The Logistics & E-Commerce School, Zhejiang Wanli University has received validation from the Business Graduates Association (BGA), demonstrating its positive impact on students, graduates 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.
Validation serves as a measure of progression for Business Schools, as it aims to ensure that the School can demonstrate that it is reputable against independent international quality standards.
To achieve validation, Business Schools are required to demonstrate they are acting in accordance with nine principles set out in the BGA Charter, and have a strategic plan on how they can further improve against each principle.
The Charter principles are as follows:
- Meeting demands of the economy, contributing to economic growth and development, and driving social transformation
- The principles of CSR, ethics and sustainability (reflecting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals)
- Good governance, institutional sustainability and integrity
- Generating value by building tangible connections with other academic institutions
- Continuous improvement
- Impact, innovation and excellence
- The involvement, inclusion and respect of all stakeholders
- The principles of equality and diversity
- Graduate employability and corporate relations
To achieve BGA validation, the Logistics & E-Commerce School, Zhejiang Wanli University provided a well-rounded validation submission, demonstrating a clear commitment to impact.
Lou Bai JUN, Dean of Logistics & E-commerce, ZWU, added: ‘It is our great honour to achieve BGA Validation. We adhere to principles of being student-oriented, pursuing excellence and cultivating applied talents, and have been continually committed to regional Eco-system. We expect that we can make more holistic and profound impacts for all our stakeholders, as well as achieving the standard of BGA Accreditation.’
Andrew Main Wilson, Chief Executive of AMBA & BGA, added: ‘I am delighted to congratulate everyone at the Logistics & E-Business School for work towards this validation. The panel commended the School on the positive impact it was having on stakeholders, as well as the School’s career statistics, its links with other academic institutions and its regional focus. I look forward to working with this School in order to enhance the values and principles of BGA in the future.’
Notes to Editors
For more information or interviews, please contact:
- Linyuan WANG, International Division of Accreditation of BGA, Logistics & E-commerce School, Zhejiang Wanli University – firstname.lastname@example.org
- David Woods-Hale, Director of Marketing and Communications, AMBA & BGA – email@example.com
- Ellen Buchan, Communications and Insight Assistant, AMBA & BGA – firstname.lastname@example.org
About Logistics & E-Business School, Zhejiang Wanli University
Zhejiang Wanli University (ZWU) was founded in 1950 and is located in Ningbo, a port city with a history of 7,000 years. The School of Logistics and E-commerce (SLE）is the second largest in the university with 2,300 students, more than 140 faculty members, and six undergraduate programs and one postgraduate programme.
SLE believes in virtue, erudition, innovation and excellence. Based in Ningbo, facing the Yangtze River Delta, it has worked closely with the industry to build a first-class application-oriented demonstration college featuring logistics and e-commerce. The School is committed to cultivate middle and high-end talents with strong sense of responsibility, to achieve strong support for the industry in terms of talent training, scientific research, social services and cultural inheritance and innovation, so as to lead and serve the development of regional industries.