Taught course

Finance

Institution
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University · International Business School Suzhou
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

An undergraduate degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent) in finance, accounting, economics, management, science or engineering and some understanding of quantitative methods, statistics or econometrics.

MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

UK

Upper second class (2:1) honours

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

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

If English is not your native language or if you have not studied in English at degree level, you will need to provide evidence of your English proficiency. You should normally possess one of the following qualifications:

  • IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 5.5 in all sections)
  • TOEFL iBT: 90 (minimum of 21 in any skill)

In exceptional circumstances, individual cases will be considered on their own merits. You may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate your English proficiency.

If you miss the English language requirements by 0.5-1.0 of an IELTS band, or a similar number for other English language exams, you can be admitted to the programme after successful completion of our four- or six-week intensive English presessional course.

You can also apply to take the XJTLU English language test in lieu of an IELTS/TOEFL or equivalent. Based on the score, students may be admitted or may be required to take and successfully complete the four- or six-week intensive English presessional course.

Additionally, students may be required to complete English language courses on a pass/fail basis as part of the additional learning activity requirement during their studies at XJTLU.

Months of entry

September

Course content

OVERVIEW

The MSc Finance programme is research-oriented, with emphasis on providing you with the tools to solve the practical financial problems that will create value for companies and enable societies to evolve.

You will gain wide theoretical knowledge in both corporate finance and asset pricing as well as the quantitative skills that will allow you to conduct research and analyse real-world problems. The study of financial economics and banking will allow you to excel in both the finance and economics fields. Contemporary topics are integrated throughout the programme in order to better understand human behaviour in financial markets.

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

The programme is a perfect fit for individuals looking to enhance theoretical knowledge, quantitative and analytical skills and improve career opportunities in finance. It will make use of cutting-edge textbooks and materials published in the field.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

The MSc Finance programme will equip you with:

  • comprehensive knowledge of contemporary financial and economic theories and their application to the challenges that face organisations today
  • academic knowledge and skills, as well as ‘softer’ business skills that employers value, such as emotional intelligence, creative thinking and high-impact communication.

MODULES

Core modules:

  • Advanced corporate finance
  • Advanced investments
  • Advanced derivatives
  • Financial economics
  • Money and banking
  • Econometrics
  • Time series analysis
  • Alternative investments and strategies
  • Macroeconomic theory
  • Finance dissertation

Additional learning activities:

The completion of additional learning activities is required to complete your masters degree. 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.

CAREER PROSPECTS

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

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS (FOR SEPTEMBER 2017 ENTRY)

30 June 2017 for international and students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan

Information for international students

VISA FOR ENTRY INTO CHINA

There are a number of visas available to international students who want to study in China, depending on the duration of your intended period of study. Staff in our International Student Recruitment and Support team can advise you on the correct visa to apply for.

Please see the frequently asked questions. Students should contact us at ISRS@xjtlu.edu.cn for more information on their options.

Fees and funding

UK students
RMB 120,000
International students
RMB 120,000

SCHOLARSHIPS

XJTLU offers a generous scholarship of up to 50 percent of the total tuition fee for all full-time masters programmes based on academic merit. Should you wish to apply for XJTLU master scholarship, please submit a scholarship application letter in your application stating the reasons why you should be considered.

ALUMNI DISCOUNT

If you are a graduate of XJTLU, the University of Liverpool or Xi’an Jiaotong University, you will automatically receive a discount of 20 percent of the tuition fee.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Masters students have the option to pay tuition fees in instalments each semester. You can also choose to pay the fees upfront at the time of registration, in this case a discount of five percent of the total fees will be offered.

You will be asked to indicate how you would like to pay the fees when you confirm your acceptance of the unconditional offer.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
18 months

Course contact details

Name
PG Enquiries
Email
PGenquiries@xjtlu.edu.cn