Founded in 1974, the School of Economics is one of the top schools in CUEB. Currently the School has three departments—the Department of Economics, the Department of International Economics &Trade and the Department of National Economics, and it runs six research institutes—CUEB Economic Research Institute, Research Center for WTO, China Research Center for Economic Growth and Business Cycle, China Research Center for Circulation, Research Center for Quantitative Economics and China Research Center for Brand. Under the School, there is also a laboratory for economic system analysis and simulation as well as a reference center.
By the end of April 2008, the School has1,200 undergraduates, over 300 postgraduates and 40 international undergraduate students. Its over 6,000 graduates are making a difference in various sectors.
The philosophy of the School is to provide students with education of best quality through the guidance and mentorship of outstanding faculty.
With approval by the Ministry of Education, the School of Economics provides three bachelor’s programs, namely Economics, International Economics &Trade and Commercial Economics; seven master’s programs, including Political Economy, Macro- and Micro-economics, Quantitative Economics, International Trade, Industrial Economics (Commercial Economics), National Economics and National Defense Economics; five PhD programs in Quantitative Economics, International Trade, Industrial Economics, National Economics and National Defense Economics. Meanwhile, the Applied Economics has been accredited as a post-doctoral mobile station.
The School’s undergraduate program of economics is one of the highest-ranking of its kind among 200 universities. Furthermore, in 2005 the economics program was honored as a “Brand Program” by the Beijing Municipality and in 2007, it was enlisted in the first batch of “National High Quality Programs with Distinctive Features” by the Ministry of Education, an honor enjoyed only by three universities. The School boasts several “Key Disciplines” in Beijing including Quantitative Economics, National Economics, Industrial Economics and International Trade, and its Political Economics is one of the “Key Nurturing Disciplines” in Beijing.
At present, the School of Economics has 53 professors and associate professors in total besides 10 assistant professors. While engaged in teaching and research, some faculty members also hold positions in government agencies, such as member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, adviser of the Beijing Municipal Government, adviser of ministries and committees of the central government, and counselor of the Beijing Municipal Government. Most of the faculty members are directors, or executive directors, of various academic associations/organizations. In addition, quite a few well-known economists and scholars hold honorary professorships in the School.
International Cooperation: The School of Economics is open to the international community and is actively engaged in international exchange and cooperation with its sister schools in the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Argentina and other countries. We are proud of our faculty and student exchange programs, which have been extremely rewarding.