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Overview

The MSc Finance programme gives you the tools to solve the practical financial problems that will create value for companies and enable societies to evolve.

You will gain theoretical knowledge in corporate finance and asset pricing as well as quantitative skills that will allow you to conduct research and analyse real-world problems. The study of financial economics and banking will allow you to excel in both the finance and economics sectors.

The programme combines traditional academic modules with research seminars, discussions with academics and visiting researchers and industry networking opportunities, to provide you with an integrated learning environment with strong connections to the real world.

The programme is delivered in the International Business School Suzhou (IBSS), one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).

Why should I study Finance at XJTLU?

  • Benefit from opportunities to apply for teaching and research assistantships within IBSS as well as the wider University during your studies
  • Study a programme that combines theoretical knowledge, and quantitative and analytical skills to get you a competitive edge in the finance sector
  • Learn from industry leaders with the opportunity to attend networking and recruiting events with local companies
  • Take advantage of the IBSS Financial Lab and Trading Floor located on campus, which gives you access to a world of data for study and research purposes, including data feeds from Datastream and Thomson One, and training by Thomson Reuters staff on EIKON system, leading to a TR EIKON training certificate
  • Earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the MSc Finance, you will have:

  • intellectual skills and theoretical understanding appropriate for the study of finance and quantitative analysis at postgraduate level
  • practical skills in economics, mathematics and business linking finance theories to real-world application
  • the experience of research, evaluation and analysis and the quantitative techniques to interpret complex data and research literature
  • the ability to plan and undertake complex research projects in the field of finance
The MSc Finance provides a comprehensive knowledge of the latest developments in the corporate finance and asset pricing fields, giving you the tools for a successful career in a financial institution or academia.
Katarzyna Romaniuk
Programme director

Modules

  • Compulsory modules

  • Optional modules

  • Additional learning activities

    The completion of additional learning activities is required to complete your masters degree. Normally, required ALA hours will be distributed evenly across each semester, amounting to 200 hours per semester. Part-time programmes will normally require 100 to 150 hours per semester.

    The additional learning activities on MSc Finance include:

    • Introduction to Research Methods
    • Personal and Employability Skills
    • Postgraduate English
    • Chinese Language
    • Graduate Teaching Assistantship
    • Graduate Research Assistantship
    • Independent Study with an IBSS Tutor
    • Participation in IBSS research seminar series
    • Writing of Scholarly Research Paper
    • Presentation of Scholarly Research Paper
    • Thomson One Certificate Achievement
    • EIKON Certificate Achievement
    • Datastream Certificate Achievement
    • Professional Software Skills
    • Volunteer Work for University and School Projects and Events
    • Field Trip/Company visit
    • Career Development Activities
    • Graduate Work Placement
    • PhD course 1: Time Series Analytics
    • PhD course 2: Asset Pricing Analytics
    • PhD course 3: Empirical Data Analytics

Careers

Graduates from this programme are well prepared for finance-related roles within world financial markets, multinational corporations, investment banks, asset management companies, banks, non-financial companies, government agencies and consultancies, as well as in other financial institutions. The programme also offers a solid foundation for students interested in pursuing a PhD and an academic career.