Short-term Study Programme


The UK Campus of Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS UK) runs cutting edge courses catered for both industry and academia. These courses aim to deliver intensive, specialist training that enable attendants to master the most relevant and up-to-date knowledge in Finance and Management and enable them to remain current and competitive in the dynamic global market. This carefully designed course aims to equip students with a global vision and an insight into the growing Chinese economy. The courses at PHBS UK, delivered by highly qualified academics and accomplished industry leaders, tap into their wealth of knowledge and experiences. Our students learn through the delivery of keynote lectures, and applying that knowledge in authentic case studies, group projects, and work placement with relevant organisations.
The 9-weeks short-term study programme focuses on the developing in our students a thorough understanding of appropriate strategies, systems, and research methods that are currently trending in the dynamic world of Finance and Management. In this fast paced and ever-changing world, it is necessary to equip our  students with the latest cutting-edge information, knowledge and skills to ensure that they remain competitive and current, as well as to unlock their bright future in academia, Finance, and Management industries.
The UK Campus is based on Boars Hill, a quiet and picturesque suburb of the city of Oxford. The tranquil environment of the campus provides an extremely conducive learning environment. Being 10 minutes away from the city centre of Oxford, our students also get to immerse in the old world charm of the historic city of Oxford.
Academic excellence: This course is designed and delivered by faculty members who had received their PhD from prestigious universities worldwide. PHBS UK is a representation of global excellence with a distinctive type of research department and it draws on expertise from worldwide research hubs.

Course modules

Our full academic year is divided in 4 terms, with each term consisting of 9 weeks of study. Students in the Short-term Study Programme can choose which term they would like to focus their training and studies. The list of terms and the modules available are outlined in the table below.
Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
Market Microstructure Corporate Governance Financial Markets Managerial Economics/Microeconomics
Financial Accounting
Behaviour Finance Investment Fixed Income Securities
Corporate Finance Macroeconomics Derivative Pricing Introduction to Chinese Economy  
Business Mathematics Financial Risk Management Artificial Intelligence Analysis I    International Finance
  Organizational Behaviour Applied Econometrics/Empirical Business Analysis Artificial Intelligence Analysis II
  Marketing Management Strategic Management Leadership
     Academic Writing Blockchain and Digital Currency


Entry requirements
1. Applicants must be a current student or graduate from a recognized university.
2. As all our courses are conducted in English, non-native English speaking students must have
3. An English proficiency level of either TOEFL (80 and above), or
4. IELTS (overall 6.5 and above), or Pass PHBS UK’s Language Proficiency Test

How to apply
1. To register your interest in the course, send an email with a cover letter, your CV, and relevant educational documents in English to and we will send you an application form; 
2. Fill the form and email it back to
3. If your application is successful, we will email you with instructions for you to complete the payment for our course fees
Once we have received your payment, we will send you the following:
  • A letter confirming your status as a student of our short-term study programme,
  • Your short-term study student ID,
  • Your timetable for the term
  • Login details for our intranet, online courses, and webinars.
Documents to be included in your email:
1. A copy of your degree certificate or a letter from your own university to prove your current student status
2. A Transcript  
3. Evidence of your English language qualifications
4. An up-to-date CV
For international students, please read about visas, immigration and other information.

£3,500 one term, £6,800 for two terms 

Key Information

Start Date: Sep 2020
Minimum Duration: 1 term of 9 weeks 
Entry requirements:
  • A graduate from, or a current student from a recognized university
  • Non-native English speakers must have: TOEFL (80 and above), or IELTS (overall 6.5 and above), or Pass PHBS UK’s English Language Proficiency Test
Tuition fees: £3,500 one term, £6,800 two terms