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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I receive a degree from Queen’s University or Renmin University?

Graduates of the program earn a Master of Finance degree from Queen's University.

Since I only receive a degree from Queen’s University, can I still benefit from Renmin’s reputation in China?

Yes, this partnership is a strong signal that Renmin University recognizes Queen’s University as being a top-ranked university, as Renmin is itself.

Do I need to have work experience to apply?

We will review your completed file and consider your education, work and volunteer experience and transcripts as a combined evaluation. If you do not have work experience, you are still encouraged to apply and we will review all other elements of your application.

I will not be receiving my TOEFL results or CFA results until the spring. Can I still apply now?

Yes, you are encouraged to begin your application now. Once you receive your results, you can submit them to us and we will review your file once it is complete. You will still be eligible to be considered for the class starting in September.

Is there a minimum GMAT score required for admission?

Your GMAT will be reviewed in combination with your transcript. There is not a specific score that needs to be achieved on your GMAT test as it will be reviewed in combination with your transcript and other supporting documents.

I am not a Chinese citizen. Can I still apply to this program?

Yes, citizens of China, Canada and other countries are equally eligible to apply for this program. If you are not a Chinese citizen, you will require a study visa to attend school in China. It will be your responsibility to obtain the visa, and our program office will assist you in learning how to do this.

When can I expect to hear back after I submit my application?

We will contact you after you have submitted your completed application and all associated documents in order to schedule an interview.

Where is the program located?

The program takes place in Beijing, China on the Renmin University campus. There is an option to complete one course in Kingston at Queen’s University or SmithToronto.

How long is the program and when are the term dates?

The program is 10 months long. The program runs from September - January and March - August. There is a break for Chinese New Year in February.