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.
• 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
50% ScholarshipXJTLU offers a generous scholarship of 50% of the total tuition fee for all full-time masters programmes. All applicants will be considered for this scholarship based on academic merit. Note: There are currently no scholarships available for part-time programmes.
The University of Liverpool 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% of the tuition fee.
Corporate and Association Discounts
We are pleased to offer corporate and business/professional association discounts for managers
Value of Scholarship(s)
50% off the tuition fee
All applicants for full-time programmes will be considered for this scholarship, based on academic merit.