Majors and Programs


Economics (international investment) (Bachelor of Economics)
This major is designed to create professional talents in international investment management and operation for overseas Chinese enterprises, multinational corporations in China, international consulting firms, investment banks, fund companies, securities companies, Chinese-funded banks, foreign-funded banks as well as government departments, who are familiar with basic theories of international investment, the knowledge and skills of international investment financing, fluent in practical English, equipped with different capabilities, such as interpersonal communication ability, coordinated ability and team work spirit.
Majors courses include: ?Microeconomics (in English), Macroeconomics (in English), Statistics, Accounting, International Economics, Econometrics, Money and Banking, Public finance, Principle of Management Science, International Commercial Law, International Commercial and Trading System, International Finance, Practice on International Trade, Investment, International Investment, Investment Project Assessment, Project Management, Enterprise Financing, Portfolio Investment analysis, Financial Management and so on.


International Economics and Trade (Bachelor of Economics)
This major is designed to prepare students for careers in international business, equip them with skills and knowledge to adapt themselves to the changing needs and demands of China’s economic and social development. Graduates will gain a deep understanding of the dynamic and complex global environment, be familiar with general international trade rules, laws, and conventions as well as China’s foreign trade policies and regulations, learn the basic theories, knowledge and skills of international trade and master the latest ways of operating international trade, and become capable of conducting English conversations fluently. In addition, the specialty also seeks to create international- oriented, innovative business talents of tomorrow. The graduates are eminently qualified to hold positions in government departments, foreign trade enterprises, foreign invested companies, securities enterprises, multinational corporations or financial institutions.
Majors courses include: Microeconomics (in English), Macroeconomics (in English), Statistics(in English), Accounting, International Economics (in English), Econometrics, Money and Banking (in English), Public Finance, Principle of Management Science (in English), International Commercial Law, International Finance, Practice on International Trade, China’s Foreign Trade, International Trade Transportation and Insurance, International Settlement, Practice on Computerized International Trade, Business Communication and Correspondence (in English), International Investment, International Trade Simulation and so on.


Finance School ( Sino-Canada Joint Program)
The Sino-Canadian joint program nurtures bilingual professionals who have international perspectives and are well versed in theories and practice experiences corresponding to the requirements of the fast-growing finance industry.? Within four year of study, students are prepared to take a specialist role in multinational commercial banks, investment banks, insurance companies or other financial institutions.
The core courses include: Marketing, Management of Commercial Banks, Insurance, Business Law, Trust and Leasing, International Finance, Foreign Exchange Business; Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Security Analysis, Corporate Finance, Statistics, Financial Management, Financial Intermediary and Capital Market, International Financial Management, Portfolio Analysis, Derivatives and Specialized Investment Vehicles.
Students who complete all the compulsory modules are awarded both a Bachelor degree by SIFT and a Diploma by Douglas College, Canada.


Finance ( International Banking)
The BA Finance program in International Banking provides a strong foundation to prepare its students for a career in the finance industry.? Through a four year bilingual-course concentration, students will be ready to take a professional role in a fast-growing field that demands individuals who can apply their knowledge and skills at the cutting edge of finance in multinational commercial banks, security firms, insurance companies, insurance companies, investment banks and other related institutions.
The core courses include: Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Accounting, Statistics, Econometrics, Corporate Finance, Financial Marketing, ?Insurance,? Foreign Exchange Business, Management of Commercial Bank .

  

Insurance 
The insurance sector is one of the fastest growing sectors in the financial services industry in China. Our insurance program aims at providing high quality graduates to meet the increasing demand in managerial positions in the insurance sector and other financial companies, such as commercial banks and securities companies. Students graduating from this program will acquire well-trained foreign language application ability and profound insurance and financial professional knowledge, adapt to the changing international competition environments and acquaint the international operation practices.
The main courses including: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Statistics, Principle of Insurance, Property and Liability Insurance, Life and Health Insurance, Actuarial Science, Corporate Risk Management, Personal Risk Management, Investment Management, Monetary Banking, Principle of Management, Reinsurance, Insurance Company Operations, social insurance, etc.


