegetarian map to make it easier for them to enjoy a vegetarian lifestyle. Meanwhile, in response to extreme weather and the need for carbon reduction, we will work with the Ministry of Environment to promote the concepts of vegetarianism and carbon reduction, to inspire more people to participate in sustainable actions.
The Second-Place Team “Cappop”: Installing Beach Cleanup Toolboxes for Sustainable Marine Conservation
Inspired by SDG 14 (Life Below Water), the second-place team, “Cappop,” proposed installing beach cleanup toolboxes at the entrances of the Ocean Center and the Sizihwan Beach Club to promote marine conservation.
The main target users of these toolboxes include students and faculty of the University, patrons of the Beach Club, and guests participating in events such as the sailing competitions. This proposal is unique in that visitors can borrow the beach cleaning supplies while playing at the beach and return them afterwards without inconveniencing them in their travels.
This will not only help to enhance the visibility and image of NSYSU, but also help to achieve SDG 14 (Life Below Water) by increasing the frequency of beach clean-ups and reducing the amount of garbage at the beach.
The proposed beach cleanup toolboxes are equipped with beach cleanup supplies such as gloves, scales, clips, baskets, bags, etc. to facilitate the general public getting involved in beach cleanup. Members of the team said that when they go to the beach, they often find garbage, but due to the lack of appropriate supplies, it is difficult for them to clean up the beach. Therefore, they hope to set up beach cleanup toolboxes to allow everyone to easily borrow beach cleanup supplies, so that cleaning up the beach is no longer just one-time group event, but rather a sustainable habit that anyone can easily do whenever they go to the beach. The team also hopes that, through the process of picking up garbage, the public will become more aware of marine pollution and environmental sustainability.
Third-Place Team “GIKI”: Designing Solutions to Food Waste and Over-Packaging Problems
The third-place team, GIKI, designed a series of sustainable food and utensil proposals based on the core concepts of SDG 2 (Zero Hunger), SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), and SDG 13 (Climate Action) to address the problems of food waste and over-packaging of food on campus.
According to 2021 statistics, National Sun Yat-sen University’s annual food waste amounted to 3926 kilograms. In order to tackle this problem, the team proposed the Campus Food “Recycling” Plan. The implementation of the plan consists of three parts.
Student “Farmer’s” Market: This event allows students to purchase or exchange food ingredients and food products in their dormitories to reduce food waste.
College of Management Meals: This program aims to reduce the use of disposable utensils and the problem of over-packaging of food. A list of restaurants with reusable tableware and sustainable packaging will be provided to the College and its departments for reference when organizing seminars and activities.
Food Bank: The program will purchase expired food items at low prices and provide them anonymously to disadvantaged students in need, providing assistance to students and dealing with the problem of food waste of expired items at the same time. Through these measures, the threshold for students to participate in sustainable practices will be lowered, and students will be able to be integrated into sustainable practices and contribute to the sustainable development of the campus.
Three Honorable Mention Teams: Streets Cleaning Jogging, Implementing Environmental Protection Activities, and Mental Health Management
In addition, three teams received Honorable Mentions, proposing street cleaning jogging, environmental protection activities and a mental health management plan.
First, the team “A Little Plogging in NSYSU,” based on SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being), SDG 4 (Quality Education), SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), SDG 13 (Climate Action), and SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals), proposed showing love to the land underneath our feet by taking part in “plogging,” or picking up trash while jogging.
Next, the team “Conchconch” used SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) as their starting point to design the “Green Point Program”, which uses a point exchange rewards program to promote environmental protection efforts among the university community.
Lastly, the team “Feeling Finder” proposed developing a companion pet app for wearable devices to assist in mental health management, based on SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being).
