Master of Economics in Quantitative Economics 


This program leads to the degree of Master of Economics, majoring in Quantitative Economics. It is designed to provide rigorous training in quantitative analysis for applications in economics and finance, after laying down a solid foundation in economic theory. Taking advantage of her excellent research group on theoretical and applied econometrics, WISE is able to offer the most extensive ranges of courses in econometrics in China. This program is ideal for highly motivated students who want to pursue PhD study in an academic institution, or aim at business or government research group in China or around the world.

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 six)
Introductory Time Series Analysis
Micro-econometrics and Application
Stochastic Processes
Categorical Data Analysis
Multivariate Statistics Analysis
Mathematical Statistics
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
Introductory Time Series Analysis*
Stochastic Processes*
Categorical Data Analysis*
Multivariate Statistics Analysis*
Mathematical Statistics*
Thesis Research
(submit proposal by summer semester)
Internship (optional)

Second Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Micro-econometrics and Application*
Thesis Research
Thesis Research
(submission deadline: March 15)
*Choose three of six.

Contact information

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