International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) has joined the Quantitative Techniques for Economics & Management Master (QTEM) Network recently, which has made
IBSS the 24th academic member worldwide and the 4th member in China of QTEM.
Professor Bruno van Pottelsberghe, QTEM Secretary General, said: “QTEM is thrilled to welcome a new business school in its network, and IBSS fits particularly well in our global expansion policy, for three main reasons: it is a truly international school that secures all accreditations standards (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA); it delivers its teaching and learning services in English while being located in China; it has a focus on quantitative techniques applied to managerial disciplines. A warm welcome to our 24th member.”
QTEM was established in September 2012 with financial support from the Bernheim Foundation. At present, it has developed into a joint training network of graduate students from 25 top business schools in the world. It is an international network bringing together outstanding students, academic partners and international corporations.
The QTEM network has strict criteria for the selection of member institutions, including accreditation (EQUIS, AACSB, AMBA, EPAS, ETC.), domestic and international rankings, the number of quantitative analysis English courses, excellent quantitative research, and the ability to attract well-known corporate partners, etc.
Professor Jorg Bley, Dean of IBSS, said: ‘the step we have made with QTEM Network not only shows our qualifications after receiving the Triple Crown (AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA), it has also provided an extraordinary opportunity for our students studying in related subjects to sharpen analytical and interpersonal skills in the diverse network. ’
QTEM member universities select outstanding master students to study in two different countries within the member universities network, and offer the students internship opportunities in multinational companies. The 24 member universities include Monash Business School (Australia), Waseda University (Japan), University of Amsterdam (Netherlands), HEC Montreal (Canada), BI Business School (Norway), University of Porto (Portugal), Warwick Business School and University of Exeter Business School (UK), and Zhejiang University, Harbin Institute of Technology and Xiamen University (China). For QTEM corporate members, McKinsey, EY, Deloitte and Capsim are ones of the listed.
By joining the QTEM network, IBSS decided to start with MSc Business Analytics, which is a postgraduate programme within Economics discipline. ‘As a master programme open to the world, we strive to increase the
opportunities for student and academic exchange. By collaborating with other prestigious members in the QTEM network, we can provide students with a more international platform, and prepare them to use analytic to create a better world.’ said Dr Linjia Zhang, the programme director of MSc Business Analytics.
In the future, IBSS will expand the QTEM route to cover more disciplines such as MSc Operations and Supply Chain Management, MSc Finance and Economics, MSc Finance, and MSc Investment Management, MSc Project Management and MSc Management.