The Dean of Sustech Business school, Chair Professor of Finance
Before August 2021, he was the Unigroup Chair Professor of finance and Associate Dean of PBC School of Finance and the Vice Chair of National Institute of Financial Research (NIFR) at Tsinghua University. Before 2013, he was a senior economist at Federal Reserve Board. Hao received a PhD degree in economics from Duke University in 2000. He is the general secretary for the review committee of Sun Yefang Financial Innovation Award.
His research agenda covers the areas of variance risk premiums on stock, bond, currency, and credit markets, systemic risk and macro-prudential regulation of financial institutions, China financial markets and reforms. He has published in leading academic journals like Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economic, among others.
SUSTech is a fast rising Chinese university, aiming to become a top global university by 2035. Leveraging the university's superior advantange in science and technology---36 full-time academy members, SUSTech Business School will follow the footsteps of world-renowned business schools of major science and engeneering universities---Standford, Caltech, MIT, and strives to become Asia's top ten business schools withing the next ten years.
The area concentration fully reflects the deep integration of business and science & engineering---finance, information science and operation management, accounting (TBA), economics (TBA), marketing (TBA), entrepreneurship and innovation (TBA). The core concept of technology plus finance is also fully present in undergraduate, master, and doctoral degree programs (finacial engineering, big data management, etc.) and in non-degree executive training programs (sciece and technology in real estate, etc.).
If you are going to become No. 2, then you have to set the goal of being No.1 . Every student in our business school should have this life ambition: you are going to create something, you are going to discover something, you are going to make something.
Dean of Business School
Secretary of CPC Committee
Founded in October 2018, SUSTech Business School aims to become a leading academic institution in China and Asia. The School emphasizes on innovative ideas, modern technology, international impact, and interdisciplinary research.
SUSTech has appointed new dean, Hao Zhou, from Tsinghua University PBC School of Finance since April 15, 2021. (The news links: Dean of business school Presented to SUSTech community.) SUSTech has committed substantial resources to support its business school to become one of the top ten leading business schools in Asia. For example, a brand new business school building under construction is near completion and ready for use in early 2022.
All of the faculty members of the SUSTech Business School have international academic backgrounds with frontier research experiences. In the past three years, faculty members have published more than 20 articles in top-tier academic journals, including Operations Research, Management Science, MIS Quarterly, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Accounting Review.
The Department of Finance was established in 2015 from formerly the Department of Financial Mathematics and Financial Engineering. Thanks to the rapid growth of Shenzhen and the great opportunities of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Project of China, the prospect of the department is very bright. Now we have two undergraduate programs: finance (started in 2015) and financial engineering (started in 2017). We train Ph. D. students jointly with the University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Since 2018, we have both Ph. D. and Master programs in Science (financial areas of mathematical concentration).
The research areas of the department cover China's financial stability, Block chain governance model, legal issues and case library construction, expansion and comprehensive economic forecasts, and financial modeling by machine learning. In 2018, the Financial Science, Technology and Financial Innovation Research Center of Southern University of Science and Technology was approved as one of the first seven key research bases of Humanities and Social Sciences in Shenzhen. The Department of Finance is preparing to build the Joint Actuarial Center of YingShang-SUSTech. The Department of Finance has held more than 100 academic exchanges and featured courses on "Forum on Finance and Entrepreneurship Frontiers" and "Fintech Lecture". The Department of Finance encourages students to participate in competitions and professional examinations to enhance their professional qualities, including HSBC Business Case Competition, CFFE Cup Financial Derivatives Knowledge Competition, SOA Examination, Munich Reinsurance Cup Actuarial Competition for College Students, CFA Society Investment Analysis Competition. The Department of Finance has signed contracts with more than a dozen financial institutions to generate internship opportunities for students.
Through lectures by a strong faculty and elite guest speakers from the industry, high-standard laboratories, competition and internship opportunities, the department has made efforts to teach our students theoretical knowledge, critical thinking skills, and problem-solving skills in the shortest time possible.
With information systems as the lynchpin and a focus on management science for interdisciplinary development, we strive to ascend the academic heights of business administration and industrial engineering, and concurrently provide a superior platform for our students to flourish.
Information is valuable only when it serves a great purpose. ISME students will learn how to use information and related systems to improve business practices and innovative product development. We nurture interdisciplinary talents who are well-versed in both business principles and analytical skills. To harness the opportunities brought about by advances in information technologies and meet up the challenges imposed by digital economy, ISME students will study how to apply information to best serve the needs of the organization's stakeholders. Our top-notch faculty will provide state-of-the-art curriculum to help students develop the expertise needed to excel in the current big data environment, including technical skills, critical thinking, team building, communication, and project management skills.
Upholding the spirit of SUSTech, "For Truth, Innovation, Reform and Excellence with Diligence and Courage," the Department of ISME will groom talents excellent in both character and academics for our country, our world and our future.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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