This three-to-five-year program bases on the globally standardized field-knowledge in finance and emphasizes the design and application of financial instruments, design of financial policies and regulations, and impacts of these instruments and policies in China. The rich experience on academic research and practices of faculties at School of International Trade and Economics (SITE) makes this program one of the top finance programs in China.
Advanced Macroeconomics; Advanced Microeconomics; Advanced Econometrics; Advanced Investment Analysis; Research Method in Economics; Topics in Financial Economics; Topics in Empirical Finance; Financial Econometrics; Finance Theory
Advantages of the Field and Highlights of the Program
School of International Trade and Economics (SITE) is one of the best schools in UIBE and one of the earliest schools in China that started the international education program. SITE has many senior professors who are experts on macro policies of China’s financial system, as well as many junior professors who have rich experience in practices and teaching of financial markets and instruments at the micro-level. The faculty perfectly combines theories with practice, Chinese characteristics with international standardized-knowledge, as well as traditional lecturing with modern teaching philosophy. The finance program at SITE is one of the top finance programs in China.
One of the highlight the program is that students benefit from the dual-supervisor system. The main supervisor, usually a senior professor, who has expertise in China’s financial system and polices, promises students to target their research to important real-world problems. A junior professor is the vice supervisor and he/she helps the student to use frontier theories and empirical techniques to accomplish the research goal.
Another highlight of the SITE international education is the diversified teaching methods tailoring to international students from all over the world. International students are varied in educational background and Chinese Mandarin literacy. The admission standard and learning style for international students are also quite different from local students. In consideration of this, most courses, exclusive to international students, are taught by senior teachers with rich practical experience and young scholars with overseas Ph.D. degree and frontier field knowledge. This combination of the faculty is well-received by international students.
Education Objectives and Career Prospects
This program is designed to train graduates as senior researchers in finance who are equipped with global view, innovative spirits, solid field-knowledge, and skills of multicultural communication, especially between the home country of the student and China. Graduates usually set their career goal to be college professors, senior experts in research institutions, consultants in world organizations and government bureaus.