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


Course content

This Finance programme is research oriented with emphasis on providing you with the tools to solve practical problems that will create value to companies and enable societies to evolve.

You will get wide theoretical knowledge in both corporate finance and asset pricing. You will also learn quantitative skills that will allow you to do research and analyse real world problems. Financial economics and banking will allow you to combine the finance and economics fields. Behavioral issues are important in financial markets and contemporary topics will be integrated throughout the programme in order to better understand human behavior in financial markets.

Throughout the MSc Finance programme, traditional academic modules will alternate with research seminars, discussions with faculty and visiting researchers, and meetings with representatives from the financial markets. This will ensure an integrated and concrete learning environment with strong connections to the real world.

The MSc Finance is a perfect fit for individuals looking to enhance theoretical knowledge, quantitative and analytical skills and improve career opportunities. The programme will be delivered through weekly lectures and tutorials/seminars/labs, and adopt the cutting-edge textbooks and materials published in the field for the study of theory. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to apply for teaching and research assistantship within the IBSS and across the University during your studies.


The MSc Finance programme is designed to support career entry and development in the financial sectors of the world financial markets, multinational corporations, investment banks, asset management companies, banks, non-financial companies, government agencies, consultancies as well as in other financial institutions. The MSc Finance also prepares for doctoral studies and an academic career.

The MSc Finance programme provides you with a comprehensive knowledge of contemporary financial and economic theories and their application to the challenges that face organizations today. In addition to academic knowledge and skills, we will equip you with the ‘softer’ business skills that employers value, such as emotional intelligence, creative thinking and high impact communication.

You will be able to listen to and meet high profile people from the management world. You can also attend the networking events we run with local employers, as well as events run by recruiting organisations on campus.

Core modules

  • Introduction to Research Methods I and II
  • Quantitative Research Techniques I and II
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Financial Markets
  • Portfolio Theory
  • Financial Economics
  • Money and Banking
  • Elective module
  • Dissertation

Fees and funding

UK students
RMB 120,000


XJTLU offers a generous entry scholarship of 50% of total tuition fee.
All applicants for September 2015 will be considered for this scholarship, based on academic merit.
If you are a graduate of XJTLU, the University of Liverpool or Xi’an Jiaotong University, you will automatically receive a discount of 20% of the tuition fee.

Qualification and course duration


full time
18 months

Course contact details

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