The School of Management in Jiangsu University stems from the cadres training class which was established in November, 1982. Based on this training class, the Department of Management Engineering and Computer Science was set up in 1984. Then the Department of Management Engineering was set up in 1985, and the Branch of Industry Management Engineering was founded in May, 1988. In February, 1993 it was renamed as School of Business Administration, from which the economics major was isolated to be the School Financial and Economic in April, 2006.
Now the school owns one postdoctoral scientific research workstation—Management Science and Engineering, one first-class discipline doctoral degree authorized units—Management Science and Engineering, one second-class discipline doctoral degree authorized units—Innovation Management and SME Development, four master degree authorized units—Management Science and Engineering, Enterprise Management, Technical Economy and Management, Social Medicine and Health Service Management, as well as the authorized units for Master of Business Administration and three engineering master authorized fields—Industrial Engineering, Logistics Engineering, Project Management; it owns eight undergraduate major including Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Marketing, E-Commerce, Information Management and Information System, Industrial Engineering, Public Utilities Management ( Medical Insurance and Health Service Management), Logistics Engineering, etc, in which the subject of "Management Science and Engineering" was graded as first class discipline key subjects of Jiangsu Province, and the subject of "Business Administration", "Public Utilities Management" were elected brand and characteristic specialty programs of Jiangsu Province.
The school has five departments including Business Administration, Marketing, Industrial Engineering, Public Utilities Management, Information Management and Information System, and 6 research institution including SME Development Research Center, Economy and Management System Experimental Research Center, Management and Ethics Research Institute, Management Engineering Institute, Strategic Management Research Institute, Medical Insurance and Hospital Management Research Institute. Jiangsu University MBA Education Center and the only national SME Academy—Jiangsu University SME Academy are also established relying on this school. The school was honored with "Chinese SME Project Research Training Camps" by the original State Economic and Trade Commission SME Department. "SME Development Research Center" was approved to be "Jiangsu SME Development Research Base", which is the first "Social Science Research Base" of Jiangsu Province.
The school is possessed of a professional, well-structured, innovative teaching staff. The number of the faculty and the staff has reached more than 100, of which 10 people are doctoral supervisors, 28 people are master supervisors, over 40 people are professors and associate professors, 1 person is Jiangsu "333" Project trainee, 2 people are "Blue Project" higher education new-century academic leader of Jiangsu Province and young backbone teachers, 1 person is cross century research backbone of the original Chinese Ministry of Machine Building, 1 person is the young college teachers prizewinner in the 9th Huo Yingdong Foundation, 2 people are the members of the Higher Vocational Teaching Instruction Commission of Education Ministry. There are over 1600 full-time undergraduates on campus and over 1000 postgraduate students.
With "erudition, truthfulness, virtuousness" as there mottoes, under the guidance of "Four Orientations" educational ideas and "Three Represents" important thoughts, all the staff and students of the School of Business Administration adhere to emphasizing the cultivation of high-quality innovative talents meeting the needs of times development of economic globalization. Stressing quality and features, they establish outstanding brand with the high level, and cultivate the middle and senior business-management talents with market competition facing the construction of socialism market economy. They stick to the ideas of finding a foothold in Jiangsu and Yangtze Delta Region, relying on the government and profession and radiating the whole country. With discipline construction as the leading role, they lay equal stress on teaching and research, make a feature of keeping explorating and improving the complete credit system, and strive to build a teaching and research oriented school.