History

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History

1926

The Department of Economics is established with ZHU Binyuan as Chair.

1928

CHEN Daisun is appointed as Chair of the Department of Economics.

1952

The Department of Economics merges into other universities under nationwide university restructuring.

1979

The Department of Economics and Management Engineering is established with DONG Xinbao as Chair and FU Jiaji as Vice Chair.


The Master in Management Engineering program begins.


1980

The undergraduate program begins.

1981

The executive education program for high-level corporate executives begins.

1984

Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management (Tsinghua SEM) is established with ZHU Rongji as founding dean.

1986

Tsinghua SEM is accredited to grant doctoral degrees in Systems Engineering and Technical Economics. 


Old SEM Building is completed and put into use.


1991

The MBA program is launched.

1994

Tsinghua SEM celebrates its 10th anniversary, and Dean ZHU Rongji remarks: "If each of you runs an enterprise successfully, there will be a great hope for China's economy".

1997

Tsinghua SEM is relocated to new facilities in the Weilun Building, donated by Mr. and Mrs. Quo-Wei Lee. 


The international MBA program in collaboration with MIT Sloan School of Management is launched.

1998

Tsinghua SEM is accredited to grant doctoral degrees in Econometrics and Enterprise Management.

2000

The Advisory Board is established with ZHU Rongji as Honorary Chairman. 


Tsinghua SEM is accredited to grant doctoral degrees in Business Administration.

2001

ZHAO Chunjun becomes the second dean of Tsinghua SEM.


Management Science and Engineering, Technical Economics and Management, and Econometrics are named National Priority Disciplines. 


Tsinghua SEM partners with Harvard Business School to launch the Tsinghua-Harvard executive education program.

2002

The EMBA program is launched. 


Shunde Building, funded by a contribution from Mr. S.T. Wu, is completed and put into use. 


The Special-Term Professorship program is launched.

2003

Tsinghua SEM is accredited to grant doctoral degrees in Political Economy.

2004

Tsinghua SEM celebrates its 20th anniversary. 


The Department of Enterprise Management is divided into the Department of Human Resources, the Department of the Marketing and the Department of Business Strategy and Policy.

2005

Tsinghua University Executive Vice-President HE Jiankun becomes the third dean of Tsinghua SEM.

2006

QIAN Yingyi becomes the fourth dean of Tsinghua SEM. 


Tsinghua SEM is accredited to grant doctoral degrees in Theoretical Economics and Applied Economics. 


The second degree undergraduate program in Economics begins.

2007

Tsinghua SEM obtains AACSB accreditation. 


Management Science and Engineering, Business Administration, and Econometrics are named National Priority Disciplines. 


The Tsinghua-INSEAD dual-degree EMBA program begins.

2008

Tsinghua SEM is accredited under EQUIS.

2009

The new undergraduate curriculum is launched. 


The new MBA curriculum is launched.

2010

The MBA admissions reform is initiated. The Master's programs reform is initiated. 


The Master of Professional Accounting program is launched.

2011

Tsinghua Business Review is launched. 


Founding Dean ZHU Rongji returns to Tsinghua SEM upon Tsinghua University's centennial celebration. The Master in Management (MiM) program is initiated as the first of its kind in China. 


The Master of Finance (MoF) program begins. 


The doctoral programs are restructured with admissions by department.

2012

The faculty tenure-track system is implemented All new EMBA curriculum is launched.

2013

The Department of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy is established. Tsinghua x-lab is launched. 


The second degree undergraduate program in Management is resumed. The MBA+X dual-degree program is launched. 


The Tsinghua SEM Entrepreneur Fellows Program is launched.

2014

The undergraduate admissions reform experiment is initiated. 


China Journal of Economics is launched. Tsinghua SEM celebrates its 30th anniversary. 


Tsinghua SEM Alumni Association is founded. 


The Tsinghua-MIT Global MBA program in collaboration with MIT Sloan School of Management is launched. 


The undergraduate education reform wins the first China National Education Achievement Award. 


The MBA education reform wins the first Chinese Society of Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Achievement Award.

2015

The Tsinghua-Columbia Dual Master's Degree Program in Business Analytics is launched. 


Tsinghua SEM X-elerator is launched. 


The Tsinghua-INSEAD dual-degree EMBA program ranks first globally in the Financial Times EMBA ranking, first time for a mainland Chinese business school.

2016

A celebration is held for the 90th anniversary of the Department of Economics. 


The exhibition on Professor CHEN Daisun opens.

2017

Tsinghua SEM maintains AACSB Business Accreditation.


Management Science and Engineering, Business Administration, Accounting and Finance, Economics and Econometrics are included on the national list of developing world-class disciplines.


The Tsinghua-Tencent Future-Tech Entrepreneur Program is launched.


The first China Job Market for Economists is held.

2018

Mansfield Chair Professor BAI Chong-En is appointed as the fifth dean of Tsinghua SEM. 


The Tsinghua University-Singapore Management University MCFO & MPAcc Dual-Degree Program is launched. The Entrepreneur Management Development program (EMD) is launched. 


Tsinghua University-University of Chicago Joint Research Center for Economics and Finance is jointly established by Tsinghua University School of Management and Economics and University of Chicago's Becker Friedman Institute for Economics. 


Tsinghua SEM is awarded CEMS School of the Year 2017-2018.

2019

The Tsinghua-Alibaba New Business Xuetang Program is launched. 


The Financial Technology EMBA Program is jointly launched with the China Capital Market Institute. 


The Capital Market Leaders Program is jointly launched with the China Capital Market Institute. 


Tsinghua University approves the establishment of Tsinghua Institute for Economics and Management in Shenzhen and Tsinghua SEM Shenzhen campus. 


Tsinghua SEM celebrates its 35th anniversary and launches five scholarships under the names of late faculty and Tsinghua SEM holds the 2019 Global Forum of Economics and Business School Deans and establishes C9+ Business Schools Alliance. 


Tsinghua SEM celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Department of Management Engineering. 


The Dual Master's Degree Program with London Business School in Financial Analysis is launched. 


The exhibition on Professor ZHAO Jiahe opens. 


A new course "ZHU Rongji Economic and Management Theory and Practice" is launched. 


Executive Management Training (EMT) is launched.

2020

The Master Program in Advanced Financial Management and Big Data is launched.


The Tsinghua-Siemens Digital Transformation Leadership Program is launched.


Executive Education Center's digital iLIVE Interactive Learning Platform is launched.


The Double Bachelor's Degree Program in Computer Science and Finance is launched.


Tsinghua SEM signs contract with Futian District Government in Shenzhen on the establishment of Shenzhen Institute of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University.


The Advisory Board celebrates its 20th anniversary and the 21st board meeting is held online and offline for the first time.

2021

The Tsinghua SEM New Buildings are completed. 


Shanghai Alumni Center of Tsinghua SEM is launched.


The Innovation Management Research Center of Shenzhen International Graduate School of Tsinghua University is established.


Tsinghua-The Chinese University of Hong Kong Dual Undergraduate Degree Programme in Economics (in English) is launched.