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The award
MSc

How long you will study
18 Months

Domestic course fees
CNY 120000 per total

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
CNY 120000 per total

All study options

About International Financial Management at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU)

The MSc International Financial Management programme offers an opportunity for graduates from a diverse range of undergraduate disciplines to specialise at postgraduate level in international financial management. The programme allows graduates from non-finance disciplines (including sciences, mathematics, engineering, humanities and social sciences) to obtain the requisite knowledge and education to allow them to transfer to a career in finance or related professions. The programme is ideal for those students who seek a career in multinational business, accounting and finance-related business, retail banking, financial markets and many other areas where financial expertise is needed. Graduates of the programme may also go on to consulting careers or further academic study at an advanced level.

Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU masters degrees, earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

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.

Why should I study International Financial Management at XJTLU?

This programme aims to equip graduates with:

  • the intellectual skills and theoretical understanding appropriate to the study of accounting and finance
  • a strong practical ability to solve real-world financial issues faced by firms, especially those arising from the international dimension
  • skills in dealing with complex financial data and in using it to make decisions and recommendations that add value to an organisation
  • the ability to perform research into financial issues facing firms and to make recommendations based on that research.

Knowledge and skills

You will acquire a wide range of skills relating to the analysis of business problems from a financial perspective, along with the ability to understand contemporary developments in international business, the accounting and finance industry, international financial markets and the global banking system. You will also acquire an ability to interpret, understand and apply data and information published in the financial statements of publicly-listed corporations, and to utilise financial data in decision-making.

Modules

  • Semester one

    • International business
    • Accounting and financial management
    • Corporate financial management.

    Choose one of three options:

    • Econometrics
    • Quantitative methods for finance
    • Money and banking.
  • Semester two

    • International corporate financial management
    • International financial accounting and reporting
    • International finance and economics

    Choose one of three options:

    • Business planning - financial modelling
    • Econometrics for financial decision-making
    • Topics in contemporary accounting and finance
  • Semester three

    • International financial management dissertation.
  • Additional learning activities

    The completion of additional learning activities is required to complete your masters degree. Normally, required ALA hours will be distributed evenly across each semester, amounting to 200 hours per semester. Part-time programmes will normally require 100 to 150 hours per semester.

    Additional learning activities offered include:

    • Introduction to research methods I and II
    • Personal and employability skills
    • Operations modelling and simulation
    • Postgraduate English
    • Chinese language
    • Graduate teaching assistantship
    • Graduate research assistantship
    • Independent study with an IBSS tutor
    • Participation in IBSS research seminar series
    • Writing and presentation of scholarly research paper
    • Thomson One certificate achievement
    • EIKON certificate achievement
    • DataStream certificate achievement
    • Professional software skills
    • Volunteer work for university and business school projects and events
    • In-company project
    • Field trip/company visit
    • Career development activities
    • Graduate work placement
    • International corporate governance
    • Stochastic methods for finance I and II
    • Time series analytics
    • Asset pricing analytics
    • Empirical data analytics.

Careers

Graduates of this programme will effectively have converted their non-financial undergraduate education into masters-level knowledge of international financial management. This will make graduates of the programme attractive recruitment prospects for the finance departments of both Chinese and international corporations, as well as in financial consultancies, banks, and accounting and auditing firms, especially when working in an international context.

The programme will also be a useful starting point for non-finance graduates who wish to sit examinations leading to the professional qualifications of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Association of International Accountants (AIA), or similar qualifications (though this would require additional training and the passing of professional examinations).

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 awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study18 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesCNY 120000 per totalInternational course feesCNY 120000 per total

Notes about fees for this course

  • RMB 120,000 for the entire 18 month full-time programme.

    University tuition fees cover the cost of your study with us.

  • Alumni discount

    If you are a graduate of XJTLU, the University of Liverpool or Xi'an Jiaotong University, you will automatically receive a discount of 20 percent of the tuition fee.

  • Payment options

    Masters students have the option to pay tuition fees in instalments each semester. You can also choose to pay the fees upfront at the time of registration, in this case a discount of five percent of the total fees will be offered.

    You will be asked to indicate how you would like to pay the fees when you confirm your acceptance of the unconditional offer.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

UK

Upper second class (2:1) honours

China

  • 1st tier universities: 75 percent or above
  • 2nd tier universities: 80 percent or above

Note: Chinese applicants are not required to take the MoE postgraduate entrance exam.

North America

3.0 Cumulative GPA (out of 4) or 3.2 Cumulative GPA in the final two years of your undergraduate programme

Other regions

Equivalent academic qualifications

Academic background

Applicants should be numerate and have some background knowledge and understanding in quantitative methods and statistics. Generally, applicants with a bachelor's degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics, and applicants from Tier 1 Chinese universities, will be considered to have sufficient skills in quantitative methods and statistics for the programme. Applicants from other disciplines will need to demonstrate numeracy skills and the ability to undertake mathematical work, which may include being assessed through interview and/or a numerical aptitude test. Students who cannot demonstrate suitable numeracy skills will not be accepted into the programme.

English language requirements

If English is not your native language or if you have not studied in English at degree level, you will need to provide evidence of your English proficiency. You should normally possess one of the following qualifications:

  • IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 5.5 in all sections)
  • TOEFL iBT: 90 (minimum of 21 in any skill)

You can also apply to take the XJTLU English language test in lieu of an IELTS/TOEFL or equivalent. Based on the score, students may be admitted or may be required to take and successfully complete the five- or eight-week intensive English presessional course.

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