Master of Economics Program

Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS)

Program Description
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Master of Economics Program

Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS)

Peking University HSBCBusinessSchool, one of the newest and most promising business schools in China, is proud of its accomplishments in the area of graduate education. The Master of Economics program focuses on a core curriculum in economic theory and applications. This is a two year, full-time program in which international students learn alongside Chinese peers in an environment of cross-cultural dialogue. All courses are instructed exclusively in English, as is all academic support provided by faculty, TAs, and staff members. The faculty members of this program have earned their PhD degrees from top-ranked universities over the world.

*The Masters of Economics program curriculum is very quantitative based and therefore requires students to have a very high level of mathematical skills. It is recommended that students who apply for this program have anundergraduate degree in a related or quantitative field such as economics, finance, mathematics, engineering, etc.

Program Objectives

This program aims to educate a group of graduate students by equipping them with a solid theoretical foundation in economics, teaching them to carry out research and analysis independently, and instructing them on the most pressing economic issues of today.

Degree Requirements

To obtain the Master of Economics degree from Peking University HSBC School of Business, students are required to fulfill54 credits (including7 required courses,8 major elective courses and 2 general elective courses), complete 2 required courses that do not count credits (Mathematics and a Graduate Thesis Seminar) and complete a Master’s thesis and thesis defense.

Students will earn the credits only if they successfully pass course examinations. For required courses and elective courses, studentsneed topass by earning a score of 70 (D) or above. Those who faila required course will retake the course. Those who have failed the same required course two times or fail any 3 courses within one semester will be removed from the program and not receive their master's degree.

This is two year postgraduate program. Students will be able to fulfill all course requirements in the first one and a half years if they successfully pass all of their coursework.Those who have difficulty completing the required coursework can apply to extend their studies by half a year to one year at the beginning of the second academic year. The tuition cost of the extended period will be significantly lower than traditional tuition fees, but will be covered entirely by the student himself/herself.

Research Fields

Concentrations:Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Financial Economics, International Economics, Development Economics, Institutional Economics, IndustrialEconomics, Public Economics, Human Resource Economics.

Advisors:Wen Hai, Haifeng Huang, Zhiyong Tu, Yan Feng, Juan Yang, Ying Kong,David Ong, Christopher Balding, Chunyang Wang,Qian Chen,Yu Zhou,Lan Ju,Young Joon Park,Jiao Shi, Daeyong Lee, Insook Lee, Qing Wang

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Entry Requirements

  1. Must hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university;
  2. Must be a non-Chinese citizen with a valid passport;
  3. Must have a proof of English proficiency with a satisfactory TOEFL or IELTS score, if your bachelor’s degree is not from an English teaching university. GMAT and GRE are not required, but may be considered an alternative proof of English proficiency.

Last updated June 20, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
2 years
Full time
60,000 CNY
Start date Sept. 2017
China Shenzhen
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Duration 2 years
Price 60,000 CNY
tuition fee per year