Established in 1984 as Management and Engineering Department, the School of Economics and Management was renamed as it is in 1993. So far the School has offered Doctoral program in Management Science and Engineering and in Business Administration, Master degree program in Applied Economics, in Management Science and Engineering, and in Business Administration, MBA program and EMBA program and so on. Therefore, it has become one of the higher educational institutions with all-dimensional and multi-layer educational programs in the Southwest Jiaotong University.

The School has now six departments: Accounting, Applied Economics, Information System, Finance, Management Science and Engineering, Marketing and Management. The School boasts its qualified teaching staff, with 92 full-time teachers, among whom 26 are professors, 42 associate professors, and 24 lecturers. Twenty-four teachers are qualified to advise doctors. Three teachers have been elected as Yangtze Scholar Chair professors by the Ministry of Education; one as award-winner of Natural Science Foundation of China “Distinguished Young Scholar Grant”;one as member of China National MBA Education Supervisory Committee; seven candidates for the Ministry of Education “New Century Talent Support Program”; two as provincial level candidates for the “Hundred-Thousand Talent Program”; seven as young and middle-aged experts with outstanding contribution by Health Department of Sichuan Province; three as Distinguished Young Scholar Grant from the National Science Foundation of China Distinguished Young Scholar Grant from the National Science Foundation of China Distinguished Young Scholar Grant from the National Science Foundation of China Leaders in Scientific Research and Technology in Sichuan Province; nine as backup candidates for Leaders in Scientific Research and Technology in Sichuan Province; one as winner of the Famous University Instructor award in Sichuan Province; one as first prize winner of Young University Teacher from Fok Ying Dong Education Foundation; two experts enjoy government special allowance from the State Council. Apart from that, the School has also employed over 60 internationally or nationally famous scholars and experts as honorary professor and guest professors.