Concordia University is a public comprehensive university located in Montreal, Canada on unceded Indigenous lands. Founded in 1974 following the merger of Loyola College and Sir George Williams University, Concordia is one of the three universities in Quebec where English is the primary language of instruction; as of the 2017–2018 academic year, there were 46,093 students enrolled at Concordia, making the university among the largest in Canada by enrolment. The university has two campuses, set 7 kilometres apart: Sir George Williams Campus is the main campus in Downtown Montreal, in an area known as Quartier Concordia, Loyola Campus in the residential district of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. With four faculties, a school of graduate studies and numerous colleges and institutes, Concordia offers over 300 undergraduate and 100 graduate programs and courses; the university's John Molson School of Business is ranked within the top 10 Canadian business schools, within the top 100 worldwide. Moreover, Concordia was ranked 7th among Canadian and 229th among world universities in the International Professional Classification of Higher Education Institutions, a worldwide ranking compiled by the École des Mines de Paris that uses as its sole criterion the number of graduates occupying the rank of Chief Executive Officer at Fortune 500 companies.
Concordia is a non-sectarian and coeducational institution, with more than 200,000 living alumni worldwide. The university is a member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, the International Association of Universities, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, the Canadian University Society for Intercollegiate Debate as well as the Canadian Bureau for International Education and the Canadian University Press; the university's varsity teams, known as the Stingers, compete in the Quebec Student Sport Federation of Canadian Interuniversity Sport. Although the roots of its founding institutions go back more than 160 years, Concordia University was formed on August 24, 1974, through the merger of Loyola College and Sir George Williams University. Loyola College traces its roots to an English-language program at the Jesuit Collège Sainte-Marie de Montréal at the Sacred Heart Convent. In 1896, Loyola College was established at the corner of Saint Catherine Street.
Loyola College was named in honour of Ignatius of founder of the Society of Jesus. On March 10, 1898, the institution was incorporated by the Government of Quebec and became a full-fledged college; the same year, following a fire, the college was relocated, further west on Drummond Street, south of Saint Catherine. Although founded as a collège classique, Loyola began granting university degrees through Université Laval in 1903; the college moved into the present west-end campus on Sherbrooke Street West in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce in 1916. The School of Sociology opened in 1918. In 1920, the institution became affiliated with the Université de Montréal, which began granting degrees instead of Université Laval. Memorial bronze honour roll plaques in the entrance hall, administrative offices are dedicated to those from Loyola College who fought in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War; the inter-war period was marked by the shift of education in the institution, the "collège classique" education was replaced by humanistic education in 1940, Loyola became a four-year university.
Loyola College never became a chartered university, never had the ability to grant its own university degrees. Theology and philosophy were taught to all students until 1972. In 1940, the Faculty of Science and the Department of Engineering, which became a faculty in 1964, were created. In addition to providing the same undergraduate programs as other colleges, the institution offered innovative fields of study at the time, such as exercise science and communication studies. Students could enrol in academic majors starting in 1953 and honours programs in 1958. Students graduating from Loyola could afterwards pursue graduate-level education in other universities, with a few earning Rhodes Scholarships. Starting in 1958, Loyola began offering its first evening courses for students not being able to go to school full-time. New courses were given in faith community nursing. Since its creation, Loyola College had welcomed exclusively young English-speaking Catholic men as students, it became co-ed in 1959 and became less homogeneous with the ever-increasing number of foreign students.
