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I. Overview

As one of the earliest business schools which was authorized to grant doctoral degrees in China, Tongji SEM launched its first PhD program of Management Science and Engineering in 1986. Up to now, Tongji SEM has launched three doctoral programs of first-level disciplines, including Management Science and Engineering, Business Administration and Applied Economics. In recent years, Tongji SEM was dedicated to explore the innovation of doctoral programs. It has achieved remarkable successes in establishing advanced management research institutions, international joint-research centers as well as inter-disciplinary research platforms. Meanwhile, Tongji SEM has furthered its collaboration with a number of top-ranking overseas universities. With its scientific research superiority, Tongji SEM has motivated its development of discipline construction and talent cultivation in recent years.

Categories Number Discipline Research Areas
Doctor of Management Science 1 Management Science and Engineering 1.Management Science and Systems Engineering

2.Management theory and industrial engineering

3.Information Management and Information System

4.Urban Development and Management

5.Construction Project Management

6.Innovation and Technology Management

Doctor of Business Administration 2 Business Administration 1. Strategic Management

2.Innovation and Entrepreneurship Management

3. Organization and Human Resource Management

4. Marketing Management

5. Accounting

6.Technological Economics and Management

Doctor of Applied Economics 3 Applied Economics 1.Finance

2.Industrial Economics

3.Regional and Urban Economics

4.Sustainable Development Economics

5.International Trade

II. Introduction to Ph.D Programs

1. Management Science and Engineering

Management Science and Engineering is a first-grade discipline in management category, it comprehensively utilizes system science, management science, mathematics, economics, behavioral science and engineering methods to solve management issues in social, economic and engineering fields with the combination of information technology.

Being formerly named as “Construction Engineering Economics and Organization” in 1956, the Department of Management Science and Engineering was authorized to confer master degrees from 1979, and to confer doctoral degrees (now Management Science and Engineering) from 1986 (the 3rd batch). The department was promoted to first-grade doctoral program in 1998. The post-doctoral station was founded in 1999. The Department was elected as Shanghai Municipal Key Program in 2007, A+ discipline in the 4th China Discipline Ranking in 2017 and the first level discipline in Shanghai Gaofeng Disciplinary Construction Plan in 2018. In 2020, the programs of Information Management and Information System and Engineering Management were both listed as national first-class undergraduate specialty construction sites. With abundant teaching staffs, the department has built a strong faculty team with reasonable structure, active academic thoughts and scientific collaborative research ability. After years of development, the Management Science and Engineering Department currently owns 66 teachers, among whom there is a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, a member of National “Thousand-Talents Program”, o a Professor-at-large in Changjiang Scholar Program, and a winner of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars. Also, among them two are awarded as Excellent Young Scholars from National Science Fund, and three are awarded as New Century Excellent Talents from the Education Ministry. In the teaching faculty, 27 staffs are professors and 19 staffs are associate professors.

In the recent ten years, a number of teachers were sent to Harvard University, Stanford University, Princeton University, University of California Berkley, Cambridge University, London School of Economics, Technischen Universität Berlin, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, City University of Hong Kong and other renowned colleges and universities for academic visits and develop in-depth partnerships in scientific research cooperation and talents cultivation.

Over the years, the Management Science and Engineering Department has inherited the excellent tradition of Tongji University, which is staying realistic, pragmatic, innovating, and developing decent academic works. In recent years, more than 100 scientific research projects including major and key projects of National Natural Science Foundation of China were obtained, 400 papers have been published in SCI/SSCI, 500 papers have been published in EI/A&HCI/CSCD/CSSCI journals and 21 papers have been published in ESI. Through interdisciplinary research and cooperation, the department has successfully applied for the innovation research team of the Ministry of Education.

