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 Majors for Undergraduates

Engineering Management

In the major of engineering management, students should have a high degree of national mission and social responsibility, broad international vision, leadership potential,basic knowledge of management, economics, and engineering and computer technology. They should well grasp the theoriesand methods of modern management science, and be able to engage in major engineering fields. After graduation, students should be able to engage in project decision-making, project investment and financing, project management and operation management.

Information Management and Information Systems

The predecessor of the major of information management and information systems was the major of management information system, which was established in 1985.In 1998, it was renamed Information Management and Information Systems in accordance with the requirements of the Ministry of Education for professional merger and adjustment.In 2008, it was approved as a featured major of Beijing Municipality.In 2019, it was approved by the national Ministry of Education as a national first-class undergraduate major.

The orientation of the major of information management and information system includes facing the major strategic needs of our country, paying attention to the practical issues of information management in the aerospace, defense industry, etc., fostering a high sense of national mission and social responsibility, broad international vision, leadership potential, information and management in-depth integration of high-quality innovative compound talents.

In teaching, scientific research and social service work, this major has close cooperation with the information technology practitioners, economic management practitioners and governmental departments, and has academic cooperation with many well-known foreign universities.

In terms of student training, this major focuses on cultivating students to master the basic theoretical knowledge of information management, information systems, network technology, management science, and system science, as well as information resource management and analysis, information system planning and construction, e-commerce design and application, and large-scale ERP System analysis and application, information system behavior analysis, knowledge management and decision support capabilities.This major paysattention to integrating theory with practice, emphasizing practical links and the cultivation of students' ability. The employment direction of students is related to information systems, information management, and big data analysis. Graduates are widely recognized by the society, with jobs in all walks of life in the national economy. The annual employment rate maintainsat 100%, and the annual promotion rate has exceeded 70%. Most of the graduates trained in this major have been promoted to Beihang University,Tsinghua University, Peking University, University of Science and Technology of China, Shanghai Jiaotong University and other universities and have been admitted by internationally renowned universities such as Carnegie Mellon University and University of California Berkeley.

In terms of scientific research, the major of information management and information systems actively serves the country's economic construction and has undertaken a number of important research topics. Currently, there are 7 National Natural Science Funds, 2 National Science and Technology Support Programs, 1 National Social Science Fund, and 1 National Major Science and Technology Project. At present, it has completed more than 20 projects from the National Natural Science Foundation of China, 7 projects from the Aviation Science Fund, 2 projects from the 863 High-Tech Program, and more than 20 technical development and consulting projects for enterprises and government departments, with an annual research funding of over 8 million yuan.Faculty and students in this major have won 8 provincial and ministerial level scientific and technological progress awards, more than 10 teaching achievement awards; published more than 600 academic papers, including more than 100 SCI/SSCI papers; published in MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research and other information systems, information management international top academic journals;published many papers and more than 30 monographs and textbooks. The research results are in a leading position in the field of domestic information management and information systems, and many research results have reached international standards.

In terms of teaching and scientific research facilities, the major’s laboratories include: information system design and development laboratory, e-commerce system laboratory, enterprise resource planning laboratory, social network public opinion analysis laboratory, data mining and knowledge discovery laboratory,networking technology laboratory. The equipped teaching and scientific research software systems include: e-commerce experiment system, enterprise resource planning system, object-oriented analysis and design experiment system, etc., which provide an important guarantee for teaching and scientific research.

The core courses of this majorincludeartificial intelligence analysis, big data analysis methods and technologies, discrete mathematics, management information systems, database principles and applications, computer networks and applications, decision support systems, modern programming languages, business intelligence, data structures, E-commerce foundation, information system theory and methods, operations research, information system analysis and design, microeconomics, applied statistics, econometrics, information economics, big data and intelligent manufacturing, theoretical methods and applications of data mining, etc. Experimental courses include large-scale database experiment courses, information system experience course design, information system development course design, etc.

