SUZhou, China, Sept. 18, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University kicked off its 10th anniversary year with an alumni reunion on September 9.
More than 300 alumni, academic staff and industry leaders gathered to celebrate the school’s successes, including becoming the largest English-language business school in China and earning the “Triple Crown” of accreditation (AACSB, EQIS and AMBA) , which is only one percent of business schools worldwide have achieved.
More than 300 alumni, academic staff and industry leaders attended an alumni reunion at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the International Business School Suzhou (IBSS).
An awards ceremony honored three alumni who have made extraordinary contributions to business, society and academia:
- Shaanxi province-based entrepreneur and investor Boyue Jing, who earned a BA in Business Administration in 2018, was named the 2023 IBSS Alumnus of the Year for his business leadership and achievements.
- HR leader Sirena Bai, who earned an International MBA in 2021, received the IBSS Alumni Outstanding Contribution Award for fostering collaboration between IBSS and AstraZeneca.
- Lenda Huo of Amoy Diagnostics, International MBA (2018) received the IMBA Best Ambassador Award for professionally mentoring current IMBA students and supporting the program’s recruitment efforts.
The event included discussions led by a panel of business and academic experts on digital business transformation, advancing gender diversity on corporate boards and leadership, Generation Z in the workplace, and adapting and thriving in the global economy.
In addition, industry executives and leaders discussed trends in finance, entrepreneurship, manufacturing, healthcare, sustainability and cross-industry exchange.
Alumni who participated in the event shared how studying at IBSS impacted them.
2019 International MBA graduate Kirsten Johnston is the founder and CEO of branding agency JWDK, which she started in London and expanded to Shanghai and Hong Kong.
In addition to enhancing her accounting and finance control skills, IBSS gave her insight, she said: “As a foreigner, it was important for me to learn more about business in China and the cultural differences of how we work in the UK “
Jing, an IBSS Alumnus of the Year award winner, said the entrepreneurship module left a deep impression on him.
“It taught us that as entrepreneurs, we have a responsibility to society and we must consider how our businesses can contribute beyond just making profits,” he said.
“It is important to have an entrepreneurial spirit in business, and investing in social welfare can bring unexpected benefits to a company.”
Source Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University