The School of Economics and Statistics of Guangzhou University, which is developed from Department of Economics of Guangzhou University, was established in 1984. It was merged by Department of Economics, Department of Accounting of the Business School and Department of Statistics of School of Mathematics of Guangzhou University in March 2013.
The School is composed of Department of Economics, Department of Finance, Department of International Economics and Trade, Department of Statistics, and Department of Accounting. There are seven undergraduate majors to include economics, finance, financial engineering, international economics and trade, statistics, accounting, and data science and big data. Finance is a key major and accounting is a characteristic major in Guangdong Province. The innovation class is designed for students majoring in economics. The school has master’s degrees of applied economics and statistics to include academic master's programs for applied economics, statistics, and accounting, as well as professional master's programs for finance and accounting. Statistics is a key discipline of Guangdong Province. The School has a PhD program in first-level disciplines and a post-doctoral research station.
The School has high-caliber faculty with 120 members to include 99 full-time teachers, 27 professors and 27 associate professors. Among them, there are 17 doctoral supervisors and more than 60 master's supervisors and more than 85% of the teachers have PhD degrees. There are over 2,600 full-time undergraduates and nearly 260 master and PhD students.
The School insists on the philosophy of opening up. It has developed student exchange programs with many foreign higher education institutions in the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy and other countries, and it has started to cooperate with these institutions to run programs to include "3+2" and "2+1.5+0.5" modes. The School always takes the training of application-oriented, inter-disciplinary and innovative high-quality financial and economic talents as its tenet and always puts the quality of talent training in the first place.