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School of Management and Economics of BIT Re-certified by EQUIS

News Source: School of Management and Economics

Editor: News Agency of BIT

Translator: News Agency of BIT, Li Jingyan


Recently, School of Management and Economics, Beijing Institute of Technology received formal notification from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). After discussion by the EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) certification committee, a consensus was reached on passing the re-certification of School of Management and Economics. After adopting the EQUIS certification in 2018, the School passed the re-certification twice in a row.

EQUIS certification, one of the three most authoritative international certification systems, is a Business School quality attestation system established by European Foundation for Management Development. It is well-known for its comprehensiveness and rigor of evaluation. The quality system of EQUIS certification mainly includes ten categories of indicators, namely, the strategy and objective of the school, teaching projects, student training, teacher development, scientific research, advanced management training, resource support, internationalization, ethics, social responsibility and sustainable development, and enterprise cooperation.

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According to the accreditation procedure of EQUIS, the certification committee appointed an expert group, including professor Fredrik Andersson, dean of School of Economics and Management, Lund University in Sweden, as its chairman; professor Terry O’Neill, executive dean of School of Business, Bond University in Australia, professor Jorg Bley, dean of School of International Business, Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, and Marianne Schenk, executive director of Julius Bär in Switzerland, as its members. The expert group conducted a four-day investigation and evaluation of School of Management and Economics, BIT from December 8 to 11, 2020. Affected by the global COVID-19 outbreak, the assessment was carried out online. During its evaluation, the group held more than 10 colloquiums with school leaders, functional departments, school team members, professors of various majors, employers, alumni, teachers and students representatives, having a comprehensive and in-depth observation and study of the school 's development strategies and objectives, teaching projects, student training, teacher development, scientific research, advanced management training, resource security, internationalization level, ethics, social responsibility and sustainable development and enterprise cooperation. The expert group conducted a detailed scrutiny of the certification materials submitted by the School, spoke highly of the achievements of the School in the past three years, and put forward constructive suggestions for its further development.

Zhang Jun, president of Beijing Institute of Technology, introduced the development and accomplishment of BIT and the School in student training, scientific research, discipline construction, faculty resources, international exchanges and cooperation in recent years by means of video, expressing his welcome to the EQUIS certification committee and his wish for the successful passing of the re-certification. Yang Zhihong, deputy secretary of CPC Committee and secretary of Discipline Inspection Commission of BIT, as well as relevant heads of Center of International Affairs, Dept. of Planning & Finance, Research Institute for Science and Technology and Office of International Students attended the symposium.

In recent years, under the leadership of the CPC Committee of BIT, with the support of Center of International Affairs, Dept. of Planning & Finance, Graduate School, Dept. of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Office of International Students, Dept. of Human Resources and other functional departments, School of Management and Economics has made significant progress in discipline development, profession construction, talent training, faculty building, scientific research and enterprise cooperation. It has already successfully passed three international certifications of AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB, becoming one of the management schools with three international certifications at the same time, which account for less than 1% of all management schools in the world.