Degree: Master of Finance

Description of Master-degree Program: Master of Finance (CFA)

In 2012, International Business College became the seventh university course partner of Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA Institute) in the Chinese Mainland, which proves that the Major of Finance of International Business College has been recognized by an international authoritative industry association. International Business College has sent delegations to participate in CFA Institute Research Challenge five consecutive times and often had satisfying results in the intense competition with the domestic first-class universities.

Teaching Objectives

Relying on the cooperation with the international authoritative industry organization, this Master-degree Program is aimed to cultivate first-grade, application-oriented and internationalized high-end financial professionals who cherish have professional ethics and international perspective, master contemporary mainstream financial theoretical knowledge and skills, have the ability to solve financial problems in practice. They also specialize in corporate investment and financing decisions, risk management, financial analysis and quantitative research.

Features of Master-degree Program

This Master-degree Program is CFA-oriented and meets occupation demands. The core curriculum covers more than 70% of the content for all three-level examinations of the CFA Institute, closely combines degree education and vocational qualification examination, and emphasizes practical applications of financial investment theory knowledge. Instead of being confined to knowledge impartation in the classroom, this Master-degree Program also pays equal attention to students’ ability to communicate in English, ability to link theory with practice and make career development planning. With domestic and foreign business mentors’ guidance, a series of high-end lectures, participation in CFA Institute Research Challenge, overseas travel, exchange student programs in cooperation with foreign universities and other teaching arrangements, students’ overall quality and ability are improved.

Faculty

International Business College cooperates with CFA Institute, Beijing Hejun Consulting Group and other well-known institutions and enterprises at home and abroad, jointly develops project development programs and establishes a quality control system, and invites enterprise mentors from the above entities to provide a series of courses, lectures, instructions and internship (Co-op) opportunities for students. At the same time, International Business College takes advantage of the overseas platforms of the CFA Institute and other international business schools to provide students with opportunities for foreign exchange, visit and study, as well as opportunities for internship and practice in overseas enterprises.

Cultivation Mode

International Business College cooperates with CFA Institute, Beijing Hejun Consulting Group and other well-known institutions and enterprises at home and abroad, jointly develops project development programs and establishes a quality control system, and invites enterprise mentors from the above entities to provide a series of courses, lectures, instructions and internship (Co-op) opportunities for students. At the same time, International Business College takes advantage of the overseas platforms of the CFA Institute and other international business schools to provide students with opportunities for foreign exchange, visit and study, as well as opportunities for internship and practice in overseas enterprises.

Education Duration

This is a 2-year Master-degree Program. In addition to completing the credit courses, students are required to pass the CFA Level-1 Examination before graduation thesis defense. If a student fails to pass the CFA Level-1 Examination within two years, this Master-degree Program will additionally offer module courses for such student. After passing the examination, such student will be deemed as passing the CFA Level-1 Examination. Other degree-conferring criteria and graduation criteria are consistent with master degree-conferring criteria and graduation criteria of Dongbei University of Finance and Economics.

Scholarship

In addition to university scholarships, this Master-degree Program will also provide a CFA Examination Scholarship for students, and make CFA registration fees and some examination fees exempted for students.

Employment Direction

Once students become CFA licensees, they enjoy a remarkable competitive advantage in the domestic and international job markets. They are usually employed by investment companies, mutual fund companies, securities companies, investment banks, etc. Employers with the largest number of CFA licensees in the Chinese Mainland include PricewaterhouseCoopers, Bank of China, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China International Capital Corporation, HSBC, CITIC, BNP Paribas, UBS, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Ernst & Young, China Ping An Insurance, China Merchants Group, etc.

Main Courses

Major courses of this Master-degree Program are entirely based on the designated content of the CFA Institute, including Corporate Finance, Investment, Fixed Income Securities, Equity Investment, Quantitative Investment, Economics, Financial Derivatives, etc.