Financial Engineering
This program is dedicated to develop analytical, quantitative, computing, foreign language and other transferable skills required by the economists working in Chinese and foreign investment banks, securities companies, commercial banks in financial sector and international consultation agencies. It also provides opportunities to study international operation, domestic and foreign financial law and regulations and financial analysis skills as well as well-trained English language application ability, communication, cooperation skills.
Students are offered a broad and general curriculum. The emphasis during the first two years is to inculcate good study habits in the students as well as joy in learning. In these foundation years, students study core subjects vital for forming their knowledge base. Students in 3nd and 4th’ year are given wide exposure and training in different subjects. Emphasis is given to knowledge application and construction, independent research, analysis and academic paper writing skills.
The main courses include: Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Money& Banking, International Economics, Fixed Income Analysis for the CFA, Quantitative Methods for Investment Analysis、Fundamental of Financial Management、Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management、The analysis and use of Financial Statement, Merge and Acquisition, Fund Management, International Finance, Public Finance, Econometrics, Accounting, Statistics, Commercial Banks Management, etc. Among those, 12 core subjects adopt original English textbooks and teaching in English.


International Economic Law, Undergraduate, Bachelor of Laws
This major aims to cultivate legal specialists who possess legal knowledge and critical thinking ability, have excellent English capacity, are familiar with international economics and business rules, and can use different legal analysis methods to settle international business disputes.
Main Courses: International Trade Law, International Financial Law, International Investment Law, International Dispute Settlement Mechanism, WTO Law, Comparative Contract Law, Maritime Law, Commercial Arbitration Law, World Legal System, Legal Writing and Research, Litigation and Arbitration Practical Training, Fundamentals of Economics, International Trade Practice, International Commence and Trade Mechanism, International Finance, Accounting, and etc.


Commercial Law, Undergraduate, Bachelor of Laws
Main Courses: civil law, economic law, procedure law. Enterprise and Company Law, Financial Law, Maritime Law, Commercial Arbitration Law, International Investment Law, Comparative Contract Law, Legal Writing and Research, Litigation and Arbitration, Fundamentals of Economics, International Trade Practice, International Commence and Trade Mechanism, International Finance, Accounting, and etc.




International Politics, Undergraduate, Bachelor of Laws
This major aims to cultivate interdisciplinary students who have the ability to handle international affairs, especially international economics negotiation and conflict mediation, are familiar with the trend of economy globalization, possess knowledge of international politics and international economy, and have excellent foreign language capacity.
Main Courses: Politics Theory, Sociology, History of International Relationship, Diplomacy, Comparative Politics Mechanism (in English), International Politics, Contemporary Diplomacy of China, International Organization, International Dispute and Corporation, International Negotiation, International Politics and Economics, Diplomatic English, Asia Pacific Politics and Economics, Theory and Method of Social Investigation, Multi-cultural Commercial Communication, Contemporary Chinese Government and Politics, Introduction to Public Policy, Theory of International Relationship (in English), European Politics and Economics, Public Relationship (in English), History of Occidental Politics and Ideology, International Politics Media, International Security and Armament Control, Foreign Journal Reading (in English), Public International Law, International Economics Law, Economics Theory, International Trade, International Trade Practice, International Finance, and etc.

Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (CTCFL)
Our major’s primary objective is to nurture human resources with practical capabilities in the field of education of business Chinese language and culture, who have a sufficient mastery of both English and Chinese, Western and Chinese cultures and literatures, and knowledge of international business.
Our compulsory courses include Modern Chinese, Classical Chinese, Chinese Literature, General Overview of Chinese Culture, Business Chinese Writing, Applied Linguistics, International Sinology, General Overview of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, Comprehensive English, Audiovisual English, English Rhetoric and Writing, Basics of English-Chinese Translation, Oral Interpretation of Business English, English and American Literature, English Linguistics, Second Foreign Language, Import and Export English Correspondence, International Trade, Marketing, Principles of Economics, International Trade Affairs, Principles of Management.


English (English Language and Literature)
This major aims to develop students with competitive English competence in the five basic skills, namely, listening, speaking, reading, writing, and translating. Special attention is also given to cross-cultural communication skills for the cultivation of high-quality future employees for joint-ventures, state-owned / private enterprises and institutions, media, secondary and tertiary education and so on. With very strong backups in international trade and finance of the school, this specialty also provides opportunities for students to get themselves acquainted with basic international trade theories and applications and international business practices.
Major courses includes: Comprehensive English, Extensive Reading, Listening and Speaking, Advanced English, English and American Literature, Brief History of English and American Literature, Brief Survey of English Speaking Countries, Translation Theories and Practices, Business English, English Grammar and Writing, English Rhetoric and Writing, Cross-Cultural Communication, Advanced Business English Writing, Business, Interpretation, Principles of Economics, International Trade Practices, International Business Law, second foreign program (Japanese/French)…
English (English for International Business, Sino-British joint program)
This is a joint program held by SIFT and University of Central Lancashire (UClan). This program is dedicated to developing students with competitive English competence in listening, speaking, reading, writing, translating and cross-cultural business communication skills for foreign enterprises and bureaus, joint ventures and MNCs. This program also provides the opportunities for students to acquaint themselves with basic international trade theories and applications, international business practices, moreover, students are required to learn second foreign language (Japanese or French).
The SIFT main courses include: Comprehensive English, Extensive Reading, Listening and Speaking, Business English, English Grammar and Writing, Translation Theories and Practices, Spoken English for Foreign Trade, Cross-Cultural Communication, Advanced Business English Writing, Business, Interpretation, Principles of Economics, International Trade Practices, International Business Law, Japanese/French.
The UCLan main courses include: Introduction to English for International Business/Intermediate English for International Business, Introduction to Business, Business and Management Practice, Study and Communication Skills, English for International Enterprise, The English-speaking World, International Finance, Introduction to Marketing, etc.


