As the MA in Finance is a two-year cross-border programme, our students will spend their first year, studying on our campus on Boars Hill in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, and in their second year, our students will undergo their studies in our campus in Shenzhen, China. Our students will study in a world-class university, in two countries, with internationally renowned academics. At the end of their studies, they will be equipped with critical and practical problem-solving skills in finance which will make them extremely competitive and well sought after in the world of banking and finance.
Our campuses are equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities. Furthermore, to enable our students to obtain the most current and up-to-date knowledge and skills, our students will study with academics who are forefront in their research in finance. Our students will also study the latest in-demand topics in finance like Fintech, Blockchain, Big Data Science and AI Analytics which are extremely useful in business applications.
Since opening up to foreign trade and investment and implementing free-market reforms in 1979, China has been among the world's fastest-growing economies, with real annual gross domestic product (GDP) growth averaging 9.5% through 2018, a pace described by the World Bank as “the fastest sustained expansion by a major economy in history.Thus, with the one year study in China, this MA in Finance programme provides our students with the stellar opportunity and advantage to develop an in-depth understanding of the workings of Chinese businesses, the Chinese economy and its financial industry. Furthermore, it will also allow our students the highly sought after access to employment and entrepreneurship in the region.
Academic excellence: this course is designed and delivered by faculty members who had received their PhD from top universities in the world. Our finance research department is distinctive and it draws upon the expertise from worldwide forefront research hubs in finance.
Course ModulesStudents need to chose 16 courses from 19 courses below, plus research project and dissertation.
|Foundation: Academic Writing /Business Mathematics|
|Understanding of Chinese Economy and Development|
|Blockchain & Currency|
|AI Analytics I (general) and II (advanced)|
|Big Data Science for Finance and Banking Study|
|Financial Risk Management/Financial Derivatives|
|Financial Markets and Investment in China|
|Fixed Income Securities|
|Merger and Acquisition|
|Independent Study of China|
|Graduate Thesis Seminar|
The Application Process
1. A good bachelor’s degree or higher from a recognized university, preferably with a strong quantitative background
2. English proficiency for non-native speakers: TOEFL (80 and above) or IELTS (overall 6.5 and above)
3. GMAT and GRE scores are not required, but are advantageous and will be taken into consideration
How to apply
1. Send your CV and official transcripts in English to firstname.lastname@example.org and copy email@example.com
2. Start online application through www.studyatpku.com after receiving instructions from us
3. Post your documents and printed application forms to our Admissions Office in Shenzhen. Our address is:
Peking University HSBC Business School University Town
Nanshan District Shenzhen, China
Documents that need to be included:
2. Evidence of your English language qualifications
3. An up-to-date CV
4. Two academic references
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Fees & Scholarships:
£13,000 + RMB 60,000
A range of scholarships are available for candidates who demonstrate excellent academic records and exhibit excellent professional and personal skills.
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For our outstanding graduates who are interested in pursuing a doctoral degree, with Peking University, the University will also assist them in their selected research topics through the provision of a suitable supervisor and a scholarship if their application is successful.
Start Date: September 2021
Duration: 2 years full time (one year in Oxfordshire, UK and one year in Shenzhen, China)
oA good bachelor’s degree or higher from a recognized university, preferably with a strong quantitative background
oEnglish proficiency for non-native speakers: TOEFL (80 and above) or IELTS (overall 6.5 and above)
Tuition fees: £13,000 + RMB 60,000
Application deadline: 15th April, 2021