Welcome to the Business School, Renmin University of China (RMBS)! As one of China’s premier business schools, RMBS boasts the longest history of management education in China, dating back to 1950. Our school’s strengths are grounded in the rich accumulation of intellectual assets of our parent university in the humanities and social sciences, a long-standing tradition of close integration between theory and practice, close engagement with enterprises and governments, and a large alumni base. The school is a leader with a global perspective and an insightful understanding of Chinese management.
The School is on track to become “a world-class business school as an expert in Chinese management”. We cultivate future leaders with global perspectives and a strong sense of corporate social responsibility and business ethics. To achieve this goal, we have developed highly innovative education programs, emphasizing case-based teaching, experiential learning, reflective learning, and action learning. “China root, Global reach” encapsulates our Chinese history and global future. Our research features indigenous management practices in China and adherence to the rigor of international standards.
In recent years, our school has rapidly raised its level of internationalization in its research, education programs, faculty and student composition, and school governance. It is among the first batch of Chinese business schools that have been accredited by EQUIS and AACSB and a member of the Global Network for Advanced Management (initiated by the Yale School of Management). Based on partnerships with 80+ leading business schools worldwide, we provide ample semester-long exchange opportunities overseas, double degree options, and access to programs and courses offered by leading business schools around the globe.
Our core values are an innovation in pursuit of excellence. Through knowledge creation and dissemination, we contribute to the world while achieving self-realization. We always welcome new faculty and staff with ideas and passion, and students with a dream to excel in the world of business to join us at the forefront of management education.
Dean and Professor
Renmin University of China
Facts and figures
The school’s history dates back to 1950. Known as a pioneer in management education in China, it was among the first batch of academic institutes to offer China’s own MBA program, EMBA program, MPAcc program, and Ph.D. programs in Industrial Economics, General Management, and Accounting. It was also the first to deliver a Sino-foreign joint EMBA program.
With close to 4,000 students, RMBS is the biggest and the most internationalized one among all 32 schools at the Renmin University of China (total student population: 25,000+; ranked NO.1 in social sciences and humanities in China by the Ministry of Education).
The school has 7 academic departments, including General Management Department, Organization and Human Resources Department, Marketing Department, Management Science and Engineering Department, Trade Economics Department, Accounting Department, and Finance Department. Among the 138 full-time faculty members, 30% hold overseas Ph.D. degrees awarded by Princeton University, Carnegie Mellon University, and Rutgers University among others. In 2012, Renmin University’s business administration discipline (under the Business School) was ranked the 1st in the national assessment of first-tier disciplines by the Ministry of Education. In 2017, it was recognized as one of the top-tier (highest level: A+) in China.
Our school has obtained both EQUIS (in 2010) and AACSB(in 2013) accreditations and ranked among the top 50 by the Financial Times in MBA, EMBA, and EE programs recently. The School is one of the founding members of the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM) initiated by Yale School of Management in 2012.
Mission, vision, and values
To contribute Chinese management wisdom and global leadership talents to the world.
To be a world-class business school as an expert in Chinese management.
Innovation in pursuit of excellence.
In line with the strategic goal of “becoming the most respected business school”, the School formed the Ethics and Social Responsibility Committee on April 1, 2013, which was aimed to raise staff and students’ awareness of ethics, social responsibility, and sustainability with the assistance of Students Affairs Office, General Office, Student Volunteers Association and Labor Union.