The School of Economics has a long history. As early as 1952, when the Department of Economics of Qilu University was merged into Shandong College of Higher Accounting, Shandong College of Finance and Economics was founded, and the teaching and research institution of economics discipline was established as well. In 1978, Shandong College of Finance and Economics was reestablished and renamed Shandong Economics University. In May 2000, the university integrated resources and established the Department of Economics. In December 2005, it was renamed the College of Economics and Urban Management. In 1986, Shandong University of Finance was jointly founded by the Ministry of Finance and shandong Provincial People's Government. In January 1999, the department of Economics was established by integrating resources. In March 2002, the Department of Economics and the Department of Statistics merged into the School of Economics. In November 2011, Shandong Economics University was merged with Shandong University of Finance to form Shandong University of Finance and Economics. On the basis of the former School of Economics and Urban Management of Shandong Economics University and the former School of Economics of Shandong University of Finance, the School of Economics was established.
The school of economics has a strong combination of teaching and scientific research force, with a complete academic echelon and rich experience in teaching and research. At present, there are 83 full-time teachers, including 17 professors, 37 associate professors, 62 with doctorates and 32 with overseas study background. There are 1 renowned teacher in Shandong Province, 1 young expert of Taishan scholar in Shandong Province, 1 young and middle-aged expert with outstanding contribution in Shandong Province, and 1 chief expert of key research base of theoretical construction engineering in Shandong Province. The political economy teaching team and the western economics teaching team are provincial teaching teams. In 2017, the teaching team of the school of economics was rated as the Huang Danian teaching team of Shandong University.
At present, the college has 1,441 undergraduates and 151 postgraduates. There are three undergraduate majors: Economics (Economics Innovation class, and Economics International Class), resource and environmental Economics, and rural Regional Development. Resource and Environmental Economics is the second new major in China after Peking University, the characteristic major of Shandong University of Finance and Economics, and the A-class major of Shandong Province. The rural regional development major is the B class major of Shandong Province and the core major of Connecting the old and new kinetic energy. There are two level-1 master's degree authorization points of theoretical economics and applied economics, and 10 level-2 master's degree authorization points of political economics, economic thought history, economic history, western economics, population resource and environmental economics, national economics, regional economics, industrial economics, labor economics and national defense economy, including political economics, western economics and industry Economics is a provincial key discipline. It has the first level discipline doctor authorization point of Applied Economics and two second level discipline doctor authorization points of national economics and industrial economics. In 2016, theoretical economics was rated as the peak discipline of Shandong University of Finance and economics, and applied economics was rated as the first-class discipline of Shandong Province. In the fourth round of discipline evaluation in China, the applied economics discipline of Shandong University of Finance and economics was awarded B+. In the 2018 "best discipline ranking of soft science in China", the applied economics discipline entered the top 10% of the discipline, and the theoretical economics discipline entered the top 25% of the "best discipline ranking of soft science in China".
In the past three years, the college has established (concluded) 12 national-level projects and 37 provincial-level projects. It has published 92 high-level papers and 20 books in core journals, and many research reports have been approved by provincial leaders.
The school of economics has economic theory and Policy Research Center, County Economic Research Institute, Rural Revitalization Research Institute, credit research center of Shandong University of Finance and economics, research center of emerging economies of Shandong University of Finance and economics, etc. The school also has Institute of global tourism and Institute of artificial intelligence and high quality development.