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Visiting Studies Program in Spring 2018

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Visiting Studies Program in Spring 2018
(9 weeks)
 Courses Provided to students
Module One:  Leadership in Business
 (Lecturer: Dr John Hoffmire)
Leadership of business is about managing people, understanding what motivates individuals through monetary and non-monetary means, innovating, understanding and using new technologies, growing organically and perhaps through mergers and acquisitions, implementing correct strategies; directing resources to the right places and projects, negotiating, taking advantage of globalization and demographic trends and addressing challenges.
Towards developing the abilities to use knowledge in these areas, the leadership course will focus of class, three hours each day, on lectures and simulations structured around themes of: wealth development; disruptive innovation; crowdfunding; growth; strategic development as promoted by Bain, BCG and McKinsey; corporate investment prioritization; practicing negotiations; understanding China and India from a Western perspective; and knowing how to take advantage of future trends.
Classes will be taught through lecture and discussion. But, there will be a large concentration on using simulations to demonstrate the points that are being taught. Often half of the three-hour time blocks will be taken up by simulations relying on strong class participation and presentations. Grading will be based on essays that will be expected to be original and researched. Expectations of essays will be that writings demonstrate creative approaches are taken to explore ideas and examples that involve stretching beyond past experiences and materials presented in readings and class lectures.
Module Two: Cutting-Edge Comparative Study of International Financial Service Laws  (Lecturer: Dr Bian Jing)
This course or module is to investigate a series of cutting-edge and forward- looking topics in banking, securities and other commercial transaction related financial regulation. It offers a critical analysis on the laws and regulations which regulate the modern financial markets and institutions, and a comprehensive understanding of how the law and regulations could be developed and improved in response to rapid changes in the financial industry.  The module delivers a practical review with a focus on introducing the legal system and law in regulating financial markets by an unique approach in each week; namely, a one-hour introductory lecture by the Module Leader, followed by a two-hour seminar which gives deep analysis of the topics by the Guest Lecturer, and a further one-hour student seminar.
Module Three: fixed Income Securities Investment
(Lecturer: Dr Ioannis Oikonomou)
The module provides a broad overview of the most important fixed income securities, the financial markets in which they trade and their participants. It places particular emphasis not just on the pricing of the core instruments but also on their uses for return seeking investors and risk managers. The course attempts to increase students’ market awareness using real-world examples related to the fundamental themes presented.
The weekly structure of the module comprises of a two-hour lecture by the Module Leader where the main concepts and methods are introduced, followed by a two-hour practical seminar which provides a more in-depth analysis of the topics and focuses on applications.
Module Four (compulsory):  Theories and Practices of China’s Economic Reform  
(Lecturer: Prof Guy Liu)
China is playing an increasingly important role in the World economy. As the World’s largest emerging and transitional economy, a good understanding of its economic fundamental and sources of growth will be vial for policy and business strategy making in relation to the region. In line of this demand, the PKU-HSBC master course on the theories and practices of China’s Economic Reform will help students gain comprehensive understanding of main aspects of China’s economic development and reform since the founding of the People’s Republic of China. The course will particularly provide students with (1) in-depth knowledge on China’s economy and reform, (2) general theory of economics that can be applied to explain economic phenomenon in China and (3) analytical ability to address issues in relation to growth and other aspects of China’s economic reform and sustainable development for business applications, policy making and further advanced research in academy.
-       Widen Students’ knowledge: Workshops
(1) What has happened to the UK after Brexit (Prof Chris Rowley, Oxford)
(2) Where do the bubble migrate to? A study of China’s stock market (Prof Eric Girardin, University of Aix-Marseille)
(3) Fiscal Decentralisation and Aid for Poverty Alleviation: Evidence from China’s Taxation Sharing Reform (Prof Lina Song, University of Nottingham)
(4) Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (Prof Carol Alexander, University of Sussex)
(5) Thomson Reuters Training (Joel Furze-Specialist - Investment Banking, Thomson Reuters)
(6) The beauty of England and Oxford Preservation Trust (Debbie Dance, Director, Oxford Preservation Trust)

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