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School Launches MSF Program In China

The GW School of Business and Renmin University of China International College (RUC-IC) launched a joint Master of Science in Finance program Oct. 15.  The program, which offers the standard GWSB MSF curriculum, allows qualified Chinese students to study finance in China and the United States with GWSB faculty.

There are 22 students enrolled in the two-year program, which is housed in Suzhou, China.

Dean Doug Guthrie, an expert in the field of economic reform in China, said GWSB plans a growing presence in China, and the joint program is a first step toward developing that relationship.

“Finance is one of the greatest areas of need in China today,” Guthrie said.

The customized program offers Chinese students the opportunity to combine coursework in finance and financial engineering using GW’s current MSF curriculum taught by GW and Renmin faculty.

Courses will be offered in China in the first year, and in the United States the second year.  Students will complete an internship in China.  Upon successful completion of the requirements, graduates will receive an MSF from GW and a certificate in financial training from RUC-IC.

The program emphasizes financial theory and quantitative methods in financial management and builds upon a bachelor’s or a master’s degree in business administration or other quantitative disciplines.

During their course of study, students will use databases and software packages to engage in applied research and modeling.  They will study international and regulatory aspects of finance while focusing on risk management, financial engineering, banking, corporate finance, real estate and portfolio analysis and management.

Posted by gwsb on October 25, 2011 | Filed under: GWSB News.

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  1. [...] Provost Steven Lerman are going to Suzhou next week to further develop the academic partnership that launched last fall with Renmin University. Can't hurt to have a high-ranking D.C. official there as well. E-mail [...]

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