Qingdao University is one of the six universities (Shandong University, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade, Qingdao University, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, and Yunnan University) which are approved to carry out four-year undergraduate program with major in International Business (Code 110211W) by Ministry of Education in 2003. Though more than twenty years of construction, the International Business major education has developed rapidly and accumulated rich experience in international business education and talents cultivation.
International Business Department has a young and full of energy team of teaching staff with good teaching experience and scientific research achievement. There are 16 full-time teachers who have experience of studying and visiting prestigious universities in foreign countries such as Britain, Germany, South Korea, Denmark and Australia, and nine of them have obtained the master degree or doctor degree.
International Business department is based on meeting the needs of national economic and social development, focuses on the cultivation objective that is “thicken foundation, widen field, more application and higher skill”, exploits the advantage of bilingual teaching of native teachers and full English teaching of foreign teachers. The department aims to cultivate the compound, international-oriented and application-oriented talents with moral, intellectual, physical all-round development, possessing international vision and the humanity accomplishment, equipped with management knowledge and communication skills, good at analysis and problem solving by using management technology.
Between 2011 and 2016, more than 1106 students graduated and the overall employment rate remained above 95 percent and 15 percent students enrolled in graduate programs at home and abroad. The employment area covers government, public institution and foreign-related sectors of financial system and the foreign and domestic–funded enterprises. The graduates mainly engaged in the research, management and consulting work of international trade, international logistics, international finance, marketing and other aspects, and were widely praised by the employers and won a good social reputation.