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ACEM Hits New Heights in FT 2015 Masters in Management Ranking

Office of Alumni and External Relations    2015-09-15

Antai College of Economics & Management (ACEM) reaches new heights in FT 2015 Masters in Management (MiM) Ranking released yesterday, rising to 36th from 44th last year and standing at the world’s top 50 for seven consecutive years.

University of St Gallen in Switzerland, as well as HEC Paris and Essec Business School, both from France, take up the first three respectively, sustaining the dominance of European institutions in MiM programmes. Two other mainland business schools appear in the table, namely Sun Yat-sen Business School from Guangzhou and Tongji University School of Economics and Management in Shanghai, ranked 47th and 52nd.

ACEM’s MiM program has enjoyed steady growth since entering FT rankings seven years ago. The college continues to be a leader in terms of facilitating career progress with 100% graduates securing employment three months after graduation. Most are working in finance and consultancy. And nearly 70% have an annual salary between 200,000 to 400,000 RMB (31,396 to 62,792 USD). It also ranked second in Value for Money for the first time and ranked seventh for job placement.

Some students choose to start their own business, such as Ma Yuan, a member of the post-80s generation who runs an eco-farm in her hometown Weihai city in north eastern Shandong Province. “MiM helps establish a complete knowledge system ranging from essential management concepts, information management to data mining. It makes me an all-rounder, confident and effective when communicating with clients and seeking opportunities, while persistent and precise when analyzing statistics behind closed doors.”

In addition, data in Faculty with Doctorates and International Students also demonstrated significant improvement. “Management has long been a star of the school,” said Associate Dean Wan Guohua, “Drawing on the experience of top US management schools: Stanford, Columbia and Georgia Institute of Technology, we offer students an international perspective while educating good talents to meet business needs.”

Thanks to increasing international popularity of MiM, and a burgeoning Chinese economy, ACEM’s Master of International Business (MIB), an English-taught Master program catering especially to overseas students, has seen rapid growth since its launch in 2013. From 35 applicants and 10 students in the first year, to enrolling 72 students from 136 applicants this year, the program, which combines leading management theory and practice with policies, economics, culture, and laws and regulations of present-day China,  is set to become a link between China and the world, and a center for up-and-coming youngsters around the globe.