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Brief Introduction to the School of Management of Xi¡¯an Jiaotong University

As thenational key university directly administrated by the Chinese Ministry ofEducation, Xi¡¯an Jiaotong University is one of the earliest modern institutionsof higher education in China, one of the first universities being listed as keyconstruction universities by the national Seventh and Eighth Five-Year Plan,one of the first seven universities entering China¡¯s ¡°211 Project¡±, as well asone of the nine prestigious universities included in the ¡°985 Project¡± whichaims to construct world well-known universities.

Originally founded in 1928, and restored in 1984, the School of Management, Xi¡¯an JiaotongUniversity is one of the earliest management schools in China. It now has twostate first-level key disciplines---Management Science and Engineering and BusinessAdministration, and owns the doctoral program and the postdoctoral programwithin the two disciplines. The school is also one of the first experimentalschools offering the MBA and the EMBA programs in China. The school has alwaysbeen one of the most influential education bases for business and managementresearch and for cultivating management talents. Under the guidance of highstandards, strict requirements and quality first, the school has cultivated alot of top management talents. Since 2002, the two disciplines of ManagementScience and Engineering and Business Administration have been consecutivelyranked among the top places by the discipline appraisal of the Ministry ofEducation. In 2011, the school was initially accredited by the AACSB International.

In theschool there are seven departments, seven research institutions, the ChineseManagement Issues Research Center of the Soft Science Research Base led by theMinistry of Education, the Key Lab of the Ministry of Education for Process Control& Efficiency Engineering, and the National Experimental TeachingDemonstrating Center, all of which together constitute a comprehensive servicesystem of education, research and management. The school has founded the Centerof Reform of Pilot Exploration and Assessment of Collaborative Innovationjointly with the National Development and Reform Commission. The mission of thecenter is to become one of the 100 most influential national think tanks and aworld class think tank in the field of reform pilot exploration and subjectresearch assessment. Its task is to solve key and hot issues in the process ofreform exploration and evaluation through collaboration with various parties onthe theme of ¡°Global perspectives, China focus, and innovation featured¡±. Itspurpose is to provide high quality academic support, top elites, andprofessional technologies for national strategic and regional economicdevelopment through promoting academic exchanges and cultivating talents.

The schoolhas founded the Research Center of XJTU-Carter Peace and Development Centerwith the USA Carter Center, aiming at establishing a world-class think tank,and providing trustworthy consulting services for regional development. Theschool has established collaborations with the world¡¯s top universities such asMIT and Harvard, and has obtained concrete achievement. The school hasestablished partnership with more than 30 universities and over 50 researchinstitutions and enterprises in 11 countries and regions. It has signed strategicand cooperative agreement with the Sloan School of MIT to share MBA courses andlab construction, faculty exchange to communicate in fields of teaching andresearch, and develop the ¡°China Lab Project¡±. The school established the firstCenter for Data Science and Information Quality Research in China jointly withthe Data Science and Data Quality Research Center of MIT. It co-built ChinaManagement Case Center with Harvard University. It also carried out the GCPGlobal Consulting Projects with the Ohio University at the undergraduate level.

The schoolhas 104 full-time faculty members (including 43 professors, 41 associateprofessors, and 20 lecturers), 101 members of which own the doctoral degree,accounting for over 97% of the total faculty. Among the faculty there are therespected academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering-Professor Wang Yingluo,the winner of the ¡°Award of China Youth Scientist¡±- Professor Xi Youmin, andthe winner of ¡°National Fund of Preeminent Youth¡± and ¡°Specially Appointed Professorof Cheung Kong Scholar¡±-Prof. Xu Yinfeng and Prof. Huang Wei. At present, amongour teaching team, there are 1 academician of Chinese Engineering Academy, 2lecture professors who participate in the Thousand Talents Program, 2 scholarswho won the Outstanding Young Investigator Award, 3 Cheung Kong Scholars, 1scholar who won the National Science Fund for Outstanding Young Scholars, 1scholar who has been admitted to enter the Youth Outstanding Talents Planorganized by the Organization Department of the Central Committee of the CPC, 1young and middle-aged expert who has made outstanding contribution at thenational level, 19 finalists of the Incubating Plan of Excellent Talents in theNew Century, 1 scholar who is the leader of a major project of national socialscience Fund, 1 scholar who has been included into the Hundred Talent Programof Shaanxi Province, 2 teachers who won the price of Shaanxi Province YouthScience and Technology New Star, 1 expert who has made extraordinarycontribution at the provincial level, and 2 famous and distinguished ShaanxiProvince teachers. Our school also has 1 outstanding group of national socialscience fund, 1 Cheung Kong Scholars innovation team, and 1 national excellentteaching team.

The schoolhas always followed the globalization idea of ¡°inviting foreign scholars towork together and finally going out¡± by establishing extensive internationalacademic exchanges and collaborative relationships with other countries andregions, and by inviting eminent experts and scholars both at home and abroadto serve as guest professors, visiting professors, honorary professors, andpart-time doctoral supervisors. The school takes full use of global academicresources to form a high-level teaching team and to promote the construction ofmanagement disciplines. The school¡¯s influence and popularity have beenexpanded domestically and internationally.

The schoolhas placed talent cultivation as the first priority and seen improving teachingquality as the core task. It adjusts structure, promotes growth, establishesmechanisms, and engages in practical works with the aim of expandingactivities, establishing platform, increasing practices, and setting up brand.The school has cultivated a lot of leaders and elites by constantly pushingforward reform and continually enhancing teaching quality while bearing aninternational vision, leadership ideology, and social responsibility. Theschool provides undergraduate program, master¡¯s program, doctoral program, andprofessional degree programs such as MBA, EMBA, MPAcc, MEM, and the executiveeducation programs. At present, in the school there are 349 undergraduates, 239master¡¯s students, 337 doctoral students, over 3000 students in professionaldegree programs, and more than 70 international students in the master¡¯s anddoctoral program.

In thediscipline construction process of the ¡°985 Project¡± (from 2010 to 2013), theschool continues its plan of combining internationalization strategy anddiscipline construction with the school development. It refines its disciplineorientation by confirming the big data management and application, advancedmanufacture and logistics management, and leadership and strategic innovationas discipline development direction under the general strategic framework.Through decades of efforts, it has better and more high-level publications, ithas enhanced its ability to undertake key projects of Natural ScienceFoundation of China (NSFC), supporting plans of national science andtechnology, and major programs of National Social Science Foundation, and ithas presented more policy proposals to government and provided more managementconsulting services to enterprises. Its capability of serving regionalgovernment and enterprises has been further expanded. In the past 30 years, theschool has completed more than 100 projects including national key researchprojects supported by the NSFC, major research projects supported by theNational Social Science Foundation, and preeminent youth research projects. Ithas won 3 times of National Award of Advanced Science & Technology, 4National Teaching Awards, 1 China Population Award, and more than 100scientific and technology awards granted by the Ministry of Science andTechnology, Ministry of Education, local provinces, cities, and universities.It has thousands of papers published on high-level journals both domestic andabroad. It has composed and published more than 100 academic monographs andtextbooks.

Today, withthe advance of the ¡°211 Project¡± and ¡°985 Project¡± and increasing developmentof disciplines, the school is confident to become a world-class managementschool and be at the forefront in research, to be a place appealing tooutstanding managerial talents, and to be much more influential in businesscommunity through social service.