Industrial Engineering

Undergraduates are trained with broad knowledge, strong skills, interdisciplinary fields, and international perspectives to embrace cutting-edge research and development in Industrial Engineering. The program prepares the students for the social development of the 21st century with 1) abilities for innovation and sustainable development, 2) broad knowledge and skills in engineering, information and technology, and social science, 3) well understanding of theories and methods in economics, management, and system engineering, 4) a solid foundation in mathematics, 5) mastery of theories and methods in industrial engineering. The program aims to cultivate innovative, interdisciplinary, and internationally-competitive students, who can conduct planning, designing, evaluation, and innovation for production and service systems in various organizations, including governmental and public departments, and scientific and business institutions. Students should master critical thinking abilities, innovative spirit, systematic view, communication and organization skills, and consequently, lifelong learning ability to adapt to fast-developing society and technologies. Industrial Engineering students endeavor to improve the quality of work and life and promote the national economy and social development.


Accounting discipline is based on accounting, auditing, and financial management. The Accounting Department of Beihang University was established in 2004, whichfocuseson the financial and accounting reforms and management innovation practices in the new business environment and endeavorsto develop case teaching and practical teaching. We aim to cultivateall-rounded accounting talents with noble accounting professional ethics, solid knowledge and skills in the accounting and related areas, international perspective, and strong practical ability. These talents shall be able to meet the needs of large and medium-sized enterprises, government, institutions, and other decision-making departments and adapt to China’s market economy development and economic globalization.

Economic statistics

Economic Statistics is a crucial major built by the School of Economics and Management of Beihang, and it was founded in the 1990s as an insurance and actuarial major. After more than 20 years of construction, this major has formed an economic statistics talent training system with the international standards and the national first-class level. Facing the important strategic needs of our country, and aiming at the data analysis problems in aerospace, defense industry, social economic and financial and other economic fields, this major will cultivate and train the studentsintothe cross-border innovative talentswithstrong sense of national mission and social responsibility, and will master the statistical analysis, computer technology, economic management and other multi-disciplinary knowledge, and can deal with data problem and find out the creative data value.

Financial Engineering

This major trains innovative financial talents with an international perspective, a solid grasp of financial basic theories and professional skills, and systematic thinking. The characteristics of Beihang Finance include the following aspects. Firstly, Beihang Finance relies on the high-quality undergraduate studentsinScience and Technologymajors, and lays a solid foundation in mathematics and computer science and humanistic literacy. It trains students in school-level training system engineering thinking and skills, economic thinking, and both macro financial vision and micro Financial-basedprofessional capabilities. Secondly, enrollment in large categories, independent choice of major, complete credit system, sharing of professors such as academicians, Cheung Kong Scholars, National and Beijing distinguished teachers, so that students have a broad vision, high scientific literacy, solid theoretical foundation and professional skills, and strong learningability and innovation ability. Thirdly, "One case, two facts" and centralized internshiptoguarantee the combination of theory and practice; academic tutors, research assistants, integration forums, and a high priority on graduation thesis guidance to cultivate students' academic literacy.

 Energy Economics

This major cultivate students to meet the needs of modern international economic and trade development, featuring broad foundations, skills and internationalization, focusing on combination of theoryandpractice, and emphasizing practices and internationalization capabilities. Provide systematic knowledge and skill training in areas like basic theories and policies of international trade, international trade rules and practices, business law, transnational business management, international marketing, international investment, and cross-cultural management. Cultivate students to become high-quality compound professionals with creativity, entrepreneurship and global strategic awareness and to be competent in actual business, management, research and planning in foreign trade, multinational companies, finance, government, and academia.

Business Administration

Business Administration gives students an understanding of the theories and applications in Enterprise Strategy,Human Resources and Organizational Behavior,andMarketing Management.Bysystematicallyapplyingtheories in economics,psychology, andstatistics,business administrationexploreshowto enhance the overall enterprise management capability,improve the effectivenessofbusinessdecision, and benefitenterpriselong-termdevelopment. In addition to a firm grasp of modern theory and cutting–edge knowledge,itequips students with social science research methods as well as abilities to analyze problems qualitativelyand quantitatively. Students aretrainedto apply their knowledge to real-world issues in marketing strategy, human resourcemanagement,and business strategy.The programprepares students for tomorrow’s businessleaderswith solid grounding in business knowledge,business ethics&social responsibilities,as well asin-depthanalytical abilitiesto solve differentbusinessissues.

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