Obtaining a university charter was an important issue in the 1960s. Although many wanted the Loyola College to become Loyola University, the Quebec government preferred to annex it to Sir George Williams University. Negotiations began in 1968 and ended with the creation of Concordia University on August 24, 1974. In 1851, the first YMCA in North America was established on Ste-Helene street in Old Montreal. Beginning in 1873, the YMCA offered evening classes to allow working people in the English-speaking community to pursue their education while working during the day. Sixty years the Montreal YMCA relocated to its current location on Stanley Street in Downtown Montreal. In 1926, the education program at the YMCA was re-organized as Sir George Williams College, named after George Williams, founder of the original YMCA in London, upon which the Montreal YMCA was based. In 1934, Sir George Williams College offered the first undergraduate credit course in adult education in Canada. Sir George Williams College became Sir George Williams University
National University of Singapore
The National University of Singapore is the first autonomous research university in Singapore. NUS is a comprehensive research university, offering a wide range of disciplines, including the sciences and dentistry, design and environment, law and social sciences, business and music in both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Founded in 1905 as the King Edward VII College of Medicine, NUS is the oldest higher education institution in Singapore. NUS' main campus is located in southwestern part of Singapore adjacent to Kent Ridge, accommodating an area of 150 ha; the Duke-NUS Medical School, a postgraduate medical school in collaboration with Duke University, is located at the Outram campus. Its Bukit Timah campus houses Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy; the Yale-NUS College, a liberal arts college in collaboration with Yale, is located at the University Town. In September 1904, Tan Jiak Kim led a group of representatives of the Chinese and other non-European communities and petitioned the Governor of the Straits Settlements, Sir John Anderson, to establish a medical school in Singapore.
Tan, the first president of the Straits Chinese British Association, managed to raise 87,077 Straits dollars, of which the largest amount of $12,000 came from himself. On 3 July 1905, the medical school was founded and was known as the Straits Settlements and Federated Malay States Government Medical School. In 1912, the medical school received an endowment of $120,000 from King Edward VII Memorial Fund, started by Lim Boon Keng. Subsequently, on 18 November 1913, the name of the school was changed to King Edward VII Medical School. In 1921, it was again changed to King Edward VII College of Medicine to reflect its academic status. In 1928, Raffles College was established to promote arts and social sciences at tertiary level for Malayan students. Two decades Raffles College was merged with King Edward VII College of Medicine to form University of Malaya on 8 October 1949; the two institutions were merged to provide for the higher education needs of the Federation of Malaya and Singapore. The growth of University of Malaya was rapid during the first decade of its establishment and resulted in the setting up of two autonomous divisions in 1959, one located in Singapore and the other in Kuala Lumpur.
In 1955, Nanyang University was established on the backdrop of the Chinese community in Singapore. In 1960, the governments of Federation of Malaya and Singapore indicated their desire to change the status of the divisions into that of a national university. Legislation was passed in 1961, establishing the former Kuala Lumpur division as the University of Malaya, while the Singapore division was renamed the University of Singapore on 1 January 1962; the National University of Singapore was formed with the merger of the University of Singapore and Nanyang University in 1980. This was done in part due to the government's desire to pool the two institutions' resources into a single, stronger entity and promote English as Singapore's main language of education; the original crest of Nanyang University with three intertwined rings was incorporated into the new coat-of-arms of NUS. NUS began its entrepreneurial education endeavours in the 1980s, with the setting up of the Centre for Management of Innovation and Technopreneurship in 1988.
In 2001, this was renamed the NUS Entrepreneurship Centre, became a division of NUS Enterprise. NEC is headed by Wong Poh Kam and its activities are organised into four areas, including a business incubator, experiential education, entrepreneurship development and entrepreneurship research. Today, NUS has 16 faculties and schools across three campus locations in Singapore – Kent Ridge, Bukit Timah and Outram – and provides a broad-based curriculum underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment. NUS has a semester-based modular system for conducting courses, it adopts features such as small group teaching and the American system. Students may transfer between courses within their first two semesters, enrol in cross-faculty modules or take up electives from different faculties. Other cross-disciplinary initiatives study programmes include double-degree undergraduate degrees in Arts & Social Sciences and Engineering. NUS has 16 schools, including a Music Conservatory. NUS is ranked 1st in Singapore & Asia Pacific, 22nd in the world according to the 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 11th in the world according to the 2019 QS World University Rankings.
