Department of Business Administration

Department Chair: MAO Jianghua

Vice Chair: WAN Hua


The Department of Business Administration enjoys a profound discipline development background and a long history dating back to the late 1940s when it was called the Department of Factory Management, Zhongyuan University. In the late 1950s, the Department was renamed to Department of Industrial Economics. In 2000, the School of Business Administration was founded, and the Department was renamed the Department of Business Administration. Therefore, the Department has a history spanning over 70 years. It is worth mentioning that the Department resumed the undergraduate enrollment in 1977, and was entitled to the right to confer master’s degree (1978) and doctoral degree (1985). Later, in 1995, it established a postdoctoral research center of Applied Economics.

Affiliated entities of the Department include four teaching and research offices for Industrial Economics, Corporate Management, Technology Economics and Management, and Corporate Operations Management) and four research institutes, including Research Center for Modern Industrial Economics, Institute of Corporate Management, and Institute of Technology Economics and Management. The Department has three provincial key disciplines (Industrial Economics, Corporate Management, and Technology Economics and Management). Among them, Industrial Economics is included in the national Double First-Class discipline list, and Business Administration is selected as a national first-class undergraduate course. The Department has one undergraduate major in Business Administration, one micro major of Digital and Intelligent Management, four master’s degree programs (Modern Industrial Economics, Corporate Management, Technology Economics and Management, and Asset Appraisal), alongside three doctoral degree programs (Modern Industrial Economics, Corporate Management, and Technology Economics and Management). As for excellent courses, the Department has one national-level Economic Geography and the Rise and Fall of Firms, four provincial-level excellent courses (The General Theory of Management, Green Innovation Management, Logistics Service Simulation under the New Retail Model, and Internet Enterprise Value Evaluation), and three university-level courses (Management, Strategic Management, and Asset Appraisal). There are nearly 400 in-campus undergraduates, more than 200 graduates, and 30 or so doctoral students. Under the comprehensive talent training system of “undergraduate-master-doctor-postdoctoral”, its talent training model, which features more employment opportunities, a solid foundation and strong characteristics, has provided the students with a better learning and research platform.

The Department has a strong and well-structured teaching and research team composed of 35 teachers, including ten professors, 16 associate professors, and nine doctorate supervisors. This competent faculty team has been making fruitful teaching and research results. Since 2000, the teachers of the Department have undertaken more than 30 projects sponsored by the National Social Science Foundation of China or the National Natural Science Foundation of China, over 50 provincial or ministry-level projects and over 120 horizontal research projects. The papers published in top domestic journals amount to over 300. The Department of Business Administration encompasses two disciplines of management and economics, with more importance attached to their integration, and has yielded satisfying results in specialty settings and personnel training of undergraduate, master, and doctoral degrees. These efforts have played an important role in ensuring students can integrate what they have learned and keep an open and innovative mind.

Continuing improved research and innovation in teaching serves as a fundamental guarantee in cultivating high-quality students. Since specialties of different degrees are practice-and-application-oriented, the combination of theories with practice is encouraged in teaching and research activities. A higher level of experiments and practice has been incorporated in teaching to promote students to have a deeper understanding of theories, engage in deep thinking, and have a broad vision. By partnering with relevant enterprises and public institutions, the Department has established 30 off-campus internship bases for undergraduates and graduates, thus providing solid research and teaching safeguards for the sustainable development of various majors. Over the past 70 years or so, the Department has cultivated nearly 20,000 interdisciplinary talents required for China’s socialist economic development.


Undergraduate Program: Business Administration

Master’s Programs: Business Management (Corporate Management)

                                   Industrial Economics (Industrial Economics)

                                   Technology Economics and Management

                                    Master of Assets Appraisal

Doctor’s Programs: Business Management

                                   Industrial Economics (Industrial Economics)

                                   Technology Economics and Management