Shanghai University of Finance & Economics - College of Business


The business education history of Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE) can be traced back to 1917 when a commerce program was established at the Nanjing Higher Normal School. YANG Xingfo, the well-known social activist and patriotic democratic personage, was the program director. In 1921, the program was transferred east to Shanghai and became the Shanghai University of Commerce. This university was the first commerce university in China’s education history. GUO Bingwen, the renowned educator, was the first chancellor. MA Yinchu, the famous economist, became the first director of academic affairs.

As China's first higher education institution of business studies, SUFE suggested since it was established "to train and develop those talents who have guidance and organizational capabilities and can take the lead in industry and commerce." Adhering to this tradition and spirit, SUFE’s several generations of excellent educators have been committing themselves to business research, exploring the truth and contributing to the society with their research and education achievements by forming a close partnership with the society.

After several generations of business educators’ unremitting efforts, SUFE has become a multi-disciplinary university which focuses on applied economics and management science and maintains a coordinated development of finance, economics, management, law and science. In 1981, SUFE became the first financial university awarded the right to grant doctoral degrees. In 1992, SUFE was among the first schools to establish mobile stations. In 1996, SUFE joined the “211 Project,” a program to build 100 key universities. In 2000 and 2007, SUFE got “outstanding” undergraduate teaching appraise from the Ministry of Education. The university enrolled in the national high-level university programs (985 project) in 2007.

The university currently has 3 national key disciplines - accounting, finance and history of economic thought, 1 national key nurturing discipline – finance, 4 key disciplines of Ministry of Finance and 6 Shanghai key disciplines. The university houses 3 national bases which are the training base of national economics talents, the national cultural quality education base for college students, and the key research base of humanities and social sciences of the Ministry of Education - the Institute of Accounting and Finance. SUFE now has 4 doctoral degree programs of first-level disciplines which are theoretical economics, applied economics, business administration, and management science & engineering, 3 mobile stations for post-doctoral research on theoretical economics, applied economics and business administration respectively , 44 doctoral degree programs of second-level disciplines, 6 master degree programs of first-level disciplines, 74 master degree programs of second-level disciplines, and 36 undergraduate programs.

According to the university’s development orientation of "being a multi-disciplinary research university with distinguishing financial features", the overall goal of “building a first-class socialist university under the modernized, internationalized and informationized development framework”, the open-door concept, and the international business education trends, SUFE resumed college of business in early 2011 to integrate the disciplines’ strength and advantages, build the flagship project of business education, improve the business education’s content and quality, and commit to high-level and innovative business leaders’ cultivation for China and the world. We believe, in the near future, College of Business, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics will be a remarkable force to contribute for China’s growth and integration into the world economy.

Vision of The College of Business

As one of the most advanced institutions for business studies in China and uniquely located in Shanghai, a centre of the nation’s commerce and transportation as well as a financial hub of East Asia, the College of Business, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics seeks to fully avail itself of its superior location, to serve as a business laboratory and to contribute to the society with its research and education achievements by forming a close partnership with the society and complementing each other.

Mission of The College of Business

The College of Business, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, is committed, with a global vision, to developing business talent, undertaking innovative business research, guiding business leaders, and promoting business civilization.

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International MBA (iMBA)

Campus Part time 2 - 4 years September 2017 China Shanghai

The International MBA Program by Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE) and Webster University (Webster) was recognized by the Chinese Ministry of Education (MOE) in 1996, which makes it one of the first iMBA programs recognized by MOE. The program aims at cultivating business leaders with a global perspective and cross-cultural management talent. [+]

The International MBA Program by Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE) and Webster University (Webster) was recognized by the Chinese Ministry of Education (MOE) in 1996, which makes it one of the first iMBA programs recognized by MOE. The program aims at cultivating business leaders with a global perspective and cross-cultural management talent. The curriculum and teaching methods meet international standards. The coursed and lectures are professional and cutting-edge, based on leading U.S. MBA programs. This is an all-English program. Courses are thorough, given in 9-week semesters. The goal is deep learning and student skills. Students have enough time to accumulate knowledge on an every-week basis. Student centered, we adhere to the belief of life-long education. Students have a variety of overseas study tours and take part in international exchange trips, making this program unique. Students and alumnus are the greatest wealth of a business school, which is the reason our program provides opportunities for life-long education. Students and alumnus participate in outstanding monthly lectures and discussions. The relationship of cooperation between the College of Business in SUFE and Webster University will be further enhanced by regular teacher-student communication programs. Instructors in the iMBA Program are selected from both SUFE and Webster University. Half or more are foreign professors. High quality teaching and over 2000 outstanding graduates have made great contributions to economic and social development. We believe that, until now, iMBA program has been one of the most influential international MBA programs in China. Pre-requisite Courses (2) BUSN 5000 - Business BUSN5620 - Current Economic Analysis BUSN 5600 - Accounting Theory and Practice BUSN 6080 - Management Information Systems Core Courses (10) MRKT 5000 - Marketing BUSN 5760 - Applied Business Statistics FINC 5000 - Finance FINC 5880 - Advanced Corporate Finance BUSN 6120 - Managerial Economics BUSN 6070 - Management Accounting BUSN 6110 - Operations and Project Management MNGT 5590 - Organizational Behavior MNGT 5990 - Corporate Responsibility and Society BUSN 6200 - Strategy and Competition Elective Courses (2/12) Finance Track: FINC 5860 Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital FINC 5840 International Finance FINC 5210 Investment BUSN 5680 Issues in Business – Business Law: Mergers & Acquisitions. PROC 5840 Negotiations Marketing Track: MRKT 5950 Consumer Behavior MRKT 5980 International Marketing MRKT 5500 Professional Seminars - Products and Service Development MRKT 5940 Promotional Management PROC 5850 Supply Chain Management / Logistics MNGT 5500 Professional Seminars - Marketing Engineering PROC 5840 Negotiations General Track (Neither Finance Track Nor Marketing Track): HRMG 5000 Managing Human Resources Requirements and Admission Application Requirements Bachelor or 4 year’s college degree Or college degree with more than 108 hours of credit 3 Years of significant working experience Application Documents Application Form Diploma and Bachelor degree certificate (2 copies with official seal of the issuing institute both in English) Official Transcripts (2 original ones with official seal both in English) Resume Three passport size photos Two copies of ID card / Passport Two Name Cards At least One Recommendation Letter GMAT, GRE, IELTS or TOEFL test score or other if available Application Fee RMB 500 Recruiting Procedure Verification: Provide diploma and transcripts of your undergraduate studies Documents Review: Submit all required application documents Background Assessment: Evaluate documents and qualification Interview: Take an English interview Acceptance: Issue acceptance letter and welcome letter 2016 Opening Season for Foreign students: Summer Term in May [-]