Capital University of Economics and Business

Updated: Apr 8, 2018 Print

Founded in 1956, the Capital University of Economics and Business (CUEB) today is a  leading university administered by the Beijing Municipality. CUEB took  its current form in 1995 when the Beijing College of Economics and the  Beijing Institute of Finance & Trade merged into one. Over the last  60 years, CUEB has grown into a modern, multidisciplinary university  with program advantages in the subject areas of economics, management,  law, literature, and science and engineering, of which economics and  management are the core disciplines.

The main campus of CUEB  is located in Huaxiang, Fengtai District, and concentrates on full-time  undergraduate and postgraduate education, while the Hongmiao Campus in  Chaoyang District focuses on international and continuing education.

Key Academic Programs and Achievements 

CUEB  boasts 4 first-class disciplines that confer doctoral degrees (applied  economics, management science and engineering, business administration  and statistics), 4 post-doctoral research programs (applied economics,  statistics, business administration and management science and  engineering), 10 first-class disciplines that confer master degrees, 17  programs offering profession-oriented master degrees and 43  undergraduate programs. There are 19 teaching divisions in total,  including the School of Urban Economy and Public Administration, School  of Business Administration, School of Economics, School of Accounting,  School of Labor Economics, School of Culture and Communications, School  of Information, School of Safety and Environmental Engineering, School  of Public Finance and Taxation, School of Law, School of Finance, School  of Statistics, Foreign Language Department, School of Overseas Chinese, School of Marxism, International School of Economics and Management,  Division of Physical Education, School of International Education,  School of Continuing Education.

The  Department of Labor Economics at CUEB is accredited as a key national  academic program, and is a member of the Exceptional Key Disciplines  Project administered by the Ministry of Education. The  Departments of Applied Economics and Statistics are both key  first-class disciplines in Beijing, having been ranked 12th and 15th  respectively among 88 universities, and 5th among finance and economics  universities in the Ministry of Education’s 3rd round of appraisals. The  business management and accounting programs have been certified as key  second-class programs in Beijing; management science & engineering  are key first-class development programs in Beijing, 7 programs  including the political economy department were certified as key  second-class development disciplines in Beijing. CUEB’s programs in  economics, labor and social security, statistics and human resources  management have been distinguished as “unique majors” at the national  level. Of these, economics, statistics and labor and social security are  designated as pilot programs for national comprehensive program reform.  Programs for political economy, labor economics and social security are  recognized as excellent national curricula, with political economy and  social security classified as excellent national open courses, financial  accounting, international economics and international business as  national model bilingual courses. Teachers of human resources management  and economics core courses are acknowledged as quality national  teaching teams. CUEB also has strong facilities resources. Its Economics  & Management Experimental Teaching Center is rated a national  university experimental teaching center; the International Economics  Professionals Education Experiment Zone is ranked as a national model  innovation experiment zone for professional education. Deloitte Huayong,  which has strong cooperative ties with the School of Accounting, is  approved as a national field project base for university students. Into the World of Management is recognized as a national excellent video open course. In 2013, CUEB was distinguished as a National Education Base for Ecological Civilization.

Student Body and Alumni at a Glance

Today,  CUEB has 17,948 registered students, including 9,908 undergraduates,221  junior college students, 2,797 master’s degree students, 351 doctoral  candidates, 1016 international students and 3,655 continuing education  students. University admission scores are among the top for universities  administered by the Beijing Municipality. Moreover, in recent years,  the university has witnessed an increasing number of students pursuing  further education both at home and abroad. The over 95% employment rate  for new graduates has earned the university an excellent public  reputation.

Faculty at a Glance 

CUEB  currently has 1,471 faculty members, of which 813 teach full time. 67%  of faculty members have a Ph.D., 172 are either full professors or  equivalent, 301 are associate professors or equivalent. There are 68  doctoral student advisers and 418 master student advisers. Among the current  faculty there is one national outstanding teacher, one recipient of the  National Distinguished Educator award, one scholar supported by China’s “Thousand Talents Program”,  three in New Century Talent Support Program of the Ministry of  Education, 6 awarded the Special Government Allowance of the State  Council, 18 recipients of Beijing Distinguished Educator awards, and 7  supported by Beijing High-level Overseas Talent Program. In  2006, the university initiated a teacher career development program and  established the CUEB Office of Teacher Advancement (OTA), one of just a  few programs in this category in China. CUEB’s OTA is a teacher  -governed organization dedicated to teacher career planning and  advancement, the first of its kind in Beijing. The “Non-administrative  OTA Development Model” project is a second prize winner of the national  teaching achievement prize.

Special Programs and Publications 

The CUEB Academy of Metropolis Economic and Social Development (AMESD) is a collaborative  research center in Beijing, encompassing two municipal level philosophy  and social sciences research bases, the Beijing CBD Research Base and  the Beijing Economic & Social Development Policy Research Base, as  well as 30 university level research institutes including the Research  Institute of Demography & Economics and the Research Institute of  Capital Economy. CUEB publishes influential academic journals. Economy and Management Study is a CSSCI source journal, national core Chinese journal, China core journal on humanities, RCCSE core journal. Demography and Economy  is one of the earliest demographic journals in China and it is also a  CSSCI source journal, national core Chinese journal, China core journal  on humanities, one of the 200 key journals funded by the National Social  Sciences Funds. 

28 International Programs 

CUEB has strong cooperative ties with 117 universities, research institutes  and social organizations in 28 countries and regions. It began enrolling  international students in 1986 and it has formed a multi-level and  multi-disciplinary education system for international students. In 2015,  CUEB’s enrollment reached 1,016 overseas students from 70-odd  countries, including Ph.D., master’s degree, undergraduate, senior and  regular non-degree programs, language program and short-term training  students. The university began to offer an English language master’s  degree program in 2007, and a Ph.D. program starting in 2011.

University Motto and Mission 

The university is  inspired by its motto “Advocate morality, value competence, strategize  national development, and serve the people”, and follows the strategy  of “Based in Beijing, serving the capital, supporting the nation, and  looking to the world”. CUEB is committed to graduating students that are  well-rounded, suited to the contemporary needs of modern social  development, innovative, effective with a wide breadth of knowledge, and  have a mastery over both the theoretical and the practical sides of  what they choose to study. CUEB is making great strides towards  realizing its vision of building a modern, international,  multidisciplinary and unique university that is first in its class  China, and respected all over the world.

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