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.
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