In order to realize and implement the vision of SDGs in a more comprehensive way, the College of Management has been actively offering SDGs-related courses and organizing SDGs proposal competitions and lectures in recent years. We hope to enhance SDGs awareness and highlight the importance of sustainable development through these efforts. We would like to thank all the students, staff and judges for their participation in this competition and look forward to witnessing more innovative and sustainable solutions in the future, contributing to the realization of SDGs and creating a better future together.
(Contributed by Kuei-Ying Huang, Department of Business Administration/Edited by the College of Management)
[College of Management] New Faculty Interview - Associate Professor Fang Yi Lo, Department of IBBA, NSYSU
At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), a well-known U.S. university, North American red oaks line both sides of the campus. During the fall, their red leaves are like fire. Many students are enjoying the large lawn in front of the dome auditorium, sitting on the ground chatting or lying down to read or sun bathe, quiet and comfortable. Associate Professor Fang Yi Lo passes by them and smiles.
This is Fang Yi Lo’s second time at UIUC. She first came in 2007 when she received The Graduate Students Study Abroad Program, sponsored by National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) from the National Science and Technology Council as an undergraduate student. Twelve years later, she came to the University of Illinois for the second time as a Fulbright Scholar in 2019.
She went to UIUC twice because she loved the academic environment and atmosphere. Now, coming to National Sun Yat-sen University, it feels like she has found this for a third time.
“Champaign is a pleasant town to live in. It’s a university town without walls, and I think NYSYU is a bit like that,” said Associate Professor Fang Yi Lo.
Associate Professor Lo is a new faculty member of the English-taught Bachelor of Business Administration (IBBA) program at NSYSU’s College of Management for the 2023-24 academic year. She also teaches courses in the International Bachelor of Business Administration (IBMBA) and Global Human Resources Management MBA (GHRM) programs. Her research interests include international business management, strategic management, and organizational theory and management.
Associate Professor Lo has an impressive resume, with a PhD, many years of teaching experience, and now a faculty position teaching in English at the College. Read on to find out more about her life story!
Practical Training as a Doctoral Student – International Exchange Expanding her horizons and improving her English and presentation skills
Associate Professor Lo’s master’s thesis, “The Relationships Between Sources of Competitive Advantages, Centrality, and Performance: In Healthcare Industry” explores the relationship between competitive advantage and hospital performance in emerging healthcare alliances. She was awarded the National Science and Technology Council’s 2002 Master’s Thesis Award, a scholarship designed to encourage master’s degree students to enroll in doctoral programs. With the encouragement and advice of her thesis advisor Professor Tzu-Ju Ann Peng, the academic skills acquired during her master’s program, and the support of the scholarship, Fang Yi Lo chose to enroll in the doctoral program of the Department of Business Administration at National Chengchi University, where her primary specialization was international business and her secondary specialization was strategic management.
Her time in the Ph.D. program was the foundational period for Fang Yi Lo to expand her horizons and establish international connections and experience. First, she actively participated in various international academic activities. “At the time, the domestic academic circle began to advocate going abroad and the trend was towards internationalization. By participating in international seminars, the international academic community of well-known scholars are right in front of you!” Associate Professor Lo said excitedly. She went abroad at least once or twice a year to participate in academic conferences, publish her research, visit scholars, and interact with overseas academic organizations to increase her knowledge and expand her thinking.
Second, by participating in international academic exchanges, she also improved her English language skills. “In the master’s program, I read stacks and stacks of English papers and writings which helped improve my English skills. With the guidance of my advisor, I also participated in an international seminar in Hawaii where I presented my master’s thesis research.” In the doctoral program, going abroad to participate in international conferences became a regular occurrence for her. Interviewing scholars and interacting with foreigners were all very beneficial for developing her English skills.
Third, the doctoral program has also allowed her to develop her presentation and teaching skills. Fang Yi Lo pointed out that the training of National Chengchi University’s PhD program emphasizes both teaching and research, and that teaching is her vocation. “No matter how profound the theories are,” she says, “if students don’t understand them, they can’t make use of them.” She said that instead of quickly going through ten deep theories in a superficial way, it is better to teach three theories in an organized and in-depth manner.