The Management Science and Engineering Department has become a comprehensive research platform which undertakes key projects of the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Science and Technology, National Natural Science Foundation of China, and National Planning Office of Philosophy and Social Science. It has also become a training base of enterprises’ management personnel, a project consulting service center for domestic major public projects, World Top 500 companies and China’s Top 500 companies. Benefiting from the engineering background of Tongji University, the department has significant international influence in the field of Engineering Management, Service Operation, Information Management and Traffic Management. The talents cultivated in this department are equipped with high academic standards and comprehensive abilities, which are urgently needed in the labor market.

The students of this discipline will be awarded Ph.D. Degree in Management.

(1)Credits

Ph.D. students should complete at least 26 credits, including 4 credits for public degree courses, 10 credits for the professional degree courses, 4 credits for the non-degree courses (including at least 1 inter-college or interdisciplinary course with 2 credits), and 8 credits for the compulsory courses (including 1 credit for dissertation topic selection, 1 credit for the graduate students’ academic behavior norms, 2 credits for The Tongji advanced lectures, 3 credits for the mid-term assessment and 1 credit for academic reporting conference on the phase achievement of the dissertation).

(2)Curriculum

Course Category Course Code Course Name Credits Hours Notes
Common Course 1090122 Academic English Writing III 2 36 Elective
1090123 Listening, Speaking and Critical Thinking for International Communication III 2 36 Elective
1090124 German as Foreign Language 2 36 Elective
1090126 First Foreign Language(Japanese) 2 36 Elective
1090128 First Foreign Language(Russian) 2 36 Elective
1090129 First Foreign Language (French) 2 36 Elective
1260002 Chinese Marxist and Contemporary World 2 36 Compulsory
1300001 Chinese Language 2 36 Elective
1900006 A General View of China 3 54 Elective
Core Course 1040081 Frontier of City Development and Management 2 36 Elective
1040082 Front Issues in Construction Management 2 36 Elective
1040087 Game Theory 2 36 Elective
1040090 Research Methodology for Management 2 36 Elective
1040098 The economics of sustainable development research 2 36 Elective
1040109 Optimization Theory and Methodology 3 54 Compulsory
1040120 Scientific Quality and Technology Economics 2 36 Elective
1040125 Multivariate Statistical Analysis 3 54 Compulsory
1040127 Service Operations Management 1 18 Elective
1040137 Business Intelligence and DSS 1 18 Elective
1040141 Advanced Microeconomics I 3 54 Elective
Elective Course 1040112 Stochastic Programming 2 36 Elective
1040124 Supply Chain Design and Management 1 18 Elective
1040126 Virtual Design and Construction 2 36 Elective
1040128  Policy and Case Study of Technology Transfer 2 36 Elective
1040138 Dynamic Pricing and Revenue Management 1 18 Elective
1040139 Production Scheduling Management 1 18 Elective
1040143 Internet Thinking and Business Analytics Based on Big Data 1 18 Elective
1040149 Network Modelling and Optimization 2 36 Elective
1040150 Business Data Analysis with Python 2 36 Elective
1040151 Quality Management: Theories and Methods 2 36 Elective
1040153 Innovation Management: Theory and Method 2 36 Elective
1040154 Stochastic Processes 2 36 Elective
1090125 German as 2nd. Foreign Language 2 36 Elective
1090127 Second Foreign Language(Japanese) 2 36 Elective
Compulsories 1900001 Dissertation Proposal 1 18 Compulsory
1900003 Code of Academic Integrity 1 0 Compulsory
1900005 Overseas Academic Experience 1 0 Elective
1900008 Mid-term Assessment 3 54 Compulsory
1900009 Tongji University Advanced Lectures for Graduate Students 2 36 Compulsory
1900010 Symposium on Periodical Result of Dissertation 1 18 Compulsory

2. Business Administration(English Taught)

Business administration is the first level discipline in Management category. It mainly focuses on the research and studies which are related to modern production and marketing, technology, economy, and social development.

