Why choose Guanghua's Master of Finance program?

The Master of Finance program is a two-year, full-time, master degree program offered by Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, aiming at the development of China’s financial market. MFiners take theoretical and quantitative courses of modern finance, economics and management for theoretical and practical problem-solving skills by comprehensively using professional knowledge and exploiting innovative potentials for future careers in finance. To improve students’ professional and specialized abilities, our program is highly competitive and innovative in curriculum and training, via combining prerequisite courses, module courses, practice courses, and international courses.


History: With the 120-year history of Peking University, our program starts admission in 2002 and is one of the first programs in China offering professional master degree.

Ranking: In 2018, the Master of Finance of Guanghua is No.18 worldwide.

Course Category: 3 professional directions, 13 required basic courses, 9 required professional courses, 14 elective professional courses, practice integration programs and overseas courses.

Alumnimore than 1000 graduates till July, 2018.

What can students learn?

Required basic courses: The program offers advanced courses of economics and finance, focusing on fundamental theories and methods of economics, finance and accounting, and integrating with the reform and development of China’s economics. Students gain solid theoretical backgrounds, emphasize on interpretation of economics and finance situations, and keep sensitive for the market. Career Development Strategy is also required.

- Advanced Microeconomics              
- Macroeconomic Management
- Financial Analysis Application
- Financial Econometrics   
- Finance I, Finance II, Finance III
- Career Development Program

Required professional courses: The program offers advanced courses of investment management, corporate finance, and financial intermediation, teaching frontier theories and methods of investment, corporate finance, financial markets and financial institutions. Students grasp the latest developments in theory, master advanced skills of analysis and decisions, and improve abilities to analyze and solve practical problems.


-Investment Management: Fixed Income Securities, Quantitative Investment Strategy,
-Corporate Finance: Case Analysis on Corporate Finance, Valuation and Value Creation Strategy
-Financial Intermediation: Financial Markets and Financial Institutions, Money and Banking

Elective professional courses: This program offers elective courses of investment management, corporate finance, and financial intermediation. Students can choose courses based on their academic background or work on specific courses based on research interest. Elective professional courses emphasize more on professionalism and practice.

- Investment Management: Legends in Investing, Financial Engineering, Financial Modeling, Advanced  Topics on Finance: Asset Pricing, Financial Derivatives and Pricing Theory, Behavioral Finance: Wealth Management and Investment Strategies.
- Corporate Finance: PE & VC, Advanced Financial Accounting, Microeconomics and Its Application in Industrial Research, International Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions.
- Financial Intermediation: Commercial Bank Management, Investment Banking, Credit Risk Management, Regulation of Financial Institutions.

Practice courses: The Master of Finance program keeps reforming and improving and has achieved outstanding results. We enhance students’ understanding of finance by inviting industry elites to give lectures and seminars; on the other hand, we have practice integration programs with financial industry experts or institutions for students to solve practical problems of investment management, corporate finance, and financial institution management with their supervision, narrowing the distance between academia and industry. At the same time, we also have oversea courses for students to develop international perspective.

- Practical Program
- Overseas Courses

Prospects After Graduation


More than 95% of our graduates go to industry. Since 2003, graduates of Guanghua Master of Finance program have joined famous international investment banks such as Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase and HSBC, and famous fund companies, such as China AMC, Harvest Fund and China Southern Asset Management, and also major domestic securities firms such as CICC, CITIC Securities, SWS Securities and Guotai Junan Securities. Graduates are now living in US, Europe, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong and other parts of the world.

About 3% of graduates pursue PhD degrees.

Employment fields include:

About 90% are in finance, consulting and related fields.

Financial industry includes: investment banks, fund companies, commercial banks, insurance and asset management companies, venture capital and private equity, securities companies, accounting firms, other financial services institutions.

Related departments include: investment banks, research, investment and financing, Fixed Income, consulting, fund management, risk management, sales transactions, project management, human resources, strategic planning, marketing, financial accounting, auditing, and quantity analysis.

About 80% are in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangdong, 20% are overseas.



What sets us apart?

Excellent Faculty
There are more than 100 full-time faculties in Guanghua School of Management. The faculties of MFin come from Department of Finance, Department of Applied Economics, Department of Accounting, Department of Management, and Beijing Foreign Studies University. Among these faculties, there are master scholars who have participated in the economic reform and government decision-making, senior professors in academia, and young scholars who have been trained overseas, love research, and are dedicated to teaching. 



Alumni Mentors

The “Industry mentor plan of Master of Finance program of Guanghua School of Management in Peking University” will invite experts and scholars from industry, famous Guanghua alumni, as well as senior managers of government and financial institutions to be off-campus mentors of masters of finance. Each mentor instruct 4-6 students and this plan began in September, 2013.
Invited mentors would interact with students in different ways, sharing professional and business experience, encouraging students to grow up, and helping their career development. This plan is aim to build platforms for instructing and training the new generation of senior managers in finance between industry elite, alumni and students. At the same time, this plan would enhance the communication and connection between alumni and alma mater, becoming important platforms that alma mater supports the alumni and alumni help alma mater in return.
The “Industry mentoring committee” consists of senior scholars in finance and related fields, business elite, well-known alumni, senior officials of government and financial regulators, and senior managers of business organizations. Committee members give advice and suggestions on development and teaching reform of the Master of Finance program, and career development of students.

Alumni Resources

Guanghua School of Management provides excellent services for the alumni, including homecoming on May each year, summer camp for their children, alumni meetings and alumni Salons.
The Master of Finance program has 17 years history and more than 1000 alumni all over the world. Diverse alumni activities promote connections between different grades, and provide a broad platform for communication, opening a window to understand industry. With abundant alumni resources, the Master of Finance program will further strengthen the connections and interactions of the alumni, including regular meetings, inviting elite alumni to become industry mentors, and contacting alumni corporate visits.

How to apply?

Admission Info Please refer to: http://www.gsm.pku.edu.cn/mfin/info/1082/2381.htm

Contact us:

Master of Finance Programs Office, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, Beijing, 100871
Tel86 10 62747015/62747014