Fourth, when she went to the University of Illinois as a visiting scholar at the end of her doctoral program, she found that instructors abroad arrive before the students. “I took the early bus and entered the classroom half an hour before the class was supposed to started, and I couldn’t believe the teacher was already at the podium, saying good morning to me. I was shocked!”
Associate Professor Lo said, “This incident had a great impact on me.” She decided that when she became a teacher, she would make a habit of getting to the classroom early. She believes that it is the teacher’s responsibility to start and end class on time. When the bell rings at the end of the class, no matter how exciting the content is, the students will not be interested in listening anymore. Waiting until the following lesson is the best time for students to concentrate and absorb the most content.
Under the guidance of her advisors, Professor Chwo-Ming Yu and Professor Danchi Tan, Fang Yi Lo’s dissertation “Location-Bounded Advantages: Antecedents and Consequences” used case studies, questionnaires, and secondary data analysis to examine the reasons some multinational corporations are successful while others fail in their overseas operations. Some parent companies successfully transfer their advantages to their subsidiaries, while others do not. Why is there such a difference? The dissertation also gives recommendations for how to strengthen management systems in different regions in order to successfully expand their competitive advantages to different international markets.
Higher Education in Business Management Learning and gaining inspiration from students
During the 16 years of Feng Chia University’s existence, Associate Professor Fang Yi Lo has served as the director of the Ph.D. program in business and as the vice executive director of the EMBA program at the Feng Chia University’s College of Business. The composition of the students in these two programs is composed of senior executives, entrepreneurs, and professional managers with many years of experience in the industry who wish to pursue further education, with the former being the highest degree in the field of business administration.
The students enrolled in the Ph.D. program in business and the EMBA program come from different fields and have different specialties. According to Associate Professor Lo, students can not only hear a lot of stories from various industries, but this diversity can also serve as case study material for the class and can even provide inspiration for her own life.
Associate Professor Lo says, “There are many outstanding entrepreneurs and managers among my students. One of the most impressive of them is Chia-Hua Tsai, a female manager who could be considered the best representative of female power.” Chia-Hua Tsai, who has been featured in magazines, is a factory director of Green Point, a cell phone component manufacturer owned by Jabil Circuit, a well-known American electronics corporation. She became the first ever female factory director of Taichung Green Point. Later, she was promoted to department head, in charge of several factories at the same time.
After starting as a work-study basic level operator, she left her hometown to go to Mainland China. Within one year, she made a big leap from finance, personnel, and general management to become the first female factory manager of the company, with her span of control reaching as high as 2,700 people.
Chia-Hua Tsai’s impressive advancement and success are thanks to her “working on the first floor of the factory, eating on the second floor of the factory, and sleeping on the third floor of the factory – spending all of [her] time living in the factory,” as well as enduring the high pressure and hard work of the production line.
Associate Professor Lo admires the spirit of this woman who can stand out in the male-dominated OEM industry and believes she deserved to be encouraged and learned from.
Having heard so many business stories, Associate Professor Lo emphasizes students’ analyzing case studies in her teaching. She says, “When students analyze cases, they need to practice data collection and integration analysis, and through understanding the cases, they can further absorb the theoretical logic and context of management.”
In particular, she encourages the many international students in her classroom to analyze Taiwanese companies. “You came to Taiwan to study, so of course you have to understand the Taiwan enterprises.” Therefore, some international students have chosen TSMC, Hon Hai, PX Mart, Uni-President 7-Eleven and other world-famous, well-managed enterprises as the subjects of case studies.
She spares no effort in serving as a “promotional ambassador” for Taiwan because, as she says: “When the international students return to their countries one day, they are likely to share with people back home that Taiwan has many companies with world-wide importance, such as TSMC, which is one of the top three semiconductor companies in the world. It not only allows foreigners to get to know more about Taiwan, but it also helps to publicize Taiwan in a positive way.”