NUS was named the world's 4th most international university. In the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018, an annual ranking of university graduates' employability, NUS was ranked 30th in the world; the QS World University Rankings 2019 ranked NUS 11th in the world. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018 placed NUS at 22nd in the world and 1st in Asia Pacific, while its 2018 reputation rankings placed it at 24th globally. FASS majors are organized into three divisions – Asian Studies and Social Sciences – under which 15 departments and programmes are grouped, it is home to the Office of Programmes which offers four multidisciplinary programmes and five minor Programmes of study, the Centre for Language Studies which teaches 12 different languages. Undergraduate degrees include the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts with Honours and Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours. NUS Business School was founded as the Department of Business Administration in 1965, it has
Indiana University is a multi-campus public university system in the state of Indiana, United States. Indiana University has a combined student body of more than 110,000 students, which includes 46,000 students enrolled at the Indiana University Bloomington campus. Indiana University has a total of nine different campuses; each one of the campuses is an four-year degree-granting institution. The flagship campus of Indiana University is located in Bloomington. Indiana University Bloomington is the location of Indiana University; the Bloomington campus is home to numerous premier Indiana University schools, including the College of Arts and Sciences, the Jacobs School of Music, an extension of the Indiana University School of Medicine the School of Informatics and Engineering, which includes the former School of Library and Information Science, School of Optometry, the O'Neil School of Public and Environmental Affairs, the Maurer School of Law, the School of Education, the Kelley School of Business.
In addition to its flagship campus, Indiana University comprises seven lesser extensions throughout Indiana: Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis is an urban expansion, co-locating degree programs of Indiana University alongside those of Purdue University and extending public higher education to the capitol. Located just west of downtown Indianapolis, it is the central location of several Indiana University schools, including the School of Medicine, the IU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, the School of Dentistry, the School of Nursing, the School of Social Work, the Indiana University administrated Herron School of Art and Design, the Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Indiana University East is located in Richmond. Indiana University Fort Wayne, the system's newest campus, is located in Fort Wayne, it was established in 2018 after the dissolution of the former entity Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne, an extension similar to that of IUPUI under the administration of Purdue University.
IU Fort Wayne took over IPFW's academic programs in health sciences, with all other IPFW academic programs taken over by the new entity, Purdue University Fort Wayne. Indiana University Kokomo is located in Kokomo. Indiana University Northwest is located in Gary. Indiana University South Bend is located in South Bend. Indiana University Southeast is located in New Albany. Indiana University – Purdue University Columbus is located in Columbus. According to the National Association of College and University Business Officers, the value of the endowment of the Indiana University and affiliated foundations in 2016 is over $1.986 billion. The annual budget across all campuses totals over $3 Billion; the Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation is a not-for-profit agency that assists IU faculty and researchers in realizing the commercial potential of their discoveries. Since 1997, university clients have been responsible for more than 1,800 inventions, nearly 500 patents, 38 start-up companies.
In the 2016 Fiscal Year alone, the IURTC was issued 53 U. S. patents and 112 global patents. Richard G. Johnson - Acting Science Adviser to Ronald Reagan, physics professor at University of Bern, manager of the Space Sciences Laboratory of University of California - Berkeley. Trigger Alpert - Jazz bassist for the Glenn Miller Orchestra Joshua Bell - Grammy award-winning violinist and conductor Hoagy Carmichael - Composer, singer and bandleader John T. Chambers - Chairman and former CEO of Cisco Systems Nicole Chevalier - Operatic soprano Alton Dorian Clark - Hip-hop recording artist and record producer Pamela Coburn, soprano Suzanne Collins - Author of The Underland Chronicles and The Hunger Games trilogy Mark Cuban - Owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks John Cynn - Professional Poker Player. 2018 World Series of Poker Champion. Mary Czerwinski - Computer scientist at Microsoft Research and Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery Thomas P. Dooley - author and research scientist Judith Lynn Ferguson, author of 65 cookery related books, cookery editor of Woman's Realm women's magazine, Head of Diploma Course at Le Cordon Bleu- London Matt Fields - Fashion Designer - Founder of street wear brand Dope Couture George Goehl - Community organizer and executive director of People's Action Michael D. Higgins - 9th President of Ireland Lissa Hunter - Artist Jamie Hyneman - Host of the television series MythBusters Narendra Jadhav - Economist and writer Jason Jordan - Professional wrestler Nina Kasniunas - Political scientist and professor E.
