Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree in finance, accounting, economics, management, science or engineering. UK: Upper Second Class Honours. China: 1st tier universities: 75% or above; 2nd tier universities: 80% or above. North America: 3.0 cumulative GPA (out of 4) or 3.2 cumulative GPA in the final two years of your undergraduate programme. Other regions: Equivalent academic qualifications.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme combines a solid foundation in economic theory and applied econometrics with the study of finance. The study of financial microeconomics and macroeconomics will help you to understand better complex issues related to financial decision making while econometrics will provide the necessary tools to perform rigorous research in applied economics and finance. In addition, finance modules included in this programme cover a wide range of subjects related to portfolio theory, corporate finance, investment and strategy, derivative instruments, etc.

IBSS aims to attract self-motivated students who are interested in a programme related to economics and specialised in finance. Students considering applying for this programme should have some formation in quantitative methods, statistics or econometrics, especially for students with a degree which is not in Economics or Finance

The programme aims to provide you with a solid foundation in economic theory and applied econometrics together with the study of finance. The study of financial microeconomics and macroeconomics will support better understanding of complex issues related to financial decision making, while econometrics will provide the necessary tools to perform rigorous research in applied economics and finance.

Careers

This degree is designed to give you an advantage for pursuing career opportunities in the financial sector, central banks and other monetary financial institutions, international organisations, academia and research institutions. Since it has a strong formation in economics, it is also attractive to students who may have an interest in the wider business sector, especially multinationals. Examples of such positions are:

  • Portfolio manager
  • Investment Strategy Analyst
  • Director of research
  • Market risk analyst
  • Risk Senior Analyst
  • Head of Investor Relations
  • Senior Economist
  • Industrial Economist

Core modules

  • Financial Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Money and Banking
  • Financial Markets
  • Macroeconomic Theory
  • International Finance and Economics
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Portfolio Theory
  • Alternative Investments and Strategies
  • Fixed Income and Derivative Instruments

Qualification and course duration

MSc(Econ)

full time
18 months

Course contact details

Name
PG Enquiries
Email
PGenquiries@xjtlu.edu.cn