Bryant Zhuhai class of 2019
Bryant Zhuhai's historic first class of 130 students graduated with a Bryant Bachelor of Science in Business degree with a major in Accounting in June 2019.
Approval for Bryant Zhuhai opens path for program expansion
Dec 20, 2019, by Staff Writer

Bryant Zhuhai has been granted unconditional approval by China's Ministry of Education, an action that enables Bryant Zhuhai to add majors to the current accounting major, widen its geographical recruitment footprint, and grow its student body.

The approval, which follows four years of successful operations at Bryant Zhuhai and the graduation of its inaugural class in June 2019, was based on a rigorous six-month evaluation conducted by the International Cooperation and Exchange Department under the Ministry of Education. Education quality, pedagogy, faculty attributes, hiring practices, and student success were examined during the process.

The Ministry of Education regulates and oversees all aspects of education in China. Bryant Zhuhai's program operates under Sino-Foreign Cooperative Education regulations.

Graduates of the Bryant Zhuhai program have begun careers with companies including EY, KPMG, Bank of China, Agricultural Bank of China, and China Aviation Chengfei Civil Aircraft Co., Ltd. Since 2015, many Bryant Zhuhai students have completed their undergraduate studies or enrolled in graduate programs at Bryant’s Smithfield campus. Approximately 70 percent of the first graduating class of 2019 went on to pursue graduate studies abroad, including at top universities in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the U.S.

Since 2011, Bryant University and the Beijing Institute of Technology, Zhuhai (BITZH) have worked to establish this joint educational collaboration. In 2015, the Ministry of Education approved Bryant's application to establish a Chinese-Foreign Cooperatively-Run Program offering a four-year dual-degree program for a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Accounting. The proposal and its curriculum design were endorsed by Bryant University’s accrediting bodies in the U.S. –  the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) and by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Bryant Zhuhai’s first class enrolled in the fall of 2015. The program has created many opportunities for faculty and student exchanges and has enhanced the international programs of both universities.

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