Shanghai University of Finance and Economics ("SUFE") has a long history in business education which can be dated to 1917. SUFE’s predecessor Shanghai University of Commerce, founded in 1921, was China’s first modern business school for tertiary education. After generations of hard work and unremitting efforts, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics has become a multi-disciplinary key university that focuses on finance and economics and maintains coordinated development in economics, management, law, arts and science. At present, SUFE is a university directly subordinate to China’s Ministry of Education (“MOE”) and jointly built by Ministry of Finance (“MOF”), MOE and Shanghai Municipal Government. SUFE is also one of the “211 Project” key universities and one of the first “985 Project Innovation Platform” universities ratified by China’s MOE.
The College of Business (“COB”) is an independent academic unit directly subordinate to SUFE. In 2017, COB (MBA and EMBA programs) was accredited by AACSB. COB was also accredited and re-accredited by the Association of MBAs (“AMBA”) in 2012 and 2017 respectively, and was accredited by Chinese Advanced Management Education Accreditation (“CAMEA”) in 2013.