Master of Economics in Financial Engineering 


This program leads to the degree of Master of Economics, majoring in Financial Engineering. The program is designed to prepare students for international careers in finance that require solid analytical and quantitative skills. The program covers the fundamentals of finance, as well as advanced topics in corporate finance, financial management, and financial markets. It aims to provide students with strong technical and analytical skills in the principles and applications of finance, as well as broad finance sector knowledge, and a multicultural exposure.

Program duration: 2 years full-time study
Teaching language: English
Program commencement: Fall semester
Tuition fees: 90,000RMB in total (for two years)
Application fee: 400RMB

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens generally under the age of 45 at the time of applying, be in good health, and possess a valid passport.
  • Applicants should hold a recognized bachelor's degree or above.
  • Applicants should present a TOEFL certificate with a score of 80 or above, or an IELTS certificate with a score of 6.0 or above, or other certificate of English proficiency from an accredited test. Native English speakers are exempt from this requirement. Applicants who have taken courses in English during their bachelor’s degree studies should provide a medium-of-instruction certificate.
  • The ability to demonstrate relevant professional experience will be given individual consideration.

Program Structure

General courses
(4 credits)
Selected Issues on China
Chinese I
Foundation core courses
(15 credits)
Advanced Econometrics I 
Advanced Macroeconomics I 
Advanced Microeconomics I 
Introductory Mathematical Economics
Advanced Econometrics II
Major core courses
(9 credits,choose three of four)
Derivatives Analysis
Stochastic Process
Financial Economics
Introductory Time Series Analysis
Elective courses
(6 credits)
Other master level non-discipline core courses from WISE and SOE
Advanced Graduate Economics courses from WISE
Seminar / Internship
(1 credit)
Academic Seminars/ Internship
Thesis Thesis Research
(The master’s thesis must be written in English. An abstract in both English and Chinese must be provided.)

Typical Program Course Schedule

First Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
Selected Issues on China
Chinese I
Advanced Macroeconomics I
Advanced Microeconomics I
Advanced Econometrics I 
Introductory Mathematical Economics
Advanced Econometrics II
Corporate Finance*
Fixed Income Analysis*
Derivatives Analysis*
Thesis Research
(submit proposal by summer semester)
Internship (optional)

Second Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Financial Economics*
Thesis Research
Thesis Research
(submission deadline: March 15)
*Choose three of four.

Contact information

Tel.: +86(0)592-2189805
Address: N106 Economics Building, Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian, P.R. China 361005