W. Kelley - Businessman. News Jay Schottenstein - CEO of Schottenstein Stores Kyle Schwarber - Professional baseball player Tavis Smiley - Host of The Tavis Smiley Show. S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Brad Stephens - former Austra
Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management
Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management, is the business school of Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. The school offers undergraduate, master’s, many executive education programs, with a total enrollment of more than 3,000 students; the history of Tsinghua SEM dates back to 1926, when Tsinghua University established its Faculty of Economics. In 1956, when the Chinese government decided to regroup higher education institutions in an attempt to build a Soviet-style education system, the Faculty of Economics was separated from Tsinghua and merged into other universities. In 1979, with the Chinese economic reform taking place, Tsinghua University began setting up a new School of Economics and Management Engineering; the School of Economics and Management was established in 1984, with Zhu Rongji serving as the first dean. The Tsinghua School of Economics and Management is ranked among the best business schools in China, it was the first mainland Chinese institution to have achieved AACSB and EQUIS accreditations for its business and accounting programs.
Founded in 1984, SEM was the first school of economics and management in China. Its founding Dean, Professor Zhu Rongji became the fifth Premier of the People’s Republic of China. Tsinghua SEM is the successor to Tsinghua University's Department of Economics, established in 1926, its main competitor is Guanghua School of Peking University. Today, SEM's professional and academic programs are considered to be among the premier training grounds for China's business leaders. There are 8 majors within SEM, namely: management science and engineering, economics, corporation strategy and policy, human resources management, technology economics and management; the school operates a number of prominent research centers, including: the Research Center for Contemporary Management, the Research Center for Technological Innovation, the National Entrepreneurship Research Center, the China Center for Financial Research, the National Center for Economic Research, the China Retail Research Center, the China Business Research Center, the Center for China in the World Economy, the Research Center for Contemporary Management and Technological Innovation, the China Insurance and Risk Management Research Center.
Since 2006, Tsinghua SEM has been recruiting faculty from reputable Ph. D. programs around the world. A majority of new faculty members have international educational backgrounds, representing such alma maters and prior faculty assignments as Harvard, Wharton, MIT Sloan, Stanford. Tsinghua SEM's undergraduate program is known in mainland China as one of the two most competitive undergraduate business programs. More than half of the students admitted to Tsinghua SEM rank in the top 10 in their respective provinces on the National Higher Education Entrance Examination. Initiated by SEM's Founding Dean Zhu Rongji, the Advisory Board of Tsinghua SEM was established in October 2000. Since its establishment, the Advisory Board has met annually to offer advice on the development of Tsinghua SEM; the Advisory Board has provided tremendous help in the following initiatives: Contributing ideas and formulating strategies to make Tsinghua SEM a world-class school Promoting faculty development at Tsinghua SEM Supporting the establishment of research centers Funding research projectsTsinghua SEM's Advisory Board is unique from those of many academic institutions in that it consists of non-Tsinghua alumni.
Among the most prominent international Advisory Board members are Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Tim Cook, Stephen Schwarzman, Henry Paulson, Muhtar Kent, Carlos Ghosn. Tsinghua SEM's Global and part-time MBA programs are among the most competitive MBA programs in the People's Republic of China; the English Global MBA program is offered in collaboration with the MIT Sloan School of Management. After two years of business and leadership education, students obtain a Masters of Business Administration degree from Tsinghua University as well as a certificate from the MIT Sloan School of Management and MIT Sloan affiliate alumni status. SEM offers an executive MBA program in partnership with INSEAD; the Tsinghua-INSEAD Dual Degree Executive MBA program was initiated in 2006 and is the first program of its kind in China, combining international executive business education with a focus on Asia. The program’s first class enrolled in the summer of 2007; the program is taught jointly by the two schools’ faculties and focuses on developing the participants’ leadership skills, building their global mindsets, honing their managerial talents.
