IBF was founded in July of 2009 and is the offspring of the former International Finance College, Business School and International Faculty. It has five departments, including Finance, International Economics and Trade, Accounting, Business Administration and E-commerce, which cover two major disciplines of Economics and Management. IBF has the largest scale and the largest number of students in BNUZ. At present, there are more than 3,800 students in IBF.
IBF has a group of high-level teaching staff with moderate scale, reasonable structure and excellent quality. Among full-time teachers, 46% are teachers with senior professional titles, 47% are teachers with doctoral degrees at home and abroad, and 77% are teachers with overseas learning experience. At the same time, IBF attaches great importance to the absorption of 'double-qualified' excellent teachers with professional practical experience and higher theoretical level. The latest English original/translation textbooks of foreign excellent universities are preferred in teaching.
Teachers of IBF actively carry out scientific research. Nearly 300 high-level academic papers have been published in recent five years, of which nearly 100 have been published in journals or collections of conference papers indexed by SCI, SSCI, CSSCI, EI and CPCI-SSH. More than 30 monographs and textbooks have been published. More than 30 provincial and municipal scientific research projects, teaching reform projects, as well as more than 40 crosswise tasks, have been undertaken.
Insisting on the principle of educational innovation and actively exploring ways to share high-quality educational resources abroad, IBF has formed a multi-level, multi-form and multi-regional international cooperation pattern, including sino-foreign programs, dual degree programs, exchange program, overseas credit program, summer and short-term programs. At present, it has established partnerships with more than 20 universities in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, France, South Korea, Spain, 18 of which are the major partner universities for the 2+2 dual degree programs. 1795 students went to foreign partner universities to study from 2011 to 2019. More than 80% of them continued to pursue their master's degree in foreign universities after graduation, and 30% of them entered world-class universities. University of Cambridge, London School of Economics and Political Science, Imperial College London, University of Warwick, University of Southern California, University of Washington, Indiana University, Australian National University, University of Melbourne and other top universities in the world have also witnessed the presence of IBF students.