The School of Economics had a total of 558 graduates in 2013, including 235 undergraduates, 233 master’s students and 90 doctoral students. By June 30th, 2013, there had been 530 graduates successfully placed in the School of Economics. The employment rate was 94.98%, ranking the top ten in school.
The employment rate of undergraduates was 89.33% with a total of 235 students, including 67 out of 75 students obtaining jobs, 64 students going abroad for further study, 96 students staying in China for master degrees and 2 students for entrepreneurship; the employment rate of master’s students was 98.12% with a total of 233 students, including 209 out of 213 students obtaining jobs, 4 students going abroad for further study, 16 students staying in China for PhD degrees and 1 student for entrepreneurship; the employment rate of doctoral students was 96.26% with a total of 90 students, including 84 out of 86 students obtaining jobs, 4 students continuing their researches for postdoctoral degrees. Overall, as for the employment rate of the graduates in the School of Economics, the master’s graduates ranked the first, followed respectively by the doctoral students and undergraduates. More details are in the Table 1:
Employment Rate, School of Economics, 2013
2. Employment Characteristics
(1) Employment rate is relatively high, and there are considerable differences in the employment rates for different types of graduates.
Employment rates of graduates from the School of Economics in the past 3 years.
(2) In 2013, among the graduates who are employed or continuing their education, 18% went to government institutions, 8% to large state-owned enterprises, 30% to the financial industry, and 38% to further studies. Further study is the most popular choice, while government agencies and public-service institutions and the financial industry are common employment choices.
Employment direction of graduates , School of Economics, 2013
Note: In the above statistics, financial companies include banks, securities, funds, insurance and other financial enterprises.
The diversity of employment directions can be seen in the following bar chart.
Distribution of Graduates’ Employment, School of Economics, 2013
Among bachelor’s degree recipients who were successfully placed, approximately 48% chose to attend domestic graduate programs, and 31% to study abroad, an increase of 6% compared to last year. Among those who found employment, 15% chose the government and public service institutions, 40% financial enterprises, 20% large state-owned enterprises, and 10% and 15% private enterprises and foreign invested enterprises respectively. The financial sector attracted the largest number of students, while the government and public institutions were also their ideal choices. More details are in Graph 3.
Undergraduate Employment Flow in the School of Economics in 2013
Master’s degree graduates mostly chose financial enterprises, accounting for 48% of the total graduates, while 25% chose government and public institutions, an increase of 6% compared to last year. In contrast to the high proportion of undergraduates who chose further study, only 9% of masters chose to study in doctoral programs, remaining the same figure compared to last year.
Masters’ Employment Flow in the School of Economics in 2013
Doctoral Graduates Employment Flow in the School of Economics in 2013
Among the doctoral graduates, there were 28% students chose financial enterprises, while 17% chose government, 28% public institutions, 10% private enterprises, and 6% of doctoral graduates would continue their researches for post-doctoral programs.
Contrast of Graduates Flow in the School of Economics in 2013