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APU selected as Executive Trustee School of the Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools

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Dec 25, 2012

The Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) College of International Management (APM) and Graduate School of Management (GSM) have been collectively selected as an Executive Trustee School at the Annual Conference of the Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools (AAPBS), an international association dedicated to the promotion of business education and research in the Asia Pacific region. This selection reflects the recognition APU has received for its international education systems and the APU Graduate School of Management, where students can study Japanese business cases entirely in English.

Dean of the College of International Management and Graduate School of Management, Professor YOKOYAMA Kenji, attended the AAPBS Annual Conference and addressed the audience following APU’s selection as an Executive Trustee School: “We are honored to have this opportunity to develop greater links with such globally renowned business schools. We look forward to contributing to AAPBS by providing fellow members with Japanese and Asian business cases studies we have developed at GSM”.

APU has been a member of AAPBS since 2008 and will begin its term as an Executive Trustee School in January 2013. A total of 14 institutes in 10 different countries/regions serve as Executive Trustee Schools including only two in Japan – Keio University and APU. As an Executive Trustee School, APU will play an increasing role in the management of AAPBS and the Annual Conferences.

The Association of Asia Pacific Business Schools (AAPBS)
AAPBS was officially launched in 2004 with the goal of improving the quality of management education and research in the Asia Pacific region, and is an international federation that promotes the exchange of business management research. In addition to business schools and corporations in the Asia Pacific region, AAPBS has a total of 148 members in 24 countries (as of December 2012) including The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), and other university evaluation and accreditation bodies.
The official AAPBS website: http://www.aapbs.org/

Executive Trustee School Members:
University of Auckland Business School (New Zealand)
Monash University Business School (Australia)
Melbourne Business School (Australia)
Chulalongkorn University Business School (Thailand)
National University of Singapore Business School (Singapore)
Singapore Management University Business School (Singapore)
Asian Institute of Management (The Philippines)
National Taiwan University Business School (Taiwan)
Fudan University Business School (China)
Tsinghua University Business School (China)
The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (Hong Kong)
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Business School (Korea)
Keio University Business School (Japan)
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University College of International Management, Graduate School of Management (Japan)

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, College of International Management (APM)
The College of International Management (APM) aims to cultivate graduates with a solid understanding of management processes, in addition to language and cross-cultural communication skills, who can play active roles in resolving management issues at globalizing enterprises and other organizations. Approximately 80% of all courses are offered in both English and Japanese. The College is currently working towards gaining accreditation from the AACSB – an American university external accreditation body.
APM Facts and Figures: http://www.apu.ac.jp/home/study/content7/

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Graduate School of Management (GSM)
Based on an American business school model, the GSM offers a unique MBA program developed at APU that focuses on management styles in Japan and the Asia Pacific region. All courses are offered in English. Together with APM, the Graduate School is currently working towards AACSB accreditation.
GSM Facts and Figures: http://www.apu.ac.jp/graduate/page/content0046.html
NB: links to the Graduate School admissions page



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