Dean’s Message

Rooted in South China University of Technology, a world renowned institution of higher learning with a long history and profound cultural heritage, and adhering to the university motto of “learn extensively, ponder prudently, discriminate clearly and practice devotedly”, School of Business Administration (SBA) has been pioneering and innovative in talent cultivation, scientific research, and social service, and developed into a well-known business school at home and abroad.


As a pioneer in management education in Southern China, SBA has just celebrated its 35th anniversary. Upholding the mission of “To propel theoretical innovations, cultivate management elites, and serve social development by relaying strength in science and technology”, SBA sticks to the comprehensive innovative talent cultivation mode which integrates knowledge, abilities, skills, and qualities, featuring organic fusion of theory innovation with practice, engineering technology with management, and internationalization with localization. SBA has thus far nurtured tens of thousands of visionary and enterprising talents and management elites, earning itself the reputation of “the cradle of entrepreneurs in Southern China and the palace for business elites”.


SBA offers doctoral programs in Corporate Management and Management Science and Engineering, possessing post-doctoral research stations associated with these two programs. In addition, SBA offers professional master’s degree programs, such as EMBA, MBA, ME, and MPAcc. Located on a beautiful campus and equipped with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, SBA is forging an ever-growing network of international partnerships and is home to numerous outstanding scholars. SBA has been placing much premium on research, with its research outputs exerting increasing impact in international academic circle.


Presently, China is striving to fulfill its dream of great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation through ongoing reform on all fronts. Setting out on this historic journey with great pride and enthusiasm, we will take initiative to adapt to the significant needs of the country’s economic and social development, provide intellectual support for the deepening of the reform, and cultivate enterprising management elites for the transformation and upgrading of enterprises. In this era of intensive competition, we will, taking “starting from engineering, rising with business, and succeeding in the world” as our development philosophy and following the vision of “to become an internationally renowned business school rooted in the management practices in South China”, make constant effort to pursue excellence and strive to become a top-tier business school nationwide and a renowned one internationally. Let’s work hand in hand to create a glorious future for School of Business Administration!

Professor Zhang Weiguo, PhD Dean of School of Business Administration