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Master of Economics Program at HSBC Business School


 Peking University HSBC Business School, one of the newest and most promising business schools in China, is proud of its accomplishments in the area of graduate education. The Master of Economics program focuses on a core curriculum in economic theory and applications. This is a two year, full-time program in which international students learn alongside Chinese peers in an environment of cross-cultural dialogue. All courses are instructed exclusively in English, as is all academic support provided by faculty, TAs, and staff members. The faculty members of this program have earned their PhD degrees from top-ranked universities over the world. 

*The Masters of Economics program curriculum is very quantitative based and therefore requires students to have a very high level of mathematical skills.  It is recommended that students who apply for this program have an undergraduate degree in a related or quantitative field such as economics, finance, mathematics, engineering, etc.

I. Program Objectives

This program aims to educate a group of graduate students by equipping them 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.

II. Degree Requirements 

 To obtain the Master of Economics degree from Peking University HSBC School of Business, students are required to fulfill 54 credits (including 7 required courses, 8 major elective courses and 2 general elective courses), complete 2 required courses that do not count credits (Mathematics and a Graduate Thesis Seminar) and complete a Master’s thesis and thesis defense.

Students will earn the credits only if they successfully pass course examinations. For required courses and elective courses, students need to pass by earning a score of 70 (D) or above. Those who fail a required course will retake the course. Those who have failed the same required course two times or fail any 3 courses within one semester will be removed from the program and not receive their master's degree.

This is two year postgraduate program. Students will be able to fulfill all course requirements in the first one and a half years if they succesfully pass all of their coursework. Those who have difficulty completing the required coursework can apply to extend their studies by half a year to one year at the beginning of the second academic year. The tuition cost of the extended period will be significantly lower than traditional tuition fees, but will be covered entirely by the student himself/herself.

III. Research Fields
 
Concentrations: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Financial Economics, International Economics, Development Economics, Institutional Economics, Industrial Economics, Public Economics, Human Resource Economics.

Advisors: Wen Hai, Haifeng Huang, Zhiyong Tu, Yan Feng, Juan Yang, Ying Kong,David Ong, Christopher Balding, Chunyang Wang,Qian Chen,Yu Zhou,Lan Ju,Young Joon Park,Jiao Shi, Daeyong Lee, Insook Lee, Qing Wang
 
IV. Curriculum

Required Courses
a. Seven Required Courses

Course Credits
Advanced Microeconomics (1)                    3
Advanced Macroeconomics (1)                    3
Applied Econometrics                              3
Introduction to Chinese Economy 3
Business Chinese 6
Independent Study of China 3
Business Ethics and Research Methodology
(Business Ethics:1.5 credits, Research Methodology: 1.5 credits)
3
 
  
b. Two Required CoursesNo credits
Course Credits
Mathematics N/A
Graduate Thesis Seminars N/A
 
 
 
Major Elective Courses:
Course Credits
Advanced Microeconomics II 3
Advanced Macroeconomics II 3
Advanced Financial Economics 3
Applied Econometrics II 3
Behavioral Finance 3
Real Estate Finance and Economics 3
Game Theory 3
Industrial Organization 3
International Trade 3
Transition Economics 3
Healthcare Financing and Management 3
Economics of Poverty 3
Behavioral Economics 3
Experimental Economics 3
Public Finance 3
History of Economy Thoughts 3
International Finance 3
Fixed Income Securities 3
Principles Risk Management and Insurance 3
Political Institutions and Economic Development 3
Financial Markets 3
Social Insurance 3
Market Microstructure 3
An Industrial Organization Approach to Finance 3
Corporate Finance 3
Business Mathematics 3
Intro to Chinese Economy 3
Economics for Public Issues 3
Institution Economics 3
Media Economics 3
Energy Economics  
Human Resource and Labor Economics
Resource and Environmental Economics
 
Decision Theory 3
Money and Banking 3
Taxation and Business Strategy 3
Negotiations 3
Bayesian Statistics 3
Numerical Methods & Analysis 3
Others  
 
General Elective Courses:
* Please refer to class schedule for elective courses' availability.
 

