XJTLU BSc Financial Mathematics

Bachelor’s in Financial Mathematics

Introduction to the Program

The Bachelor’s in Financial Mathematics at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a three or four year program for international students taught in English.

About XJTLU

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is a new international university jointly founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University China and the University of Liverpool UK as a joint venture. As an independent Sino-Foreign cooperative university, it captures the essence of both prestigious parent universities and is the first and only one of its kind approved by the Ministry of Education in China. The University offers undergraduate degree programmes in the fields of science, engineering and management, and awards both its own Chinese degree and a degree from the University of Liverpool.

About the Program

The BSc Financial Mathematics programme is designed to equip you with the specialist mathematical knowledge and quantitative skills that are required by many financial organisations. It focuses on the application of theories to financial practice.

About The Department of Mathematical Sciences

The Department of Mathematical Sciences is committed to excellence in research and teaching, and mathematical and computational sciences are among the major research strengths of Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University.

This is a lively and friendly department for undergraduate, postgraduate and research students and has a reputation for student achievement and success. Our academic staff are internationally recognised for their high-quality research output in a number of areas of modern mathematics.

The department offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, which are open to both science and arts applicants (through the Mainland China admissions system) and international applicants.

Careers

BSc Financial Mathematics graduates with quantitative skills are in high demand and typically pursue careers in finance, insurance or banking. The programme also provides a strong basis for postgraduate study in the field of mathematics or finance.

Knowledge and Skills

By the time you graduate from the BSc Financial Mathematics programme, you will be able to:

  • understand key areas of technical mathematics and statistics
  • have a broader knowledge of accounting techniques, finance and economics
  • be able to analyse real-world financial problems using quantitative methods.

Start Date of the Program

September

Entry Requirements

Entry into Year One

We welcome applications from high-quality candidates in all subjects with appropriate high school or equivalent qualifications. Students will normally be expected to have a high standing in their high school performance with a minimum ‘B’ average in relevant subjects.

Entry into Year Two

Students have completed A-levels of International Baccalaureate (or equivalent) will be considered for entry into Year Two.

  • A-level: BBB
  • IB: 30 points
  • SAT: high school diploma with a GPA of 3.0, plus three SAT subject tests of at least 600 in each subject, if you took the SAT before March 2016.
  • AP: high school diploma with a GPA of 3.0, plus three AP subjects at Grade 4 or above.

English Language Requirements

If you are a non-native English speaker, or if you have not previously studied in English, you must have satisfactory English language skills to study at XJTLU. Various English qualifications are accepted:

Year One entry

  • IELTS: 5.0
  • TOEFL: 62 (iBT)

Year Two entry

  • IELTS 6.5
  • TOEFL: 90 (iBT)

English qualifications are not required for students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan who take the Joint Examination or the GSAT.

Students who are entering into Year One with less than IELTS 6.0 or equivalent in their English proficiency will take 10 credits EAP, and students with IELTS 6.0 or above will take five credits EAP.

Application Deadline

30th June

Curriculum

Year One

UK degrees are three years long whereas in China they are four, therefore we do accept students with certain qualifications directly into Year Two, which is the start of the main academic programme. Most students, however, enter into Year One, which provides you with a range of interesting modules, language classes and core skills for your degree.

Year Two

You will be introduced to business, financial, mathematical and economic principles through the study of:

  • Organisations and management
  • Finance
  • Financial accounting
  • Economics
  • Mathematical reasoning, logic and problem solving
  • Statistics
  • Methods in applied mathematics

Year Three

You will develop your knowledge of statistical theory and financial analysis and learn about:

  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Econometrics
  • Sampling and hypothesis testing
  • Operational research: probabilistic models
  • Securities markets
  • Financial management
  • Introduction to financial mathematics
  • Statistical distribution theory

Year Four

  • Business finance
  • Risk management
  • Linear statistic models
  • Finance and markets
  • Advanced econometrics
  • Applied probability
  • Final year project

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB88,000 per year. The total for the 4 year program is 352000 RMB.

Fees for studying in the University of Liverpool, UK

Tuition Fee: GBP 12,000 – 16,000 (approximately)

Accommodation

The accommodation facilities are located within the Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District, where the University is situated. All accommodation within this area is private and managed by the Suzhou Industrial Park Education Development & Investment Limited Company (SIPEDI), and also provides to students studying at other institutions.

For further information on the accommodation visit the accommodation page here.

Application

To apply complete the application form and pay the application fee here. It takes approximately 4-6 weeks for your application to be processed and before an admissions decision is given. After you have been accepted you will receive your official acceptance letter visa application form. If you have any questions contact us.

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