Master of Economics Public Finance

Objectives

The program is designed to mainly train students to be equipped with an international view and communication skills, a solid theoretical foundation of taxation and application of modern analytical tools and methods, providing students with the profession knowledge and ability to pursue a PhD degree overseas or serve the governments departments of finance and tax, financial institutions, firms, enterprises after returning home.


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)

Public Finance

Chinese Taxation

Public Policy Analysis

Micro-econometrics and Applications

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
Public Finance
Chinese Taxation
Public Policy Analysis
Elective
Seminar

Thesis Research(submit proposal by summer semester)
Internship (optional)

Second Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester

Micro-econometrics and Applications
Elective
Seminar
Thesis Research

Thesis Research
(submission deadline: March 15)
Choose three of four major courses

How to apply

We invite you to explore our various study programs. By joining us, we are sure you would find your time here intellectually rewarding and challenging.

 
 

Contact information

Tel.: +86(0)592-2189805
Email: enquiries.imwise@gmail.com
Address: N106 Economics Building, Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian, P.R. China 361005
 

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