School of Economics and Management (SEM)

Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU) was born with its specialty in railway and developed along with its management disciplines. As early as 1909, the Qing government established Beijing Railway Management Training Institute, the predecessor of BJTU, proclaiming the first institute of higher education that cultivated management talents in the history of China.

The disciplines of economics and management, having started at the very beginning of BJTU, are naturally the most long standing disciplines on campus. Over more than one century, the growths of disciplines have been closely connected to the country’s destiny, overlapping endlessly with the university’s development, and rising more distinctive through the years of time. In 1996, BJTU integrated School of Economics, Department of Industrial and Construction Management Engineering, and Department of Materials Management Engineering to form School of Economics and Management (SEM). Hence the school has stepped into a new stage growing even stronger. In 2011, SEM was approved by the Ministry of Education as one of the first group of 17 pilot schools. Form 2015 to 2017, SEM was awarded 3 PALMS in the World Best Business Schools Ranking by Eduniversal, being prominent in its 11th position in the best business schools ranking in mainland China.

As the earliest institute of higher education that provides business education in modern China, for over a century SEM has cultivated a large number of top talents and management elites. Currently, over 5,000 students are studying at SEM, including about 800 PhD students, 2,100 graduate students, 1,700 undergraduate students and 300 oversea students.

At present, SEM has 292 members of faculty and staff, with 215 faculty members including 57 professors, 97 associate professors and 51 lecturers. The School recruited faculty members with high-level talents that include academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, counselor of the State Council, National Renowned Teachers, Discipline Review Group of State Council members, “Ten Thousand Talents Plan”, “New Century Excellent Talents Supporting Program” of the Ministry of Education, etc.