The Faculty of Business of City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has become the only business school in the Greater China region to be triple accredited. The recent accreditation by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), together with those received from AACSB International in 2005 and EQUIS in 2007, reinforce the reputation of the Faculty, as well as CityU as an international institution.
Professor Wei Kwok-kee, Dean of the Faculty of Business, said that by securing the top three business school accreditations, the faculty had assumed a leading position in Asian business education. The triple accreditation represented a great honour for the Faculty and CityU, he added.
The accreditations are recognition of CityU’s outstanding teaching and research standards. They highlight the giant strides forward made by the Faculty in promoting internationalisation within its curriculum.
All MBA programmes offered at the Faculty of Business are accredited by AMBA. Among the other triple accredited institutions in the world are renowned business schools such as INSEAD, based in France and Singapore, and London Business School, UK.
“The EQUIS, AACSB International and AMBA accreditations mean our students, and the qualifications conferred by CityU, will be widely accepted by global institutions,” Professor Wei said. “Our accreditation status has also attracted a number of overseas schools to work with us and our students will benefit directly.”
Through joint initiatives with universities overseas, the faculty is able to expand its global network, combine its strengths with that of its partners and offer internationalised education to the students. The Faculty has, for example, formed a partnership with the University of California, Berkeley and recently became the first Hong Kong partner of their Asia Business Centre. The partnership will offer advanced management executive programmes to CityU students and encourage an exchange of students and academics between the two schools.