French (Business French)
This program is intended to cultivate advanced and specialized personnel for foreign economics and trade departments and enterprises, foreign-fund enterprises, multinationals and overseas enterprises. Students graduating from this program will be acquainted with the basic concepts and general practices of international trade and economics, while at the same time acquire solid basis of French language and the abilities of listening, speaking, reading and writing, especially the ability to apply French language to business field. Moreover, students will have deep understanding of French society and culture and good mastery of English communication skills.
Major courses include: French Intensive Reading, French Listening and Speaking, Survey of France, Advanced French, Business French, Marketing French, French Correspondence and Negotiations of Foreign Economics and Trade, French Journal Reading, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, International Trade Practices, International Finance, Business French, Marketing Rationales, Second Foreign Language.


Japanese (Business Japanese)
This program is intended to cultivate advanced and specialized personnel for foreign economics and trade departments and enterprises, foreign-funded enterprises, multinationals and overseas enterprises. Students graduating from this program will be acquainted with the basic concepts and general practices of international trade and economics, while at the same time acquire solid basis of Japanese language and the abilities of listening, speaking, reading and writing, especially the ability to apply Japanese language to business field. Moreover, students will have deep understanding of Japanese society and culture and good mastery of Japanese communication skills.
Major courses include: Comprehensive Japanese, Talking in Japanese, Listening, Audio-visual Japanese, Survey of Japan, Japanese Journal Reading, Business Japanese, Finance Japanese, Japanese Writing, Japanese-Chinese Translation, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, International Trade Practices, International Finance, Business Law International, Marketing Rationales, Second Foreign Language (English).


Business English
This program aims at cultivating advanced and specialized personnel for foreign trade departments and enterprises, foreign-funded enterprises, multinationals and overseas enterprises. Students graduating from this program will be acquainted with varying degrees of expertise of international trade, international finance and economics while at the same time acquiring competence in a wide range of language skills. For years, this program has provided the society with qualified professional personnel who have not only had profound ethic cultivation, broad knowledge, but also strong abilities for pioneering work. These graduates, well-equipped with interdisciplinary studies and a good mastery of English language, are highly competitive in administration and service jobs in the areas of international business and trade, international finance and business administration
Major courses include: Intensive Reading, Extensive Reading, English Writing, Listening and Speaking, Business English, Marketing English, Business English Translation, Business English Oral Interpreting, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, International Trade, International Finance, Marketing Rationales, Second Foreign Language.

Journalism (Economic/Financial News Reportage in English)
This program is designed to educate students to become the professionals and experts who have a systematic study of the knowledge and skill of journalism and mass communication, have accumulated a sound knowledge of humanities and social sciences, are familiar with regulations and policies of media in China, and are capable to work as editors and reporters in the fields of media, press, enterprises and public affairs. The program has its focus on economic news reportage, training the students to become experts and professionals who understand not only basic theories of international business and practice, but are also familiar with rules and norms of international economy, and, in good mastery of the English language, understand western media and its societies and cultures.
Major courses include Principles of Communication Theory, Introduction to Journalism, Introduction to Television and Broadcasting, Public Relations, Advertising, Ethics and Law of Journalism, AVO Journalism English, Electronic News Gathering, Interviewing and Writing in Journalism, Media Management, News Analysis, Internet and New Media Disseminating, and Public Communication and Mass Culture.


