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We are at a historic point in time as China, the world's second largest economy, deregulates and grows its financial markets. In the coming years demand for graduates with a solid education in financial markets, securities and investment management is expected to grow significantly.

In the the MSc Investment Management programme, you will learn about the complexities of contemporary economics and financial principles and how these apply to decision-making in financial intermediation, savings and investment. While this is a practiced-based masters programme, it can also serve as a solid foundation for further study.

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). Less than 100 business schools worldwide have both AACSB and EQUIS accreditation.

Why Study Investment Management at XJTLU?

  • 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 the Thomson Reuters EIKON system, Bloomberg Terminal, Wind Financial Terminal, BondIQ Fixed Income Terminal, Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), and CSMAR Financial Database
  • Graduate with a degree recognised by the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA)'s University Recognition Program
  • Connect with industry through internship, networking and work experience opportunities
  • Earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.



IBSS is unique in China with its on-campus IBSS Financial Lab and Trading Floor. This trading and analytics room, created in partnership with financial institutes, contains the Thomson Reuters EIKON system, Bloomberg Terminal, Wind Financial Terminal, BondIQ Fixed Income Terminal, Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), and CSMAR Financial Database, used by financial institutions around the world for both trading and analysis purposes. These sophisticated terminals and databases give students access to a wealth of data for study and research purposes. Students will be trained to use these terminals. Students may take exams to obtain certificates offered by, for example, Thomson Reuters for its EIKON certificate, a valuable skill for anyone that wants to enter the financial industry, whether in China or abroad.


The MSc Investment Management programme has been designed to map to the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Program Candidate Body of Knowledge™ (CBOK) and has been formally recognised under the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program.

Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the MSc Investment Management programme, you will have:

  • a solid understanding of financial markets in China and internationally
  • a strong foundation to undertake the CFA exam
  • the ability to navigate a number of financial data systems including Thomson Reuters EIKON system, Bloomberg Terminal, Wind Financial Terminal, and BondIQ Fixed Income Terminal, which are used throughout the financial markets and securities
  • programming skills in accessing WRDS and CSMAR Financial Database
  • specialist, technical knowledge in financial markets and securities
  • knowledge of Fintech and the application of machine learning in financial field

This master’s programme combines investment theories, professional knowledge and skills: allowing you to analyse real investment problems and solve portfolio management issues in practice. It helps you get familiar with the data, tools and platforms widely used in investment industries.
Xingnong Zhu
Programme director


  • Core modules


  • Additional learning activities

    The completion of additional learning activities is required to obtain your master degree. The programme includes a total of 600 hours of Additional Learning Activities, most of which are chosen individually by students. 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. They should normally be spread equally over teaching semesters and the summer and winter breaks.

The hands-on experience helps position me for a great job upon graduation.
Meiting Shi
Alumna, MSc Investment Management, China


Graduates from this programme are well prepared for careers in the financial sector not only in China, but also in any international bank or financial institution with ambitions to build their business in the world's second largest economy