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BEST FINANCE UNIVERSITRY BEST FINANCE UNIVERSITRY. 1.CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMICS. Located in downtown Beijing, the capital of China, and established in 1949, Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE), under the leadership of the Ministry of Education, is one of the...

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Located in downtown Beijing, the capital of China, and established in 1949, Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE), under the leadership of the Ministry of Education, is one of the leading comprehensive universities covering extensive disciplines in law, arts, sciences and engineering, and it is also distinguished in economics and management. It is one of the 100 universities to which the Chinese government has attached top priority for the 21st Century. In 1949, shortly after the founding of the People's Republic of China, the first university of finance and economics was created by the China central government. During more than five decades' development, it has been one of the leaders in business and financial studies. The name of the school when it was first established was the Central Institute of Taxation. It later went through several development stages. In 1996, the Institute was officially renamed the Central University of Finance and Economics in honor of the Ministry of Education. Globally recognized for its academic excellence, CUFE today is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that has inherited the traditions of service to the entire nation and striving for excellence.

CUFE has developed into a key resource for first-class personnel in all areas of economics and management, as well as offering comprehensive education in law, liberal arts and the sciences.

The new campus, located in Chang ping District, is currently under construction and will have a final area of 80.4 hectares.

CUFE strives for continuous improvement and attaches great importance to:
- selecting outstanding teachers;
- recognizing and encouraging the highest standards of scholarship and research among both faculty and
 students; and
- supporting students who face economic hardship in the quest to fulfill their potential through academic
 study. CUFE consists of over 30 schools, departments and research centers. The University awards bachelor's degrees in 39 academic disciplines, master's degrees in 42 disciplines, and 17 doctoral degrees in applied economics. In addition, four special programs are offered: MBA, MPA, and J.M. Key majors are in Applied Economics. There are also three post-research programs including applied economics, theoretical economics, and business administration. The goal for the school future is to achieve responsible, managed growth through continuous improvement of our services, thereby developing a unique and multi-disciplinary research institution of international standing.




The Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE), founded in 1917, is a top-ranked, world-renowned research university. As the oldest financial university in China, SUFE has developed its own spirit over the years. SUFE places much emphasis on being industrious, having a consciousness of all things economic, and making contributions to society. With SUFE now increasingly opening itself to the outside world, it aims to showcase this spirit as well as its outstanding teaching quality.

Focusing on Applied Economics and Management Science, SUFE’s approach is multidisciplinary, utilizing elements of finance, economics, management, law and science. China’s rapid economic expansion has much impacted SUFE, which is now bustling with activity. In 1981, SUFE became the first financial university awarded the right to grant doctoral degrees. In addition, it was among the first nine schools to be selected as an MBA Experimental Education Base and one of the first schools to set up a post-doctoral program in economics. In 1996, SUFE joined the “211 Project,” a program to build 100 key universities, after a fierce competition, and in the same year, it also became a member of another national project to build outstanding universities. In 2002, SUFE became the first mainland university to offer master’s programs in Hong Kong. Moreover, all of its programs continue to exceed world standards and are imbued with modernity, internationality and cutting-edge information.

Centers and Research Institutes

SUFE’s guiding principle is that scientific research is necessary for the evolution of academic disciplines and that such development in turn fosters economic growth. Accordingly, SUFE houses many dynamic think tanks. Among the most renowned of these are the Institute of Accounting and Finance, the Institute of Finance & Economics Research, the Institute of Higher Education, the Research Center for Regional Economics, the Research Center of Public Policy, the Modern Finance Research Center, the Research Center of Marketing, the Center for Economic Philosophy Studies, the Research Center for Applied Statistics, the Research Institute of Marxism, the Institute of World Expo Economics, the Financial Education Performance Evaluation Center, and the Research Center for Top 500 Enterprises.

Teaching Resources

SUFE has quite advanced teaching resources. For example, there is a brand-new E-center for Independent English Learning that houses a rich selection of English-learning tools. The university also uses the Blackboard Academic Suite, which helps teachers and students electronically connect, communicate and collaborate most effectively. In addition, there are cutting-edge laboratories and abundant research materials on campus serving the fields of Finance, Economics, Accounting and Economic Journalism. Furthermore, SUFE has an internet-enabled computer network that links administrative offices, academic departments, student dormitories and classrooms. 

