The School of Economics and Management, formerly known as the Department of Economics and Management, began preparations for its construction in the second half of 2003. It was formally established in May 2004 with the approval of the Shanghai Bureau of Justice. In September 2005, the first undergraduate major, International Economics and Trade, began to enroll students. In 2012, it was renamed as School of Economics and Management. For over a decade, it currently has 7 undergraduate majors and 1 professional master's program, covering both economics and management. There are 53 faculty members and more than 2000 students until now. There are four majors in economics, namely International Economics and Trade, Economics, Economics and Finance, and Taxation. Besides, there are 3 majors in management, namely Business Administration, Financial Management, and Auditing. Furthermore, the master's degree program in International Business is approved in 2017, and its enrollment began in the fall of 2019.
Based on our advantages, the school adheres to the philosophy of combining law and business and improving students' practical abilities. It is dedicated to cultivating compound and application-oriented talents with strong social adaptability, solid professional development skills, innovative spirit and practical ability. They have not only a solid theoretical foundation of economics and management, but also a certain amount of relevant legal knowledge, which can adapt themselves to the development of modern market economy.
The school attaches great importance to the cultivation of students' practical ability, innovation ability and social adaptability. Its teaching style is characterized by legal-and-business combination and diversified practice. The school creatively separates the elective modules of law in the teaching plan, and jointly cooperates with relevant law schools to create a faculty of law and business integration. At present, the school has four large-scale laboratories, has developed more than 50 school-enterprise cooperative practice teaching bases, including Postal Savings Bank, Qingpu Industrial Park, Zhaoxiang Commercial and Business District, Wanlian Securities, etc., and has established a strategic partnership with Zhonghua Accounting Firm and UnionPay Merchant Services Co., Ltd. , forming a diversified practice teaching system that includes both in and out of class, inside and outside of school, guided practice and autonomous practice.
The school has also innovatively opened many high-quality courses and obtained good effects, such as, the CEO Series Courses jointly opened with senior corporate managers, the Securities Investment Simulation jointly opened with Wanlian Securities, and the Cross-border E-commerce Practice jointly opened with the Sea Chamber of Commerce, which all bring practical “combat” into the classroom and combine the off-campus internships with on-campus theoretical teaching. In terms of internationalization, the school has also created good opportunities for students to enhance their employment competitiveness and further their study overseas. For example, the “3+1.5 program” for master’s degree with the Rennes School of Business in France and the “3+1+1 program” for master’s degree with the University of California, Riverside in America, and the summer internship program with Christopher Newport University in the United States.
In recent years, more than 200 students have won first and second prizes or above in plenty of national and Shanghai competitions including China Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling , The Challenge Cup and etc. More than 50 students have published papers in academic journals or participated in academic conferences both at home and abroad. The employment rate of graduates remains ahead. The school has been awarded the Third Class Merit of Shanghai Judicial Administration System twice and the Advanced Collective of Shanghai Judicial Administration System three times.