China Central Radio and TV University (CCRTVU) launched its distance education economics and management Programme in 1983. At that time, the Teaching and Research Division of Economic Management (part of the Academic Office of Liberal Arts) was in charge of teaching. The Department of Economics and Management was established in 1985, which was subsequently renamed the Department of Finance and Economics in 1994, and the School of Economics and Management in September 2007.
From 1983 to 1999, the economics and management programme was only provided at the junior college level. After taking part in the “CCRTVU’s Pilot Programme for the Reform of Ways of Learner Development and Open Education in 1999” (authorized by the Ministry of Education) in fall 1999, the economics and management programme started to provide diploma-to-degree programmes. At present, it has six undergraduate programmes (diploma-to-degree programmes)), including Finance, Accounting, Financial Management, Business Administration, Marketing, and Logistics Management, and six diploma programmes at junior college level, including Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Human Resources Management, E-commerce, and Tourism.
Today, the school has 22 full-time tutors and six on-campus part-time tutors, including five professors, 14 associate professors, seven lecturers and two teaching assistants. Seven of the tutors hold doctorates. In addition, the school has recruited a number of renowned experts and scholars from other universities around China as lecturers and chief editors for several of its courses.