Master of Management Program at HSBC Business School


The Master of Management program covers core coursework such as management economics, organization behavior. This is a two year, full-time program in which international students learn alongside Chinese peers in an environment of cross-cultural dialogue. All courses are instructed exclusively in English, as is all academic support provided by faculty, TAs, and staff members. The faculty members of this program have earned their PhD degrees from top-ranked universities over the world.

I. Program Objectives

This program aims to help our students to develop solid theoretical knowledge in management as well as the ability to carry out research in related concentrations. It also aims to prepare students with the cutting edge expertise in corporate management, and ability to provide solutions to practical business issues by applying managerial theories.

II. Degree Requirements

To obtain a Master of Management degree from Peking University HSBC Business School, students are required to fulfill 54 credits (including 10 required courses, 5 major elective courses and 2 general elective courses) complete 2 required courses that do not count credits (Mathematics and a Graduate Thesis Seminar) and complete a Master’s thesis and defense.

Students will earn the credits only if they pass course examinations. For required courses and elective courses, students need to pass by earning a score of 70 (D) or above. Those who fail a required course will retake the course.  Students who fail the same required course two times or fail any 3 courses within one semester will be removed from the program and not receive their master's degree.

This is two year postgraduate program. Students will be able to fulfill all course requirements in the first one and a half years if they succesfully pass all of their coursework. Those who have difficulty completing the required coursework can apply to extend their studies by half a year to one year. The tuition cost of the extended period will be significantly lower than traditional tuition fees, but will be covered entirely by the student himself/herself.
 
III. Research Fields

Concentrations: Corporate Strategy, Entrepreneurial Management, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Accounting, Operations Management
Advisors: Philip Huang , Wei Wei, Kevin Chastagner, Tianyu Dai, Marc Idelson, Yeujun Yoon, Ting Ren, Terrill Frantz, Deming Zhou, Kevin Chastagner, Fanmin Kong, Jooyoung Park, James Yen, Susan Zhu

IV. Curriculum

Required Courses
a. Ten Required Courses
Course Credits
Applied Econometrics 3
Marketing Management 3
Organizational Behavior 3
Financial Accounting 3
Strategic Management 3
Operation Management 3
Introduction to Chinese Economy 3
Business Chinese     6
Independent Study of China 3
Business Ethics and Research Methodology 
(Business Ethics:1.5 credits, Research Methodology: 1.5 credits)                             
3
 

b. Two Required CoursesNo credits
Course Credits
Mathematics N/A
Graduate Thesis Seminar N/A
 
 
 
Major Elective Courses:
Course Credits
Management of Investment Banking 3
SME's Finance Research 3
Entrepreneurial Finance 3
Project Management 3
Managing in China Cross-border Development 3
Corporate Finance  
Strategic Human Resource Management  
Managerial Economics 3
Organizational Network Analysis 3
Managing Information Technology 3
Marketing Research 3
Venture Design 3
Consumer Behavior 3
Art of Leadership 3
Marketing Strategy 3
Research of Business Model 3
Leadership 3
Supply Chain Management 3
Brand Management 3
New Venture Investment Decision 3
Marketing Application in Financial Industry 3
International Management 3
Entrepreneurship 3
Strategic Leadership 3
Money and Banking 3
Global Innovation 3
Cross-Cultural Management  
Managing Mergers & Acquisitions 3
Strategic Management Research 3
Principles of Risk Management and Insurance 3
Behavioral Finance 3
Negotiations 3
International Finance 3
Experimental Economics 3
Others  
 
General Elective Courses:
* Please refer to class schedule for elective courses' availability.
 


Master of Finance at HSBC Business School


The  Finance program provides specialist training in finance for international students. The master's degree in the finance program focuses on a core curriculum in financial theory and applications. This is a two year, full-time program in which international students learn alongside Chinese peers in an environment of cross-cultural dialogue. All courses are instructed exclusively in English, as is all academic support provided by faculty, TAs, and staff members. The faculty members of this program have earned their PhD degrees from top-ranked universities over the world.

