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Master of Economics 

Master of Management 

Master of Economics in Discipline of Quantitative Finance 


 

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. 
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. The program also enables select students to advance to the Doctorate of Economics at HSBC Business School.

II. Degree Requirements 

 To obtain the Master of Economics degree from Peking University HSBC School of Business, students are required to fulfill 36 credits (including 4 required courses, 6 major elective courses and 2 general elective courses), complete 2 required courses that do not count credits (Mathematics and Graduate Thesis Seminars) 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 in the required course will retake the course. Those who have failed in the required courses twice will not receive their master's degree.

This is two year postgraduate program. 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, Mathematical Economics, Econometrics, Financial Economics, International Trade, Development Economics, Institutional Economics, Industrial Organization , Institutional 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
 
IV. Curriculum

Required Courses

a. Four Required Courses

Course Credits
Advanced Microeconomics (1)                    3
Advanced Macroeconomics (1)                    3
Applied Econometrics                              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
Financial Accounting 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 Thought 3
International Finance 3
Fixed Income Securities 3
Principles Risk Management and Insurance 3
Political Institutions and Economic Development 3
Financial Markets 3
Advanced Macroeconomics II 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
Independent Study in Economics II 3
Others  
 
*After the first semester, the number of credit hours required for completion of the degree may change after discussion by the curiculum committee. 
* 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 36 credits in 12 courses, (including 7 required courses, 3 major elective courses and 2 general elective courses) complete 2 required courses that do not count credits (Mathematics and Graduate Thesis Seminars) 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 the exams will retake the course. Those who fail in the required courses will not be conferred their degrees.

This is two year postgraduate program. 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
Advisors: Philip Huang , Wei Wei, Kevin Chastagner, Tianyu Dai, Marc Idelson, Yeujun Yoon, Ting Ren, Terrill Frantz, Austin Lee Nichols,Deming Zhou, Kevin Chastagner

IV. Curriculum
 
Required Courses
a. Seven Required Courses
Course Credits
Applied Econometrics 3
Marketing Management 3
Organizational Behavior 3
Financial Accounting 3
Strategic Management 3
Operation Management 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
Management of Investment Banking 3
SMES Finance Research 3
Industrial Organization 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
Enterprisers and Enterprises 3
Supply Chain Management 3
Brand Management 3
New Venture Investment Decision 3
Marketing Application in Financial Industry 3
International Management 3
Entrepreneurship 3
The Science of 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
Introduction to Chinese Economy 3
International Finance 3
Experimental Economics 3
Others  
 
General Elective Courses:
*After the first semester, the number of credit hours required for completion of the degree may change after discussion by the curiculum committee. 
* Please refer to class schedule for elective courses' availability.
 


Master of Economics in Discipline of Quantitative Finance at HSBC Business School

The Quantitative Finance program provides specialist training in finance for international students. The master's degree in economics 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
 
 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 Economics in Quant. 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 Economics in Quant. Finance degree from Peking University HSBC Business School, students are required to fulfill 36 credits (including 5 required courses, 5 major elective courses and 2 general elective courses), complete 2 required courses that do not count credits (Mathematics and Graduate Thesis Seminars) 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 the exams will retake the course. Those who have failed in the required courses twice will not receive their master's degree.

This is two year postgraduate program. 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, Tina Wang, Liangyi Ouyang

IV. Curriculum
 
Required Courses
a. Five Required Courses
Course Credits
Financial Market 3
Financial Economics 3
Applied Econometrics 3
Microeconomics 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
Derivative Securities 3
Fixed Income Securities 3
Corporate Finance 3
Financial Risk Management 3
Advanced Econometrics (I) 3
Advanced Econometrics (I) 3
International Finance 3
Advanced Financial Economics 3
Investment 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
SMES 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
Intro to Chinese Economy 3
Financial Statement Analysis 3
Applied Stochastic Process 3
Taxation and Business Strategy 3
Financial Markets 3
Numerical Methods and Analysis 3
Financial Modeling I 3
Credit Derivatives 3
Hedges Funds 3
Managerial Accounting 3
Public Finance 3
Others  
 
 
*After the first semester, the number of credit hours required for completion of the degree may change after discussion by the curiculum committee. 
* Please refer to class schedule for elective courses' availability.