Nanjing University Business School dates back to 1902 when the courses of economics and commerce were provided, during which period the faculty member of the school included the cultural academic leader Liu Yizheng (柳詒徵), who was the author of the first book of The History of Chinese Commerce and Business Ethics. In 1917 the faculty of commerce (or business) was founded at Nanking Higher Normal School which transformed to be National Southeastern University in 1921. Yang Xingfo (楊杏佛) was the first dean. Then in 1921 it was moved to Shanghai and extended to become the business school of National Southeastern University with the name Shanghai Commerce University, initially with six departments including General Commerce, Business Administration, Accounting, Banking & Financing, International Trade, and International Transportation. It's the first modern professional university business school in China. National Southeastern University renamed National Central University in 1928 and again in 1949 renamed Nanjing University. The Central University business school became indepdendent with the National Shanghai College of Commerce in 1932 and later became Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. In the mean time, there's the Department of Economics under the division of social sciences in the main campus of Nanjing, which was originated in 1921 and the first director was Xiao Chunjin (蕭純錦). After 1978 Nanjing University reestablished faculties of economics and business management. Those faculties formed the International Business School of Nanjing University in 1988, and in 2000 the school was renamed Nanjing University Business School and at the time the school had five departments: Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, and International Economics & Trade. In 2006 the business school was divided into two collaborative interdependent sub-schools: School of Economics, comprising Departments of Economics, Finance, Industrial Economics, and International Economics & Trade, and School of Management, comprising Departments of Business Administration, Accounting, Marketing, Human Resources Management, etc.
NUBS launched MBA training project firstly in 1987 and start MBA education in Singapore in 1993. NUBS start to provide formal MBA (Mater of Business Administration) program in Nanjing main campus since 1994. In 1995, the school dean Zhou Sanduo (周三多) led a team to work out the MBA entrance examination blueprint which was put into effect in 1997 and since then MBA candidates need to take part in the nationwide united MBA Entrance Exam. In 2002, NUBS began to provide formal EMBA (Executive Master of Business Administration) program.
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