SHANGHAI, Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Antai College of Economics and Management was ranked No.32 worldwide in Financial Times Masters in Management Rankings 2017, moving up one notch from last year and retaining its position among global top 50 for nine consecutive years.
The college remains strong and stays world No.1 in "value for money" and graduates' three-month employment rate, while making steady progress in career development and international mobility.
The Financial Times analysed 95 programmes around the world this year and started new indexes evaluating salary increase and career progress by collecting data regarding students' first jobs after graduation and comparing it with where they are three years later.
Antai College tops the world in "salary percentage increase" as its alumni enjoy a 101-percentage rise in payment from their first job and now, and is also highly regarded in terms of "careers services" and "career progress", standing at 11th and 21st place respectively.
International criteria also improved with "international course experience rank" jumping up 10 places over last year, driven by increased overseas exchanges and access to scholarships for studying abroad while pursuing their Masters' degree. Over a third of the students now have the opportunity to gain international academic or work experiences during the programme.
The ranking also highlighted the college's strength in entrepreneurship, manufacturing and logistics as being one of the top 10 choices in the world for students interested in these subjects.
Tang Ningyu, Associate Dean of Antai College, attributes the success of the programme to solid academic foundations and rigorous training in applying theoretical knowledge to everyday business operation.
"The Master in Management programme has always featured an academic emphasis, equipping students with critical thinking, sound reasoning and problem-solving skills."
"The curriculum has also been updated in recent years to keep pace with the fast changing business world and incorporate the latest insights in Internet and big-data."
Chen Lu, a graduate of 2014 who is currently working in the mobile payment industry, notes that, "consumer behaviour studies, as well as knowledge in management and economics are frequently used in everyday work, and due to this programme that I can be competent at the task and achieve swift career progress in the company."