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The Renmin-Queen’s Partnership

Canada and China have a long history of co-operation in education, and extensive business connections.

The Master of Finance - Beijing program at Smith School of Business was approved by China's Ministry of Education in 2013, and the first class started in September 2014. Classes are held at Renmin University's School of Finance in Beijing, China. Courses in the program are taught by outstanding faculty from Renmin University and Smith School of Business. Graduates of the program can earn a Master of Finance degree from Queen's University while living in Beijing and studying on the campus of Renmin University of China.

“Canada and China have a long history of co-operation 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

School of Finance at Renmin University of China

Founded in 2007 as a research institute that follows western practices, the school's mission is to establish a world-class faculty with a strong focus on frontier research, high-quality graduate teaching, and intensive international exchanges and co-operation.

Renmin University of China (RUC) is one of the most prestigious universities in China, and the leading university for economics and finance education. Since it was established, more than 250,000 outstanding RUC alumni have made important contributions in various sectors including government, academia, finance, communication, and education.

With many first-tier disciplines ranking number
one nationwide, RUC is well placed as an influential leader. It is an important base for training high-calibre professionals and houses a number of important research centres and think tanks.

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Smith School of Business at Queen's University

Renowned for its excellence, innovation and leadership in business education, Smith School of Business is one of the world's premier business schools. From establishing the first undergraduate business degree a century ago to creating groundbreaking programs and courses in emerging areas including artificial intelligence, fintech, analytics, cultural diversity, team dynamics, social impact and more, Smith is at the forefront of preparing you for the business marketplace.

In addition to its rich tradition of academic and teaching excellence, Smith is known for delivering an outstanding learning and development experience. Small class sizes, personal attention, individual and team support, opportunities for specialization, and a deep commitment to student success characterize the Smith experience.

Established in 1841, Queen’s University is consistently ranked among the best in Canada and internationally. Through contributions to science, the arts, business, and government, Queen’s graduates have made indelible marks on the national and international landscape.

Smith is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and EQUIS through the European Foundation for Management Development, placing it among the world’s premier business schools.

“Education is Canada's largest export to China, providing nearly $6 billion in economic value to communities across the country. In this incredibly competitive sector, with Western countries vying for China's most talented students, innovative programs like the Smith Master of Finance - Beijing program jointly offered by Queen's University and Renmin University are crucial to Canada's ongoing competitiveness in the education sector.”

Sarah Kutulakos
Executive Director & COO, Canada China Business Council