The discipline obtained the authority of granting master degree in 1990, and doctoral degree in 1998. This discipline has a team of faculty with rational age structure, active academic thoughts and strong research ability. There are 75 faculty members in this discipline, including 2 members who belong to Yangtze River Scholar, Eminent Youth and Thousand Talents programs, 2 Outstanding Young Teachers, 20 full professors and 34 associate professors. In recent 10 years, more than 20 professors were sent to world-class universities for the purposes of training, visiting and lecturing. Cooperative relationships have been established with Harvard University, Wharton Business School, Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University, Cambridge University, ESSEC in France, Mannheim University in Germany and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology.

It inherits the tradition of management discipline of Tongji University, i.e. pursuing the truth and being practical and it has been making continuous pioneering and innovative efforts to form an excellent academic atmosphere over the years. In recent three years, professors in this discipline have taken part in more than 100 research projects, including 20 national research projects, published more than 100 articles cited by SSCI. This discipline has become a research platform for major subjects of Ministry Science and Technology of China, a training base for enterprise management talents and self-starting talents, an evaluation consulting center for major domestic public projects, company and entrepreneurship projects of Fortune 500 companies in the world and in China. In virtue of Tongji University’s solid science background, it has made many achievements in modern business administration these years, especially in the management of automobile manufacture and sale enterprises, construction enterprises, and real estate enterprises. The talents who are cultivated by this discipline have gained excellent academic ability and comprehensive competency, and obtained high evaluations from their employers, thus are in great demand in the labor market.

This discipline awards Ph.D. Degree in Management.

(1)Credits

Ph.D. students should complete at least 24 credits, including 4 credits for public degree courses, 6 credits for the professional degree courses, 6 credits for the non-degree courses (including at least 1 inter-college or interdisciplinary course with 2 credits), and 8 credits for the compulsory courses (including 1 credit for dissertation topic selection, 1 credit for the graduate students’ academic behavior norms, 2 credits for The Tongji advanced lectures, 3 credits for the mid-term assessment and 1 credit for academic reporting conference on the phase achievement of the dissertation).

(2)Curriculum

Course Category Course Code Course Name Credits Hours Notes
Common Course 1090122 Academic English Writing III 2 36 Elective
1090123 Listening, Speaking and Critical Thinking for International Communication III 2 36 Elective
1090124 German as Foreign Language 2 36 Elective
1090126 First Foreign Language(Japanese) 2 36 Elective
1090128 First Foreign Language(Russian) 2 36 Elective
1090129 First Foreign Language (French) 2 36 Elective
1260002 Chinese Marxist and Contemporary World 2 36 Compulsory
1300001 Chinese Language 2 36 Elective
1900006 A General View of China 3 54 Elective
Core Course 1040087 Game Theory 2 36 Elective
1040103 Advanced Topics on Corporate Finance of Chinese Firms(I) 3 54 Elective
1040104 Advanced Topics on Corporate Finance of Chinese Firms(II) 3 54 Elective
1040105 Topics on China’s Economic Reform and Development 3 54 Elective
1040125 Multivariate Statistical Analysis 3 54 Elective
1040129 Research Methods in Marketing Management 2 36 Elective
1040142 Advanced Econometrics I 3 54 Elective
1040146 Philosophy of Management Research 3 54 Elective
1040148 Research Methods in Management and Organizations 3 54 Elective
Elective Course 1040067 Frontier of Accounting 2 36 Elective
1040108 The Latest Development of Technological Economics and Management Research 3 54 Elective
1040110 PhD Seminar in Leadership 2 36 Elective
1040119 Advanced Econometrics II 3 54 Elective
1040130 Advance Marketing Strategy Research 2 36 Elective
1040132 Advance Consumer Behavior Research 2 36 Elective
1040133 Advance Marketing Science Research 2 36 Elective
1040134 Advance Organization Theory Research 2 36 Elective
1040135 Advance Organization Behavior Research 2 36 Elective
1040136 Advance Strategic Management Research 2 36 Elective
1040145 Organization Behavior Research 2 36 Elective
1040152 Marketing Research 2 36 Elective
1090125 German as 2nd. Foreign Language 2 36 Elective
1090127 Second Foreign Language(Japanese) 2 36 Elective
Compulsories 1900001 Dissertation Proposal 1 18 Compulsory
1900003 Code of Academic Integrity 1 0 Compulsory
1900005 Overseas Academic Experience 1 0 Elective
1900008 Mid-term Assessment 3 54 Compulsory
1900009 Tongji University Advanced Lectures for Graduate Students 2 36 Compulsory
1900010 Symposium on Periodical Result of Dissertation 1 18 Compulsory

