The Economics and Management School

The Economics and Management School is the only teaching and research unit in economics and management at the Guangxi Normal University.  The school has Department of Economics and Department  of Business Administration.  The process of establishing the Department of Management Science and Engineering, Department of Accounting and Financial Management, and Department of Finance and Public Finance are underway.  The school’s research institutes include Institute of Economics, Education and Training Center of Business Administration, Research Center of Management Science, and Center of WTO Research.  The school has social service agencies including the Consulting Center of Business Diagnosis and Enterprise Founding, and Promotion Center of Private Enterprises.  The school focuses on the development and improvement of academic degree programs, serves for the province and city’s economic development, and becomes the base for education, research, and training in economics and management.       
Guangxi Normal University was founded in 1932, and the university’s beginning of economics and management education was in 1937.  The Department of Law and Business was founded in 1937.  In 1993 the Department of Political Science and Economics was founded.  In 2000 it expanded into the School of Economics, Political Science and Law.  In 2002, the Law and Business School was restored.  At the end of 2005, the Economics and Management School was founded.  A history of 70 years witnesses the development and maturing of the school.
During WWII, several renowned economists taught at the school. Since 1980s, a number of famous economists have lectured at the school.  The school’s Master’s Program in Economics was started in 1986.  The Master’s Program has 7 specializations, including Macroeconomics, Regional Economics, Economic History, Population, Resource and Environment Economics, Political Economy, Business Administration,  and Tourism Management.  The undergraduate program has three specializations, including Economics, Business Administration, and International Economy and Trade.  The school also has a number of specializations in its Continuing Education Program.   The school now has over 160 Master students, over 800 undergraduate students, and over 1000 continuing education students.
Professor Luo Zhi Song, a renowned economist who receives government special subsidy from China’s Statement Department, is the dean of the school.  The school has attracted excellent teachers from inside and outside China, and formed a strong faculty.  Among teachers, doctoral degree holders account for 40%, master degree holders account for 95%, professors and associate professors account for 50%.  The school also hired a number of famed specialists and scholars from outside the school to be part-time professors.  In the last five years, the school’s teachers have taken charge or participated in over 60 National Social Science Foundation Projects, National Natural Science Foundation Projects, and other projects at or above provincial level.  In the same period, the school’s faculty has published over 400 academic papers, 92 monographs and textbooks, and received over 50 awards at or above provincial level for excellent research.  The school is very influential in the academic and business communities.      
The school advocates its belief ,“science and democracy, broad scope and deep understanding, practice and innovation”.  The school emphasizes its basic theory education, the combination of theory and practice, application of foreign language, computer and internet technology.  The school promotes teaching reform, open students’ eyes in observing and analyzing problems, strengthens students’ sense of innovation, social responsibility, communication, enterprise founding, and team spirit.  The school has co-operations with a number of renowned business schools and research institutes inside and outside China, and serves the business community with projects and personnel training, providing students with excellent conditions for social practice.  
In this new stage of the new century, the school’s slogan is“founding the school for the second time”. The school’s first task is development, and first theme is quality. The school is making a name for itself, and tries  to become a first-class school of economics and management with outstanding strength and distinguished characteristics.