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Prof. Erming Xu

Dean of Shantou University Business School

Shantou University Business School welcomes you!

Shantou University is located in the Shantou Special Economic Zone, one of China’s earliest open ports.  During the past 30 years, the University has risen rapidly to become a highly internationalized, comprehensive university.  As the flagship college of Shantou University, the Business School upholds the educational philosophy  of the outstanding business leader, Mr.  Li Ka-shing. The motto of the Business School is “Aspiration, Knowledge, Perseverance and Achievement”, and our vision is to fulfill the school’s philosophy in a commitment to cultivate management personnel with an innovative spirit and a strong sense of social responsibility that will benefit Chinese society and the world.

The Chaoshan area is well known for having given birth to generations of widely renowned Chaoshan businessmen as well as having injected a pioneering entrepreneurial spirit into Shantou University Business School.  The Business School leverages international business teaching systems, and actively promotes a ‘Outcomes-Oriented’ education, in order to satisfy the demand for managerial personnel resources who are able to manage according to the principles of integrative thinking, and who emphasize pioneering and innovative capabilities. This is all in accordance with the Business School’s management model for advanced international business studies.  Shantou University Business School is blessed with a renowned brand in Guangdong Province. We are also a formal member of the Association of Asia Pacific Business Schools (AAPBS), the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) as well as other important international business educational institutions.  In addition, we have obtained the EPAS international accreditation for Business Administration Bachelor’s degree programs.

Shantou University Business School owes its outstanding results to its high-level teaching staff.  Currently, the Business School has a total of 61 full-time teachers,  including 20 professors and 16 foreign teachers, with 77% holding doctorate qualifications, and with almost half of these obtained from prominent universities overseas.  They selflessly impart advanced business management knowledge to the students and focus on expanding the knowledge boundaries of their respective areas of expertise.  The mutual benefits of teacher-student learning and business research serve to continually raise the quality of education in the Business School.  Shantou University Business School students possess a broad business perspective, high-level decision-making skills, closely integrated practical foundational knowledge and business know-how as well as good professional and human qualities.  They not only have  participated actively  and successfully in domestic and overseas business case competitions,  but our business adminstration students also take part in various social activities, demonstrating the leadership style of a new generation of young educated business leaders.  Our Business School graduates are well received by Cheung Kong Holdings, Hutchison Whampoa, Coopers & Lybrand, Procter & Gamble, General Electric, Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, United Bank of Switzerland, KPMG and other Global 500 well-known enterprises, internationally and locally, thus demonstrating  the ability to display increasing superiority and competitiveness in a highly competitive talent market.  

The care and support of the community, Chaoshan’s commercial and cultural heritage, Shantou University’s enhanced learning environment, the innovative and explorative activities of teachers and students – endlessly blend together in order to infuse a sustained energy of growth and development into the Business School.  The School, with a broadening vision and a high-spirited attitude, continues to forge ahead towards  higher goals.  

Shantou University Business School welcomes you to partner with us to build a better future.