Statistics(Business statistics)
Introduction
◇Mission
To educate and inspire the next generation of scientific talents specialized in data treatment and analysis in commerce.
◇Courses
Courses provided can be divided into the following several modules:
(1) Mathematics foundation module: ?Mathematics analysis, Higher algebra, Probability, Mathematical statistics, etc;
(2) Major module: Statistical software, Applied stochastic process, Applied multivariate statistical Analysis, Sample survey, Non-parameter statistics, Time series analysis, National economics statistics, etc;
(3) Foreign language module ; Listening, Reading, and Writing;
(4) Economics and trade management module: ?Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Management principles, International trade, International finance, Trade statistics, Finance statistics, Insurance statistics, Accounting principle, etc.
◇Employment orientation
Graduates will have the following advantages: solid statistical computing and ?statistical analysis capabilities; very strong foreign language skills, with more solid knowledge in economics, finance and trade. They can
(1) be employed in the national organizations, enterprises, institutions, economic management departments, especially in the foreign companies in the economics, finance, industry, commerce,? marketing and logistics,?? engaged in data collection, data management, quantity analysis, and data analysis.
(2) enroll in the graduate program continue their studies in the major of Probability and Statistics, Applied Statistics, as well as Economics, Management, Trade or Finance;
(3) continue their study in abroad.


Program of Information management and Information Systems
◇Program Features
All teachers involved in this program hold Ph.D degrees from prestigious Chinese and foreign universities. Experts of information management from enterprises are invited as part-time teachers, who have not only solid theoretical grounds but also abundant practical experiences. They will play an important role in practical teaching and student internship. With the construction of service and trade databases in Shanghai and Yangtze River Delta, we form our distinctive features in areas of service and trade information, such as foreign trade and financial service.
◇Personnel Training
The program focuses on the research and reform of teaching methods to explore personnel training modes that are adapted to the development of times. The program trains students to have a good foundation of theories in economic management, and to master the basic methods and technologies in information science. After training, the students are expected to have specialties in foreign languages and international commerce. They will have a wide scope of knowledge, strong ability and high inner quality for the need of information.. They will be application-oriented specialists who can solve practical problems in the development, utilization and management of information resources as well as problems in the analysis and design of information systems.? After graduation, the students can work in governments, enterprises, global corporations and financial organizations. They can be in charge of the collection and analysis of information, or the design, operation and management of information systems. This program consists of 4 years of study. After graduation, students will be granted bachelor degrees in management.
◇Specialized Courses
The specialized courses include: Economics, Principles of Management, Statistics, International Trade, Information Management, Management Information Systems, C Programming Language, Data Structure, Object-oriented Programming, Data Warehouse and Data Mining, Operating Systems, Principles and Applications of Database, Computer Network and Analysis and Design of Information Systems.

Information management and Information Systems

Program Features

All teachers involved in this program hold Ph.D degrees from prestigious Chinese and foreign universities. Experts of information management from enterprises are invited as part-time teachers, who have not only solid theoretical grounds but also abundant practical experiences. They will play an important role in practical teaching and student internship. With the construction of service and trade databases in Shanghai and Yangtze River Delta, we form our distinctive features in areas of service and trade information, such as foreign trade and financial service.

Personnel Training

The program focuses on the research and reform of teaching methods to explore personnel training modes that are adapted to the development of times. The program trains students to have a good foundation of theories in economic management, and to master the basic methods and technologies in information science. After training, the students are expected to have specialties in foreign languages and international commerce. They will have a wide scope of knowledge, strong ability and high inner quality for the need of information.. They will be application-oriented specialists who can solve practical problems in the development, utilization and management of information resources as well as problems in the analysis and design of information systems.  After graduation, the students can work in governments, enterprises, global corporations and financial organizations. They can be in charge of the collection and analysis of information, or the design, operation and management of information systems. This program consists of 4 years of study. After graduation, students will be granted bachelor degrees in management.

Specialized Courses

The specialized courses include: Economics, Principles of Management, Statistics, International Trade, Information Management, Management Information Systems, C Programming Language, Data Structure, Object-oriented Programming, Data Warehouse and Data Mining, Operating Systems, Principles and Applications of Database, Computer Network and Analysis and Design of Information Systems.


Business Administration ( International Enterprise Administration) Bachelor of Management

This major targets the multinationals, foreign economic and trading firms, foreign-funded enterprises and financial organizations the qualified personnel suitable for international enterprise management and operations, who master the modern economic theories and modern international operation and management theories and have a good command of English.

Main Courses: Rationales of Management, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Accounting, Marketing, Statistics, International Enterprise Administration,Managing Information System,, International Business Economy Analysis, International Commerce Institutions, International Trade Practice, International Finance, International Business Negotiation, Cross-cultural Management, cross-border M&A, International Commercial Law, Organization Behavior, International Economics Law, Enterprise Strategic Management, Capital Operations, Organizational Behavior, Human Resources Management, Electronic Business, Business Ethics, Advertising, Operational Research, Managing Operations, Metrology, Comparative Management, Managing Finance, Logistics Management, International Enterprise Management, Intellectual Property and so on.

