SHANGHAI, Jan. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- For five consecutive years, the MBA courses of the Antai College of Economics and Management ("ACEM") at Shanghai Jiao Tong University have garnered improved international recognition. As a result, ACEM has maintained its ranking at No 34 in the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2018, released on Jan 29.
The annual FT Global MBA Ranking is renowned for its strict evaluation standards, independence and objectivity. World famous business schools such as Harvard Business School, London Business School and Yale School of Management are also evaluated in the list. Stanford Graduate School of Business topped the 2018 ranking.
ACEM topped the latest ranking in terms of employment rate for the fifth consecutive year. Salary increases of ACEM graduates also ranked first at 182 percentage points. The FT's 2018 figures show that the average annual salary for alumni three years after graduation is $121,635.
This year, Antai is ranked No. 24 for value for money. The total tuition fee for its full-time two year MBA courses is 268,000 yuan ($42,076). "The rising global ranking of ACEM's MBA course reflects our strong comprehensive strength in training high-caliber people," said Zhou Lin, dean of ACEM. "We are proud of our achievements," he added. "China's rapid developing economy, efforts made by all students and professors in our faculty and support from the partners from both home and abroad are key factors that support our development."
In recent years Antai's MBA team has been committed to promoting its internationalization. In 2018, ACEM ranked No. 49 regarding international course experience. The school has launched three types of overseas programs - dual-degree programs, overseas study tours and foreign exchanges to offer international opportunities. Nearly 80 percent of ACEM's MBA students will take part in overseas studies. Meanwhile, Antai's MBA courses are attracting foreign students. Figures provided by ACEM show that 43 students from countries such as Canada, the US and Japan, enrolled in its MBA courses in 2018.
ACEM has also been rated one of China's leading business schools by other major ranking publications. ACEM's business administration course has been ranked among the top 50 for two consecutive years in the QS World University Rankings by Subject. It's also the only Chinese business school to enter the top 100 list in the QS University Rankings: Global MBA Rankings 2018.