Milestone
1927 The Department of Agricultural Sociology was founded.
1950 The Institute of Teaching and Research in Engineering Economics was founded.
1979 The Department of Sciences and Management at the former Zhejiang University was founded. It was the first department of the same kind in China. The department produced the first generation of postgraduates of management majors after China’s opening-up.
1986 The doctoral program of Management Science and Engineering at the former Zhejiang University was launched. This program was the first of the same kind in China.
1990 The School of Business Administration was founded at the former Zhejiang University. The former Hangzhou University launched China's first master's program in Tourism Economics. The former Zhejiang Agricultural University offered a doctoral program in Agricultural Economics and Management.
1994 The school launched its MBA program.
1998 Upon the amalgamation of four universities, a new School of Management came into being. Professor GAO Shangquan, Chair of the Chinese Society for Economic System Restructuring, became the first Dean of the school.
2000 The school was authorized to offer doctoral programs in Agricultural Economics and Management.
2001 The school was authorized to offer doctoral programs in Business Administration.
2002 The school became one of a few Chinese business schools with an EMBA program.
2006 The school was the first one to be accredited by AMBA in mainland China. In the same year the school launched China's first doctoral program in Entrepreneurship Management.
2007 Professor XU Qingrui was elected as a Fellow of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
2012 The school was the first in mainland China to obtain the AMBA second cycle accreditation. The school was awarded accreditation by EQUIS.
2013 The China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center issued China Discipline Ranking 2012. The school’s Agricultural and Forestry Economics and Management was ranked No.1 and Management Science and Engineering ranked No.2.
2014

The first business school in Mainland China to participate in the Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Management (QTEM) masters network.

Establishment of international Advisory Board (IAB). Mr. ZHANG Xinsheng, the former Vice Minister of the Ministry of Education of China, and the former Chairman of UNESCO’s Executive Board, was appointed as the Chairman of the Board.

2015 AACSB accreditation Since then held the triple-crown accreditations from AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA on five-year term, respectively.
2016 The first business school in Main China to participate in the Central and East European Management Development Association (CEEMAN).