Marketing (International Marketing) Bachelor of Management
This major targets foreign economic and trade groups, multinationals, financial organs, consultant companies the marketing engineers and high-executive human resources in marketing who will be equipped with the international marketing views, strong ability to develop market and communications skills in English.
Main Courses:: Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Accounting, Statistics, Economic Law, International Commerce and Trade System, International Trade Practice, International Finance, Rationales of Management,? International Economic Cooperation, International Investment, Tax Law, Business Law International , International Business English, Finance Management, Human Resources Management, Managing Information System, International Marketing, International Marketing Strategy, International Marketing Research, Group Marketing , Advertising, Consumer Behavior, Service Marketing, PR, Marketing Techniques, Multinational Operation Management and so on.
Business Administration ( International Enterprise Administration) Bachelor of Management
This major targets the multinationals, foreign economic and trading firms, foreign-funded enterprises and financial organizations the qualified personnel suitable for international enterprise management and operations, who master the modern economic theories and modern international operation and management theories and have a good command of English.
Main Courses: Rationales of Management, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Accounting, Marketing, Statistics, International Enterprise Administration,Managing Information System,, International Business Economy Analysis, International Commerce Institutions, International Trade Practice, International Finance, International Business Negotiation, Cross-cultural Management, cross-border M&A, International Commercial Law, Organization Behavior, International Economics Law, Enterprise Strategic Management, Capital Operations, Organizational Behavior, Human Resources Management, Electronic Business, Business Ethics, Advertising, Operational Research, Managing Operations, Metrology, Comparative Management, Managing Finance, Logistics Management, International Enterprise Management, Intellectual Property and so on.


Accounting ( International Accounting)
This major targets multinationals, enterprises with foreign funds, foreign economic and trade firms, financing organizations the versatile personnel who will have a solid knowledge of modern economic theories, management and accounting theories and who will acquire proficient knowledge and skills of accounting, high level of English communication and computer –literacy and are familiar with foreign trade policies.
The major courses include: Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Statistics, Economics Law( including tax law), Marketing , Rationales of Management, Managing Information System, International Finance, International Trade Practice, Business Law International , International Business English, Foreign Trade Accounting, Financial English, Reading and Analysis of Financial Reports, Assets Appraisal, Accounting Computerization, Accounting Principles (level 1), Intermediate Accounting, Advanced Accounting, Cost, Management Accounting, Corporation Finance, Auditing, ( the above six courses are offered in original English textbooks).


Advanced Diploma Courses of English for International Business ( SIFT—UClan joint program) three years
This is a joint program between SIFT and University of Central Lancashire in Britain. It intends to equip the students with proficient English listening, speaking, reading, writing and translating skills and good mastery of international trade and general practices of international business, and a strong adaptability to jobs related to international business.
SIFT courses: English Intensive Reading, Extensive Reading, Listening, Oral English, English Correspondence in Foreign Trade, Trade Talks in English, English Interpretation, the Second Foreign Language (French or Japanese), International Trade Practice, International Finance, Marketing, Microeconomics, Accounting Rationales, and Computer Applications.
Uclan Courses: Introduction to English for International Business, Intermediate English for International Business, Introduction to Business, Business Management Practice, Study and Communication, International Business Enterprise, The English-speaking World Inter-cultural Communication.
Certificates for the education: after completing all the compulsory courses in this program and passing all the examinations, students will be awarded the diploma by SIFT and the diploma of higher Education in English for International Business by Uclan.

Financial Management ( Sino-Canadian joint program)
This program is set up in the joint efforts of SIFT and Douglas College, Canada with the purpose to nurture the specialized personnel of compound financial management competence for China's or foreign multinationals, enterprise groups, accounting offices, assets management companies, financial organizations. Students of this program will have convincing proficiency in English application and solid basis of professional knowledge, with strong practicing ability in financial management.
SIFT Courses: Marketing, Principle of Management, International Foreign Trade, Financial Accounting (I), Financial Accounting(II), Auditing , Assets Appraisal, Project Investment Analysis , Law of Finance.
Courses Introduced from Canada: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Principles of Financial Accounting, Corporate Finance, International Financial Management, Financial statements Analysis, Case Study in Financial Management, Computerized Accounting, Security Analysis, Derivatives and Specialized Products, Portfolio Analysis, etc.
Diploma: Students who finish the compulsory courses in the teaching plan and pass all the exams will be awarded the diploma of undergraduate and the degree of BA by our institute, and also the degree by Douglas College.


