As the national key university directly administrated by the Chinese Ministry of Education, Xi’an Jiaotong University is one of the oldest modern institutions of higher education in China, one of the first universities being listed as key construction universities by the national seventh and eighth five-plan, one of the first seven universities entering China's "211 Project", as well as one of the nine prestigious institutions of higher learning included in the “985 Project” which aims to construct international high-level universities.
Originally constructed in 1928, and restored and reconstructed in Dec. 1984, the School of Management, Xi’an Jiaotong University is one of the earliest management schools in China. It now has two state first-level key disciplines---Management Science and Engineering and Business Administration, and doctoral program and postdoctoral research station of the above two disciplines. It is also one of the first experimental schools offering MBA and EMBA. Our school has always been one of the most influential education bases for management science research and for cultivating management talents. Under the guidance of high standard, strict requirements and quality first, our school has cultivated a lot of top management talents. Since 2002, the two discipline namely Management Science and Engineering and Business Administration consecutively ranked among the top places in the discipline appraisal by the Ministry of Education. In 2011, our school was officially granted with the international certification AACSB.
Our school has seven departments, seven research institutions, Chinese Management Issues Research Center of Soft Science Research Base led by the Ministry of Education, the Key Lab of the Ministry of Education for Process Control & Efficiency Engineering, and National Experimental Teaching Demonstrating Center, all of which together constitute a relatively comprehensive service system of education, scientific research and management. Our school also jointly set up the Center of Reform of Pilot Exploration and Assessment of Collaborative Innovation with the National Development and Reform Commission. The mission of the center is to become one of the 100 most influential national think tanks and a world first class think tank in the field of reform pilot exploration and subject research assessment. Its task is to solve key and hot issues in the process of reform exploration and evaluation through promoting collaboration between various parties with the theme of “international vision, Chinese core, and innovative characteristic”. Its purpose is to provide highest-quality academic support, top elites and professional technologies for national strategic and regional economic development through promoting academic exchanges and cultivating talents.
Our school has worked with the American Carter Center to set up the Xi’an Jiaotong University---Carter Center Peace and Development Research Center, established a world first class think tank, and provided trustworthy consulting services for regional development. It conducted a series of practical exchanges with international top universities such as MIT, Harvard and obtained concrete results. It has more than 30 universities and over 50 scientific research institutions and enterprises from 11 different countries and regions as its cooperative partners. It has signed Strategic and Cooperative Agreement with the Sloan School of MIT to share MBA courses and lab construction, exchange teachers to communicate in fields of teaching and scientific research, and develop “Chinese Laboratory” project. It jointly established a first “Data Science and Information Quality Research Center” with the Data Science and Data Quality Research Center of MIT, it co-built Chinese Management Case Center with Harvard University and put cooperation cases into Harvard case database. It also carried out undergraduate student GCP global consulting projects with Ohio University.
Our school has 104 full-time faculty including 43 professors, 41 associate professors and 20 lecturers, among whom 101 scholars have been granted with doctorate and accounts for 97% of the faculty. The said teachers include senior scholars and experts represented by respectful managerialist and academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering---Professor Wang Yingluo, the winner of “Scientist Prize of China Youth”--- Professor Xi Youmin, and the winner of “National Fund of Preeminent Youth” and “Specially Engaged Professor of Cheung Kong Scholar”---Professor Xu Yinfeng,“Specially Engaged Professor of Cheung Kong Scholar”---Professor Huang Wei. At present, among our teaching team, there are 1 academician of Chinese Engineering Academy, 2 lecture Professor who participates in the Thousand Talents Program, 2 scholars who won the Outstanding Young Investigator Award, 3 Cheung Kong Scholar, 1 scholar who won the National Science Fund for Outstanding Young Scholars, 1 scholar who has been admitted to enter the Youth Outstanding Talents Plan organized by the Organization Department of the Central Committee of the CPC, 1 young and middle-aged expert who has made outstanding contribution at the national level, 19 finalists of the Incubating Plan of Excellent Talents in the New Century, 1 scholar who is the leader of a major project of national social science Fund, 1 scholar who has been included into the Hundred Talent Program of Shaanxi Province, 2 teachers who won the price of Shaanxi Province Youth Science and Technology New Star, 1 experts who has made extraordinary contribution at the provincial level and 2 famous and distinguished Shaanxi Province teachers. Our school also has 1 outstanding group of national social science fund, 1 Cheung Kong Scholars innovation team and 1 national excellent teaching team.
Our school has always followed the globalizationidea of “inviting foreign scholars to work together and finally going out” by establishing extensive international academic exchange and collaboration relationship with other countries and regions, and inviting eminent experts and scholars both at home and abroad to be our guest professor, visiting professor, honorary professor and part-time doctoral supervisor. Our school takes full use of global academic resources to form a high-level teaching team and promote the construction of management discipline. Our school’s influence and popularity have been expanded domestically and internationally.
From the very start, our school has placed talent cultivation as the first priority and seen improving teaching quality as the core task. It adjusts structure, promotes growth, establishes mechanisms and engages in practical works with the aim of expandingactivities, establishing platform, increasing practices and setting up brand. Our school has cultivated a lot of leaders and elites by constantly pushing forward reform and continually enhancing teaching quality while bearing an international vision, leadership ideology and social responsibility. Our school provides undergraduate program, master program, doctorate program, MBA, EMBA, MPAcc, MEM, engineering master program, full-time professional diploma program of various majors and other senior management training programs. At present, our school has 349 undergraduates, 239 graduate students, 337 doctoral students, over 3000 students attending professional degree program and more than 70 international master’s and doctoral candidates from 15 countries and regions.
In the discipline construction process of the “985 Project” (from 2010 to 2013), our school continues its 30-years plan of combining internationalization strategy with discipline construction and school development. It refines its discipline orientation by confirming the big data management and application, advanced manufacture and logistics management, and leadership and strategic innovation as discipline development direction under the general strategic framework. Through decades of efforts, it has better and more high-level thesis, it has enhanced its ability to undertake key projects of Natural Science Foundation of China, supporting plans of national science and technology and major programs of national social science fund, and it has presented more policy proposals to government and provided more management consulting services to enterprises. Its capability of serving regional government and enterprises has been further expanded. For more than 30 years, our school has completed more than 100 projects including national key scientific research programs, national scientific fund major projects, natural science foundation items and preeminent youth fund programs. It has gained 3 National Science & Technology Advance Prizes, 4 National Teaching Production Prizes, 1 China Population Prize, more than 100 scientific and technology prizes awarded by the National Science and Technology Ministry, Chinese Ministry of Education, provinces, cities and universities. It has thousands of papers published on important journals home and abroad and issued on international academic conferences. It has composed and published more than 100 various academic monographs and teaching materials.
With the advancement of “211 Project” and “985 Project”, development of discipline construction and outstanding characteristics, we are confident that our School of Management will always stand in the front of management research and be a place longed by management talents. We have and will continue to make great efforts to make our school enjoy more popularity world with greater influence in social services.