In 2009, YMCA of Singapore expanded its education business by offering quality tertiary programmes in partnership with the Australian Maritime College (AMC) based in Tasmania, Australia and the University of Strathclyde, through its School of Business (SBS), based in Glasgow, Scotland, to deliver bachelor and master degree programmes on a part-time basis to qualifying students in Singapore.
2009 was an important milestone for the Strathclyde MBA programme as it marked the 20th anniversary of the programme in Singapore. Since 1989 more than 400 students have graduated from this programme, all of whom are now part of the Strathclyde MBA Alumni. The Strathclyde Business School has the following distinguishing features that set it apart from other such schools:
- Strathclyde Business School’s full time MBA programme has been ranked 87th in the 2013 Financial Times Global MBA ranking which lists the top 100 programmes in the world each year.
- Out of thousands of business schools worldwide, only those that are accredited (AACSB or EQUIS) and meet strict criteria, are eligible to take part in the FT ranking.
- SBS is placed in the top 25 of European business schools ranked and, reflecting the increasing competitive nature of business schools globally, one of only 11 business schools in the UK to be included in the ranking, and the only Scottish university to feature.
- The FT’s ranking follows on the back of other recent plaudits, namely, THE University of the Year 2012; reaccreditation by EQUIS for the maximum 5 year period; ranked in The Economist’s top 100 global MBA programmes; ranked in the FT’s top European graduate business schools.
- The FT rankings take into account information provided by the school and information provided by alumni from three years ago (graduates of 2009) and looks at salary increase, value for money, career progression, as well as faculty and research.
YMCA Education Centre (YEC) is the new entity that incorporates YMCA School with its secondary education and preparatory/enrichment course offerings and YMCA Tertiary. Besides preparing students for educational excellence and exciting careers, it is also the aim of the YEC to inculcate positive character values such as caring, honesty, respect and responsibility in developing the body, mind and spirit through the courses that it offers.
YEC has a vision and mission to meet key stakeholders’ and industries’ needs and expectations.
The vision and mission are relevant to YEC’s business and national development.
YEC reviews the vision and mission to ensure its relevance, for continual improvement, at least once a year, during management review.
The management team uses internal and external communication channels to communicate the vision and mission to all staff, students, key stakeholders through briefings, sharing sessions and relevant marketing collaterals.
The staffs are able to articulate the vision and mission and what the vision and mission mean to them with respect to their job functions.
The management team communicates the vision and mission clearly in the website, student handbook, and relevant marketing collaterals and within school premise(s).
YEC reviews the effectiveness of the communication channels, for continual improvement, at least once a year, during management review.
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