The School of Economics and Management originated from agricultural economics teaching and research group of Yunnan University established in 1950. The Department of agricultural economics of Yunnan Agricultural University established in 1984, the school of economics and trade of Yunnan Agricultural University established in 1995, and renamed as The School of Economics and Management of Yunnan Agricultural University in 2008. Meanwhile, relying on the School of Economics and Management, the School of Accounting of Yunnan Agricultural University was established in 2010 and the School of E-commerce of Yunnan Agricultural University was established in 2013.
The development orientation of the school is: based on the needs of agricultural and rural development in Yunnan, radiate Southeast Asian and South Asian countries, and strive to build the college into a new liberal arts college with talent training, theoretical innovation, policy research, decision-making consultation and social services.
The orientation of student training is to train students to have communist ideals and beliefs, professional knowledge of economic management, master economic management methods and skills through classified and hierarchical talent training programs according to the principle of "strengthening the foundation, wide calibre, emphasizing practice, improving ability and creating characteristics" Compound professionals to meet the needs of agricultural and rural development and economic and social construction.
The college has 79 faculty members, including 73 full-time teachers and 46 teachers with senior titles (8 professors and 38 associate professors); There are 33 lecturers and below, and teachers with senior professional titles account for 58.22% of the total number of full-time teachers. Among the existing full-time teachers in the college, there are 72 teachers with master's degree or above, accounting for 79.12% of the total number of full-time teachers. There are 1 top-notch young talent in the "ten thousand talents plan" of Yunnan Province, 1 reserve talent for young and middle-aged academic and technical leaders in Yunnan Province, 5 young academic and technical leaders in Yunnan Agricultural University, and 8 economic post experts in the modern industrial technology system of Yunnan Province.
As of October 2021, the college has 1819 students, including 1584 undergraduates and 235 postgraduates.
The college has always attached great importance to undergraduate education, placed undergraduate education at the centre of all work, established an academic committee and Teaching Steering Committee, established a teaching management team composed of Dean, Vice Dean in charge, department director, teaching secretary and teaching supervisor, and established a practical teaching system integrating "experiment, practice, actual combat and social practice", It has established an accounting simulation laboratory and a comprehensive management laboratory, successively cooperated with Xundian County, Jinning County, Anning City, Yinqiao Town, Dali City, Longrun group, Industrial Securities and other units, and established a number of off campus practical teaching bases.