Finance is built on the discipline of Applied Economics, a key program at the university level in 2018. Business Economics at CQUE ranked first in the "China University Undergraduate Education Rankings" in 2017 and 2018. The academic pacesetter of the discipline is Professor Ma Zhengbing, Ph.D in economics. He is a member of the MOE Steering Committee for Economics Programs in Colleges and Universities and a Chongqing Young Backbone Teacher of Higher Education. There are currently 57 faculty members, including 8 professors, 22 associate professors, and 12 doctoral degree holders. Among the faculty, there is a member of the MOE Steering Committee of Majors of Economics in Colleges and Universities, Professor Ma Zhengbing, two Chongqing Young Backbone Teachers of Higher Education, and 12 faculty members with overseas education background. There are three professional degree directions: Financial Literacy Education and Financial Socialization, of which the main research areas are financial knowledge, financial literacy, financial capabilities, behavioral finance, financial socialization, etc.; Family Financial Management and Consumer Science, of which the main research areas are household finance, wealth management, pension finance, consumer finance, etc.; Financial Technology Innovation and Supply Chain Finance, of which the main research areas are Internet finance, supply chain finance, financial technology, inclusive finance, green finance, etc. The school is building two university-level research platforms, namely Research Center for China Financial Development and Financial Socialization and China Family Economics Research Center. In recent years, the faculty have conducted a project funded by the National Social Science Fund and 35 research projects at provincial and ministerial levels. They have published 11 books and 96 academic papers, and have been awarded a third prize by the Ministry of Commerce for their research on business development.