MSc Economics and Finance

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Program Description

MSc Economics and Finance

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University


The MSc Economics and Finance programme combines a solid foundation in economic theory and applied econometrics with the study of finance. The study of financial microeconomics and macroeconomics will help you to understand complex issues related to financial decision-making while econometrics will provide the necessary tools to perform rigorous research in applied economics and finance. In addition, finance modules included in this programme cover a wide range of subjects related to portfolio theory, corporate finance, investment and strategy, and derivative instruments.

International Business School Suzhou attracts self-motivated students who are interested in a programme related to economics and specialising in finance. Students considering applying for this programme should have some formation in quantitative methods, statistics or econometrics, especially those with a degree that is not in economics or finance.

Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU masters degrees, earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.


  • Financial economics
  • Econometrics
  • Time series analysis
  • Money and banking
  • Financial markets
  • Macroeconomic theory
  • International finance and economics
  • Advanced corporate finance
  • Portfolio theory
  • Alternative investments and strategies
  • Fixed income and derivative instruments.

Additional learning activity modules


The MSc Economics and Finance programme is designed to give you an advantage in pursuing career opportunities in the financial sector, central banks and other monetary financial institutions, international organisations, academia and research institutions. Since it has a strong formation in economics, it is also attractive to students who may have an interest in the wider business sector, especially multinationals. Examples of such positions include:

  • Portfolio manager.
  • Investment strategy analyst.
  • Director of research.
  • Market risk analyst.
  • Senior risk analyst.
  • Head of investor relations.
  • Senior Economist.
  • Industrial economist.


RMB 120,000 for the entire 18-month full-time programme.

University tuition fees cover the cost of your study with us.

Entry requirements:

academic background

An undergraduate degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent) in finance, accounting, economics, management, science or engineering and some understanding of quantitative methods, statistics or econometrics.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 5.5 in all sections)
  • TOEFL iBT: 90 (minimum of 21 in any skill)
This school offers programs in:
  • English
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Last updated January 29, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
18 months
Full time
120,000 CNY
For the entire programme
China - Suzhou, Jiangsu
Start date : Sept. 2019
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Sept. 2019
China - Suzhou, Jiangsu
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