School of Management, Fudan University
Fudan University launched its business discipline as early as in 1917, and later set up the School of Business in 1929. But the management education was suspended in 1952, when the waves of restructuring hit all the universities and colleges nationwide. After China started to implement the reform and opening-up policy, Fudan University took the lead to resume the management education, and started to enroll undergraduates for Management discipline in 1977. The University later set up the Department of Management Science in 1979 and finally reestablished the School of Management in 1985.
After rapid development during three decades, the School now consists of 8 departments and 31 cross-disciplinary research institutes. It offers 5 disciplinary doctoral degree programs, 13 PhD degree programs of specialist subjects, 5 disciplinary master degree programs, and 17 master’s degree programs of specialist subjects. The School provides 5 professional Master’s degree programs including MBA/EMBA, Master of Professional Accountants (MPAcc) Program, Master of International Business Program, Master of Finance Program, and Master of Applied Statistics Prog...ram. It also provides 7 undergraduate programs and 4 mobile stations for post-doctoral research (including 1 established in cooperation with the School of Economics). In the China University Professional-degree Rankings (CUPR) released by the China Academic Degrees & Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC) in 2018, Fudan University received an A+ in the category of Business Administration.
The School boasts a total of 144 faculty members, including 55 full professors and 64 associate professors. 95.83% of the faculty holds a PhD degree, among them 59 faculty members obtained their degrees from overseas, accounting for 40.97% of the total faculty members.
Several decades of hard work has led to great achievements in various disciplines and research areas, with some being highly influential both home and abroad, as well as a long list of top-level academic papers, theses and patents, an array of outstanding leaders in all kinds of academic research, and plenty of high-quality research teams. In the UTD TOP 100 Business School Research Rankings (2015-2019), the School is ranked No. 96 globally, No. 10 in Asia and has maintained its position in Top 100 for five years in a row.
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. The School was awarded the EQUIS Accreditation by EFMD in 2009, and received a five-year EQUIS re-accreditation in 2012 and 2017 respectively. Meanwhile, the School quickly achieved the AACSB Accreditation in 2010 and obtained the five-year AACSB re-accreditation in 2015 and 2020 respectively.
In the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2020, Fudan MBA Program ranked 33th in the world, 6th in the Asia-Pacific region and No.1 in mainland China. In the Financial Times EMBA Ranking 2019, School of Management, Fudan University was exhilarated to see three of its EMBA programs among the Top 50. They are the Washington University-Fudan University EMBA Program, BI Norwegian Business School-Fudan University MBA Program, and The University of Hong Kong-Fudan University IMBA Programme. Among the three ranked programs, the one that came in highest claimed the number 7 slot. The School's overall ranking has continued to rise each year since the first time that it entered the ranking competition.
In the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject, Fudan University has had a notable showing in three management related subjects: No. 50 worldwide for “Business & Management Study” and “Accounting & Finance”, Top 100 for “Statistics & Operational Research”. In addition, Fudan earned the No. 40 worldwide for Library & Information Management. The rankings show that School of Management at Fudan University has made China’s intellectual contribution to the establishment of global management system.