The School of Economics and Management (SEM) is a young college full of vigor and vitality. In September 2000, when Shanghai Institute of Technology (SIT) was founded, the DeptofBusinessAdministration of Shanghai College of Light industry, the Dept of Business Economics of Shanghai Metallurgy College, and the Dept of Finance and Economics of Shanghai college of Chemical Engineering , merged and formed the Dept of Economics and Management Engineering, SIT. In September 2006, the Dept of Economics and Management Engineering changed its name to the School of Economics and Management.
SEM now has 6 undergraduate majors: Accounting, Marketing,Information Management and System, International Economics and Trade, Exhibition Economy and Management, and Project Management.SEM hasa first-level disciplinemaster pilot on Management of Science and Engineering. SEM boasts 83 faculty members. 25 persons among 63 full-time faculty members have senior professional titles, accounting for 40%; 45 persons have master’s Degree or above, accounting for 71.4%. SEM introduces and cultivates, basically forming a rational structure of teachers. SEM has more than 1,900 full-time undergraduates.
In recent years, SEM has made significant progress in terms of discipline construction, research, and teaching.In 2012, with full support of school leaders, SEM received a master discipline: Management Science and Engineering; and established the Research Center of Management Science and Engineering (institute Level).
SEM obtained an NSFC (Natural Science Foundation of China) project, and more than 20 projects at provincial level ; published dozens of papers of high quality in domestic and foreign journals with research funding reaching about 200 million yuan. The Level of scientific research improved steadily. Recently, SEM hosted International Conference: Exhibition Expo education and Research, the 7th Yangtze Delta universities Forum on Management Science and Engineering doctoral Collaboration Development ; also organized the 7th annual symposium of China Management of Technology (MOT) .These promote academic exchanges and enlarge academic influence.
SEM works actively in the teaching development to adapt to school needs, working with the school's high-end application integration and technical personnel training objectives, highlighting the talent cultivation of application-oriented features, exploring new personnel training model of the economics and management. SEM signed Cooperative Education programs with a number of Shanghai well-known enterprise in recent years, and hired visiting professors and entrepreneurs; bring their specialized knowledge into the classroom.
Faculty also conduct teaching reform actively,having access to a number of reform issues in Shanghai and institute Level. SEM has made remarkable achievements in curriculum development, academic team building and laboratory construction.
SEM attaches great importance to personnel training. Since its establishment, SEM has been training complex and application-based economy management talents as an important goal, and striving to improve students' practical ability.Students are awarded in various competitions with different disciplines and skills. In recent years, students have won the Challenge Cup and more than 40other awards nationwide, more than 60 awards Shanghai provincial level.Graduates welcomed by enterprises,because they are quick started, adaptable and loyal .The employment rate remains at 97%.
International cooperation and exchange is one of SEM‘s significant features and advantages. SIT has joint education programs with Thompson Rivers University, Canada (TRU) on Marketing major, which has won public praise. SEMhas also established extensive cooperative relationships with many other prestigious business schools internationally, such as Euromed Management Ecole de Marseille, France; University of Bridgeport, US; Montclair State University ,NJ, US;Fontys University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands.
Facing the rising sun in Hangzhou Bay, SEM faculty, staff and students, with full confidence, endeavor to realize their University Dream and Soar Dreamof SIT.