The School of Finance consists of Departments of Finance, Financial Engineering, Investment, Credit Management, Insurance, International Finance, in addition to Lishui Research Institute for Rural Financial Reform, Research Center for Wealth Management and Quantitative Investment, and Research Center for International Investment and Financial Management. It offers undergraduate programs in finance, credit management, financial engineering, insurance, and investment, and Masters’ degree programs in finance (academic and professional) and investment. The School’s forte finance is officially recognized as Zhejiang Province’s “key academic discipline” and “competitive undergraduate program”. The program also receives national funding while the Laboratory for Financial Engineering and Financial Risk Management is supported financially by the central government.
The School has 50-odd teachers and administrative members, including 11 full professors and 13 associate professors. 89% of the teachers hold a doctorate. Our money and banking teaching team is one of the strongest in Zhejiang. In recent years, the School has obtained 10-odd national research grants and over 50 provincial ones. More than 500 articles by our teachers have appeared in the country’s leading journals while 10 papers are published in SCI, SSCI or EI source journals. Also published are 31 monographs. A number of academic prizes at or above provincial level have been awarded to our teachers well known for their excellent teaching and research.
The current enrolment of our undergraduate and postgraduate students stands at 2,000. The School is committed to improving teaching quality. Our students have won prestigious prizes in national and provincial contests over the years. In 2013, nearly 20% of the graduates were enrolled in a masters’ degree program in China or went abroad for further studies. The School is noted for turning out high-caliber professionals in financial world.
Summary of Undergraduate Programs:
Finance program prepares students for a successful career in banks, trust companies, securities institutions, investment fund and financial development companies and leasing institutions. Courses on offer include: economics, management, finance, international finance, banking, interest theory, insurance, financial risk management, financial accounting, financial marketing, securities investment, corporate finance, trust and leasing, central banking, international settlement, monetary theory, financial engineering, accounting, public finance, and economic law. Some of the courses are taught with imported English textbooks.
Credit Management program is designed to train professionals for banks, security companies, investment fund and insurance companies, etc. They are engaged in credit investigation, analysis and evaluation, financial investment and risk management. Courses on offer include: economics, management, accounting, finance, international finance, securities investment, corporate finance, credit management, credit rating, credit risk management, financial analysis, credit guarantee, credit inquiry and database management.
Financial Engineering program studies theories and applications of financial product design, pricing and transaction. The program aims at training financial professionals for investment fund and security companies, investment banks, trust investment, insurance, and international financial companies, financial advisory institutions, commercial banks, etc. Courses on offer include: economics, management, financial economics, finance, financial marketing, investment, advanced mathematics (science), econometrics, statistics, investment portfolio management, financial risk management, database principles and applications, futures and options, insurance and actuarial technology, investment banking, and financial engineering.
Insurance program aims to train insurance personnel for economic management and financial institutions, insurance and foreign trade companies, etc. It is supported by Tsinghua University’s Finance Department, which frequently sends their professors in to teach our students. Courses currently offered include: economics, management, finance, accounting, statistics, financial marketing, investment, corporate finance, international settlement, insurance theory, financial risk management, property insurance, personal insurance, marine insurance, social Insurance, insurance accounting, insurance law, etc.
Investment program aims at train professionals for securities and investment fund institutions, securities regulation departments and advisory institutions, and capital securities departments in large and medium-sized enterprises. Courses currently offered include: finance, international finance, investment, financial engineering, financial risk management, financial economics, financial marketing, investment banking, investment and financing (experiment), corporate finance (experiment), securities analysis (experiment), asset evaluation, financial accounting, taxation system of China, insurance, statistics.