Upon successful completion of the program, participants are awarded two degrees: an EMBA degree by Tsinghua University and an MBA for Executives degree by INSEAD. Graduates become alumni of the two schools. With the Kering Academy and HEC Business School in Paris, Tsinghua offers an 18-month executive program focused on educating "managers identified as high-potential talents at Kering and its brands operating in China." The Tsinghua-MIT Global MBA is a two-year, full-time MBA program born out of a collaboration between Tsinghua University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Tsinghua has partnered with MIT since 1996 and first established the International MBA program in 1997. In 2007, the MIT-Tsinghua China Lab was jointly launched by the Sloan School of Management, Tsinghua SEM, five other business scho
University of South Carolina
The University of South Carolina is a public research university in Columbia, South Carolina. It has seven satellite campuses throughout the state and its main campus covers over 359 acres in downtown Columbia not far from the South Carolina State House; the university is categorized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as having "highest research activity." It has been ranked as an "up-and-coming" university by U. S. News & World Report, its undergraduate and graduate International Business programs have ranked among the top three programs in the nation for over a decade, it houses the largest collection of Robert Burns and Scottish literature materials outside Scotland, the world's largest Ernest Hemingway collection. Founded in 1801 as South Carolina College, USC is the flagship institution of the University of South Carolina System and offers more than 350 programs of study, leading to bachelor's, master's, doctoral degrees from fourteen degree-granting colleges and schools.
The University of South Carolina has a total enrollment of 50,000 students, with over 34,000 on the main Columbia campus as of fall 2017 - making it the largest university in the Carolinas. USC has several thousand future students in feeder programs at surrounding technical colleges. Professional schools on the Columbia campus include business, law, medicine and social work; the university was founded as South Carolina College on December 19, 1801, by an act of the South Carolina General Assembly initiated by Governor John Drayton in an effort to promote harmony between the Lowcountry and the Backcountry. On January 10, 1805, having an initial enrollment of nine students, the college commenced classes with a traditional classical curriculum; the first president was theologian Reverend Jonathan Maxcy. He was an alumnus of Brown University, with an honorary degree from Harvard University. Before coming to the college, Maxcy had served as the second president of Brown and the third president of Union College.
Maxcy's tenure lasted from 1804 through 1820. When South Carolina College opened its doors in 1801, the building now known as Rutledge College was the only building on campus. Located one block southeast of the State Capitol, it served as an administrative office, academic building, residence hall, chapel. However, the master plan for the original campus called for a total of eleven buildings, all facing a large lush gathering area. In 1807, the original President's House was the next building to be erected; the building now known as DeSaussure College followed shortly thereafter, the remaining eight buildings were constructed over the next several decades. When completed, all eleven buildings formed a U-shape open to Sumter Street; this modified quadrangle became known as the Horseshoe. As with other southern universities in the antebellum period, the most important organizations for students were the two literary societies, the Clariosophic Society and the Euphradian Society; these two societies, which arose from a split in an earlier literary society known as the Philomathic, grew to encapsulate the majority of the student body from the 1820s onward.
The College became a symbol of the South in the antebellum period as its graduates were on the forefront of secession from the Union. With the generous support of the General Assembly, South Carolina College acquired a reputation as the leading institution of the South and attracted several noteworthy scholars, including Francis Lieber, Thomas Cooper, Joseph LeConte. Seventy-two students were present for classes in January 1862 and the college functioned as best it could until a call by the Confederate government for South Carolina to fill its quota of 18,000 soldiers. A system of conscription would begin on March 20 for all men between the ages of eighteen and forty-five, so on March 8 all of the students at the college volunteered for service in order to avoid the dishonor of having been conscripted. Despite the depletion of students, the professors issued a notice that the college would temporarily close and would reopen to those under eighteen; when the college reopened on March 17, only nine students showed up for classes and it became quite apparent to all that the college would not last past the end of the term in June.