International Cooperation

SUFE has embraced internationalization and regularly collaborates with such institutions as the World Bank’s Economic Development Institute (EDI), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). In addition, SUFE works well with international professional organizations, such as the UK’s Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Canada’s Certified General Accountants (CGA), the USA’s Life Office Management Association (LOMA), the UK’s Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), and the British Insurance Actuary Association (BIAA). In addition, SUFE also cooperates with many foreign universities, including Webster University (USA), the University of Southampton (UK), the University of Brunel (UK), University (Australia), the University of Vaasa (Finland), Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Gifu University (Japan). So far, SUFE has created six joint undergraduate programs, has signed multiple foreign-exchange agreements and has established several training centers for international examinations.


SUFE has four campuses. The main campus, the undergraduate education hub, .The North No.1 Road Campus is home to MBA programs, international students and many talented professionals. The Wuchuan Road Campus is a new education base for both undergraduate and graduate students. Finally, there is the Wudong Road Campus, which is currently under construction. 

In all, SUFE’s undergraduate program has three main features: 1) a comprehensive, multi-pronged monitoring and evaluation mechanism, 2) a strong desire to cultivate innovative experts in Finance, Economics and Management and 3) a focus on worldwide cooperation.




The Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) is a top university specialized in finance, economics, and business. It is known for its entrepreneurial character and unremitting endeavors to address the needs of the people and society through academics, research, and influence on alumni, drawn from the legacy of its founders and generations of excellent alumni. SWUFE is located in Chengdu, the engine-city for the development of Western China and the fourth-largest aviation hub in China, which was established in 1925. SWUFE is a national key university under direct administration of the Ministry of Education and is listed in both the “Project 211” and the “985 Innovative Platforms for Key Disciplines Project” of the Chinese government as part of the national endeavor to build world-class universities in the 21st century. As a key training base for senior level management personnel in the financial and economic sectors and a key research base for the development of the financial industry as well as for the socio-economic development of western China, SWUFE has become favorably known as “China’s financial talent pool” and “the think-tank for addressing financial and economic issues in western China”. It has established cooperative relations with nearly 100 prestigious universities, financial institutes and enterprises from around 30 countries and regions worldwide. The university is ambitious: it aims at becoming an internationally recognized university with distinguishing features and excellence in the disciplines of finance and economics.

The university was originally founded as the Shanghai Guanghua University in 1925. Located in the city of Chengdu, SWUFE now has two campuses, the Guanghua Campus and the Liulin Campus, both known for their picturesque campus sceneries. Since the founding, generation after generation SWUFERs shoulder national responsibility spontaneously, and thus the university motto of “diligently striving for the well-being of the people and the society” has been recognized by the public. Improving the ‘all-round’ quality of students is at the core of campus activities. SWUFE takes pride in cultivating a campus atmosphere that emphasizes innovation and the appreciation of fine culture. Nobel Prize winners (among others Robert A. Mundell, Reinhardt Selten, James Mirrlees, Oliver Williamson, and Robert F. Engle) visited SWUFE and engaged in inspiring frontier discussions and seminars with faculty and students. The university has also won the first prize of “Excellent Achievement in the Construction of Campus Culture” awarded by the Ministry of Education of China.




Tianjin University of Finance and Economics (TUFE) is a multidisciplinary university with economics and management education as its core competence areas while embracing eight diverse branches of learning, including humanities, law, science, engineering, education, arts, etc. 


Established in 1958, the faculty of TUFE consisted of professors and experts from the economics and management specialties of Nankai University as a result of relocation, along with a batch of well-known scholars in economics and management from other prestigious universities in the Northern and Northeastern parts of China. At the time of founding, it was named Hebei Institute of Finance and Economics. On October 1, 1969, administered by Tianjin Government, it was renamed Tianjin Institute of Finance and Economics. With the approval of Ministry of Education, Tianjin Institute of Finance and Economics was renamed to Tianjin University of Finance and Economics on May 17, 2004. With over half a century’s endeavors, the university has experienced tremendous changes, and now it has been one of the top universities in Tianjin, as well as an important education base in the Northern part of China for cultivating prominent and practical talents in business and management areas.


