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English-teaching Program for Master Students in Economics (EPMSE)
School of Economics

1. Educational Objectives 

  This master program is targeted to train the master candidates in a variety of economic studies in economic development, industrial organization, international trade, investment, financial innovation, resources and environmental economics, and financial management. As proposed, this program would require the postgraduate students to be able to:

  ●Well understand the deep theories and ongoing policy issues concerning economics and keep updated along with their advancement;

  ●Build an independent thinking ability on economic theories and their applications;

  ●Create strong potentials to communicate with governments, firms, NGOs and team members;

  ●Write research papers, be capable in conducting seminars and working activities;

  ●Apply fluent Chinese as a working language in doing business in China, and

  ●Have the technique to conduct international business management and develop career potentials.

2. Research Orientation


  ● Industrial organization and competition

  ● Regional economic development strategy and programming

  ● International investment and Multinational business management

  ● Financial innovation and financial engineering

  ● Resources and environmental economic analysis


3. Courses 

  EPMSE is a two/three-year postgraduate program in which two major sections are placed separately in course study and research training. The completion of this program depends on the credits earned by the students from the below mentioned under the supervisor's instruction after enrollment and research work. 30 credits are required in this program, among which 20 credits are from major course taking.   

  Courses: Chinese, Introduction to China, Microeconomics, International Economics, International Marketing, Chinese Business Culture, Macroeconomics, Investment Decision-Making, Quantitative Economics, Industrial organization, Advanced International Business, International Financial Management, Special Topics on Chinese Economy (Lecture Series).

  Thesis Research: Thesis Proposal, Thesis Defense. 

4. Research Training 

  During the study at university, students should complete investigations as assigned by their supervisors. Following that, a formal thesis proposal presentation is needed just after the required credits are fulfilled. Each postgraduate student should prepare a presentation on their selected topic for an evaluation process and the approval is subject to the quality of their research work.

  Throughout the academic years, postgraduate students should actively center on learning and research under the guidance of supervisors. The scientific work usually includes speeches in seminars, collecting information, writing research papers, participating academic conferences and joining a research group.

  Either macroeconomic or microeconomic issues are optional topics. Postgraduate students are encouraged to write their thesis by using a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods. Those international comparative studies are strongly suggested in line with the program.


5. Teaching Team 

  The Teaching team is mainly composed of teachers with experiences of studying at top Euramerican universities. They are all experienced at how to teach and instruct international students. Some courses are taught by scholars of well-known Euramerican universities.