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Advanced Curriculum

The program provides the highest quality training, and covers applied financial knowledge and skills that are used globally. The Master of Finance - Beijing starts in September and consists of 10 courses taught by Renmin and Smith faculty. All classes are held on weekends with a few exceptions on weekday evenings. Students must obtain an overall average grade of B (3.0) or higher, and must successfully pass all 10 courses to earn the Master of Finance degree from Queen's University.

The International (Early Career) section is delivered in English and is designed to prepare you for a career in finance or to continue on to a PhD in a relevant area of study. The Executive-level section is designed for senior Chinese business executives to augment their knowledge and experience, and is delivered in Chinese. It provides practical insights and learnings that can be applied to day-to-day workplace challenges. Graduates of this premier China-based western finance program stand out among their peers.


Students must complete 10 of the following courses:

  • Advanced Financial Modeling
  • Advanced Portfolio Management
  • Alternative Investments
  • Communications in Finance
  • Equity Markets and Analysis
  • Derivatives
  • Financial Statement Analysis and Corporate Finance I
  • Financial Statement Analysis and Corporate Finance II
  • Financial Technology & Innovation
  • Fixed Income Instruments and Markets
  • Investment Banking
  • Quantitative Analysis and Economics
  • International Finance
  • Sustainable Finance
  • Artificial Intelligence in Finance

In addition to the 10 courses, both Queen's and Renmin invite financial professionals from China and Canada for workshops and seminars to enhance your learning experience.

The program also provides optional preparation classes for the CFA Level 1 and 2 exams

To see curriculum details for the Executive-level section, please consult the Renmin University website.

Optional Study in Canada

Students have the option to travel to Canada to Queen’s campus in Kingston or SmithToronto for one of the Smith-led courses. Participating students will be responsible for:

  • Obtaining necessary student authorization or visa
  • Completing any immigration procedures required
  • Paying travel costs and living expenses while in Canada
  • Enrolling in the mandatory University Health Insurance Program (UHIP) for the duration of studies in Canada
  • Obtaining any additional international health and travel insurance that is adequate to personal needs