Programme Courses (36 Credits) and Civic Education for Graduates (3 Credits)*

*Civic Education for Graduates (not applicable to international students) include required course and elective course, please subjuct to the actual courses

Required Core

Starts with an abundance of internationally-trained

Our curriculum is built around a combination of world-class,internationally-trained faculty,and senior-level financial practitioners.
    • Financial Reporting and Analysis

    • Corporate Valuation & Fundamentals of Finance

    • Derivatives Markets

    • Investment Management and Analysis

Required Concentration Courses

Specified core courses

The programme offers two concentrations for full-time students, FinTech and Financial Management, allowing students to develop specialized skills for the financial industry. Financial Management Concentration is available as a part-time option.


  • FinTech Analytics: Advanced Programming and Big Data
  • FinTech Theory and Practice

  • Artificial Intelligence for FinTech

  • Blockchain in Finance

Financial Management

  • Spreadsheet/VBA Modelling in Finance
  • Portfolio and Asset Management

  • Analysis of Fixed-income Securities


    • Contemporary Issues in Chinese Financial Development (Practitioner Workshops)

    • Behavioral Finance

    • Stochastic Models

    • Chinese Financial System

    • Banks and Financial Institutions

    • Microstructure and Algorithm Trading

    • Credit Risk Modelling and Products

    • Quantitative Risk Management

    • Alternative Investment

    • Directed Research in Finance

    • Valuation Analysis

    • Mergers and Acquisitions

    • Emerging Companies Finance

    • Quantitative Portfolio Analysis

    • Finance within Macroeconomy

    • Financial Econometrics and Applications

    • Information Strategy and Management

    • Business Modeling and Optimization    

    • Mining Massive Datasets

    • Internet Finance

    • Machine Learning for Business

    • Risks and Insurance

    • Theory of Statistics

    • Data Visualization

    • Corporate and Business Law

Campus life


FINest symbolizes the best financial people. This is our programme goal for the students and also our expectations for the future that our students can expect. New students, welcome to join the FINest!


Tired of the same kind of activities? You will love our sport competitions! Where to go, how long to play, and how to play, these are all up to you. Basketball, football,badminton, table tennis, volleyball, any sports competition that you can come up with will be satisfied by our gymnasium.

Study mode

Confuse about your future development? Do not understand the corse content? Don't worry! Our CAA (Career & Academic Advisors) system will help you figure it out! Our programme tutors and teachers will give their sincerely advises to you. Please do not hesitate to contact us.


Connections are vital if you want to have a field day in the financial world. FINest Salon will bring you close contact with industry professionals and outstanding alumnus. Plus, we will prepare fine food and coffee for students and professors. Let's join us!


After a stressful test week, you may want to relax, to chat and play with your classmates, or plan ahead for the next semester. Then come to the FINest Night/Day! There are dynamic professors and teachers willing to chat on anything with you; there are course information for the next semester helping you plan for your studies. Looking forward to it? Come on!

Jungle Guide

Never been to Shenzhen before? Want to know more about our campus and district? Two senior students of the programme will lead you Junglers to explore this mysterious "Jungle".


"The MSc Finance Programme of SFI has excellent professors and tutors, practical courses and professional employment guidance.
Compared with the postgraduates in the mainland, we have a shorter and flexible educational system, our curriculums are practical and with full-English teaching. During my internship, the employer commented that our courses are excellent preparation for investment research."
--Lingni JIANG
Ping An Trust

With our programme's vision and extensive resources, we seek to make an outsized contribution to China's ongoing financial reforms. Our goal is nothing less than to be recognized as one of the world's top financial institutions.