Financial Management (International Assets Management)
This program is intended to nurture well-qualified financial personnel for China's or foreign multinationals, enterprise groups, accounting offices, asset management companies, investment companies, investing banks and China's or foreign commercial banks. Students graduating from this program will acquire convincing ability to apply English language and will be equipped with solid basis of professional knowledge and acquainted with financial markets and international general practices in finance.
Major courses include: Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Accounting, Financial Accounting(I), Financial Accounting(II), Auditing , Accounting Information System, Corporate Finance, Financial statements Analysis, Case Study in Financial Management, Investing Banking, Security Analysis & Portfolio, Project Management, Asset Appraisal, International Financial Management, Statistics, Econometrics, Business Law, etc.
Diploma: Students who finish the compulsory courses in the teaching plan and pass all the exams will be awarded the diploma of undergraduate and the degree of BA by our institute.


Human Resource Management (International Human Resource Management) Bachelor of Management
This major provides students with a specialized study of international human resource management theories, practices and other spheres of management studies, and the opportunity to gain valuable practical experience. Also, this program develops students competence in English and computer skills, profound knowledge in human resource management practice, communication and organization skills for MNCs, foreign enterprises, joint ventures and SOEs, engaging in human resource planning, managing and strategic operations.
The main courses include: Human Resource Management, Labor Economics, Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Planning and Allocation, Cross-culture Management, Human Resources Policies and Regulations, Human Resource Training and Development, Performance Appraisal and Remuneration Management, International Human Resource Management, Principles of Management, Marketing, Statistics, Accounting, Financial Management, Econometrics, International Corporation Management, International Finance, Comparative Management, Management Communication, International Trade, E-Business, Information System Management, Enterprise Strategic Management, etc.


Tourism Management
The Tourism Management aims to cultivate specialized tourism talents with advanced managerial knowledge, good English proficiency, strong practical ability, clear career development consciousness, and high comprehensive quality, capable of tourism service and management in enterprises and tourist destinations both at home and abroad. The curriculum features equal stress on tourism management courses, English courses and business administration courses.
The Tourism Management is staffed with 8 teachers, including 3 professors and 2 associate professors. The major fields include tourism service management, international tour guides, etc. The Tourism Management Specialty boasts a special Tourism Practice Studio, and a simulated company operated by the students themselves — Hera Tourism Service Company. The specialty is distinctive in undergraduate teaching. It makes use of on-site practice teaching and global travel distribution system training, and is introducing network-based teaching programs, such as travel agency management information system and business travel management system. The Exchange Student Programs (3+1、4+1) of Tourism Management Specialty run in cooperation with University of Central Lancashire in UK provide the students with opportunities of international exchange. Based on Hera Tourism Service Company, the Tourism Management Specialty has initially formed characteristic professional practice mode. Several student scientific research interest groups are formed so that the students can join in the teachers' research work according to their interests, which has improved the students' scientific research ability, broadened their professional vision, and also enabled them to do well in various competitions. The students have won many awards, such as the Outstanding Award in National English Contest and the Third Prize in the Challenge Cup Chinese College Student Entrepreneurship Design Contest. The teachers and students also make active contributions to the development of local tourism economy, trying to become the decision-making consultation think tank of the tourism departments of Shanghai Municipal Government and Songjiang District Government.
The employment rate of the graduates is rather high. Moreover, many graduates tend to go abroad for further study, or continue their study in domestic universities. Many graduates in 2011 have been admitted to such famous domestic and foreign universities as Beijing University, Fudan University, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade, University of Central Lancashire in UK and Swiss Hotel Management School to pursue their postgraduate studies.


Auditing (CPA)
This major cultivates the much-sought-after financial personnel who will be familiar with China's finance, accounting, auditing, economic law, tax law and relevant skills, and who will establish a comparatively strong background knowledge of international economy and trade, can apply English and computer proficiently to support their work, and who will adapt themselves to China's future economic development. Students may get CPA certificate by passing relevant exams one year after their graduation, which may enable them to take up jobs like finance or accounting in different agencies, such as accountant offices, asset appraisers' offices, tax consultants' offices or consultant organs of securities investment.
Major courses include: Macro-economy, Microeconomics, Statistics, Marketing, Rationales of Management, Managing Information System, International Finance, International Trade Practice, Business Law International , International Business English, Finance and Accounting (for beginners), Management Consultation , Accounting Computerization, Guidelines for Enterprise Accounting, CPA Accounting, CAP Auditing, Managing CPA Finance Cost, CPA Economic Law, CAP Tax Law, ( the immediate above five courses are taught with the designated textbooks for China's CPA Examination), CPV Assets Appraisal, Intermediate Accounting, Cost and Management Accounting .


