Master of Finance Programme


Program Description

Located in the thriving entrepreneurial city of Shenzhen, China, and immediately adjacent to the financial hub of Hong Kong, Peking University HSBC Business school (PHBS) brings Peking University’s historical presence to the country’s south and lies at the very heart of one of the world's most promising and dynamic metropolitan areas. Few other regions in China offer a more suitable setting for an institution destined to become this country's foremost graduate business school.


Accredited by EFMD for EPAS and by AACSB, PHBS has rapidly grown in reputation and as a centre of international excellence in Business education.

PHBS Master of Finance is a two year and full-time programme, culminating in a final thesis, which focuses on a core curriculum in financial theory and applications, and in which international students learn alongside Chinese peers in an environment of cross-cultural dialogue.

The academic year consists of two semesters, with two modules each. Each module runs for nine weeks. In addition, the faculty members have earned their PhD degrees from top-ranked universities over the world, and all courses are instructed exclusively in English.


This programme provides specialised training in finance, modern financial theories, application, and methodologies. Finance students also have the comfort of knowing that PHBS Master of Finance courses are recognised by the CFA Institute University Affiliation Programme for preparing students for the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) exams. The curriculum is very quantitative-based and requires students to have a very high level of mathematical skills. Courses include: Financial Markets, Financial Economics, Applied Econometrics, Financial Markets and Investments in China, General and Business Chinese, as well as elective courses

Programme Objectives

It aims to develop in students a comprehensive understanding of financial performance and management. The Finance programme prepares students for a variety of careers, such as chief financial officers, risk management specialists, corporate fund managers and more. This programme also enables the students to pursue PhD degrees or carry out research in related concentrations in finance.


How to apply?

Fill out the online application form and send the admission documents to the International Office.

Application requirement

  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university;
  • Must have proof of English proficiency with a satisfactory TOEFL (90 and above) or IELTS (6.5 and above) score, unless you’re a native English speaker;
  • Must be a non-Chinese citizen with a valid passport;
  • GMAT and GRE scores are not required but are considered in granting admission.

Application deadline

Priority Deadline

December 6th

Regular admissions

March 31st


PHBS created a school funded scholarship for international students. The scholarship provides qualified students with outstanding performance with either half-tuition or full-tuition scholarship.

For more information, please visit our website here

Last updated May 2020

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About the School

For more than 100 years, Peking University has been an elite institution of learning, recognised internationally as one of China's premier centres of academic excellence. Founded in 2004, as Peking Un ... Read More

For more than 100 years, Peking University has been an elite institution of learning, recognised internationally as one of China's premier centres of academic excellence. Founded in 2004, as Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School of Business, we were renamed Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS) in August of 2008. PHBS seeks not only to build on its parent institution's inspiring traditions but also to develop its own world-class reputation. Read less
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