About ACEM

Antai College of Economics and Management (ACEM) aims to develop the highest-level managerial talent, with thoroughly international perspectives and capacities, and the ability to compete in the global economy. ACEM is the first and only China-based business school to be triply accredited by EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), a top university in China with a time-honored history, is among the first Chinese institutions to offer business education.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Antai College of Economics and Management (ACEM) dates back to 1903, when Mr. SHENG Xuan Huai, then the Minister of Transportation of the Qing Dynasty, proposed launching the Business School of Nanyang Public University. After a century of changes and reforms, ACEM as a top-ranked school in China, is striving to become a top business school in Asia, with the intention of eventually achieving worldwide renown.
1918 Set up the program of railway administration of Nanyang Public University
1927 Upgraded to the program of transportation management
1928 Established the School of Transportation Management and renamed as the School of Railway Management in the same year
1931 Officially named as School of Management
1951 The School of Management closed down
1979 Shanghai Jiao Tong University opened the Department of Industrial Management
1984 The School of Management re-opened
1987 The School of Management transferred to Fahua Campus
2000 Renamed as the Antai School of Management
2006 Renamed as the Antai College of Economics and Management
Recent History
With China’s "Reform and Opening-up" in 1979, The Industrial Management Engineering Department was created, and in 1984 the SJTU School of Management was re-established with the approval of the China Ministry of Education. In 1996, Aetna International Inc. entered into an agreement with SJTU to further develop the SJTU School of Management. In 2000, the School of Management was named Antai School of Management, and was officially re-named Antai College of Economics and Management (ACEM) in 2006.
In 2008, Antai achieved both EQUIS and AMBA accreditation, becoming the first and only business school in Mainland China to be dually-accredited by two major international accreditation systems.
Departments and Institutes
ACEM consists of over 30 departments and academic institutes, including the Department of Business Administration, Department of Economics and Finance, Department of Management Science and Engineering, Department of Accounting and Finance, Research Institute of Systems Engineering, Research Institute of Human Resource Management, Research Institute of Transportation Management, Research Institute of Marketing, and the Modern Finance Research Center. The College offers two post-doctoral programs, one in Management Science and Engineering, the other in Business Administration. The College’s advisory board is directed by Mr. Wang Daohan, former Mayor of Shanghai.
Recognition of Quality
Currently, ACEM has 172 faculty members, among whom 54 are professors, 69 are associate professors, and 80% have obtained doctoral degrees. Moreover, the college has 4668 registered students, among whom 1621 are undergraduates, 533 are master students, 286 are doctor students, 1494 are MBA students, 142 are MPAcc students and 592 are EMBA students. About 10% of the total student population is composed of international students.
2009 & 2010 Antai’s MSc in Management program ranked 46th and 37th worldwide by the Financial Times
2008 ACEM achieved international accreditation by AMBA and EQUIS
2008 Antai’s MBA program was recognized among the top 50 business colleges worldwide by the Financial Times for the first time (ranking No.41)
2007 & 2008 Antai’s EMBA program ranked first on the list of "Leading EMBA programs in China"
2006 Antai’s MBA program placed second among "MBA Programs in China’s Business Schools", ranked by Forbes
2005 Antai’s EMBA program ranked second in the list of "Leading EMBA Programs in China", and No. 1 in the "Best Relationship Improvement" ranking
2004 Antai’s MBA program was ranked as No. 3 in the East Asia region by "Asia Business Week"

Strategic Partnerships with Leading World-Class Institutions
The school has built extensive cooperative relationships with over 50 business schools in renowned universities overseas, including:

