The School of Economics and Management of Beijing Jiaotong University has received joint accreditation from AMBA & BGA

The School of Economics and Management (SEM) of Beijing Jiaotong University (Beijing, China) 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.

Beijing Jiaotong University is based in the university quarter in Beijing’s central/northwest Haidian district. The School of Economics and Management within the University has nine departments and more than 5,660 students, making it one of the largest Business Schools in China.

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 researchat the School, as it hosts 16 research centres and eight PhD programmes.

The panel also mentioned the contribution that the School makes on society and business, with emphasis on transportation and logistics, both nationally and internationally.

Faculty of the Business School are encouraged to hold part-time roles in industry, which the panel believed demonstrated the School’s focus on promoting practical, integrated and cross-disciplinary work.

ZHANG Li, Dean of SEM BJTU, said: ‘Our School always aims at the needs of national strategy and industrial development, and supports the development of country’s industries such as transportation, logistics, finance, information technology, construction and real estate, tourism through intellectual contribution, talent education and professional services. The Triple Crown accreditation has demonstrated that the excellence of education quality in BJTU is now internationally recognized. We will go further for pursuing quality education and to guide the industry development of China. ’

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 59,000 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 am delighted to welcome the School of Economics and Management of Beijing Jiaotong University to both the AMBA and BGA networks.

‘Achieving AMBA-accreditation means that the School is joining a small network of the top 2% of Business Schools in the world, demonstrating the high quality of its MBA programmes. The School also joining BGA shows its commitment to responsible and ethical management. I am very much looking forward to working with this School.’


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  • David Woods-Hale, Director of Marketing and Communications, AMBA & BGA –
  • Ellen Buchan, Communications and Insight Assistant, AMBA & BGA –
  • Shizhen Li, Director of Marketing Office, School of Economics and Management, Beijing Jiaotong University –
  • Lin Gu, Excutive Director of International Cooperation and Exchange Office, School of Economics and Management, Beijing Jiaotong University –

About the School of Economics and Management of Beijing Jiaotong University

SEM is regarded as the birthplace of modern management of China. Over more than 120 years, the growths of its disciplines have been closely connected to the country’s destiny, overlapping with the university’s development. SEM has obtained AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA and BGA, the four international accreditations, and has earned Triple Crown accredited business school title in 2021. SEM was awarded 3 PALMES in the World Best Business Schools Ranking by Eduniversal, being prominent in its 10th position in the best business schools ranking in mainland China for 4 consecutive years. SEM has been active in developing its international networks with 67 international partner institutions and more than 100 institutional cooperative programs. SEM has more than 200 local government and corporate partners and has served the industries with consultations, policy recommendation and executive education. Each year SEM offers more than 50 English taught courses and has received international students from more than 30 countries.

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