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    Major of Electronic Commerce


    The major of electronic commerce is affiliated to the first-level discipline: management science and engineering, one of the nine national key disciplines in HIT. It was granted the authority to enroll students in 2004. It is committed to cultivate high quality senior talents in electronic commerce with the adaptability to national economic construction and social development requirements. It trains students to have economic and management knowledge, modern information technology theories and methods, as well as the innovation spirit, practice ability, and international communication competence. By means of learning economic and management theories, computer science and technology knowledge, data analysis and data mining methods, students are capable of understanding electronic business operations, and conducting data analysis, knowledge discovery, electronic business system planning and designing, and etc.

    Teaching and Research

    The major shares the faculty resources with the major of information management and information systems. It currently employs twenty-nine full-time faculty members, amongst whom are one professor invited specially under the Changjiang Scholar Program, one winner of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, one winner of the National Science Fund for Outstanding Young Scholars and five New Century Excellent Talents bestowed by the State Ministry of Education. It has eleven professors (doctorate supervisors). Over ninety-seven percent of faculty members have master’s degree and over fifty percent have experience of overseas visits, further education and lecturing.

    This major employs two chief international academic advisers, two overseas adjunct Ph.D. supervisors, and three overseas contract professors.

    This major has one national-level top quality course, two province level top quality courses, one ministry of education IBM fund-supported quality course, three top quality courses cooperated with high-level foreign university. This major has published three national top quality textbooks, and eight Eleventh Five-Year National Planned Textbooks. This major also has one National research base of philosophy and sociology, one provincial research base of philosophy and sociology, two joint laboratories co-established with enterprises, and six practice bases for undergraduates, one SSCI-indexed journal in the discipline of information management and information systems to which this major is affiliated, one national natural science foundation key journal in management.

    In recent five years, the faculty members have undertaken over seventy national natural science funds projects, with the total research funds exceeding ten million yuan, amongst which approximately thirty national projects, twenty are provincial and ministerial projects. Three hundred academic papers were published with forty being SCI-indexed or SSCI-indexed and more than one hundred being EI-indexed. Three first prizes in research, two second prizes and two third prizes on the provincial or ministerial level have been gained. Meanwhile, the faculty has undertaken five provincial teaching and research projects, and published ten research papers. One faculty member has won the first award of provincial excellent teaching results and two the young star teacher awards.

    International Cooperation and Communication

    In recent years, this major is advancing towards international first-class standard and has made close academic exchanges and cooperation with universities in the US, UK, HK, Taiwan, Singapore, etc. such as Harvard, MIT, UC, UA, UT and so on, designing collaboration plans, and furthermore, providing favorable conditions to facilitate HIT students’ application to study further in these universities. Meanwhile, this major has employed worldwide famous professors in information management and information engineering area from the US and HK as part-time professors, who will give lectures to our students and faculty members regularly. Many overseas scholars are invited to visit our school and give high quality academic seminars.


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