The Australian School of Business (ASB)

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The Australian School of Business (ASB) is one of the most prestigious and the largest business schools in the Asia Pacific region and a highly acclaimed school at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). With more than 50,000 students from over 120 countries, UNSW is one of Australia’s most cosmopolitan universities. UNSW is ranked among the top 50 universities in the world, renowned for the quality of its graduates and its world class research. In 2011, UNSW was the first Australian university to be awarded five stars in the new QS Stars rating system, which measures performance against international benchmarks.

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Established in 1955, ASB offers business education for all career stages, with 18 undergraduate and 26 postgraduate coursework programs, nine doctoral programs; and its Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) provides the highest ranking MBA program in Australia, as well as Executive Education and lifelong learning opportunities. ASB has a rich and internationally diverse community of more than 500 academic and professional staff, approximately 6,600 undergraduate students, 5,700 postgraduate students (including MBA) and 260 research students. Its MBA Program was the first in Australia to be granted AACSB accreditation, and the ASB has also attained EQUIS accreditation.

ASB’s strength in research is acknowledged by the recent Australian Federal Government Excellence in Research Awards (ERA) which includes equal first in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services, and equal second in Economics; by the establishment of the prestigious Centre of Excellence in Aging and Population Research; and by the newly established Centre for International Finance and Regulation (both hosted by UNSW). Moreover, ASB has strong links with some of the most prestigious institutions around the world. Its Knowledge@ASB partnership with Wharton School recently won an Australian Marketing Institute Award for Excellence in Education.

For details about ASB, please visit its website www.asb.unsw.edu.au

Jilin University School of Management

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Jilin University School of Management, established in 1985, is one of the first six schools of management approved by China’s Ministry of Education. With 117 faculty members in seven academic departments, the School now offers doctoral and post-doctoral programs, nearly a dozen master’s-level programs, and nine undergraduate business programs. Its annual enrollment comprises approximately 240 undergraduates, 160 academic master’s graduate students, 260 professional (such as MBA) graduate students, and 60 doctoral students.

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The School has been long committed to research. During 2001-2005, the School undertook over 240 research projects (including 28 national key research projects) and published over 180 journal articles. The School’s predecessor, Engineering Economics Department, has made notable contributions to the development and advancement of management disciplines in China.

For details about JUSM, please visit its website http://gl.jlu.edu.cn/en/index.htm

University of Macau

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The University of Macau (UM) was founded in 1981 as a private institution by the name of University of East Asia. Through three decades' development, it has become a leading university in Macao. UM offers approximately 100 bachelor's, master's and PhD programmes—with English as the main medium of instruction. UM currently has more than 8,100 students and 400 teaching staff members. UM is committed to producing outstanding graduates for society, becoming a world-class university, providing elite undergraduate education, developing a high-calibre faculty team, enhancing the development of unique academic programmes, and building an efficient and environmentally friendly campus.

School of Management, Fudan University

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As China's first higher education institution to establish the educational system of Business Administration, the century-old Fudan University created the business discipline in as early as 1917, and later set up the School of Business in 1929. The School is reputed for its high-standard schooling and wonderful education environment, which accordingly lays a foundation for incubating manager-elites one after another. By the end of 2011, the school has a population of 577 undergraduates, over 3,180 Master's Degree candidates (including 1,464 MBA? 933 EMBA and 207 MPAcc students), and 207 Ph.D. candidates. Meanwhile, the number of School alumni has reached more than 28, 180.

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In order to promote the exchanges and cooperative research with the world’s top business schools and develop more diversified global resources, the School also joined many prestigious international organizations for business education. The School was awarded the EQUIS Accreditation by EFMD in 2009 and then achieved the AACSB Accreditation in 2010 within the shortest period of time in the world.

For details about FDSM, please visit its website www.fdsm.fudan.edu.cn.

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