经济学院教学管理、科学研究、学生培养并重。师德至善，教学规范严谨，共获得云南省本科教学工程20余项，荣获“云南省高等学校教学管理先进集体”荣誉称号。学院建有 “昆明城市与区域经济发展研究所”和“西南跨境研究所” 2个科研平台，“应用经济学”一级学科被云南省教育厅列为硕士学位授权点建设学科。近三年获得国家社科基金、教育部人文社科基金、云南省哲社规划重点课题10余项。学生在全国大学生数学建模竞赛、全国“挑战杯”大学生科技节作品竞赛、全国大学生“外研社杯”英语竞赛、全国校园财会大赛、全国商科院校技能大赛、大学生模拟沙盘大赛等比赛中获得50余项国家级、省级奖项。
School of Economics currently has four undergraduate degree programs(including International Economics and Trade, Financial Management, Business Management and Logistics Management) and two specialized professional training programs, among which International Economics & Trade and Financial Management are ranked as the Programs with Distinctive Features at the Provincial Level; especially, International Economics and Trade has been granted a pilot reform project in Yunnan specialty group construction.
At present, School of Economics has a total number of 61 faculty members. Among them, 52% are professors and associate professors; 93% are doctors and masters and more than 1/3 are double certificated (e.g.,Certified International Business Engineer, Senior Accountant, Senior Economist, Investing and Financial Planners and etc). Most of the faculty members graduated from oversea universities (e.g., the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia) and domestic famous ones (e.g., Zhejiang University, Nanjing University, Renmin University, Wuhan University, Yunnan University and etc). Therefore, School of Economics has an innovative teaching and research team with the profound theoretical foundation, the passionate commitment to learning, and the daring endeavor of research and practice. There are 2100 students in the school, among whom, more than 60 international students are from Bangladesh, Laos, Burma and other countries. The graduates have been employed by a broad range of industries with high quality and the employment rate has remained above 98% in recent five years.
Guided by the School motto that “Self-discipline and be diligent; persevere and serve the world”, School of Economics has been devoted to cultivate lots of the comprehensive and applied talents. Currently, the School has established an electronics experiment teaching demonstration center of Yunnan Province--Economic Management Experimental Teaching Demonstrating Center, which includes 11 professional teaching laboratories, such as International Trade Comprehensive Simulation Laboratory, Financial ERP Simulation Laboratory, Securities Investment Simulation Laboratory, Integrated Logistics Management Laboratory, Kingdee ERP Business Management Laboratory, Internet e+ Innovation and Entrepreneurship Laboratory and etc. In 2016, with the funding of 3 million Yuan from the special fund of central government financial support program, the School has constructed the Internet+ Yunnan Cross-border Electricity Supplier Innovation Experimental Platform which makes the School the first institute with cross border electricity supplier training platform base in Yunnan Province. The Center and Platform can fully satisfy the students practical teaching needs for international trade, business negotiation, financial analysis, prediction and decision making, investment and finance, e-commerce and comprehensive management ability.
School of Economics has been broadening the channels of cooperation between university, government and enterprises, and exploring the innovative training modes of applied talents. It signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the Kunming Investigation Team of the National Bureau of Statistics to jointly carry out scientific research projects and construct practical training bases. Cooperating with many famous enterprises, the School has achieved a series of special programs: "order-based" talent training program with Yun Nei Power Group(a state-controlled listed company), E-Merchant training with the help of "Internet +" platform with Alibaba, a training base for Cross-Border E-Merchants with Haohong Logistics Group, a Financial practice platform with Shanghai Lujiazui Wealth Management Training Center, a practical training base with 14 enterprises, such as Chennong Group and Guiyan Platinum Industry,,and an overseas internship base with Zhengda Group of Thailand . In addition, it also has signed a contract with Thailand's Zhengda School of Management and Ranche University to establish the ASEAN Business School and jointly cultivate MBA students.
School of Economics pays equal attention to teaching management, scientific research and student training. The priority of teachers' ethics and the strict teaching standard make the school win lots of honors. It obtained more than 20 undergraduate teaching projects, and won the honorary title of "Yunnan Advanced Collective of Teaching Management in Colleges and Universities". The school has two scientific research platforms, the Kunming school of Urban and Regional Economic Development and the Southwest Cross-border school. The first-level discipline, Applied Economics, has been approved by Yunnan Provincial Department of Education as a master-accredited constructing field. In the past three years, it has obtained more than 10 key projects from the National Social Science Fund, the Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences of the Ministry of Education, and the Yunnan Philosophy and social sciences. Students in this School won more than 50 national and provincial awards in the National College Students Mathematical Modeling Competition, the National "Challenge Cup" Student Science and Technology Festival Competition, the National College students " Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press Cup " English Competition, the National Campus Finance and Accounting Competition, the National Business College Skills Competition, and in the Simulated Sand Table Competition.