3. Applied Economics

Since 1996, the discipline of Applied Economics of Tongji University has set up Master Degree programs of Industrial Economics, International Trade, Finance, Regional Economics and Public Finance, etc. The program for Master Degree in Applied Economics (first-level discipline) has been approved in 2006, and program for PhD in 2011. For over a decade, by combining the subject characteristics of Tongji University and construction of “Four Centers” in Shanghai and integrating the strengths of disciplines positively, the Applied Economics has gradually condensed and formed five major research directions: One is the study on the financial markets and risks which are oriented to the financial markets in China and the construction of Shanghai International Financial Center, focusing on modern financial market theory, portfolio theory and strategy, as well as financial risk analysis and pricing; The second one is the urban industrial economics oriented to the study on the optimization of urban industrial structure and urban planning in China, which focus on the urban industrial structure layout of cities and urban agglomerations, put forward the principle of the joint planning for industry and space which is called “big plan” idea, and continuously refine its theoretical system; The third one is sustainable development economics which makes researches on the hot spot of new economic development —low carbon and focuses on the study of sustainable development economics via the perspective of steady-state economics; The fourth one is regional and urban economics, which concentrates on the model of dualistic structure transition, the theory of flexible urban and the theory and its application of “core-edge”, and therefore provides theoretical support for the cities that transform its economic structure and regional economic transformation; The fifth one is international trade which is oriented to the export-oriented economy in China and the construction of Shanghai International Trade Center, focusing on the theories and policies of international trade, competitions and strategies of multinational companies and international financial risk management, therefore providing theoretical support for China’s deeper participation in international economic cooperation. These five research directions are the important bases for scientific research, intellectual cultivation and consultation on policies.

The students of this discipline will be awarded Ph.D. Degree in Economics.

(1)Credits

Ph.D. students should complete at least 36 credits, including 4 credits for public degree courses, 18 credits for the professional degree courses, 6 credits for the non-degree courses (including at least 1 inter-college or interdisciplinary course with 2 credits), and 8 credits for the compulsory courses ( including1 credit for dissertation topic selection, 1 credit for the graduate students’ academic behavior norms, 2 credits for The Tongji advanced lectures, 3 credits for the mid-term assessment and 1 credit for academic reporting conference on the phase achievement of the dissertation).

(2)Curriculum

Course Category Course Code Course Name Credits Hours Notes
Common Course 1090122 Academic English Writing III 2 36 Elective
1090123 Listening, Speaking and Critical Thinking for International Communication III 2 36 Elective
1090124 German as Foreign Language 2 36 Elective
1090126 First Foreign Language(Japanese) 2 36 Elective
1090128 First Foreign Language(Russian) 2 36 Elective
1090129 First Foreign Language (French) 2 36 Elective
1260002 Chinese Marxist and Contemporary World 2 36 Compulsory
1300001 Chinese Language 2 36 Elective
1900006 A General View of China 3 54 Elective
Core Course 1040116 Advanced Microeconomics II 3 54 Compulsory
1040119 Advanced Econometrics II 3 54 Compulsory
1040123 Advanced Macroeconomics I 3 54 Compulsory
1040141 Advanced Microeconomics I 3 54 Compulsory
1040142 Advanced Econometrics I 3 54 Compulsory
1040144 Advanced Macroeconomics II 3 54 Compulsory
Elective Course 1040096 Spatial Economics 2 36 Elective
1040098 The Economics of Sustainable Development Research 2 36 Elective
1040102 Industrial Economics: Special Topics 2 36 Elective
1040113 Empirical Asset Pricing 2 36 Elective
1040114 Empirical Corporate Finance 2 36 Elective
1040115 Topics in Urban Economics 2 36 Elective
1040121 Topics in Regional Economics 2 36 Elective
1090125 German as 2nd. Foreign Language 2 36 Elective
1090127 Second Foreign Language (Japanese) 2 36 Elective
Compulsories 1900001 Dissertation Proposal 1 18 Compulsory
1900003 Code of Academic Integrity 1 0 Compulsory
1900005 Overseas Academic Experience 1 0 Elective
1900008 Mid-term Assessment 3 54 Compulsory
1900009 Tongji University Advanced Lectures for Graduate Students 2 36 Compulsory
1900010 Symposium on Periodical Result of Dissertation 1 18 Compulsory

