Long history of business teaching
As China's first higher education institution to establish the educational system of Business Administration, the century-old Fudan University created the business discipline in as early as 1917, and later set up the School of Business in 1929. But it had to suspend the education of management in the 1950s, when new waves of restructuring hit all the universities and colleges nationwide. When the country started to implement reform and open-up policies, Fudan Univesity took a lead to resume the education of management, and started to enroll undergraduates for Management Science in 1977, and later established Department of Management Science in 1979 and School of Management in 1985.
Multi-level system of School education
The past two decades have witnessed a great success of development in School of Management, and now it has eight departments, 16 cross-discipline research centers/institutes, three laboratories, one development center for senior managers and one management consulting firm. Overall speaking, School of Management at Fudan University is now structured to be an international-level business school. The School has nine Ph.D. Degree programs, 17 Master's Degree programs, two professional Master's Degree programs of MBA/EMBA and MPAcc, and three mobile stations for post-doctoral research on Management Science, Business Administration and Applied Economics respectively.
Highly competent faculty
Now the School boasts of 148 faculty members, among whom are 48 full professors and 59 associate professors. 93% of School professors hold Doctor's Degrees, including 53 who were granted diplomas from overseas and account for 35.81% of the total faculty members.
Outstanding academic research potential
As scientific research achievements are an important yardstick of judgment on a school's construction and development, as well as on the buildup of faculty team, the School of Management has attached great importance on scientific research from a strategic point of view. Several years of hard work has led to great success in various research areas, with some being well-reputed both home and abroad, as well as a long list of upper-level academic papers, theses and patents, an array of outstanding leaders in all kinds of academic research, and dozens of high-quality research teams.
Incubator for talents
Every year, so many people throng to the School of Management for further study, and they say that the School is reputed for its high-standard schooling and wonderful education environment, which accordingly lays a foundation for incubating manager-elites one after another. By the end of 2011, the school has a population of 577 undergraduates, over 3,180 Master's Degree candidates (including 1,464 MBA， 933EMBA and 207 MPAcc students), and 207 Ph.D. candidates. Meanwhile, the number of School alumni has reached more than 28, 180
Extensive scale of global cooperation
The School is always actively exploring possibilities of international exchanges, and has built up cooperation and exchange programs with dozens of world's-top universities from such countries and regions as USA, Japan, Germany, France, Norway, Italy, Singapore, Hong Kong SAR, and Taiwan region. The School joined in the organization of Partnership in International Management (or PIM) in late 2006, which helps boost the School's influence globally and bring more and more opportunities to our students in terms of overseas student exchanges.
Leading international accreditations
In order to promote the exchanges and cooperative research with the world’s top business schools and develop more diversified global resources, the School also joined many prestigious international organizations for business education. In 2007, FDSM was admitted as a formal member of the Partnership in International Management (PIM) and later became the 173rd full member of Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) in 2009. Meanwhile, the School was awarded the EQUIS Accreditation by EFMD in 2009 and then achieved the AACSB Accreditation in 2010 within the shortest period of time in the world.
Deeply rooted school-enterprise collaboration
As early as 1992, the School established Fudan Business Consulting Co. Ltd., backed by School faculty and working to provide full-scale management services for multinationals, state-owned enterprises and all levels of governmental organizations. Like the School has done tremendous contributions to the society, it has also received effective support from society in return. Many famous enterprises both home and abroad have stretched their support in different ways to the School, including MasterCard International, Citibank, Starr Foundation.