Located in the beautiful coast of the Bohai Sea, TUFE’s main campus is situated on No.25 Zhujiang Road Hexi District of Tianjin, while the other campus lies on the Machang Road in the centre of the city. Across the two campuses, TUFE covers an area of 1,000,000 m2 with a floor space of 500,000 m2. The total collection of the university library reaches 1,300,000 volumes.


TUFE is one of the providers of key specialties at national level appraised by Ministry of Education. It has three authorized primary doctoral specialties and post-doctoral research stations under Applied Economics, Business Administration and Management Science and Engineering, seven primary master’s programs, including Applied Economics, Business Administration, Management Science and Engineering, Economics, Public Administration, Computing Science and Technology and Foreign Languages, and twelve professional master’s programs, such as MBA, EMBA, MPA, MPAcc, JM, etc. A talent cultivation system has been formed with various levels and models, which includes doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s education, adult continuing education, international students’ education, and practice qualification education. 

Adhering to developing the route of the internationalization, TUFE is one of the first universities in China approved to conduct joint degree programs with foreign institutions, and confer the MBA degree of the universities from the United States. TUFE has always been actively engaged in the international exchanges, as evidenced by its closely educational exchanges with foreign universities and research institutes from the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia, Japan, Korea, Singapore, India, France, Sweden, Germany, Greece, Vietnam, Mongolia, etc. TUFE has launched the Confucius Institute in Britain and the United States. It is also one of the first two examination centers in China authorized by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in Britain, as well as the only course provider and examination center in Tianjin approved by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in Britain. As one of the six learning providers in China appraised by ACCA headquarter, TUFE’s ACCA education has achieved the global top level at so-called ‘a platinum grade’. As the designated base for the study abroad programs of foreign universities, TUFE has cooperated with the Massachusetts institute of Technology (MIT) and conducted the winter camp program offering intense Chinese language training courses for the MIT students since 2013. TUFE is also authorized as the host institution of the Sino-US Cultural Exchange Specialized Scholarship Project for the Credit Students, in which the international students from the United States can be sponsored the specialized scholarship according to the appropriation standard of Chinese Government Scholarship Project by Ministry of Education of China while studying in TUFE. 





Dongbei University of Finance and Economics (hereinafter referred to as DUFE) was founded in October 1952, originally located in Shenyang and under the name Dongbei Institute of Finance and Economics which was established by joining Dongbei School of Banking (1946), Dongbei School of Business (1949), Dongbei School of Finance (1950) and Dongbei Institute of Statistics (1951), Dongbei School of Cooperatives (1951). The university was renamed Liaoning Institute of Finance and Economics after being moved to Dalian and amalgamated with Liaoning Institute of Business in 1959. The Institute was taken over by the Ministry of Finance in 1979 and the name “Dongbei University of Finance and Economics” (DUFE) was adopted in 1985.

DUFE is located west to Xinghai Park, a state-level scenic spot in Dalian. It has been well known for the tranquility and beauty of the campus since the mid-1990s.

DUFE serves as a multidisciplinary, teaching-and-research-oriented university focusing on economics, management, law, arts, and science. It offers full-time as well as part-time education programs; for full-time programs, DUFE is now offering 3 first-level mobile stations for post-doctoral research — applied economics, theoretical economics and business administration; 4 first-level disciplines for PhD programs — theoretical economics, applied economics, business administration, management science and engineering; 38 second-level PhD programs, 72 master’s degree programs and 31 undergraduate programs. In all the disciplines, there are two key state-sponsored disciplines — industrial economics and public finance (including taxation); one key state-supported disciplines — quantitative economics; and 3 state-level majors with their own characteristic — accounting, finance and business administration.