4. International Doctoral Program of Business Administration

I. Introduction to the Program

This doctoral program aims at developing management education and research elites with global perspectives, who will be dedicated to advanced researches with academic and social impact on business administration, providing theoretical basis to address the challenges in management practice, and committed to the sustainable development of society.

II. Objectives

The program taught in English is targeting at international students, which will apply the advanced theories and methodologies of business administration to the whole process of research capability development.

III. Research Orientations

1. Strategic Management

2. Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship

3. Organization and Human Resource Management

4. Marketing

5. Technological Economics and Management

IV. Program Duration

The duration is four years with an option of extending it to seven years maximum.

V. Credits

International Ph.D. students should complete at least 25 credits, including 4 credits for common degree courses, 6 credits for the professional degree courses, 6 credits for the non-degree courses (including at least 1 inter-college or interdisciplinary course with 2 credits), and 8 credits for the compulsory courses (including 1 credit for dissertation topic selection, 1 credit for the graduate students’ academic behavior norms, 2 credits for The Tongji advanced lectures, 3 credits for the mid-term assessment and 1 credit for academic reporting conference on the phase achievement of the dissertation). Interdisciplinary students must take relative courses in economics or management after admission in line with professional requirements.

VI. Curriculum

Course Type Course Code Course Name Credits Hours Language Compulsory or Elective
Common Course

(5 credits)

1900006 A General View of China 3 54 English Compulsory
1300001 Chinese Language 2 36 English Compulsory
Core Course
(≥6 credits)
1040142 Advanced Econometrics I 3 54 English Elective
1040147 Research Methods in Marketing Management 3 54 English Elective
1040148 Research Methods in Management and Organizations 3 54 English Elective
1040146 Philosophy of Management Research 3 54 English Elective
Elective Course

(≥6 credits)

1040108 The Latest Development of Technological Economics and Management Research 3 54 English Elective
1040110 Advanced Research on Leadership 2 36 English Elective
1040119 Advanced Econometrics II 3 54 English Elective
1040136 Advance Strategic Management Research 2 36 English Elective
1040145 Organization Behavior Research 2 36 English Elective
1040152 Marketing Research 2 36 English Elective
Compulsories

(≥8 credits)

1900003 Code of Academic Integrity 0 1   Compulsory
1900001 Dissertation Proposal 1 18   Compulsory
1900009 Tongji University Advanced Lectures for Graduate Students 2 36   Compulsory
1900010 Symposium on Periodical Result of Dissertation 1 18   Compulsory
1900008 Mid-Term Assessment 3 54   Compulsory
1900005 Overseas Academic Experience 1 0   Elective

X. Professor Team ( https://sem.tongji.edu.cn/semen/category/faculty-cv)

Research Orientations Professor Team
Innovation Management CHEN Song LI Yuan XIE En CHEN Shouming
Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship CHEN Shouming CHEN Song SU Taoyong XIE En
Organization and Human Resource Management LIANG Jian WEI Feng
Marketing WANG Li XIE En TONG Chunyang
Technological Economics and Management & Operations Management CHEN Song TONG Chunyang

XI. Websites (For Online Application and other Information)

1. International Student Office Tongji University: https://study.tongji.edu.cn/English/HOME.htm

2. School of Economics and Management: https://sem.tongji.edu.cn/semen/

Contact us:

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