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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 programme provides high quality training in economics and financial economics. Read more
This programme provides high quality training in economics and financial economics. It is intended for those who want to develop the required knowledge and acquire the necessary skills to pursue a research-oriented career in academia, research institutions, central banks, international organisations and the financial industry. You will be registered as an off-site University of Liverpool postgraduate research student, while physically enrolled in the programme at IBSS in China.

This programme is both a stand-alone masters programme, as well as a prerequisite for those who wish to study for a PhD degree in economics or financial economics. The IBSS PhD programme in economics has as its goal to offer the best PhD training in economics in China and the best PhD programme related to the Chinese economy in the world. Detailed information about the doctoral programme is available at http://www.xjtlu.edu.cn/en/ibss/phd

What are my career prospects?

The programme has a substantial theoretical and methodological core, which provides an essential basis for students moving on to doctoral level study and an academic career. Industry opportunities may manifest themselves in the form of research posts in private and public sector organisations.

Modules

Students in this programme are required to take the following core modules, followed by a research project (dissertation). There will be a two-week intensive on mathematics and statistics at the start of the first semester.
• Econometrics
• Microeconomic Theory
• Macroeconomic Theory
• Time Series Analysis
• Dissertation

Students may choose four modules from the list below, according to the research interests of the student under the advice and guidance of the programme director, dissertation supervisor and other senior faculty of IBSS.
• The Chinese Economy and Financial System
• Mathematics for Economists
• Probability Essentials for Financial Calculus
• Information Asymmetries and Mechanism Design
• Macroeconomic Theory (II)
• Asset Pricing
• Stochastic Modelling in Finance
• Game Theory

Additional learning activities:
The MSc programme also includes an additional 600 hours of Additional Learning Activity which will provide students with research and professionally-relevant skills and additional English training as required.

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