Undergraduate Program of School of Economics and Management (hereinafter referred to as SEM) abides by undergraduate education principles of Tongji University and implements both general and professional education model, striving to create management knowledge and develop leading professionals for China and the world who are capable of solving practical problems while addressing the challenges of business and society with a global perspective, responsibility and in a sustainable way.
Our Undergraduate Program is a 4-year program, implementing a teaching plan of academic credit system. In general, the students are enrolled into two Bachelor categories, i.e. “Management Science” and “Economics”. General courses are delivered in the first year while professional course curriculum are carried out in the following years. In the category of Management Science that includes six majors, namely Engineering Management, Information Management and Information System, Logistics Management, Accounting, Marketing as well as Administration Management, professional studies begin from the second year. While in the category of Economics that consists of two majors, namely Finance and International Economics and Trade, professional studies start from the third year.
Encouraging innovation, strengthening practice and pursuing internationalization are the three characteristics of talent training in SEM. On the basis of consolidating students’ professional knowledge, students are encouraged to explore and innovate, and actively participate in various discipline competitions, innovation projects and other activities. The students instructed by the teachers of SEM have continuously achieved excellent results in various international and domestic competitions, such as the national awards in the National Challenge Cup and the National College Students E-Commerce Creation Competition. In order to strengthen the students’ practical abilities, SEM has established a number of advanced laboratories and cooperated with many well-known enterprises such as Ping’an Bank, Dongzheng Futures, Bell-Alcatel, Forte Group, Far East International and etc. to establish internship bases that could improve Undergraduate students’ practical abilities in real business world .
In the past ten years, SEM has been one of the most active colleges in Tongji University’s international exchange affairs. International exchange programs and opportunities for undergraduates have been increasing constantly. At present, SEM has established cooperative and exchange relations with more than 80 internationally renowned institutions. There are nearly 30 double-degree exchange programs and more than 70 non-degree exchange programs. More than 50% of undergraduates have the tuition-free international exchange opportunities to go to developed countries such as Europe and the United States during their undergraduate study period, which helps them not only broaden their horizons but also increase their life experiences. Moreover, SEM also recruits nearly 500 international students (including double-degree and short-term exchange students) every year. Thus, Chinese and international students study together in the same classroom, creating the best environment for international atmosphere of Tongji SEM.
Graduates from SEM Undergraduate Program have always been favored by employers. Over the years, the employment rate has been ranked among the top three in Tongji University. Most graduates could work in well-known domestic and foreign companies (including financial institutions, consulting companies, accounting firms, Internet companies, real estate companies, construction units, designing institutes and etc.) as well as government agencies at all levels.