AACSB AccreditationThe Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, or AACSB for short, is one of the most authoritative business and management authentication institutions. The authentication qualifications are very strict, and only the top on sixth of business schools are accredited. At present, schools accredited by the AACSB include Harvard University, Yale University, Stanford University and University of Washington, covering over 30 countries. Up to 2007, only 17 Asian business schools had been accredited. NCTU College of Management was finally authenticated by the AACSB in August 2007 after over two years of preparation and effort, and became the fourth college of management to be accredited by the AACSB in Taiwan, following Sun Yat-Sen University, Fu Jen Catholic University and National Chengchi University. AACSB authentication is important for meeting international standards, which represents teaching quality assurance and sustainable progress. In the future, making foreign student exchanges or academic exchanges with foreign countries will be easier. After being AACSB accredited, a school’s authentication will still be reviewed every five years, and the NCTU College of Management is preparing for the maintenance authentication that will be conducted in October 2012.
NCTU College of Management was awarded AACSB International Authentication in 2007, and established branch of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS). BGS consists of teachers and students of business schools that have gotten AACSB authentication, in which the student members must be among the top 10% in their University Department and postgraduates must rank in the 20%.
AACSB authentication is the most important indicator of meeting international standards, and BGS aims to encourage and affirm commercial and academic professional representation. It will affirm the academic achievements of this College and provide a good opportunity for the students, teachers and professionals to perform mutual exchanges.