Disciplines are an important part to the overall construction of a university. SUFE is centered on the key disciplines of economics and management, and it has established a coordinated multidisciplinary system of economics, management, law, arts, and science, which is clearly defined by finance and economics. The university provides a total of 16 first-level disciplines related to 7 categories of finance, management, law, arts, science, history, and philosophy.

SUFE currently has 7 first-level doctoral programs in theoretical economics, applied economics, law, Marxist theory, statistics, management science and engineering, and business management; 52 second-level doctoral programs; 12 first-level master's programs; 12 professional master's programs; and 7 post-doctoral programs. It also has 4 second-level national key disciplines (including training programs); 4 second-level key disciplines of the Ministry of Finance; 6 Shanghai second-level key disciplines; 2 Shanghai first-class disciplines (type A); 4 Shanghai first-class disciplines (type B); and 1 Class II Shanghai peak discipline for higher education.

By implementing a plan to increase the competitiveness of disciplines, SUFE has significantly increased the domestic and international influence of its disciplines. Accounting and Finance (2016) and Economics and Econometrics (2016) in the QS World University Rankings, as well as Economics and Business (2015) in the Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, have all been listed in the top 200 in the world. In the third round of assessment by the China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center, statistics, applied economics, business administration, and theoretical economics were ranked fourth, sixth, eighth, and tenth in China respectively.

With the development of world-class universities and first-class disciplines throughout China, SUFE will seize the opportunity and rise to the challenge in an effort to establish as an internationally renowned outstanding research university specializing in finance and economics!