1. College of Economics (CE)

Can Tho University is one of 10 leading universities of the country and is the largest state higher education institution in the Mekong Delta. The university is a multidisciplinary field. It is one of the few universities in Vietnam are ranked in the "List of top 100 universities in Southeast Asia".

College of Economics (CE) is one of the largest school of CTU. Since its founding on July 30th, 1979, CE has been improving and developing itself. It has not stopped growing in size and improving the quality of training activities to meet the demand for human resources and research. It also provides advisory services to develop education, economic and social in the Mekong Delta.

1.1. Activities

* Research

Research and consulting areas: enterprise development, research of domestic and foreign markets, project management and evaluation, agricultural planning and rural development.

  • Planning on development of socio-economic, agriculture, rural areas and restructuring crops and livestock.
  • Improving the economic models of households in the Mekong Delta;
  • Research of competitive advantage and comparative advantage in some important sectors in the Mekong Delta to establish data banks for enterprises;
  • Assess business situation and propose solutions to support small and medium enterprises in the Mekong Delta
  • Research of thefinance -banking
  • Supporting,consulting import-exportbusiness andtrade promotion;
  • Environmental economics project.

* International cooperation

International cooperation in training and scientific research

  • SEBA has successfully cooperated with the Netherlands in MHO2 Program for the project "Upgrading teaching and research in Economics, Business and Law at Can Tho University".
  • Cooperate with the Netherlands – Nuffic for the project "Enhancing the Capability of Teaching and Research, Assisting Small and Medium Sized Enterprises and Farming Households".
  • The project "Distance Education for master degree in Economics" has been sponsored by VLIR Program (Belgium).
  • Some following projects have been implemented such as project on Seed Component (DANIDA), Agricultural Management and Rural Development - Spain Cooperative, GTZ project on Small & Medium Enterprises Promotion (German), AUSAid (Australia); EEPSEA (Singapore), and other projects collaborated with Hungary, Australia, and Canada.

* Training activities and consulting, short-term training:

(1) Training Activities

Undergraduate training programs

  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Finance and Banking
  • Corporate Finance
  • Business Administration
  • Marketing
  • Tourism and Service Management
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Commercial Management
  • Environmental and Resource Economics
  • International Business
  • Economics

Master training programs

  • Business Administration
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Finance – Banking

Phd training programs:

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Business Administration
  • Finance - Banking

Short-term training courses: Accounting, Auditing, Finance, Banking, Business Management, Marketingand TradeServices, Brand Development and Management, Sales Management, Hotel - Restaurant Management,Stock Trading, International Business, Project Management, ...

From a school with one field of study at the beginning, it has developed into a multidisciplinary school. It has been improving and developing students and quality of education.

From its establishing, CE took in around 40 students each year. So far CE has had more than 1,000 students every year.

CE is focusing on improving curriculum and teaching methods in order to improve the quality of training.

(2) Consultancy Activities, Short - Term Training:

  • Production Management, QualityManagement; Supply Chain Management, building strategicbusiness,Project Management.
  • The Enterprise Financial Analysis, Potential Market Analysis and Forecasting; Stock Market.
  • Brand Development and Management; MarketingStrategy and Promotion Campaigns; MarketingResearchandMethod of Data Analysis; Communication and Negotiation

1.2. Structure of CE

* Personnel: CE has 101 staff, 10% have doctorates, more than 65% have master's degrees (do not mention staffs are studying).

* Department:

- Administration Office: Administration Staff, Organization Staff, Ministry Staff, Clerical Staff, Library Staff, Computer Lab;

- The Foreign Language Department: the mission of The Foreign Language Department ​​is to teach the foreign language subjects for students of CE.

- Marketing and Tourism - Service Department: offers these major fields: Marketing Management, Foreign Trade, and Tourism – Service. The Department provides students of CE in Marketing, Tourism – Service.