On June 25 with the consent of the state government, the Confederate authorities took possession of the college buildings and converted them into a hospital. After many unsuccessful attempts to reopen the college, the trustees passed a resolution on December 2, 1863, that closed the college. By February 1865, Sherman's army had reached the outskirts of Columbia and the college was spared from destruction by the Union forces because of its use as a hospital. In addition, a company of the 25th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment was stationed at the campus on February 17 to protect it from harm and to thwart off pillaging Yankee soldiers; the Union army took possession of the college on May 24, 1865, although the future for the college appeared bleak with it under military control, General John Porter Hatch sent a letter on June 19 to the remaining professors at the college that it should reopen as soon as possible. The appointment of Benjamin Franklin Perry as provisional governor of South Carolina on June 30 by President Andrew Johnson restored civilian rule to the state.
Perry reinstated the trustees to their positions and the board met on September 20 to authorize the college to reopen on the first Monday of January in 1866. In a message to the legislature in October, Perry sought to convert the college into a university because with the state in an impoverished situation, it would provide a more practical education. Little opposition deve
Yonsei University is a private research university in Seoul, South Korea. It is one of Korea's three SKY universities, considered the most prestigious in the country. Yonsei is one of the oldest universities in South Korea; the student body consists of 26,731 undergraduate students, 11,994 graduate students, 4,518 faculty members, 6,788 staff, 257,931 alumni. Yonsei operates its main campus in Seoul and offers graduate and doctoral programs in Korean and English; the university was established in January 1957 through the union of Yonhi College and Severance Union Medical College. This was a result of a lasting bilateral cooperation between the colleges; the institutions were new to Korea at the time of their inception. Yonhi College was one of the first modern colleges, founded as Chosun Christian College in March 1915. Severance has its roots in the first modern medical center in Korea, founded in April, 1885; as a tribute, the name'Yonsei' was derived from the first syllables of the names of its two parent institutions,'Yon.
In the symbol of Yonsei University is a shield. In the shield, ` ㅇ' means. On the left side of'ㅇ', the book is truth; the shield defends these two ideas. The symbol animals is an eagle, the symbol color is "royal blue." The Yonsei University Medical School dates to April 10, 1885, when the first modern hospital to practice Western medicine in Korea, was established. The hospital was founded by Horace Newton Allen, the American protestant missionary appointed to Korea by the Presbyterian Church in the USA The hospital was renamed Jejungwon on April 26; as there appeared difficulties, the church appointed Canadian Oliver R. Avison to run Jejungwon on July 16, 1893. Gwanghyewon was financed at first by the Korean government, while the medical staff was provided by the church. However, by 1894 when the First Sino-Japanese War and Gabo reforms took place, the government was not able to continue its financial support, thus management of Jejungwon came under the church. In 1899, Avison returned to the U.
S. and attended a conference of missionaries in New York City where he elaborated on the medical project in Korea. Louis Severance, a businessman and philanthropist from Cleveland, was present and moved, he paid for the major portion of the construction costs of new buildings for the medical facility. Jejungwon was renamed Severance Hospital after him. Jejungwon was a hospital, but it performed medical education as an attachment; the hospital admitted its first class of 16 medical students selected through examinations in 1886, one year after its establishment. By 1899, Jejungwon Medical School was independently recognized. Following the increase of diversity in missionary denominations in Korea, collaboration began to form. Jejungwon began to receive medical staff, school faculty, financial support from the Union Council of Korean Missionaries in 1912. Accordingly, the medical school was renamed as Severance Union Medical College in 1913; the rest of Yonsei University traces its origins to Chosun Christian College, founded on March 5, 1915, by an American Protestant missionary, Horace Grant Underwood sent by the church.
Underwood became the first president, Avison became the vice president. It was located at the YMCA. Courses began in April with 18 faculty members. Underwood died of illness on October 12, 1916, Avison took over as president. On August 22, 1910, Japan annexed Korea with the Japan–Korea Treaty of 1910; the first Governor-General of Korea, Terauchi Masatake, introduced the Ordinance on Chosun Education in 1911, subsequently Regulations on Professional Schools and Revised Regulations on Private Schools in March, 1915. These were intended to stifle private education in Korea. Severance Union College struggled to meet these requirements, it received its recognition as a professional medical school on May 14, 1917. In 1922 the governor-general Makoto Saito issued Revised Ordinance on Chosun Education, it called for more strict qualification of the faculty, Severance reacted obediently and further recruited more members with degrees from accredited institutions in North America and Europe. Japan did not ignore the competence of this institution.
