The history of School of Foreign Languages for Business dates back before 1994 as the Foreign Language Section responsible for the teaching of foreign language under the Department of Basic Courses. In 1994, the Department of Foreign Languages for Economics and Trade was established and the undergraduate program for English majors (Economics and Trade Orientation) was initiated. Following approval by the Ministry of Education in 1998, the Department launched the postgraduate program for Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics and started recruitment of postgraduates in 2000. In 2001, the Department merged with the Center for Chinese Language and Literature to form the Language and Culture School. In 2007, faculty and students of Chinese Department built as School of Humanities, and our school was then renamed as the School of Foreign Languages for Business. In 2010, the School started the undergraduate program of Business English, and in the same year its postgraduate program for Foreign Languages and Literature passed the evaluation of Academic Degree Office of Sichuan Provincial Government and was granted the status of Primary Subject program. In 2011, the School started the Mast*r of Translation and Interpreting (MTI) postgraduate program. In September 2013, the postgraduate program of “Business English Study” began to recruit students.

In May 2008, the School’s undergraduate program for English majors received top ratings in the education evaluation by the State’s Ministry of Education. The panel from the State’s Ministry of Education fully approved of theSchool’s educational concept and practice and spoke highly of its achievements. The School is comprised of four teaching divisions and four research centers. They are: English Department, Business English Department, Department of College English Education and Postgraduate Teaching Center; Centre for the Study of Foreign Literature, Institute of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Centre for the Study of Translation and Globalization and Center for Intercultural Communication Studies and Business English. At present, the School has 89 employees, 12 as administrative staff and 77 as teaching and research faculty members, among which are 7 professors, 29 associate professors, 41 lecturers. Moreover, it has 16 Doctoral-degree holders and 14 doctoral candidates. Besides, the School recruits 14 to 18 foreign teachers every year.