SJTU’s Industry & Business Administration Listed in “Double First-Class” Initiative


On February 14th, 2022, China issued a list of eligible universities for the second stage of its initiative to build top-class universities and assemble academic disciplines. Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) has been listed in 18 of the disciplines, including Industry & Business Administration which was co-constructed by SAIF.

In this stage of the "Double First-Class" initiative of Industry & Business Administration, SJTU took Industry & Business Administration as the main construct, and three first-level disciplines as supporting elements, including Management Science & Engineering, Applied Economics, and Public Management. It was co-constructed by SAIF and its main research fields included: Enterprise Management, Data Science & Management Optimization, Accounting & Finance, Technological Innovation & Industrial Development, and Business Environment & Policy Innovation.

In the first stage of "Double First-Class" initiative (2016-2020), SJTU achieved expected results in the construction of "Business and Management" (which will change into "Industry & Business Administration" in the second stage), with some of the tasks having been completed beyond expectations. It ranked A+ in the 4th round of discipline assessment by the Ministry of Education, and, of its five directions, ranked in the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings. Accounting & Finance, which was constructed mainly by SAIF, ranked in the top 50 globally and in the top three among mainland universities.