Being Proactive and Diligent at Work and in Life Recognizing how hardworking NSYSU students are
Associate Professor Lo often broadens her students’ horizons by taking them to visit world-renowned companies and organizations, such as Intel, one of the top three semiconductor companies in the world, and the headquarters and practice facility of the Denver Broncos, an American football team, as well as a fund-raising dinner for the Governor of Colorado.
During her second visit to the University of Illinois as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar, she was invited, through the support of the American Fulbright Scholar Program, to participate in a visiting scholar conference in Minnesota to learn about the development of Minnesota’s major industry, agriculture: its imports and exports, and the dilemmas that it is facing, as well as the ways that governmental entities are assisting in solving them.
In addition, visits to two universities were arranged, to the University of Minnesota, where participants discussed with local professors and bankers how to help the local agricultural industry, and to St. Olaf College, a small university which emphasizes research in specialized fields. The visits were an opportunity to develop collaborative research through in-depth exchanges with Fulbright scholars from around the world.
Besides being proactive in her work, Associate Professor Lo also integrates herself into local life. Her family lived in Champaign, Illinois, during her Fulbright grant, and her two daughters attended the local elementary school. In order to experience her daughters’ school life and to experience the cultural differences, she served as a volunteer at her daughters’ school.
Interestingly, when the American teachers saw that Associate Professor Lo was Asian, they immediately invited her and her husband to come and teach math to the children after school because of the stereotypical American impression that Asians are good at math. So, Associate Professor Lo took a break from being a higher education teacher of adults to devote herself to elementary education.
Now that she is in NSYSU, Associate Professor Lo praises the NSYSU students for their dedication and punctuality in attending classes. The greatest reward of being a teacher is not money or fame, but to see the students grow and improve. Associate Professor Lo says, “It makes me happy to see my students gradually becoming more responsible and independent.” Bravely accepting new knowledge and teaching in an approachable manner, Associate Professor Lo aims to implement NSYSU’s school motto of “Erudite, Interrogated, Deliberate, Discerning, and Persistent,” and will lead NSYSU students to view Taiwan from a global perspective, to connect with the international community, and to broaden their horizons.
[College of Management] 2023 "Charming College of Management" Short video Competition Preliminary Selection Announcement & Online Popularity Award Voting (Starting from 11/29)
【🎊College of Management🎊】2023 "Charming College of Management" Short video Competition Preliminary Selection Announcement & Online Popularity Award Voting (Starting from 11/29)🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️
Thank you to all participants of the 2023 "Charming College of Management" Short video Competition. After the initial appraising and electin by the professor, the faculties, and the experts from the College of Management. 🏅The following entries have been selected as finalists🏅 (announced by video title).
一、Come Make Next Stage of Your Life Superb and Unique (CM, NSYSU) 二、中山管院，稱心滿願 三、NSYSU CM is your friend 四、別管我 五、NSYSU CM, unforgettable memories towards the end 六、決心奔向巔峰：成為Google CEO的學生之旅 七、NSYSU Eats: Satisfying Your Academic Appetite! 八、家人們我考上中山管院了! 九、Unlock Success: Explore the College of Management at NSYSU
(In alphabetical and stroke order)
Congratulations！👏👏👏And all are available participating Online Popularity Award Voting.🙋♂️
📍How to vote?📍 📌Please click the Like button and share the video you support on College of Management Facebook fan page, we will count it all at 12/13 17:00. 📌The candidate with the highest number of votes is declared the winner. 📌The popularity award must not involve the purchase of votes, cheating, or any malicious use of illegal online voting programs. If reported and proven to be true, the popularity award qualification will be canceled, and the reward will be given to the next in line. 📌Prize money: The total amount of group prize money is $3000.
🔎 For detailed event rules, please refer to the attached document "2023 Charming College of Management” Short Video Competition Rules."👇