Historical Development of the School of Management and Economics, Beijing Institute of Technology
- Release date：2011-06-16 03:46:00
The predecessor of the School of Management and Economics was the Department of Industrial Management established in 1980. It started with a national recruitment of 31 students in its industrial management engineering undergraduate program, 52 students in the management executive development program, and 50 students in the science and technology executive development program. The inaugural director Jiang Wenbing, Party secretary Zhang Fuming, and deputy director Hong Baohua led a dozen teachers to set out on an epic journey of the Department of Industrial Management in a few offices less than one hundred square meters in No. 6 Dormitory Building.
In 1982, offered a master’s degree program in weapon system engineering.
In 1984, the first industrial management undergraduate class graduated, and a following postgraduate program was set up; added a bachelor’s degree program in management information systems.
In 1985, there were more than 30 teachers in the Department of Industrial Management, and four teaching and research sections of industrial management engineering, management information, management mathematics, and science and technology system engineering.
In 1987, offered an industrial management undergraduate program in financial accounting track; added an industrial foreign trade undergraduate program, and enrollment began in 1988.
In 1990, received approval to offer a master’s degree program in business management.
In 1992, in order to meet the needs of the development of China's social economy and higher education, the Department of Industrial Management changed its name to the School of Management.
In 1993, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program was granted by the Ministry of Education, one of the first 26 MBA programs approved.
In 1994, offered bachelor’s degree programs in marketing and in accounting.
In 1996, received approval to offer a doctoral degree in management science and engineering, and a post doctoral mobile station was approved in the same year.
In 1998, the School of Management was renamed the School of Management and Economics. In the same year, began a master of engineering degree program in the track of industrial engineering, the country's first management school to offer an engineering degree.
In 2000, offered a master’s degree program in technical economics and management.
In 2002, with the merge of the Public Administration program into the School of Management and Economics, the School had 6 undergraduate majors: information management and information system, business management, marketing, accounting, international economics and trade, and public administration. In the same year, the State Council and the Ministry of Education approved the establishment of an executive master of business administration program (EMBA). The School was one of the first 30 institutions of higher education to receive the approval.
In 2003, offered a doctoral degree program in business management and a master’s degree program in accounting; approved by the Ministry of education, Beijing Institute of Technology, under the discipline of management science and engineering, independently set up a master’s degree program in national economic mobilization, and began the enrollment in the following year.
In 2004, established the Ministry of Education "985" projects: national defense science and technology management and national defense mobilization research center and philosophy and social sciences innovation base; received approval to offer a master’s degree program in administration; received approval to offer master of engineering degree programs in project management and in logistics engineering, the first of its kind in the country.
In 2005, offered master’s degree programs in business administration, public administration, and applied economics.
In 2009, established postdoctoral mobile station in business administration. Established the Energy and Environmental Policy Research Center; on the basis of the original business management department, the School reorganized and added the departments of organization and human resource, marketing, and technology economics and management.
In 2010, the School of Economics and Management celebrated its 30th anniversary, and organized a celebration ceremony, Business Schools Dean’s Forum, and Distinguished Alumni Forum; received approval to set up doctoral stations in business management and in applied economics; received approval to offer master of engineering management, master of international business (MIB), annd master of accounting (MPAcc).
In 2011, our MBA/EMBA program received the international AMBA accreditation, becoming the domestic tenth and global 189th AMBA certified business school; established the Strategic Advisory Committee; constructed the joint laboratory of economics and management.
In 2012, received approval to offer interdisciplinary doctoral programs in energy policy and climate economics and in national economic mobilization; the discipline of management science and engineering was listed the key discipline of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology; the information management and information system undergraduate program was listed the key major of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
In 2013, the discipline of management science and engineering, the discipline of business administration won the "excellence" in Beijing municipal key disciplines assessment; the Department of Management Science and Engineering was reorganized to the Department of Management Science and Logistics and the Department of Management Engineering; added a new department of international trade and finance.
In 2014, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of our MBA education, the School organized Innovation and Development Forum cum MBA Education 20th Anniversary Celebration; the MBA program passed recertification of the international AMBA; the discipline of management science and engineering was listed one of the 8 key disciplines(4+4) to construct by the BIT“Disciplines recommended plan”.
In 2015, the School received the EQUIS accreditation, one of the few in the mainland China certified both by EQUIS and AMBA. "Beijing economic and social sustainable development research base" has become the Beijing Philosophy and Social Sciences base. "Energy economy and climate policy" has been included into the National Natural Science Foundation innovation research group.
The School currently offers five undergraduate majors: information management and information systems, business administration, marketing, accounting, and international economics and trade.
The School has three level I discipline doctoral stations in management science and engineering, business administration and applied economics, two interdisciplinary doctoral programs in energy and climate economics, and national economic mobilization, as well as two post doctoral mobile stations in management science and engineering and in business administration. The management science and engineering is listed the key discipline of Beijing City and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The Business Administration (Business Management) is listed the key discipline of Beijing City. The National Economic Mobilization is listed the featured national defense discipline of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The School has established three level I discipline master’s stations of management science and engineering, business management, and applied economics, offering five master’s degree programs (MBA, EMBA, master of engineering (project management track), master of Engineering Management, master of accounting, (MPAcc)).
In 2011, our MBA program received the international AMBA accreditation, and was ranked the seventh "China's most influential MBA" by the "World Manager" magazine. In 2014, the MBA program passed the AMBA re certification.
Right now, the School of Management and Economics, under a new leadership led by dean professor Wei Yiming and Pary secretary Professor Wang Zhaohua, is forging ahead to speed up the construction of“BIT to Become Internationally Acclaimed and Domestically First-class High Level Research University”, promote the overall work and all-round progress of the School, and build a first-class research-oriented business school with the mission of“Developing first-class disciplines, training first-class talents, fulfilling first-class faculty, cultivating first-class culture”.