The Shantou University School of Business has achieved accreditation from the Business Graduates Association demonstrating its positive impact on students and society, against independent international quality standards.
Launched in January 2019, BGA, which is the sister organisation of the Association of MBAs (AMBA), is the only business school quality assurance organisation to offer candidate schools a middle ground between membership and full accreditation.
BGA accreditation is a gold-standard quality assurance achievement that is awarded to business schools that can clearly demonstrate an increasing impact on their students and communities over a measurable period, using BGA’s Continuous Impact Model (CIM), which assesses the improvement in impact across a range of metrics.
All undergraduates and alumni from any of the business school’s programmes are invited to join BGA’s individual membership network. Students and graduates can strengthen a community that acts as a force for good in management thought and practice, through exclusive events and business content.
Shantou University is a public comprehensive university founded in 1981 in the Guangdong province in Southern China. The business school runs five undergraduate programmes, six Masters programmes and one MBA programme.
As a BGA member institution, the school gained “highly commended” in the Best Lifelong Learning Initiative 2022/23 category of the AMBA & BGA Excellence Awards.
Members of BGA’s accreditation panel commended the development of a new campus and the plans for the school to move to these more modern facilities in 2023. This was seen to provide opportunities for enhancing the school’s research activities.
The panel also mentioned the school’s location in an interesting and economically dynamic part of South China: along the South China Sea Coast and the Greater Bay Area. It is a region with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and well-known Chaozhou Merchant Culture.
Qiang Liang, dean of School of Business, Shantou University, added:’We are honored to be recognized by AMBA & BGA and to join the prestigious AMBA & BGA family.The accreditation process has been a valuable learning experience, and we appreciate the guidance and support provided by AMBA & BGA throughout the journey. We are committed to continuously improving the quality of our education and research and upholding the high standards expected of an AMBA & BGA-accredited institution.’
Andrew Main Wilson, Chief Executive of AMBA & BGA, added: ‘I am delighted to announce that the Shantou University School of Business has achieved BGA accreditation. It is clear that this school is focused on innovation, as well as creating lifelong leaders. I welcome all the students and recent graduates from the business school to join our network which offers a plethora of services aimed at supporting a student’s or graduate’s career growth.’
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About Shantou University School of Business
School of Business Shantou University is one of the earliest schools established by Shantou University. With the cultivation principle of “Spiration, Knowledge, Perseverance, Achievement”, the school is committed to advancing with the times and develop global competence through education in contemporary business and society. With the mission of “educating tomorrow’s business managers with global perspectives, craftsmanship spirit, ability to innovate and willingness to take responsibility”, the school practices the development strategy of “learning about local businesses and serving the immediate community; committed to globally recognised standard teaching and research; building on distinctive strengths; striving for first-class education.”, and actively promotes promotes and implements the “Artificial Intelligence and Big Data plus Programs” interdisciplinary talent training system. It has formed the school characteristics of interdisciplinary integration and focuses on the cultivation of integrated thinking, innovation and entrepreneurial capability.
About AMBA & BGA
Spearheading excellence and trailblazing innovation, for more than 50 years the Association of MBAs and Business Graduates Association (AMBA & BGA) has been the impartial authority on post-graduate management education.
The Business Graduates Association (BGA) is an international membership, validation and accreditation body of world-leading and high-potential business schools that share a commitment for responsible management practices and lifelong learning, and that are looking to provide a positive impact on their students, communities and the economy as a whole. We offer:
- Quality assurance services to business schools and similar institutions, aimed at continuous improvement and positive impact to increase a business school’s credibility and influence
- Consultation and mentorship services to business schools to improve their marketing and admissions, programme design, alumni interaction, teaching methods, and career development services
- Award-winning international events for business school professionals, focused on continuous learning
- Student and graduate membership, which includes social networking events worldwide, professional development tools, a Career Development Centre, and much more
- Leading and award-winning content on responsible management, professional and personal growth, and influence via the Business Impact content hub