Master of Finance Program

Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS)

Program Description

Master of Finance Program

Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS)

The Finance program provides specialist training in finance for international students. The master's degree inthe financeprogram focuses on a core curriculum in financial 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 Finance 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 develop in students the modern financial theories and methodologies, and a comprehensive understanding of financial performance and management. The Finance program prepares students for a variety of careers, such as chief financial officers, risk management specialists, corporate fund managers and more. This program also enables the students to pursue PhD degrees or carry out research in related concentrations in finance.

Degree Requirements

To obtain a Master of Finance degree from Peking University HSBC Business School, students are required to fulfill54 credits (including9 required courses,6 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.

Students will earn the credits only if they pass course examinations.For required courses and elective courses, students need to pass by earning a score of 70 (D) or above. Those who fail a required course will retake the course. Students who fail 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 succesfully 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:Financial Engineering, Corporate Finance, Investment, Risk Management, Chinese Financial Markets Advisors:Vincent Chang, Lei Sun, Heungju Park, Denial Kim, Frank Koger, Ken Hung, Hursit Selcuk Celil, Frank Koger, Naqiong Tong, Wei Cen, Sung Bin Sohn, Erik Benrud, Wei Xu, Jun Lu,Lan Ju,Juan Yang, Zhiyong Tu,Kwang Won Ahn, Liangyi Ouyang, Chang Yong Ha, Hyunjoong Im, Seungjoon Oh, Nan Liu, Domenico Tarzia

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