In January, 2018, Nanjing Audit University (NAU) founded its International School in the aim of introducing foreign quality educational resources and top-notch teachers, continuously upgrading the level of internationalization in talent cultivation, enhancing teaching and research strength, and reinforcing the ability to serve society and develop the audit cause.
In April, 2020, the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China approved the establishment of the International Joint Audit Institute that is jointly organized by NAU and SKEMA Business School of France. This institute is under Sino-foreign cooperative running with non-independent legal person to carry out undergraduate education.
In April 2021, NAU decided to integrate its international education resources and appoint the International School to take on all international education related matters while maintained the setup of the International Joint Audit Institute and the School of International Exchange under the International School. This move is a decision made on the standing committee of NAU’s party committee in the light of the spirits of the related documents issued by the superior authorities and the new needs for the university cause development urged in the 14th Five-Year Plan. The aim is to better promote the superlative development of the university and provide organizational guarantee for the construction of a distinctive top-ranking university.
The International School makes an overall planning of NAU’s internationalized education. In 2019, it signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Chinses Service Center for Scholarly Exchange (CSCSE) to co-organize the international undergraduate program. Now this program offers the ten majors of accounting & auditing, accounting & finance, economics & finance, business analysis & management, fashion management, education (preschool education), pedagogy, English teaching (TESOL), media studies and computer science that are classified into the four categories of business, education, media and computer for choice of students.
The International Joint Audit Institute works on the Sino-French cooperative "4+0" undergraduate cultivation program and is committed to cultivating high-level international audit talents with global vision and national sentiment, knowledge of international auditing standards, remarkable intercultural communication skills, innovation, collaboration and team spirit, as well as global competitiveness in the new era. Four majors of auditing (internal audit direction), financial engineering (financial audit direction), engineering management (engineering audit direction) and information management & information system (big data audit direction) are currently offered.
The School of International Exchange is qualified to enroll international students of varying backgrounds to study in China with the backing of Chinese government scholarships, special scholarships offered by various ministries and commissions, Jiangsu provincial government scholarships and Nanjing municipal government scholarships. It is in charge of the enrollment, cultivation and daily management of undergraduate and postgraduate international students studying in 15 majors including auditing, accounting, economics, international trade, etc. and puts priority on the cultivation of postgraduate students studying in China under the “Chinese Government Audit Scholarship Program” of the National Audit Office and the Ministry of Education and the “Foreign Aid Training Degree Program” of the Ministry of Commerce.