The University of International Business and Economics (UIBE; simplified Chinese: 对外经济贸易大学; traditional Chinese: 對外經濟貿易大學; pinyin: Duìwài Jīngjì Màoyì Dàxué abbr. 贸大, Mào Dà), is a public research university specialized in undergraduate and graduate education in economics, finance, international business, management, business, law, foreign languages and foreign relations. Established in 1951 in Beijing by China’s Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation, it is one of the elite Chinese universities. It is a Double First Class University included in the national Double First Class University Plan. The UIBE is also one of the most competitive and selective universities to enter for undergraduate education in China.
The University of International Business and Economics is a first-tier public research institution within the national key university Double First Class University Plan and former Project 211 and thus receives special support and endorsement from the Chinese government. UIBE is widely considered to be the leading Chinese university of economics, finance, international business, and foreign languages. As of 2020, it ranked no.3 among universities specialized in finance, business, and economics in the recent edition of the widely recognized Best Chinese Universities Ranking.
In 2015, UIBE had 12,760 students enrolled from China and 3,334 international students from 148 countries and regions. It receives direct dual administration from the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China.
UIBE is ranked 101-200th in WURI Global Top 100 Innovative Universities Ranking 2021.
As of 2020, it ranked no.3 among universities specialized in finance, business, and economics in the recent edition of the widely recognized Best Chinese Universities Ranking. The institution is typically on first or second place in the fields of economics, finance, and international business in a ranking among 300 Chinese universities.
In 2010 Forbes China ranked 45 Chinese business schools, many of them part of the country’s top universities receiving substantial governmental support, according to salary performance and return on investment of graduates of their MBA and Executive MBA programs. UIBE’s EMBA program reached rank 10, while its full-time MBA program rounded out the top 15. In a similar rating of part-time MBA programs conducted by the magazine in 2012, UIBE reached rank 13.
In the 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by Subjects, UIBE ranks in the global top 200 in “Business Administration” and in the global top 300 in “Economics” and “Management”.