Moreover, in March 1934, the Japanese Ministry of Education and Culture further recognized Severance in allowing its graduates the right to practice medicine anywhere in Japanese sovereignty. Oh Geung Seon became the first Korean president of Severance in 1934. Ordinances in 1915 and 1922 affected the fate of Chosun Christian College. Intended as a college, it was not recognized as such, since the Ordinance did not allow the establishment of Korean private colleges. Hence, Chosun Christian College, now renamed Yonhi College, was accepted only as a'professional school' on April 17, 1917, the
Association of MBAs
The Association of MBAs is a global organisation founded in 1967 which focuses on international business school accreditation and membership. Based in London, AMBA is one of the three main global accreditation bodies in business education and styles itself as the world's impartial authority on postgraduate management education, it differs from AACSB in the US and EQUIS in Brussels as it accredits a school's portfolio of postgraduate management programmes but does not accredit undergraduate programmes. AMBA accredits 2% of the world's business schools, is the most international of the three organisations having accredited schools headquartered in 54 countries, compared with the 52 for AACSB and 38 for EQUIS. Business schools can become associated with AMBA in two ways: by applying for accreditation, or by applying for membership of the AMBA Development Network, which confers institutional membership similar to EFMD or AACSB membership. Schools that cannot meet all of the AMBA accreditation criteria join the ADN, which gives them time to prepare for accreditation with support from AMBA and mentoring from an AMBA-accredited school.
All MBA students and alumni of the 257 accredited member schools join AMBA as individual members free of charge. AMBA accredits generalist MBM programmes and DBA programmes, admits as members students and graduates thereof. AMBA's long-serving president until 2017 was the late Sir Paul Judge, the founding benefactor of Cambridge Judge Business School in Cambridge, UK. AMBA's current Chief Executive is Andrew Main Wilson, who joined the organisation from the Institute of Directors in 2013. Bodo Schlegelmilch was elected Chairman of the AMBA Board of Trustees in 2018; the Association of MBAs was founded in 1967 as an MBA alumni club by eight UK graduates from Harvard Business School, Wharton and Columbia, two graduates from the first intake of London Business School. The founders saw a lack of awareness in Europe of the value of the MBA degree, which at that time was an American qualification, they decided to form a lobby and membership group to promote the benefits of postgraduate business education, under the name of Business Graduates Association.
The organisation's development helped shape the growth of management education in Europe and the UK and coincided with the setting up and growth of London Business School and Manchester Business School in Britain. The Association's first Director General was Vice-Admiral David Clutterbuck who assumed this position in 1969. In 1983 BGA began to accredit the growing number of MBA programmes, while preserving its functions as a membership organization. BGA was renamed Association of MBAs in 1987; until 2017, AMBA's president was the late Sir Paul Judge, who helped establish one of the two business schools in Cambridge, UK. The Association of MBAs accredits MBA, DBA degree programmes; when a school applies for accreditation for its MBA programmes, AMBA requires that the entire portfolio of MBA programmes be put up for consideration and will award accreditation only if all programmes meet its criteria. The Association's process of accrediting a school's MBA programmes portfolio includes reviewing compliance AMBA's criteria, most of them qualitative rather than quantitative.
The criteria fall into seven dimensions: development of the institution. Some of the key AMBA criteria for the accreditation of an MBA programme include: all admitted students should have at least three years of full-time post-graduation work experience upon the start of the MBA course. AMBA holds three annual conferences for business school deans and directors: a Global Conference, an Asia Pacific Conference, a Latin America Conference. Participation is open to both non-accredited schools. AMBA hosts an annual Gala Dinner in London, open only to accredited schools. AMBA organises two annual global forums with the purpose of development and training for specific functions within AMBA-accredited business schools such as accreditation managers. AMBA organises webinars and networking events on a regular basis catering to MBA alumni, current MBA students, prospective MBA students and business school admissions departments; these on-campus events are held at accredited business schools and feature distinguished speakers and practitioners in fields such as leadership and innovation.
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