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Master of Finance (SAIF)
- General Information

    Fields: Securities investment analysis; Corporate finance; Risk management; Financial engineering; Quantitative investment strategies; Real estate finance

    Globally-Renowned Faculty
    By the end of July, 2014, we have 24 full-time professors and 34 special term professors. These numbers continue to grow. 100% of our faculty members hold a Ph.D. degree from top global universities. 79.6% of our professors are or have been tenured faculty at top global institutions.

    Career Development
    SAIF Career Development Center (CDC) is dedicated to providing students with professional career development mentoring, training students how to most effectively promote their professional skills and experience, helping graduates achieve their career goals and facilitating the building of close connections between graduates and employers.
    Employers (Partial) of MF graduates in recent three years: Bain & Company, Bosera Asset Management, BP, Cargill, China Construction Bank, China Financial Futures Exchange, CICC, CITIC Securities, Deloitte Consulting, Deutsche Bank (China), Ernst &Young, Fidelity, Fortune CLSA Securities Limited, GF Securities, Goldman Sachs, HSBC Holdings, J.P. Morgan, Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific), Morgan Stanley Asia Limited, Sequoia Capital, Temasek Holdings, Thomson Reuters

    Strategic Industry Connections
    SAIF MF’s diverse portfolio of industry connections and partnerships is an essential part of building SAIF MF’s core competency and serves as a unique resource that benefits our students in learning, development of soft skills and career guidance. Our strategic industry partners participate and assist in the professional development of our students through several initiatives.

    Action Learning (SAIF LIVE and MIT China Lab)
    Action learning is a compulsory course at SAIF MF, its objective is to apply the cutting-edge financial knowledge learned at classroom into the actual business case operation and solution to actual problems faced by enterprises. Each project is directly supervised by the senior management personnel of the enterprise and completed by students with the guidance of professors of SAIF. In such process, the students not only have a chance to know the operation of large enterprise deeply, but also can build the contact with the industrial elite before working formally.

    Extended Learning and Student Activities (ELSA)
    ELSA is committed to creating an exceptional living and learning environment for students and the greater SAIF community. We are dedicated to enhancing the growth of students to reach their full potential by providing rich learning opportunities through our programs, services, and facilities.

    In ELSA, the regular series are:
    1. Financial Database Exploration Series

    Students will master advanced quantitative and empirical methods and develop a fluency in financial data sources and analysis tools.
    Students will demonstrate mastery of financial tools and apply them appropriately and innovatively to both identifying and solving business problems.
    Improve the competitiveness and future prospects for of MF students in the job market.

    2. Professionalism Development Series
    Augment the MF study by informing on various forms of business etiquette: dining, interpersonal communication, business social etiquette, meeting etiquette and so on. It is specifically designed to help students polish their social skills and improve their professional image.

    3. Coffee Hour
    SAIF MF highly encourages and facilitates student-faculty interaction. All professors are very welcoming to student visits and appointments outside of office hours and the MF program also organizes a monthly coffee hour with different professors to create a more interactive and casual environment.

    4. Social Responsibility Series
    This series contributes to and strengthens the bond between academia and society. The aim of the social responsibility series is to broaden students’ world outlook and encourage students to reflect on their own responsibilities in society.r USD280 /month) as well as free accommodation.

    Exclusive Facilities
    SAIF provides every student exclusive access to world class facilities and cutting-edge hardware. Our financial trading lab, which was established in 2010, rivals those of other top business schools in the world. It is equipped with 40 trading terminals displaying real-time data from New York, London, Chicago, Shanghai and other major financial markets around the world with universally used trading systems, including Wind/Bloomberg/Factset/FTS, and can provide access for 80 people.

    Shanghai Charm
    Making the move to Shanghai will be your first bold step in shaping your global career. Already one of the most rapidly growing “global cities” and home to operations of many of the world’s multinational companies and leading financial institutions, it is Shanghai’s goal to become the undisputed commercial, logistical, and financial hub for China and Asia. The almost endless choice of cultural and entertainment activities, combined with Shanghai’s unique sights and sounds will stimulate your senses and cultural curiosity.

    Moments at SAIF MF


    Tuition Fee
    Master RMB 94,000 pre year
    RMB 235,000 in total (About $ 43,085)
    Accommodation Fee
    Building 9
    Double Room RMB 38 to RMB 60
    Building 8
    Double Room RMB 38 to RMB 60
    Single Room RMB 110 to RMB 70
    Building 10
    Single Room RMB 105 to RMB 70
    Building 12
    Double Room RMB 34 to RMB 50
    Single Room RMB 50 to RMB 80
    Building 51
    Double Room RMB 34 to RMB 50
    Single Room RMB 35
    Lianxing Building
    Single Room RMB 120 to RMB 70
    Building 9
    Double Room RMB 35 to RMB 65
    Single Room RMB 130 to RMB 75
    Taoli Yuan
    Double Room RMB 50 to RMB 80
    Single Room RMB 140 to RMB 90
    Other Fees
    Service Fee USD 50
    Living Expense RMB 2,400 to RMB 3,000
- How Much Scholarship Cover
Admission Only
- You Need Pay After Got Scholarship (RMB)
  • Tuition:  94,000 / Year
  • Accommodation: 750 to 1200 RMB per month
  • Living Expense: 600 to 3000 RMB per month
- Requirement

(1) Candidates must NOT be a citizen of China (including the Mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao) at the time of application.
(2) Candidates must have a Bachelor degree, with a GPA ranking in the top 50% of the undergraduate institution.
(3) Applicants must submit a complete set of application materials.

Decisions will be made based on the following merits:
(1)Undergraduate academic performance
(2)GMAT/GRE score
(3)Other academic/professional credentials or certifications
(4)Demonstrated leadership and communication skills
(5)Future career potential

- Application Documents

1. Application Form

Please upload your finished application form here.

2. Photocopy of valid passport

With name, passport number & expiration date, and photo included

3. GMAT/GRE score

GMAT (Code:6QS-S6-21) / GRE(Code:4481) score report

4. Undergraduate transcript

Academic transcript in languages other than Chinese or English should be translated into Chinese or English and be certified by notarization.

5. Two reference letters

From professor or associate professor or equivalents

6. Bachelor certificate

Certificate in languages other than Chinese or English should be translated into Chinese or English and be certified by notarization.

7. Resumes/CV

8. Photocopy of the information page of your passport

  • Step 1: Click "Apply Now" button below and pay scholarship service fee.

  • Step 2: Wait for the payment confirmation, then provide documents guidance. (including the application form)

  • Step 3: Submit documents and wait for result and admission documents (including admission letter, visa letter)
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