On February 5, 2022, Tsinghua SEM was officially notified by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) that, the Peer Review Team's recommendation for extension of business accreditation of Tsinghua SEM has been approved by the Continuous Improvement Review Committee and the Board of Directors of AACSB International. Tsinghua SEM was the first business school in Mainland China to obtain AACSB accreditation in April 2007 and has successfully maintained this label in 2012, 2017, and 2022 respectively.
From October 31 to November 3, 2021, the AACSB business accreditation peer review team (PRT), which consisted of Professor Kar Yan Tam, dean and chair professor at the School of Business and Management at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Professor Andrew K. Rose, dean of National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School, and Professor Paul Kofman, dean of Business and Economics at University of Melbourne, conducted a virtual visit to the school. Professor Yang Bin, Vice President and Provost of Tsinghua University, spoke with the PRT members on topics such as the positioning of Tsinghua SEM, interdisciplinary development, and university admissions.
During the four-day visit, 19 on-line sessions were held between the peer review team and relevant stakeholders, including representatives from the Dean’s Council, Advisory Board members’ companies, faculty and staff, students, and alumni. Through talks with different parties, the peer review team developed a comprehensive understanding of Tsinghua SEM’s overall operations including development strategy, research innovation, faculty resources, student cultivation, social impact, and recent achievements.
The peer review team affirmed Tsinghua SEM’s achievements and offered valuable suggestions to the school. Dean Bai Chong-En expressed his gratitude to the peer review team in the feedback session, and said that AACSB accreditation has continuously promoted the school's improvement and development, and Tsinghua SEM will spare no effort to accomplish its mission and become a world-class school of economics and management.
AACSB business accreditation has become the authoritative standard in global management education. The maintenance of AACSB accreditation will help the school continuously enhance its high level of management and standardization, and promote its international visibility and influence.