Founded in 1984, School of Economics and Management (the original Economics Department of Kunming University) started recruiting undergraduate students of International Economics and Trade in 2004. With a student body of more than 2,300, the School stands as the largest one in Kunming University. More than 70 international students from over 10 different countries are currently enrolled in English-taught programs. The School has been dedicated in undertaking the task of cultivating the first batch of Innovative Talents (Science) Base Program of Kunming University since 2019.
School of Economics and Management offers 7 undergraduate majors, including International Economics and Trade, Financial Management, Accounting, Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Logistics Management, and Urban Management. Among the seven ones, Financial Management has been selected as the First-rate Undergraduate Program in Yunnan province in 2019, and International Economics and Trade has been approved as the Provincial Undergraduate Feature Specialty in 2011 and the Yunnan Provincial Specialty Group Construction Reform Pilot Major. With International Business authorized as a master’s degree program by the Ministry of Education in 2020, the School is also featured with one of the five master’s degree programs in the University.
School of Economics and Management now has 70 faculty members, among whom 50% are associate and full professors, 95% have master’s or doctoral degrees from top universities home and abroad, and one third are authorized as CMA, CPA, senior accountant, senior economist, CFP, etc. In addition, students are co-advised by Yangtze River scholars and guest professors from other top universities. The professional and dedicated faculty provides students with countless opportunities to research, create and innovate.
The School has been granted more than 20 national, provincial and municipal high-quality undergraduate teaching programs, and honored as the “Advanced Collective of Teaching Management in Colleges and Universities of Yunnan Province”. The School is facilitated with a university-level research platform “Southwest Cross-border Economic Development Research Institute”. In recent 3 years, the School has received funding of over 1 million Yuan from National Social Science Foundation of China, the Social Science Foundation of the Ministry of Education, Provincial Social Science and Philosophy Key Programs, Provincial Science and Technology Union Foundation, Kunming Think-tank Programs, etc.
The School is well facilitated with a provincial experimental teaching center “Economics and Management Experimental Teaching Center”, which includes 13 professional labs, for example, International Trade Comprehensive Lab, Financial ERP Simulation Lab, Security Investment Simulation Lab, Logistic Comprehensive Lab, Jindie ERP Business Administration Lab, Human Resource Management Lab, etc. The School also owns the first Cross-border Electric Commerce Training Platform in Yunnan province (Internet+ Yunnan Cross-border E-commerce Innovation and Entrepreneurship Experimental Platform). In 2019, the project Yunnan Virtual Simulation Experiment Center (Cloud Financial Decision-making Virtual Simulation Training) was officially approved. The current teaching facilities, experimental centers and platforms can fully meet the theoretical and practical teaching needs of all students.
The School has plenty of off-campus training bases. It has signed strategic cooperation agreements with Kunming Investigation Team of the National Bureau of Statistics, Yunnei Power Group (a national owned public listed company), Walmart, Alibaba and Shanghai Caijintong Education Company to jointly develop scientific research projects and build talent training bases. It also cooperates with more than 20 enterprises, such as Jingdong Southwest Company, Chennong Group and Sino-Platinum Metals Co., Ltd., to establish student training and practice bases. Student exchange programs and postgraduate joint cultivation programs have been explored with the universities of USA, UK, Singapore, Ireland, Thailand, etc.
By insisting on the School’s motto “Self-abdicating and striving for progress; Practicing earnestly and benevolently” and by adhering to its education philosophy, namely, taking talent training as the core, giving overall consideration to scientific research, cultural inheritance and social service, the School is committed to cultivating high-quality application-oriented talents with excellent moral character, solid foundation, quick skills and sufficient stamina. In the past three years, students have won more than 50 national and provincial awards in National Mathematical Modeling Contest, National “Challenge Cup” College Students Science and Technology Festival Works Competition, "FLTRP Cup" National English Competition, National Campus Finance and Accounting Contest, National Business College Skills Contest, College Students Simulation Sand Table Contest and other competitions. Students are offered widely by various kinds of industry with fulfilling jobs after graduating. The employment rate keeps as high as 98%, and employers keep speaking highly of the students.
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