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How long you will study
3 - 4 Years

Domestic course fees
CNY 88000 per year

How you will study

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International course fees
CNY 88000 per year

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About Economics and Finance at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU)

The BSc Economics and Finance programme combines the best of two subjects to give you a real competitive edge. The core modules provide you with not only a specialisation in finance but also a strong background in economics. This interdisciplinary path will prepare you for specialist courses such as financial economics and financial econometrics. You will also gain a basic knowledge of accounting which is invaluable for understanding how enterprises work.

Why should I study Economics and Finance at XJTLU?

  • Financial markets are emerging as the next step in the development of the Chinese economy. This strong programme prepares you to understand financial transactions in a broader economic context.
  • International Business School Suzhou at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University boasts partnerships with important players in international financial markets as well as a Thomson Reuters Financial Lab that you can access on-site for research.
  • IBSS at XJTLU is the first and only school in China to have a module, ECO105 Introduction to Business and Economics, accepted into the CFA Institute Investment Foundations Academic Program. Students who successfully complete this module are well-prepared to sit for the CFA Investment Foundations Program exam at a discounted registration fee.
  • Earn two degrees: an XJTLU degree from the Chinese Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities.


International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to be accredited by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), a globally recognised standard for the highest quality in business education. Only five per cent of business schools worldwide have been awarded the accreditation and IBSS is the youngest school ever to have achieved it.

Knowledge and skills

When you graduate from BSc Economics and Finance you will:

  • possess a solid background in economics and financial theory
  • have a good understanding of these two fields and build on this interdisciplinary perspective to solve contemporary market questions
  • be able to implement theory in practical cases and acquire useable skills needed in the fields of finance and economics such as intellectual, analytical, and modelling skills
  • be able to apply the knowledge and skills to solve specific theoretical and applied problems in economics and finance
  • be prepared for the job market with a sound understanding of economics in general and specialised knowledge of financial markets
  • be equipped with subject specific and generic transferable skills that you can use for further studies or in your future workplace
  • be prepared for postgraduate studies in finance, economics, and related subjects.


  • Year One

    UK degrees are three years long whereas in China they are four, therefore we do accept students with certain qualifications directly into Year Two, which is the start of the main academic programme. Most students, however, enter into Year One, which provides you with a range of interesting modules, language classes and core skills for your degree.

  • Year Two

    • Principles of microeconomics
    • Principles of macroeconomics
    • Introduction to statistics
    • Foundations of financial accounting
    • Introduction to business and economics
    • Maths for economics and business
    • Foundations of finance
    • Introduction to managerial accounting.
  • Year Three

    Compulsory modules:

    • Intermediate microeconomics
    • Intermediate macroeconomics
    • Corporate finance
    • Econometric theory
    • Mathematical economics
    • Financial instruments.

    You will also choose two elective modules from the following list:

    • History of economic thought
    • Issues of economic policy
    • Behavioural economics
    • International labour markets.
  • Year Four

    Compulsory modules:

    • Investments
    • Financial econometrics
    • Financial economics
    • Financial risk management
    • Final year project.

    You will also choose two elective modules from the following list:

    • Game theory
    • International political economy
    • Advanced macroeconomics
    • The Chinese economy
    • International trade
    • Monetary economics.


The BSc Economics and Finance programme is designed to fast-track you to a career in the financial sector where job opportunities usually require strong data analysis abilities and an analytical approach to solving economic problems.

Graduates from this programme will also find that their strong econometric skills and understanding of regulatory policies provide opportunities in the professional services industry, at companies such as 'The Big Four' accounting and consulting firms: KPMG, Deloitte, PwC, and Ernst & Young.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 - 4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesCNY 88000 per yearInternational course feesCNY 88000 per year

Notes about fees for this course

  • International students

    RMB 88,000 per academic year

    Early bird discount

    All international students who accept their offer by 1 May 2018 will automatically qualify for a RMB 8,000 early bird discount.

  • Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan students

    RMB 88,000 per academic year

    Early bird discount

    All Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan students who accept their offer by 1 May 2018 will automatically qualify for a RMB 8,000 early bird discount.

  • Mainland Chinese students

    RMB 88,000 per academic year

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Please visit the entry requirements page for the comprehensive list of qualifications required to study at XJTLU.

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