E-commerce (Bachelor of Management)
The major is designed to prepare students for careers in electronic business. Graduates will gain a solid theoretical foundation of modern business and economic management, have a good command of modern information technology and its application, as well as obtaining the ability to carry out business activities through Internet and be fluent in English. The graduates are well qualified for a position in finance industry, commerce and trade businesses, information departments and other enterprises, government agencies as well as institutions of higher education, engaging in planning and implementation of e-commerce systems.
Majors courses include: C Language Program, Database Theory and Applications, Computer Networks and Communications, E-commerce Technology Based on XML, Macro and Micro Economics, Statistics, Econometrics, Principles of Management, Practice on International Trade, JAVA language, Web Site Development and Dynamic Webpage Design, Online Payment and E-commerce Security, Planning and Implementation of E-commerce Systems, Project Management, and Software Engineering, Comprehensive Simulation of E-commerce and so on.

Logistics Management ( a Sino-Australian program, double Bachelor degree ) Bachelor of Management

The major is jointly operated by SIFT and the Australian Royal Melbourne Institute of Science and Technology (RMIT University). And its curriculum is composed by both local and foreign courses. The graduates can be delivered a bachelor degree in management by SIFT, as well as a Business bachelor degree (Logistics and supply chain management) by RMIT University.

The major is designed to prepare students for careers in logistics and supply chain management for international shipping companies, international logistics firms, international trade enterprises and multinational manufacturing companies, who speak fluent English and master the knowledge and skills of modern economy, trade, logistics and supply chain management.

Majors courses include:  Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Accounting, Business Statistics, Financial Management, Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Transport Management, Transport Economics, Procurement Management, Service Operations, Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain Management, Warehousing and Distribution, Business Plans, E-supply Chain Management, Logistics System Analysis, Strategic Management, Business Planning and so on. 20 bilingual courses are delivered, and 8 core specialized courses include 16 hours of face-to-face intensive lectures are given by full-time teachers from Australia.

Students will not only take the normal English courses and compete in the National CET4 and CET6 but also develop their English communicative skills through the ”global English” system. With the help of this system provided by RMIT University, students will become proficient in English listening, speaking, reading and writing, and smoothly complete those 20 bilingual courses.



International Business (a joint Sino-Australian program, double Bachelor degree) (Bachelor of Management)
This major is jointly operated by SIFT and the Australian Royal Melbourne Institute of Science and Technology (RMIT University). And its curriculum is composed by both local and foreign courses. The graduates can be delivered a diploma and a bachelor degree in management by SIFT, as well as a Business (International Business) degree by RMIT University.
The major aims to provide international business talents in management for international trade enterprises, foreign-funded companies, securities companies, multinational companies, overseas companies and consultative bodies, who have a solid theoretical foundation of international business, a mastery of international business management knowledge and skills, a strong command of English, a strong ability of interpersonal communication, coordination and sense of teamwork. Besides, they will become familiar with the operation of e-commerce management.
Majors courses include: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Accounting, Business Statistics, Organizational Behavior, International Management, Strategic Management, International Trade, International Business Strategy, International Business Environment Analysis, Business Planning and so on. Of these, 20 bilingual courses are delivered, and 8 core specialized courses include 16 hours of face-to-face intensive lectures are given by full-time teachers from Australia.
Students will take not only the normal English courses and compete in the National CET4 and CET6 but will also develop their English communicative skills through the global English system. With the help of this system provided by RMIT University, students will become proficient in English listening, speaking, reading and writing, and smoothly complete the learning task of 20 bilingual courses.
Top students of this major are awarded various scholarships ?from both SIFT and ?RMIT University. In addition, one- semester student exchange program is provided to them on selective basis. They can have their advance study in universities such as RMIT University or other Australian universities or Europe or US.
Logistics Management ( a Sino-Australian program, double Bachelor degree ) Bachelor of Management
The major is jointly operated by SIFT and the Australian Royal Melbourne Institute of Science and Technology (RMIT University). And its curriculum is composed by both local and foreign courses. The graduates can be delivered a bachelor degree in management by SIFT, as well as a Business bachelor degree (Logistics and supply chain management) by RMIT University.
The major is designed to prepare students for careers in logistics and supply chain management for international shipping companies, international logistics firms, international trade enterprises and multinational manufacturing companies, who speak fluent English and master the knowledge and skills of modern economy, trade, logistics and supply chain management.
Majors courses include: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Accounting, Business Statistics, Financial Management, Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Transport Management, Transport Economics, Procurement Management, Service Operations, Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain Management, Warehousing and Distribution, Business Plans, E-supply Chain Management, Logistics System Analysis, Strategic Management, Business Planning and so on. 20 bilingual courses are delivered, and 8 core specialized courses include 16 hours of face-to-face intensive lectures are given by full-time teachers from Australia.
Students will not only take the normal English courses and compete in the National CET4 and CET6 but also develop their English communicative skills through the ”global English” system. With the help of this system provided by RMIT University, students will become proficient in English listening, speaking, reading and writing, and smoothly complete those 20 bilingual courses.