Taking education quality as the lifeline of the development, DUFE gives constant priority to fostering qualified professionals. For this reason, DUFE integrates both in-class teaching and extra-curricular learning to make appropriate training schemes for students so as to enhance students’ social responsibility, professional dedication, and sense of community. In the past decade, the employment rate of DUFE graduates has kept above 95 percent. Noticeably, many of DUFE graduates hold important positions in various kinds of organizations ranging from financial institutions, business companies to government agencies; many of them have been promoted to leadership positions in administrative departments. 

Taking academic research as the engine of the development, DUFE lays great emphasis on scientific research in order to give a boost to teaching. At present, the University boasts one Key Research Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Ministry of Education, 6 key research institutes of humanities and social sciences at the provincial level and 41 research centers and institutes of various disciplines at collegiate level. Over the years, DUFE has followed the practice of holding Famous Scholar Tribune, Doctoral Supervisor/Candidate Forum, or Professor Forum at least once a week; at the same time, the University also invites famous scholars to give academic lectures.
To further broaden education horizons, DUFE began to encourage international cooperation and exchange from 1994, under the guideline of “high standards and internationalization”. With the experience of more than one decade, the University has gradually brought about internationalization in terms of instructional languages, teaching materials, curriculum systems and administration patterns. So far, DUFE has established friendly cooperative relations with 75 universities and one international agency from 18 different countries or regions.

All in all, in more than 50 years since its foundation, DUFE has formed its own charm and characteristics, has established itself as a university with competitive edge and reputation home and abroad, and has achieved much progress in its teaching facilities, education quality, disciplinary systems and scientific research.



image020.pngFounded in 1948, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law (ZUEL) is located in Wuhan, a metropolis of Central China. It is an institution of higher education under the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China with economics, law, and management as its core disciplines. These are coordinated with the development of eight other disciplines including literature, history, philosophy, engineering, etc. ZUEL is also one of the universities sponsored by “211 project”, which is the Chinese government's new endeavor aimed at strengthening about 100 institutions of higher education and key disciplinary areas as a national priority for the 21st century. ZUEL is comprised of the School of Humanities, School of Economics, School of Finance and Taxation, Xinhua School of Banking and Insurance, Law School, Criminal Justice School, School of Foreign Studies, School of Journalism and Mass Media, School of Business and Administration, School of Public Administration, School of Accountancy, School of Statistics and Mathematics, as well as School of MBA, School of Intellectual Property Rights, School of Further Education, and Wuhan School. There is a full-time teaching and administrative staff of 2,445 members at ZUEL, including 1,360 teachers, among which there are 219 professors, 472 associate professors, and 87 doctoral supervisors. ZUEL has 1 key research base of humanities at the state level, 2 key disciplines at the state level, 4 key research bases of humanities at the provincial level, 19 key disciplines at the ministerial and provincial level, 35 undergraduate programs, 64 master programs, 32 doctoral programs, and 3 post-doctoral programs. The university is also authorized to award MBA, EMBA, JM, MPAcc, MPA, ME (Master of Education) degrees, and enrolls students from overseas as well as from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao. It also enrolls approximately 20,000 full-time undergraduates, 5,000 postgraduate students, doctoral students, post-doctoral students, and over 5,000 adult students. ZUEL has a group of learned scholars who have prestige in the academic world of management, economics, and law, both at home and abroad. More than 45 professors are sponsored by the State Council of China, and more than 65 professors have been awarded the title of Young Experts of Hubei Province with Prominent Contributions to the Country with expert allowance. In the past 25 years, the faculty has accomplished over 400 items of key research projects at the state and provincial level. Among which, 100 items were the projects of the State Social Science Fund, the State Natural Science Fund, and the key project of the Ministry of Education, 187 of these being the key projects were sponsored by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Justice. The faculty has made over 30,000 research contributions, including more than 1,300 monographs, more than 1,700 textbooks, and more than 21,000 articles, with more than 500 publications in foreign countries.

In the fields of international academic exchange, ZUEL has developed a worldwide cooperative research and academic exchange relationships with universities and research institutions of more than 20 countries and regions in Asia, Europe, America, and Australia.