AACSB International (AACSB) announced on January 26, 2023 that the College of Management, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (“NYCU CoM”) has extended its global accreditation in business accreditation.
For more than a century, AACSB accreditation has been synonymous with the highest standards in business education. Today, a total of 965 institutions across 60 countries and territories have earned AACSB accreditation in business. Only 5% of the world’s business schools hold the distinction of AACSB accreditation.
The reaccreditation came following a rigorous process that involved extensive reporting, a comprehensive peer review, and a site visit by leaders in the academic business community.
Due to COVID-19, the pre-visit in August 2022 was conducted online. While NYCU CoM is honored to be the first business school in Taiwan to hold an on-site visit from AACSB after the pandemic. A group of peer reviewers consisting of Professor Ahmad Tootoonchi, Dean of the College of Business and Global Affairs at the University of Tennessee at Martin, Professor Beena George, Chief Innovation Officer at St. Thomas University in Houston, and Professor Andrew Gaudes, Dean of Goodman School of Business at Brock University in Canada visited NYCU in person from November 6 to 8, 2022. The achievements of NYCU CoM were highly recognized by the Peer Review Team (“PRT”).
During the three-day on-site visit, PRT conducted 8 sessions with President Lin, VC Lee and Dean Chung, Associate Dean Anthony Kuo, the new AACSB Director Hsin-Ning Su, administrators, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and other stakeholder groups focus on school’s alignment with AACSB’s accreditation standards. These standards require excellence in areas relating to strategic management and innovation; learning and teaching; and academic and professional engagement, which we work every day to meet.
NYCU CoM earned initial accreditation in 2007 and its first reaccreditation in 2012, and its second reaccreditation in 2018. We are delighted and proud to announce the extension of AACSB accreditation for another five years. The PRT Chairman praised the visit to NYCU is one of the best experiences throughout his affiliation with AACSB.
Achieving accreditation is a process of rigorous internal focus, during this multiyear path, this would not have happened without everyone’s dedication. We appreciate everyone who contributes to the AACSB accreditation of NYCU CoM. Thorough peer-review process demonstrates the college’s commitment to quality education. Its next reaccreditation review will be in 2028.