Guangzhou Huashang College is a full-time, high-level application-oriented undergraduate college. It currently has two campuses, with one in Zengcheng District, Guangzhou City and the other in Sihui City, Zhaoqing City in Guangdong province. It offered a total of 40 undergraduate programmes, covering seven disciplines, namely economics, management, literature, engineering, art, education and medicine. Among them, accounting, financial management and journalism were selected as provincial first-class undergraduate programmes, while accounting was selected as a national first-class undergraduate programme. For the year ended 31 August 2021, the number of student enrolments amounted to nearly 25,000.
In December 2020, Huashang College was converted into an independent private regular undergraduate school with the official approval of the Commission of Guangdong province on the Appraisal of the Establishment of Higher Education Schools. In May 2021, Huashang College was approved as a master’s degree conferring institution, becoming one of the first eight private colleges in Guangdong province to be such institution. The Institute for FinTech Research, Guangdong Huashang was unveiled on 26 December 2020 and was approved as a new special think tank for regular higher education institutions in Guangdong on 20 August 2021.