As one of the oldest school of HNIE, this school is characterized by a solid theoretical foundation and an energetic teaching staff with high academic standards.The school attaches great importance to the cultivation and introduction of talents, and increasingly strengthens the teaching staff, which result in the gradual improvement of teaching and researching force. In recently years, the school has undertook more than 40 provincial-level research projects and won a lot of research rewards. The department has a staff of 59 teachers, including 18 professors and associate professors, 3 senior economists, 42 of the teachers hold masters or doctorate degrees.
Aiming at bringing up high quality professionals, the school stresses the students’ ability to raise, to analyze and to solve problems through their mastery of basic knowledge of economics and international trade; meanwhile, it stresses their improvement of foreign languages and computer science. This provides economic organizations and trade departments dealing with foreign firms and organizations with high-level application-oriented professionals who engage in practical business operations, management, scientific research, and other activities. The graduates have been spoken highly by industries and welcomed by employers. The number of the present students is more than 1500.
The department offers study programs at 2 levels:
1. Undergraduate program in international economics and trade.
2. Three-year programs in international economics and trade, hotel management, finance and securities.