The Renmin - Queen's Partnership

The Queen's Master of Finance program was approved by China's Ministry of Education in 2013, and the first class started September 2014. Classes are held at Renmin University's Hanqing Advanced Institute of Economics and Finance in Beijing, China. Courses in the program are taught in English by outstanding faculty from both schools. Graduates of the program earn a Master of Finance degree from Queen's University and a certificate from Renmin University of China.

Smith School of Business

Smith School of Business is one of the world's premier business schools, with a faculty team renowned for its business experience and academic credentials. The School has earned international recognition for its innovative approaches to business education. In addition to its highly acclaimed MBA and Master's programs, Smith School of Business is also home to Canada's most prestigious undergraduate business program and an outstanding doctoral program.

Queen's University, home of Smith School of Business, has a rich academic tradition dating back to 1841, and is consistently ranked among Canada's very best universities. The School maintains international exchange partnerships with close to 100 respected business schools in over 40 countries and has provided executive education programs for more than 3,500 organizations from over 60 countries.

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Renmin University's Hanqing Advanced Institute of Economics and Finance

Renmin University of China is one of the most prestigious universities in China, and has produced many influential figures in China's reform and development. Renmin is a leading Chinese university in economics and finance, and has established relationships with 125 universities and research institutions in more than 32 countries, which enables the University to be the center of academic and cultural communications between China and foreign countries. According to the academic ranking conducted by China's Ministry of Education in 2013, Renmin University's nine academic subjects (including Applied Economics, Finance, and Business Administration) are ranked No.1 in China.

Hanqing Advanced Institute of Economics and Finance was founded in 2007 as a separate research institute that follows western practice with a mission to establish a world-class faculty with a strong focus on frontier research, high-quality graduate teaching and intensive international exchanges and cooperation. Although relatively new, Hanqing is growing fast and currently has 18 full-time faculty members, who all graduated from top US and European universities.

Ministry of Education Approval

The Ministry of Education of China officially approved the program in September 2013. This formal approval confirms that the MoE of China supports the Renmin-Queen’s partnership and recognizes the Queen’s Master of Finance – Beijing program as an official Master program in China. With the support of the Chinese and Canadian governments this unique one-year program is created to foster growing relations, co-operation and shared knowledge between the two countries.

MOE approval serial number: MOE11CA1A20131441N

Guy Saint-Jacques

Canada and China have a long history of cooperation in education. Currently more than 70,000 Chinese nationals are studying in Canada, and there has been a steady growth in academic cooperation and exchange of students between our countries. We are pleased that Queen's has undertaken this initiative with Renmin University. We see this as a concrete example of how Chinese and Canadian schools can work together to develop world-class programs.

Guy Saint-Jacques
Canadian Ambassador to China, 2012-2016