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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. This is program has been granted EPAS accreditation by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).
 
Pre-requisite

*The Masters of Economics program curriculum is heavily quantitative based and therefore requires students to have a 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. It's strongly recommended that students have taken courses in both Economics and Mathematics. Economics courses that are recommended are Principle Economics, Intermediate to Microeconomics and Macroeconomics and Econometrics. Math courses that are recommended are Linear and Matrix Algebra, Multivariable Calculus and Real Analysis.
Curriculum Overview
Please note that this is the curriculum for 2018, curriculum for 2019 is soon to be confirmed.
 
Economics Module 1 Module 2 Module 3 Module 4
Year 1 Adv.Microeconomics 1 Intro.to Chinese Economy   English Writing Research Methodology & Business Ethics
Adv.Macroeconomics 2 Applied Econometrics Elective 1 Elective 3
Business Math  Advanced Econometrics Elective 2 Elective 4

Chinese Language(Level 1)
                                    
                               Chinese Language(Level 2)
Year 2 Business Chinese 1 Business Chinese 2 Thesis
(Graduate Thesis Seminar and Defense)
Elective 5 Independent Study of China
Elective 6 Elective 7
  • I.Degree Requirements
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    To obtain the Master of Economics degree from Peking University HSBC Business School, students are required to fulfill 54 credits in 19 courses, including 11 required courses, 7 elective courses (minimum of 6 major elective courses and up to 1 non-major elective courses, complete 1 required course that does not count for credit (Graduate Thesis Seminar) and complete a Master’s thesis and thesis defense. The math requirement is assessed with a math exam before the official start of courses.
     
    Students will earn the course credits only if they successfully pass course examinations. For required courses and elective courses, students need to pass by earning a score of D or above. Those who fail in the required course must retake the course Students should achieve a grade average of 80 (B) or above in order to graduate. Failing any combination of two required courses or major electives twice, failing three required courses in one semester, or failing one course three times results in the inability to complete the degree and withdrawal from the program. 
     
    This is a 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.
     
  • II. Research Fields
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    Concentrations: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Mathematical Economics, Econometrics, Financial Economics, International Trade, Development Economics, Institutional Economics,
    Industrial Organization, Institutional Economics, Public Economics, Human Resource Economics..

    Advisors: Chia-Shang J. Chu,Chunyang Wang , David Lander, Guy Liu ,Haifeng Huang, Juan Yang,Insook Lee ,Jiao Shi,Marshall Urias,Qian Chen,Qing Wang, Wen Hai,Young Joon Park, Zhenda Yin , Yang Xu,Zhimin Li, Zhiyong Tu ,Zhutong Gu.
     
  • III. Curriculum
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    Required Courses
    a. Eleven Required Courses

    Course Credits
    Advanced Microeconomics                 3
    Advanced Macroeconomics  3
     Advanced Econometrics         
    Applied Econometrics                                                                                 
    Introduction to Chinese Economy
    3
    3
    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
    Writing in English 3
    Business Mathematics 3
     
      
    b. One Required CoursesNo credits
    Course Credits
    Graduate Thesis Seminars N/A
     
     
     
    Major Elective Courses
    Course Credits
    Advanced Microeconomics II 3
    Advanced Macroeconomics II 3
    Advanced Financial Economics 3
    Advanced Econometrics II 3
    Behavioral Finance 3
    Real Estate Finance and Economics 3
    Game Theory 3
    Industrial Organization 3
    International Trade 3
    Transition Economics 3
    Economics of Poverty 3
    Behavioral Economics 3
    Experimental Economics 3
    Public Finance 3
    History of Economic 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
    Human Resource and Labor Economics 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.
*Subject to change according to the Curriculum Committee’s discretion

 


 


 

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.

Curriculum Overview


Please note that this is the curriculum for 2018, curriculum for 2019 is soon to be confirmed.

Management Module 1 Module 2 Module 3 Module 4
Year 1 Operations Management Organizational Behavior Strategic Management Empirical Business Analysis
Financial Accounting Marketing Management English Writing Managerial Economics
Business Math Intro.to Chinese Economy Elective 1 Research Methodology & Business Ethics

Chinese Language(Level 1)
   
  Chinese Language(Level 2)
Year 2 Business Chinese 1 Business Chinese 2 Thesis
(Graduate Thesis Seminar and Defense)
Elective 2 Independent Study of China
Elective 3 Elective 4
  • I.Degree Requirements
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  • II. Research Fields
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  • III. Curriculum
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General Elective Courses:
* Please refer to class schedule for elective courses' availability.

 




 

Master of Finance Program 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.


Curriculum Overview

Please note that this is the curriculum for 2018, curriculum for 2019 is soon to be confirmed.

Finance Module 1 Module 2 Module 3 Module 4
Year 1 Microeconomics Macroeconomics Corporate Finance Research Methodology & Business Ethics
Financial Accounting Advanced Econometrics Investments Elective 1
Business Math Intro.to Chinese Economy English Writing Elective 2

Chinese Language(Level 1)

Chinese Language(Level 2)
Year 2 Business Chinese 1 Business Chinese 2 Thesis (Graduate Thesis Seminar and Defense)
Elective 3 Financial Markets
Elective 4 Independent Study of China
  • I.Degree Requirements
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  • II. Research Fields
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  • III. Curriculum
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    * Please refer to class schedule for elective courses' availability.