School Profiles

Since its founding in 1896, Beijing Jiaotong University has become a nationally recognized institution for its high reputations in diverse academic areas. The university takes the discipline areas of engineering and management as its foundation, and the discipline groups of information and communications, management and economics as its main characteristics. Economics and management is a long-standing discipline developed in parallel with the growth of the university. The School of Economics and Management, one of the nine schools of the university, was first established in 1996, by combining the former School of Economics, Department of Material Management Engineering, and Department of Industry and Construction Management Engineering. In 1999, it was renamed as the School of Economics and Management.

The School of Economics and Management has made outstanding achievements by acting on the 100-year plan for developing the disciplines, building itself into a top ranking domestic institution. The mission of the school is to nurture the students to be excellent personnel with critical thinking skills and creativity, to develop innovative research and advanced knowledge, and to provide widely accessible services for the economic society. The School adheres to the five core ideas, “practice, creativity, devotion, love and harmony.

The school consists of the Department of Economics, the Department of Accounting, the Department of Business Administration, the Department of Information Management, the Department of Logistics Management, the Department of Tourism Management, the Department of Engineering Management, the Department of Public Administration, the Department of Finance, the Sino-Australia Business School as well as the Professional Degree Education Center. Twenty education and research institutes of various descriptions have been developed and established, including the Institute of Transportation Economic Theories and Policies, the Institute of Development Strategy, Research Center of Acquisition and Restructuring of Chinese Enterprises, the Institute of Labor Economics and Human Resource Management, the Institute of Value added Logistics, and others.

At present, the School has a faculty of 196 members, including one academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, one advisor of the State Council, one specially invited Professor from Yangtze River Scholars, one member of the Discipline Evaluation Workgroup of the State Council Degree Committee, three members of the National Teaching Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Education, 36 full professors and 81 associate professors. The school also supports two postdoctoral research stations, two first-level and ten second-level sites for Ph.D., four first-level sites for Master’s Degree and 7 sites for Professional Master’s Degree. The School offers ten majors for undergraduates. In total, more than 3500 post-doctoral students, graduate students, and undergraduate students are currently enrolled in all the diverse programs and departments .