School of Finance at Shandong University of Finance and Economics was founded in Nov. 2011, which integrated variety of professional sources of both original school of finance at Shandong University of Finance and original school of finance at Shandong University of Economics. So far, School of Finance has offered 4 undergraduate programs—Finance, Financial Engineering, Credit management, Investment, and programs for both Master of Science in finance(2000) and Master of Finance (2010). It also has the authority to award PhD degree in Applied Economics in Finance.
School of finance at Shandong University of Economics was established in Sep.1958, which was one of the earliest established teaching departments. It has ever been split into 2 divisions which were consolidated once again in July 1988 in accordance with development requirement of subject. Subject of finance was determined to be university level disciplinary course in 2000 which was upgraded to be provincial level disciplinary course in 2006 and even reached national level in 2010.
School of finance at Shandong University of Finance was founded in 2003 with origin dating back to 1987. Originally, it was called department of investment in 1987 which was one of the five established departments at Shandong Finance Institute. Subject of finance and investment economy belonged to investment department, which combined subject of monetary banking and international finance together in Feb. 1999 and after that department of investment was renamed to be department of finance. Shandong Finance Institute reconstructed the whole teaching resources and set up school of finance in the beginning of 2002 which was the original department of finance. Subject of finance was determined to be management subject in 2001 of China, which was also provincial level disciplinary course in 2005 and special subject of Shandong Province in 2008. at the same time, School of Finance was also designated as the only institute that set up the position of “Taishan Scholar” in the field of finance by Shandong Province Government. Subject of Financial engineering was added in 2005 and started to enroll undergraduate students one year later, additionally, we built up another new subject called credit management in 2007 and adopted college students in 2008.
Since the establishment of School of Finance at Shandong University of Finance and Economics, it keeps faith with fine tradition of both of the two schools, focusing on subject construction, reinforcing teaching revolution, trying best effort to cultivate and bring in talents and aiming at improving quality of teaching, research level and talents cultivation. Finance was even identified as special constructed disciplinary subject during the Twelfth Five -Year period in 2011, Innovative Laboratories for Financial Service Outsourcing was assessed to be the only disciplinary laboratory in the area of finance among universities in Shandong Province. Needless to say, finance is leading dominating position in Shandong which is closely related to faculty members and students mutual efforts.