School of Economics & Commerce
Master Degree Programs
Applied Economics（Academic Master）
International Economics & Trade
Our School is located in Longdong Campus with beautiful environment, covering an area of 0.4 km2,and adjacent to Longdong Forest Park and Longdong Village which has a long history and profound traditional culture background of south China,. It has first-class teaching buildings, laboratories, libraries and other resources and excellent sports and living facilities. It is an ideal homeland for studying and living. At present, the School has a student population of 1,748, and emphansis on great importance to quality education. The employment rate of our graduates and undergraduates is regularly over 95%.
Our school has First-Level Disciplines for master’s degree Granting in Applied Economics, Professional Master's Degree in Finance, and 4 undergraduate majors in International Economics & Trade, Economics, Investment and Financial Engineering. The School has 1 national demonstration course in bi-language, 1 brand course in English for overseas students in China offered by the Ministry of Education,1 Guangdong characteristics specialty, 2 provincial level teaching teams, 3 provincial comprehensive reform pilot specialties, 3 Provincial College students off-campus practice bases, and 2 provincial key courses.
Adhering to the long humanistic tradition and profound engineering background, our school has absorbed the latest academic achievements of Applied Economics and other interdisciplinary disciplines, studied the frontier theories of economics and practical problems in China, focused on training high-quality applied economic and trade talents adapted to the economic and social development of Guangdong, actively pioneered and forged ahead, nurtured professional characteristics, and built up an essencial School. Our school has actively participated in scientific research and gotten meaningful achievements.
In the last 4 years, our teachers have initiated over 60 national and provincial research projects, including National Natural Science Fund Projects, Ministry of Education Projects in Humanities and Social Sciences, State Social Science Fund Projects and other important projects, with research expenditure of nearly 10 million yuan. Scientific research strength and academic influence are expanding day by day.
Among the 54 full-time professional teachers, 10 of them are professors and 14 are associate professors. 3 of them are Ph.D. supervisors and 20 are master ‘s supervisors. Two teachers are provincial outstanding teachers and 4 teachers are members of the “thousand, hundred, ten” talent project of Guangdong province. 19 teachers are able to teach courses completely in English or in bi-languages.
We participate co-establishment of Guangdong Research Platform- Guangdong Key Think Tank of Manufacturing Industry Big Data Innovation Research Center, Guangdong Humanities and Social Sciences Key Laboratory-Industrial Enterprise Big Data Decision Making Key Laboratory, Guangdong Government Decision Consulting Research Base- Big Data Strategic Decision-Making Center, and is one of the main founders of Guangdong University of Technology's Big Data Strategic Research Institute. Our school has 5 Guangzhou key research bases for Humanities and Social Sciences -Guangzhou Research Center for Technological Innovation and Economic Transition, Intelligent Financial System Integration and Innovation Center, Industrial and Technological Financial Research and Service Center, BRICS National Research Center and Corporate Social Responsibility Research Institute.
The School has 2 university-level experimental teaching demonstration centers of economics and international trade disciplines, and the Intelligent Financial System Integration and Innovation Center (the integrated experimental teaching and scientific research platform of financial disciplines). Among them, the Intelligent Financial System Integration and Innovation Center covers an area of about 500 m2 with a total investment of about 11 million yuan, covering modern financial fields such as, financial engineering, intelligent finance, technology finance, big data financial decision-making, etc.
At the same time, The School has students’ practical education bases, such as China Foreign Trade Guangzhou Exhibition General Corporation, China Construction Bank Guangdong Branch, Minsheng Bank and other provincial college students’ practical education bases; GDUT Shenzhen Alumni Financial Institutions Joint Base (Graduate Student Workstation), Guangzhou Settlement Center of the People's Bank of China, Foshan GDUT and CNC Equipment Co-innovation Research Institute, and more than 10 postgraduate student joint training bases, which are in-depth docking industry needs, close integration of production and education.
By inviting well-known professors (from domestic and abroad), experts and business managers to make academic lectures and conduct academic exchanges, the School helps to enrich the student extracurricular activities and to enhance students’ learning enthusiasm and upgrade the overall quality of students.
Vigorously implement the project of cultivating applied innovative talents and strive to create a distinctive additional course with "1 library, 2 lectures, 5 competitions". Students’ practical ability, comprehensive quality and innovative consciousness are gradually improving.
In the last 4 years, students in the School have won quite a lot prizes in various competitions, including: 2 national awards and 3 provincial gold awards in "Challenge Cup" and "Creating Youth" competitions; more than 50 national and provincial projects awarded in " National College Students' innovation and entrepreneurship training program"; Mathematical Modeling Competition for American College Students (MCM/ICM), International Trade Competition of National Business Elite Competition in Colleges and Universities, National Exhibition Skills Competition of "Yuanhua Cup", CFA Association Global Investment Analysis Competition, etc.