*The Masters of Finance program curriculum is very quantitative based and therefore requires students to have a very high level of mathematical skills.  It is recommended that students who apply for this program have an undergraduate degree in a related or quantitative field such as economics, finance, mathematics, engineering, etc.
 
 I. Program Objectives

This program aims to develop in students the modern financial theories and methodologies, and a comprehensive understanding of financial performance and management. The Finance program prepares students for a variety of careers, such as chief financial officers, risk management specialists, corporate fund managers and more. This program also enables the students to pursue PhD degrees or carry out research in related concentrations in finance.
 
II. Degree Requirements

To obtain a Master of Finance degree from Peking University HSBC Business School, students are required to fulfill 54 credits (including 9 required courses, 6 major elective courses and 2 general elective courses), complete 2 required courses that do not count credits (Mathematics and a Graduate Thesis Seminar) and complete a Master’s thesis.

Students will earn the credits only if they pass course examinations. For required courses and elective courses, students need to pass by earning a score of 70 (D) or above. Those who fail a required course will retake the course.  Students who fail the same required course two times or fail any 3 courses within one semester will be removed from the program and not receive their master's degree.

This is two year postgraduate program. students will be able to fulfill all course requirements in the first one and a half years if they succesfully pass all of their coursework.  Those who have difficulty completing the required coursework can apply to extend their studies by half a year to one year at the beginning of the second academic year. The tuition cost of the extended period will be significantly lower than traditional tuition fees, but will be covered entirely by the student himself/herself.

III. Research Fields

Concentrations: Financial Engineering, Corporate Finance, Investment, Risk Management, Chinese Financial Markets
Advisors: Vincent Chang, Lei Sun, Heungju Park, Denial Kim, Frank Koger, Ken Hung, Hursit Selcuk Celil, Frank Koger, Naqiong Tong, Wei Cen, Sung Bin Sohn, Erik Benrud, Wei Xu, Jun Lu,Lan Ju,Juan Yang, Zhiyong Tu,Kwang Won Ahn, Liangyi Ouyang, Chang Yong Ha, Hyunjoong Im, Seungjoon Oh, Nan Liu, Domenico Tarzia

IV. Curriculum

Required Courses
a. Nine Required Courses
Course Credits
Financial Markets 3
Financial Economics 3
Applied Econometrics 3
Microeconomics 3
Macroeconomics 3
Introduction to Chinese Economy 3
Business Chinese 6
Independent Study of China 3
Business Ethics and Research Methodology 
(Business Ethics:1.5 credits, Research Methodology: 1.5 credits)                             
3
 
 
 
 
 
b.  Two Required CoursesNo credits
Course Credits
Mathematics N/A
Graduate Thesis Seminar N/A
 
Major Elective Courses
Course Credits
Derivative Pricing 3
Fixed Income Securities 3
Corporate Finance 3
Financial Risk Management 3
Advanced Econometrics (I) 3
Advanced Econometrics (II) 3
International Finance 3
Advanced Financial Economics 3
Investments 3
Principles of Risk Management and Insurance 3
Behavioral Finance 3
Market Microstructure 3
Empirical Finance 3
Financial Markets and Investments in China 3
Money and Banking 3
Real Estate Finance and Economics 3
SME's Finance Research 3
Financial Accounting 3
An Industrial Organization Approach to Finance 3
Business Mathematics 3
Research Topics in Corporate Finance 3
Topics in Alternative Investments 3
Advanced Financial Modeling 3
Financial Statement Analysis 3
Applied Stochastic Processes 3
Taxation and Business Strategy 3
Financial Markets 3
Numerical Methods and Analysis 3
Financial Modeling 3
Credit Derivatives 3
Hedges Funds 3
Managerial Accounting 3
Public Finance 3
Bayesian Statistics     3
Mergers & Acquisitions 3
Coporate Governance 3
Social Insurance 3
Entrepreneurial Finance 3
Others  
 
 General Elective Courses:
* Please refer to class schedule for elective courses' availability.