The predecessor of the School of Economics of Zhejiang University of Technology is the Department of Industrial Management established in 1980. The School has adhered to the school-running philosophy of "regarding teaching as foundation of the School, strengthening the School through scientific research, basing in Zhejiang, radiating towards the whole China and going global", the university motto of "morality and practice", the school motto of " erudite and governance" and the school spirit of "unity, progress and creating first-class college". In line with the spirit of Zhejiang people, the School has echoed with the needs of Zhejiang economy and cultivated a large number of innovative composite talents for social development and progress.
The School now has a doctor's degree program for the first-class discipline of applied economics, a Sino-British cooperative master's degree education program in "International Trade and Finance". Its discipline of applied economics is a first-class discipline (Class A) in Zhejiang Province. At the same time, it owns the Ministry of Education's characteristic discipline construction site of "International Economy and Trade", Zhejiang Province's advantageous discipline under the "the 13th Five-Year Plan", one Zhejiang provincial level key innovation team (cultural innovation), one Zhejiang provincial level college teaching team, one discipline laboratory jointly established by province and ministry named characteristics and advantages of International Economics and Trade, one national-level top-quality course, two provincial-level top-quality courses, two ministerial-level brand courses in English for overseas students.
From 2013 to 2020, the School has newly gained 3 major bidding projects sponsored by the National Social Science Fund of China, 2 key projects sponsored by the National Social Science Fund of China, 38 projects sponsored by the National Natural Science Foundation and the National Social Science Fund of China and 61 projects at the provincial and ministerial levels. It has won 1 prize for outstanding achievements in scientific research from the Ministry of Education and 5 prizes for achievements in scientific research and teaching at the provincial level. Besides, it has also had 28 research reports approved by the leaders of the provincial government.
At present, the School has 81faculty members, including 59 full-time teachers, 16 with senior professional titles, 21 with deputy senior professional titles, and 53 with doctoral degrees. It has one employee listed in "National High-level Talent Special Support Program", one National Outstanding Teacher, one National Model of Teaching and Educating national-level, one employee enrolled in the third level talent list under national "100-1,000-10,000 Talent Cultivation Program", one national leading (high-end) talent in accounting, two distinguished professors of the "Changjiang Scholars Award Program" of the Ministry of Education, one special expert in Zhejiang Province,2 employees funded by "Zhejiang Provincial 100-500-1,000 Talent Cultivation Program", 3 employees funded in the second level of "Zhejiang Provincial 100-500-1,000 Talent Cultivation Program"and 10 employees enrolled in other provincial talent sponsorship programs. By the end of 2020, there are more than 630 full-time undergraduate students in International Economy & Trade and Finance disciplines, 88 postgraduate students, 37doctoral students, and more than 200 overseas students in the School.
The School has actively carried out foreign exchanges and cooperation. It has successively carried out multi-faceted cooperation in personnel training and scientific research with many foreign universities such as Uppsala University, University of Wisconsin, University of Kentucky, Missouri State University, University of Western Australia, ESIC Business & Marketing School, Waterford Institute of Technology, ESC Rennes School of Business, Waseda University, and Ashikaga Institute of Technology. In the past three years, students of the school have one one first prize in the "Challenge Cup" National University Students Extracurricular Academic Technology Competition, one Gold Award in the "Challenge Cup" National Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Plan Competition, and two national first prizes in the "Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship" Challenge Competition for University Students E-commerce , one national first prize in the China University Student Service Outsourcing Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition, two Zhejiang Gold Medals in the International "Internet +" University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition, four provincial first prizes in the e-commerce competition, and one provincial first prize in the securities investment competition four items, one provincial first prize in the Financial Innovation Competition. In the past three years, the employment rate of undergraduates of the School was 96.74%, and the graduation enrollment rate was 29.33%.
Leaders of the School includes Professor XU Weixiang, Dean of the School, Professor DU Qunyang, Secretary of the party committee, LIU Qiong, Deputy Secretary of the party committee, Professor SUN Lin, Deputy Dean of the School, Professor WANG Qingxi, Deputy Dean of the School.