Harvard Business School (USA),
Yale University (USA),
Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA),
Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania (USA),
University of Michigan (USA),
McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin (USA)
Machester Business School, University of Manchester (UK).
Sauder School of Business, University of British Clumbia (Canada).
McGill University (Canada).
Waseda University (Japan)
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Korea).
Korea University (Korea)
Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong China)
Antai has also co-organized joint MBA and EMBA programs with the University of South California (USA) and the University of British Colombia (Canada). About 200 exchange students are sent abroad each year and scores of foreign teachers are involved in on-campus teaching. Antai College’s former MBA program in Singapore was upgraded to a graduate school in 2002, and now trains 40-50 MBA students per year. The school’s focus on international education has had great success, contributing to the increase of its renown in China and abroad.
Our primary facility is the Fahua campus, which hosts most of our graduate education facilities and faculty offices, as well as all our administrative functions. We also enjoy facilities granted to us by our parent university, SJTU, on the Minhang Campus (where our undergraduates study and reside), and the Xuhui and Qibao campuses.
The FaHua campus occupies approximately 33,000 square meters. The Shanghai government granted our campus the designation “Garden-like Unit of Shanghai” in 2005, in recognition of our architectural and horticultural achievements at our home campus.
Fahua Campus Highlights
-Antai Building, which hosts offices for all of ACEM’s leaders (deans, associate deans, etc.) much of our faculty and most of our administrative functions
-North Building which hosts the majority of our professional education classes and seminar rooms
-South Building, which hosts most of research centers and graduate classrooms
-Dning Hall (two floors) provide meals to faculty, staff and students;
-Building No. 1, which hosts all administrative offices of School of Economics and School of Management.
-Buildings No. 2 -4, offering temporary student residents and a few administrative offices
-Buildings No. 9 and 10, which host additional classrooms, research centers, laboratories, and offices for faculty and administrative staff
ACEM has 51 classrooms, each equipped with computers, video projectors, and wireless microphones. Among these, 16 classrooms are equipped with advanced multimedia and internet equipment, including computers, dual LCD projectors, DVD players and physical media projector. 7 of our classrooms offer network access and microphones for every seat. Among these, three classrooms are equipped with A-V recording systems. There are also a large number of breakout rooms.
Faculty and Administrative Offices
ACEM has 140 faculty offices for 172 faculty members. Lecturers (entry-level faculty) share offices, while faculty members at the associate professor level or above have individual offices. We have 52 administrative offices, serving 16 departments. These faculty and administration offices are located primarily in the Antai Building, the North Building, and Building No. 1.
Library and databases: With a floor area of 1,400 square meters, the Antai Library has 200 reading seats and a number of study rooms. The Periodical Reading Room subscribes to a large variety of Chinese and foreign periodicals. The Book Reading Room boasts a vast collection of Chinese and foreign language books. The E-Reading Room is equipped with 50 high-performance computers providing constant access to the Internet, including 30 large databases. In addition to having access to all of the library resources of our parent university, the Campus IT Network supports access to the ACEM and the SJTU libraries from on or off campus.
Other Facilities
-Our four laboratories include the Experimental Economics Laboratory, the Accounting Engineering Laboratory, the Computer Assisted Telephone Interview Center , and the Group Discussion Laboratory.
-Our two computer labs have 85 PCs; our three audio-visual rooms support foreign-language teaching for up to 150 students at one time; and our 48-seat distance education classroom has advanced voice tracking cameras, two LCD projectors and other multimedia equipment.
-The Antai Lecture Hall provides multifunctional capabilities and has a capacity of 300 people. Equipped with a computer, two high-power projectors, high fidelity audio and multimedia equipment, the Hall is ideal for major gatherings, and hosts the College General Assembly.
-We have a range of sports facilities, including an outdoor basketball court and an indoor sports hall suitable for badminton, table tennis and billiards. The sports facilities are designed for the use of ACEM faculty, staff and students, while they are also open to community residents on regular dates.
-The Dining Hall serves snacks, drinks and halal-style food (recognizing the Muslim component of China’s student population) on the first floor and Chinese fare on the second floor. The Dining Hall can accommodate 400 people. We also have VIP dining facilities in Building No. 4, aimed at making our international guests feel welcome.
Academic Achievements
In the past few years, Antai has undertaken a series of consulting projects for both government departments and enterprises, including major projects under the National Youth Science Foundation and the National Natural Science Foundation, and important scientific research projects under the National Social and Natural Science Foundation, and the National High-Technology Development Plan.
The quantity of research papers published domestically and internationally in prestigious journals is growing steadily, reflecting the academic achievement of Antai professors. In 2003, over 600 papers were published, of which 40% are CSSCI-indexed. The funding for scientific research exceeds RMB 7,000,000. The College has been awarded 11 projects funded by the National Natural Science Foundation, and 5 projects funded by the National Social Science Foundation. More than 30 related academic works and textbooks have been published. In the past five years, 16 projects have been awarded prizes at the national, provincial, and ministerial levels.
Degree Programs 
Undergraduate Programs
Business Administration, Accounting, Human Resources Management, Tourism Management, Finance, International Economy & Trade, Economics, Information Management & Information System
Master’s Programs
Enterprise Management, Accounting, Tourism Management, Finance, International Economy & Trade, Technology Economics, Management Science & Engineering, Rural Economy & Management, Western Economics, Industrial Economics, Applied Psychology.
Ph.D. Programs
Business Administration (with concentrations in Corporate Management, Tourism Management, Accounting, Technological Economics, Industry and Organization Economics); Management Science and Engineering (with concentrations in Management Science and Engineering, Financial Engineering), Rural Economy & Management
Degree Programs

Post-Doctoral Programs
Post-Doctoral Program in Management Science and Engineering

In 1985, the Management Science and Engineering Department (previously known as Systems Engineering) was approved to run a post-doctoral program in conjunction with the program of Automatic Controls. In 1995, the program was chosen as a “Key Program” by the Shanghai government. In 1998, a post-doctoral program was subsequently established. In 2002, the program was elected a “State Key Program”. The program currently has 17 professors, including 15 doctoral supervisors. In the last ten years, the program has undertaken over 200 scientific research projects at the national, provincial, ministerial, and Shanghai municipal levels. 600 papers have been published in domestic and international academic journals. More than 20 Science and Technology Progress Prizes were awarded at the national, provincial and ministerial levels.
Post-Doctoral Program in Business Administration
The Department of Business Administration was approved for a post-doctoral program in 2003. Currently, the program has 24 doctoral supervisors. The program has undertaken three national projects for various departments in the State Council, 18 projects by the National Natural and Social Science Foundation, and other organizations, totaling 78 projects in all. The program has been awarded 12 prizes at the provincial and ministerial levels. The program in Business Administration is one of the most important bases for producing high-caliber managerial talents in China.

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