Master’s in Finance

Introduction to the Program

The Master’s in Finance at Renmin University of China (RUC) is a two year program for international students taught in English.

About Renmin University of China

Renmin University of China (RUC) is a key comprehensive and research-oriented university in China. It is one of the earliest universities in China that established Graduate Schools, and is the most prestigious university in the humanities and social sciences in China. For more info visit the page here.

About the Program

The Master of Science in Finance (MSF) International Program was established in September 2010 and is running well and highly reviewed. The program depends on the academic advantages and training experience of the School of Finance, offering overseas students – who are interested in understanding China’s financial conditions and problems but have not yet had a good basis of Chinese language – an opportunity to comprehensively understand Chinese culture, economy and finance. The program completely covers China’s financial industry including banking, securities and insurance.


The School of Finance (SFRUC) has two national key disciplines (Finance and Public Finance) and one national key research center (China Financial Policy Research Center). The research center is the only national level research center in the areas of Finance and Public Finance in China. As China’s leading institution of Higher Education in Finance and Public Finance, SFRUC has made important contributions to curriculum construction, talent cultivation, and academic research in Finance and Public Finance.

To cater to the growing demand for highly capable talented managers who are well equipped with cuttingedge knowledge of Public Economics, Corporate Finance, and Taxation, SFRUC has established another Pilot Class program, the Pilot Class in Public Finance and Taxation. Each year, twenty top-notch students with excellent potential are selected to study in this Pilot Class with bilingual teaching.

Start Date of the Program


Entry Requirements

  • Graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor’s degree, or: is about to obtain the Bachelor’s degree in the current academic year before August 31.
  • Preferably major in Economics, Business and Mathematics, etc.
  • Satisfactory English proficiency.

Application Deadline

June 30th


The MSF program requires four semesters of full-time study (fall and spring) at SFRUC. To gain the degree diploma and graduation certificate, students should complete at least 31 total credits including 22 required courses credits, 8 elective courses credits and 1 credit for a professional internship. There’s no credit for the master thesis, but students have to pass the oral thesis defense.

Required Courses

  • Financial Mathematics
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Modern Chinese Economy
  • Venture Investment
  • Chinese Capital Market and Investment
  • Corporate Finance and Corporate Governance in China
  • Monetary Theory and Monetary Policy in China

Public Courses

  • Chinese Culture
  • Basic Level of Chinese

Elective Courses

  • Investment Environment and Chinese Taxation System
  • Fiscal Theory and China Fiscal Policy
  • Risk Management of Chinese Financial Institutions
  • International Finance and RMB Exchange Rate
  • China’s Financial Law

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB60000 per year. The tuition fee for the 2 year program is 120,000 RMB.


There are four different international residence on campus. They are No.1 International Student Residence, No.2 International Student Residence, No.3 International Student Residence, and International Cultural Exchange Center. For further information on the accommodation at Renmin University of China (RUC) visit the accommodation page here.

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