学院建有1个省级人文社会科学重点研究基地、1个教育部备案区域与国别研究中心（拉丁美洲研究中心）、6个校级人文社会科学重点研究基地和研究团队、1个中外共建合作研究中心（广外-梅西大学可持续发展与企业社会责任研究中心）。近年来，在《管理世界》、Production and Operations Management、《心理学报》、Journal of Business Research等国内外权威期刊上发表高水平论文190余篇；近140个国家级、省部级项目获得立项，其中国家社科重大课题项目3项，国家自然科学基金重点国际合作研究项目1项；出版著作、教材及译著等100余部；近50份咨询报告被省级及以上政府或领导采纳或批示。
Introduction to the School of Business
The School of Business (SoB) of GDUFS is the 26th business school in mainland China and the 225th in the world to be accredited by AMBA, and the third in China to be accredited by EPAS. Also, the school has been selected as the first group of national innovation and entrepreneurship education practice base construction units by the Ministry of Education. The Business Administration discipline ranked in the top 21% in China according to the 2021 Soft Science Ranking of Chinese Universities Subject. Upholding the motto of Pursuit of Integrity, Practice, and Cross-cultural Learning, SoB established an orientation of nurturing global-minded people with Chinese business artistry. With the mission of “cultivating international business talents of high quality”, SoB adheres to the SMILE (Social Responsibility, Mutual Respect, Integrity, Learning by Doing, Entrepreneurship) values, and is continually creating two characteristics of “internationalization” and “digitalization”, in order to realize the beautiful vision of being a top-tier internationalized business school with distinctive features and excellent quality.
SoB has always been attaching great importance to the cultivation of students’ innovation, entrepreneurship, practical capabilities, critical thinking, and communication skills. The innovative spirit and entrepreneurial consciousness are “embedded” into the whole process of talent cultivation. The innovative and entrepreneurial teams cultivated by the college have won gold awards in national and provincial competitions such as the China International College Students “Internet+” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition and the Challenge Cup. Meanwhile, the school has been awarded the Guangdong College Students Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Demonstration School, Guangdong Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Practice Base, and Guangzhou Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Incubation) Demonstration Base. SoB is the first school in South China to jointly establish an innovation and entrepreneurship teaching course center with Stanford University. The school has established the Guangzhou Platform of the Silk Road Entrepreneurship Education Network and the Entrepreneurship Incubation Base of the Guangdong Cross-border E-commerce Industry Association to vigorously promote global entrepreneurship education under the background of the Belt and Road Initiative.
Graduates from SoB are of highly comprehensive qualities and strong competitiveness in employment. They are well received by employers, showing a high employment rate and employment quality. The graduates are employed in foreign-funded enterprises (including Nestle, Siemens, Coca-Cola, Procter&Gamble, Wrigley, PwC, Deloitte, KPMG, Ernst & Young, and Standard Chartered Bank), state-owned enterprises (including China Mobile, China Telecom, Sinopec, ICBC, BOC, CCB, ABC, and China Post), private enterprises (such as Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, NetEase, Haier, Huawei, Country Garden, Midea, TCL, and R&FProperties), and government agencies (such as Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Xinhua News Agency, Commission for Discipline Inspection, Customs, Taxation Administration, and Public Security Department).
SoB is eligible to send and receive postgraduate students exempt from the Unified National Graduate Entrance Examination each year. About 15% of graduates of SoB choose to study abroad each year on average, including Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon University, Vanderbilt University, and the University of London.
The Business Administration discipline was approved to be a key discipline of the High-Level University Construction Plan of Guangdong Province. SoB offers a First-level Doctoral Program of Applied Economics co-established with the Economics and Management Division, two First-level Master’s Degree Programs in Business Administration and Management Science and Engineering, two Second-level Master’s Degree Programs in Business Management, and Technological Economics and Management, and two Professional Master’s Degree Programs in Master of Business Administration(MBA) and Master of Applied Psychology. SoB provides four undergraduate majors in Business Administration, Marketing, Human Resource Management, and E-commerce, and has established Business Administration (International Innovation Class) and Business Administration (International Business Innovation Class). Among them, Business Administration, Marketing, and Human Resource Management were approved as the national first-class teaching site for undergraduate programs, and E-commerce was approved as the provincial first-class teaching site for the undergraduate program.
SoB currently has a faculty of 110 members, among whom 82 are full-time teachers, 24 professors, 30 associate professors, 2 Yunshan Outstanding Scholars, 16 Yunshan Youth Scholars and 5 foreign teachers. Nearly 70% of the teachers hold an overseas degree or have overseas education experience. SoB has 3 Chief Experts from Yunshan Studio of GDUFS, 2 Yunshan Chair Professors, and about 10 foreign teachers with long- or short-term contracts. Over 50 famous management experts, economists, and entrepreneurs both at home and abroad are invited as visiting professors or off-campus master supervisors. SoB strives to build a faculty team with a strong sense of innovation, great courage of practice, and a reasonable structure of education background and age, laying a solid teaching basis for constructing a first-class business school.
SoB has 1 provincial research base for humanities and social sciences, 1 Research Center for Latin America Studies which is a regional and national research center registered in the Ministry of Education, 6 key research bases and teams for humanities and social sciences, and 1 international cooperative research center (GDUFS-Massey University Sustainable Development and CSR Research Center). In recent years, over 190 high-quality papers have been published in authoritative journals such as the Journal of Management World, Production and Operations Management, Acta Psychologica Sinica, and Journal of Business Research. SoB has also launched nearly 140 national or provincial projects, among which 3 are national social science key topics and 1 is the key international cooperative research project of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). Moreover, more than 100 monographs, textbooks, or translated works have been published. Nearly 50 consulting reports have been adopted by governments at the provincial level or above.
【International Accreditation and Cooperation】
SoB actively promotes the internationalization strategy and adheres to the development path of “relying on accreditation, promoting construction through evaluation, and advancing connotative development and continuous improvement with international characteristics”. SoB has successfully obtained AMBA international accreditation, EPAS international accreditation, and BGA gold accreditation, and won the Gold Award for Excellence of the AMBA & BGA Global Business Program. To date, SoB has established partnerships with nearly 50 foreign (overseas) colleges and universities, including the University of Queensland (Australia), Arizona State University (the US), Lancaster University (the UK), Grenoble Business School (France), Massey University (New Zealand), and Ulsan University (Korea). The cooperation covers double-degree programs for undergraduates and postgraduates, faculty and student exchanges, overseas study trips, scientific research, and joint academic conferences. As a leading department of Chinese universities, the ERASMUS+LMPT project in cooperation with the European Union of SoB was recognized for excellence. Sob also strengthens contacts with universities in Hong Kong and Macao, and continues to offer 2 training courses for teacher-student exchange programs between the Mainland universities of the Ministry of Education and universities in Hong Kong and Macao, attracting more than 500 students from universities in Hong Kong and Macao. Last but not least, SoB has cooperation with the China Import and Export Fair, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Incubation Base of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area in Guangdong, Alibaba.com, and the Cantonese Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand, to jointly build an international practice base.
(Latest updated in May 2023)