Jinan University School of Management
Jinan University had business discipline in its inception.” As early as 1918, Mr. Huang Yanpei, a Jinan sage, keenly observed that today’s commercial wars and industrial wars are the wars of education and helped to bring about the establishment of the business discipline in the school.In 1921,Jinan University and Southeast University jointly founded the first business university in Chinese history-Shanghai Business University”, Which is a pioneer in higher education of industry, commerce and finance in China. By the end of 1920’s there had been such disciplines as industrial and commercial management, foreign trade, accounting, banking and transportation management, and the discipline of economic management had taken initial shape.
Since then, the business education in Jinan has been handed down and continued. In 1978, at the beginning of the reform and opening up, Jinan University set up the first course in marketing science with the courage and foresight of a pioneer. Afterwards, it also organized and established a marketing science society which is recognized as the earliest of its kind in institutions of higher education in China. In 1980 Jinan University set up the Department of Corporate Management, the Department of Accounting and the Department of Commerce under the original economic management discipline, meanwhile, it was the first to be granted for awarding doctoral degrees in industrial economics and for master degrees in disciplines as corporate management.
In 1998, the university integrated the resources of such subjects as industrial and business administration, public administration and management science and engineering to formally establish the School of Management. Since then, the business education in Jinan University has been expanding comprehensively into the discipline of modern management and entered a golden period in its history of development.
The present School has doctoral degree programs in two first-level discipline: industrial and commercial administration and management science and engineering, six doctoral degree programs in second-level disciplines and 10 master degree programs, in addition with degree programs of EMBA, MBA, MPA and master programs in corporate management and engineering, etc, have been opened. Jinan University has initially become one of 26 academies in South China for MBA education that established firstly in China as early as 1993 especially in professional degree education. In 2000, China Academic Degree and Graduate Education Development Center organized experts to evaluate Chinese universities for MBA trial education, Jinan University topped South China. And Jinan University was graded No. 1 in Forbes Chinese School for Business List 2006 by MBA student about satisfaction rate.
The school sticks to the path of international cooperation. For example, the school cooperates or communicates with Stanford University, Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University, University of Pennsylvania and the Sauder School of Business of UBC in Canada; trains international accountants together with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants(the headquarters of ACCA)for a long term; runs courses in international accounting together with the School of Continuing and Professional Education, HKU and the certified General Accountants Association of Canada to train accounting talents applicable for foreign business affairs. In 2001, the school cooperated with SAP of Germany to establish the only ERP Research Center in South China. Such cooperation provides students with the opportunities to experience world-class courses and also provides the school with excellent conditions for learning from the most advanced teaching contents and research methods the world.
In the nearly decade, the School of Management has trained 5,000 undergraduates, 1,500 masters, 150 doctors, over 3,000 MBA graduates and over 500 EMBA graduates. Peaches and plums do not have to talk, yet the world beats a path to them.” The School that has carried on the long tradition and sincere spirits of the business discipline of Jinan University keeps attracting Chinese students all over the world. They will follow the footsteps of Jinan sages and write a new colorful chapter for the rise of Chinese economy in the new century!
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