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RMI Launches Double Master’s Degree with Peking University

NUS RMI has recently launched a Double Master’s Degree Program with Peking University’s HSBC Business School (PHBS), marking the regional expansion of its Master’s of Science in Financial Engineering (MFE) program that has been offered since 1999.

Both parties agreed to enter into a collaborative undertaking of a Double Master’s Degree Program (DDP) pairing the MFE offered by RMI with either the Master’s of Economics (MEcon) or Master’s of Management (MMgmt) offered by PHBS.

“We are very glad to partner with PHBS and we believe this is a strategic milestone not just for our MFE degree, but also to open a series of potential collaborations on various aspects between the two organizations”, commented Prof. Duan Jin-Chuan, RMI’s Director.

PHBS, previously known as the Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School of Business, was founded in 2004 and later renamed as PHBS in August 2008. Using English as a medium of instruction, PHBS is unique among its peers in its commitment to developing graduates who are superbly trained, bilingual, and culturally aware. Graduates from PHBS are prepared to take their places as leaders in their fields in China and around the world.

As with the existing MFE program, the DDP seeks to educate students as future leaders in the financial industry. To do this, the emphasis of the program will be not just on technical and theoretical knowledge, but on building a holistic understanding of financial markets and the financial industry. The DDP has the additional benefit of developing a second core competency aside from financial engineering in either economics or management. This ensures that students will have both broad based knowledge and in-depth understanding, enabling them to be constructive and responsible leaders in the financial industry.

“Students graduating from the DDP will have not only technical expertise and in-depth knowledge of financial markets from the MFE, but will also have an additional dimension to their background of either economics or management. This will distinguish them in the job market and enable to them to excel in their future careers,” said Dr. Oliver Chen, RMI’s Deputy Director, Education and Industry Relations.

The double Master’s degree will take three years of full-time studies, mostly in the Shenzhen-based PHBS, to complete. The first intake of DDP students are expected to join the program in Academic Year 2013/14. For more information about admission to the program, please contact PHBS by email at admission@phbs.pku.edu.cn

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