- Agricultural Economics Department and Environmental - Resource Economics Department: offers these major fields: Agricultural Economics, Environmental - Resource Economics. And it undertake teaching the subject of Agricultural Economics, Environmental - Resource Economics, Economic Development for other majors in agriculture;

- Accounting - Audit Department: Training majors: Accounting, Auditing and it undertake the teaching of basic subjects in accounting, auditing for other majors in economics;

- Finance - Banking Department: training courses: Corporate Finance, Finance Banking and to undertake the teaching of science subject in finance, banking for other majors in economics;

- International Business Department: Training for International Business, Business Administration and teaches some subjects of International Business, Business for students of the other Department;

- Economics Department: includes: Economics, International Business and teaches the general economy;

  1. Quality Assurance and Curriculum Self Assessment

The objectives: CE pays much attention to improve and develop the quality of education and training programs towards the national standards and trend of regional integration as well as the world. Hence, CE Quality Assurance Organization has established in order to checks and evaluates the quality of education and training programs regularly; and to take responsible for long term quality and effective operation.

(1) The Quality Assurance Organization, founded in 2005, is a unit of the Quality Assurance and Testing Center of CTU. The Quality Assurance Organization includes the courses assessment, teaching diary evaluation, curriculum self-assessment from 2008.

(2) Curriculum self-assessment: in 2011, Agricultural Economics is arranged to participate with AUN – Self Assessment Criteria Requirements

(3) Self-assessment of the Planning Department: The general plan of the school self-evaluation, planning department assess EMT, foreign trade economics.

The Quality Assurance Organization sets the schedule and assigns groups to gather evidence, analyzes data and reports the results. For collaborators, the organization also conducts specific tasks to each staff to help and support to the process of collecting evidence and investigating data. Based on the reports from other departments, the organization evaluates the result, builds up the reports.

The information and evidence for self-evaluation process collected from the text stored of Can Tho University, and CE. In addition, CE also collected evidence through interviews, discussions. The members of the organization analyze and evaluate independently, then discuss and comment in writing and building up the text.

(4) Resources: Facilities of Agricultural Economics under the College of Economics. Department office located at Campus II of Can Tho University, in 3/2 street, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho city.

- The Department uses the facilities are divided and shared the College of Economics and is used in Can Tho University in the work assigned by self-assessment program.

- Library: Library contains Vietnamese and foreign language books in order to support to students and teachers in reading, studying and researching.

College of Economics

* Vision

CE strives to become one of the top colleges of CTU in particular and of Vietnam in general and strives to become a college with intensive curriculum and scientific research in quality in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam and Asia-Pacific by 2022.

* Mission

The CE is a training center for high-quality human resources in the area of economy and business in the region, meeting Vietnamese and international standars. The CE is also a research and consultancy center for economic and business issues, solving problems in the development of business and management organizations and the socio-economic development.

* Goals

  1. Respond to high-priority issues facing society in agribusiness (including food, supplying inputs, processing products, and marketing), natural resources, environmental quality, and communities.
  2. Teach students how to use economic and business principles and develop their leadership and communication skills to prepare them for employment and to continue life-long learning.
  3. Conduct applied research programs to analyze business and public policy issues and respond to high-priority societal needs.
  4. Enhance the use of economic principles and research methods in solving economic problems through disciplinary research and graduate education.
  5. Develop targeted extension and outreach educational programs to deliver relevant information and teach the use of economic and business principles in making decisions.
  6. Collaborate with scientists and educators in other disciplines to incorporate economic analysis into multi-disciplinary programs.
  7. Develop a network with former students to enhance student learning experiences and placement and to facilitate achievement of Department goals.
  8. Create a professional environment conducive to promoting teamwork among faculty, staff, and students as they strive for excellence in the pursuit of the Department's goals.


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Tel: 0292.3838831. Fax: 0292.3839168 - Email: kkt@ctu.edu.vn

Address: Campus II, 3/2 street, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho city, Viet Nam