International trade (the Sino-Australian Program, diploma) (three academic years)
The program is jointly operated by SIFT and the Australian Royal Melbourne University of Science and Technology (RMIT University). The curriculum is composed by both local and foreign courses. Graduates can be delivered a diploma by SIFT, as well as a diploma of commerce by RMIT University.
This program is designed to teach students practical skills not only about China’s foreign trade policies, regulations, laws and rules, as well as some theories, knowledge and skills of international trade, while developing students' English language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. The graduates are eminently qualified to engage in practical operation of foreign trade, by holding a position in foreign trade enterprises, securities enterprises, overseas Chinese enterprises, foreign commerce organization in China,
Major ?courses includ: Introduction to Organizational Behavior, Introductory Accounting, Business Computing 1, Business Statistics 1, Macroeconomics, Commercial Law,The Principles of Marketing,Microeconomics,Trade and Data Transfer, International Marketing,Logistics Management, International Trade Development Project, Economic Law; Specialized courses also include International Trade, Practice on International Trade, Communications and Correspondence, Chinese Foreign Trade, Logistics Management, International Finance, Practice on E-business, Business Negotiations and so on.
Students will also be trained comprehensively through the “global English” training system. With the help of this system provided by RMIT University, students will become proficient in English listening, speaking, reading and writing, and smoothly fulfill their learning task of those 13 bilingual courses.



Assets Appraisal
The specialty mainly fosters the compound professionals of assets appraisal for China's or foreign accountant offices, assets appraisal organizations, state-owned assets management companies, investing banks, financial companies, investing companies, famous multinationals, enterprise groups. Students from this specialty will have convincing proficiency in English applications, solid basis of professional knowledge and familiarity with the international general practices.
Major courses include: Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Accounting, Management, Accounting Computerization, Assets Appraisal, Real Estate Appraisal, Economics Analysis of Projects, Statistics, Marketing, Econometrics, Managing Accounting, Corporate Financial Management, international Finance, Corporate Financial Statement Analysis, Investing Analysis, International Taxation, Purchasing and Annexation, Fund Management.


Administrative Management, Undergraduate, Bachelor of Laws
This major aims to cultivate interdisciplinary elites for business management, with a good command of both modern administrative management theory and English, familiar with laws and regulations of commercial operation, with high professional capability.
Main Courses: Politics Theory, Management Theory, Fundamentals of Law, Fundamentals of Economics, Comparative Politics Mechanism, Public Administration, Sociology, Enterprise Administrative Management, Human Resource Management, Public Relation, Theory and Method of Social Investigation, Management Communication, Administrative Law, Administrative Leadership, Administrative Document Writing, Civil Servant Mechanism and Examination, Labor Law and Social Security Law, Administrative Management Stimulation, International Trade, International Trade Practice, International Finance, and etc.

  

International Event Management Shanghai
International Event Management Shanghai (IEMS) is a joint program held by SIFT and Hochschule Osnabruck, University of Applied Sciences. The program aims to develop qualified managerial staff of modern management mindset and operational skills for international exhibition enterprises and relevant government departments.
IEMS has a total of 15 modules franchised from Hochschule Osnabrück. The teaching team consists of prestigious German professors and SIFT teachers, who jointly deliver all the franchised modules in English. The teaching style embodies advanced teaching methodology and practices, and focuses on developing practical capabilities of the students. The IEMS program owns a studio for internship and a student company--Wonder Fairs, which is owned, operated and managed by the students themselves. Besides classroom teaching, the IEMS program also capitalizes on its close links with the industry of event management to engage students in extensive fieldwork and internship.
Over the years, IEMS has won many awards, including the First Prize of Excellent Teaching Performance in Shanghai, the Award for Outstanding Sino-foreign Joint Education Program, and the Title of Successful Event Management Educator from China Research Association of Event Economics. The IEMS students have won the First Prize of National Event Management Skill Contest, the second prize in Marketing Contest for Mainland and Taiwan University Students. The IEMS graduates, characterized by broad international vision, excellent English proficiency, clearing understanding of the organization and operation process of trade shows and a good command of professional expertise, have gained good reputation from the industry and society.
The employment rate of IEMS graduates is rather high. Moreover, many graduates tend to go abroad for further study or continue their study in domestic universities. Many graduates in 2011 have been admitted to such famous domestic and foreign universities as Beijing University of International Studies, Polytechnic University Illinois, London School of Economics and Political Science, Queensland University of Technology, City University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.


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