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Masters Degrees in Economics, China

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This programme combines a solid foundation in economic theory and applied econometrics with the study of finance. Read more
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 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, and derivative instruments.

IBSS attracts 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 those with a degree that is not in economics or finance.

Modules

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

What are my career prospects?

This degree is designed to give you an advantage in 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 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
• Senior risk analyst
• Head of investor relations
• Senior economist
• Industrial economist

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This program is suitable for graduates with finance, economics, business, mathematics or related learning backgrounds and was tailored for people with or without work experience who intend to go on to work for industry. Read more

This program is suitable for graduates with finance, economics, business, mathematics or related learning backgrounds and was tailored for people with or without work experience who intend to go on to work for industry. It places particular emphasis on economic coverage of financial and monetary themes, but it is also a good choice for students who have economic and monetary economic research interests.

This program will help you establish a mature and comprehensive understanding of economics, money and financial frameworks and mechanisms. This course will equip candidates with the needed techniques, knowledge in the banking, finance and monetary area, as well as research institutes specialized in the above sectors. 

It is designed to meet the needs of those who:

  • wants to work in companies or governments as an economist;
  • wants economics Masters training with emphasis on finance or monetary economics (useful for many jobs)

On successful completion of the programme, students will obtain:

  • Advanced level knowledge of core areas of economics, monetary and financial policy;
  • Advanced level knowledge of core quantitative skills and research methods;
  • The knowledge and skills to undertake postgraduate research;
  • The knowledge and skills to conduct research and write reports;
  • The knowledge and skills to gain employment as professional economists or in other careers;

On completing the programme, you may find the following potential employees:

  • Investment companies
  • Universities
  • Central banks
  • Business banks
  • Government
  • Non-Government Organizations

Programme Overview

The programme is studied over one year (full-time). The academic year consists of two fifteen week semesters, each containing twelve weeks of teaching. The revision and assessment takes place at the end of each semester. While most summative assessment takes place at the end of the semester, some takes place during the teaching period along with a range of formatively assessed exercises, essays and projects. In addition, after successful completion of exams in Semester Two, students proceed to undertake a dissertation.

Students take 180 credits worth of modules. In Semester One students take four core compulsory modules in the analysis of economics theory and policy and quantitative methods, totalling 60 credits. In Semester Two, all students take two required 15 credit modules relating to monetary and financial policy. In addition, two further 15 credit modules are chosen from those offered by the School. After completion of the taught stage of the course, students proceed to take a 60 credit Dissertation that consists of two parts. First, Economic Research Methods (15 credits) provides an introduction to research methods including alternative approaches which is assessed via a critical literature review. Second, the Dissertation itself (45 credits).



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Located in the thriving entrepreneurial city of Shenzhen, China, and immediately adjacent to the financial hub of Hong Kong, Peking University HSBC Business school (PHBS) brings Peking University’s historical presence to the country’s south and lies at the very heart of one of the world's most promising and dynamic metropolitan areas. Read more

Located in the thriving entrepreneurial city of Shenzhen, China, and immediately adjacent to the financial hub of Hong Kong, Peking University HSBC Business school (PHBS) brings Peking University’s historical presence to the country’s south and lies at the very heart of one of the world's most promising and dynamic metropolitan areas. Few other regions in China offer a more suitable setting for an institution destined to become this country's foremost graduate business school. 

 PHBS Master of Economics is a two year and full-time program, culminating in a final thesis, which focuses on a core curriculum in economics theory and applications, and in which international students learn alongside Chinese peers in an environment of cross-cultural dialogue. 

The academic year consists of two semesters, with two modules each. Each module runs for nine weeks. In addition, the faculty members have earned their PhD degrees from top-ranked universities over the world, and all courses are instructed exclusively in English.

Program Objectives

It aims to equip students with a solid theoretical foundation in economics, teaching them to carry out research and analysis independently, and instructing them on the most pressing economic issues of today. The program prepares students for a career as economist in business, public sector, financial institutions, central banks, national and international organizations, as well as academic research.

Curriculum

This program provides specialist training in economics, modern theories, application and methodologies. The PHBS Master of Economics has been granted EPAS accreditation by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). The curriculum is very quantitative based and requires students to have a very high level of mathematical skills.

Courses include: Advanced Macroeconomics, Advanced Microeconomics, Applied Econometrics, General and Business Chinese, as well as elective courses.



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