image - The Master of Science in Finance - China Program at the GW School of Business


The Master of Science in Finance (MSF) China Program is now jointly offered by the George Washington University School of Business and Renmin University of China International College (RUC-IC; 中国人民大学国际学院) for Chinese students who wish to succeed in the field of finance in China.

The MSF China Program is a unique opportunity to further your education in the field of finance. It combines the finest of both programs in financial engineering and master’s in finance. With today’s job market, the demand is shifting towards having a quantitative background with an ability to understand financial markets, policies and strategies.

The MSF China Program, which builds upon a bachelor’s or master’s degree in business administration or other quantitative disciplines, emphasizes both financial theory and quantitative methods in financial management. Students engage in applied research and modeling using a variety of large professional databases and computer software packages. They explore the international and regulatory dimensions of finance, and focus on risk management, financial engineering, banking, corporate finance, real estate, and portfolio analysis and management.

This two-year program will deliver exactly the same curriculum as the regular two-year MSF Program at GWSB. It will have the same philosophy and the same courses, and GWSB faculty will teach the finance courses. However, the program will be customized for Chinese students. Those who successfully complete the MSF Program requirements will receive an MSF degree from GWSB. Students affiliated with Renmin University of China International College will also receive a certificate in financial training from RUC-IC.

All prerequisite courses and certificate of financial training requirements will be provided by RUC-IC. In addition to their tuition, students will also be responsible for other costs, which may include, among others: living expenses, transportation and incidental expenses.