The School of Business, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS) has officially received joint accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the Business Graduates Association (BGA), two of the world’s leading authorities on business education.
GDUFS School of Business is primarily based in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. The School is one of the five Schools in the Faculty of Economics and Management.
As part of the joint AMBA & BGA accreditation, a panel of assessors comprised of senior Business School leaders from across the globe evaluated the School. The panel commended the internationalisation efforts of the School, and gave examples such as developing partnerships with accredited institutions and the creation of research-driven centres with foreign universities to illustrate this.
The panel also noted the participation of students in entrepreneurship and business competitions that have enabled them to earn national awards, the panel thought this exhibited the quality of students at the School.
The panel also mentioned the research strategy, which has resulted in improved research output, which will strengthen teaching and learning throughout the School, in addition to providing a platform for the development of a new PhD programme.
‘It’s our great honour to receive joint accreditation from AMBA and BGA. Our School is committed to growing into a top-tier internationalized Business School with distinctive features and cultivating business talents with global vision and core values of SMILE (Social Responsibility, Mutual Respect, Integrity, Learning by Doing and Entrepreneurship),’ said ZHU Wenzhong, Dean of School of Business, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies.
AMBA & BGA’s rigorous assessment criteria ensure that only the highest-calibre Schools which demonstrate the highest standards in teaching, curricula, and student interaction achieve accreditation.
Upon receiving AMBA accreditation, all current and recent graduates of the School’s MBA portfolio are invited to join AMBA’s global membership network of approximately 57,000 students and alumni in more than 150 countries.
Meanwhile, all undergraduates and alumni from any of the Business School’s programmes are invited to join BGA’s individual membership network. Through both these organisations, 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.
AMBA & BGA accreditation is international in scope and reach, and the organisation works with senior academics at top educational institutions around the world, to update accreditation criteria continuously and maintain one unique, in-depth and detailed approach.
AMBA & BGA believes accredited Schools should be of the highest standard and reflect changing trends and innovation in post-graduate management education. As such, the accreditation process reflects this commitment to fostering innovation and challenges Business Schools to perform at the highest level continuously.
Andrew Main Wilson, Chief Executive of AMBA & BGA, said: ‘I would like to congratulate the GDUFS School of Business for this achievement of a joint-accreditation. The panel noted that the School is committed to quality improvement and has made significant progress since the last assessment in areas of national and international credibility. I am very much looking forward to continuing to work with this School in the future.’
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About the School of Business, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS)
The School of Business at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies enjoys a long history which can trace back to 1982. Adhering to the University’s motto of ‘Pursuit of Integrity, Practice and Cross-cultural Learning’, the Business School of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies spares no effort in cultivating high quality international business talents through the practice of its core value, SMILE (Social responsibility, Mutual respect, Integrity, Learning by Doing and Entrepreneurship), through the University’s educational feature of ‘Foreign Language plus Professionalism’, and through the ‘4+2 Cultivating Model’.