B.S. in Finance aims to develop experts and leaders in the field of international finance. The program will familiarize students with the financial system, international financial market structure and its operation mechanism. With our guidance, students will study the fundamentals of economics and international finance, master relevant policies and regulations applicable to domestic and international trade, and will be able to flexibly use modern financial theories as well as qualitative and quantitative methods to solve real-world financial problems. In the meanwhile, our program places emphasis on the training of students’ insight, analytical ability, critical thinking, and innovative consciousness. Professionally trained students will gain an in-depth understanding of the globalization process of economic, technological, legal, social and other aspects associated with contemporary economic trends. Graduates will be become high-level financial professionals with strong competence who are working on positions related to research and development, application, and evaluation of financial products in financial institutions and non-financial institutions such as banks, securities, insurance, funds and trust leasing. B.S. in Finance is listed as the First-Class Discipline construction project of Zhejiang province in 2015. In 2019, the program was elected as the Provincial First-Class undergraduate program development project. The program integrates Bloomberg into core courses.
The financial industry is a high-growth industry domestically and internationally. Currently, there still exists a huge gap for financial professionals, especially those who have global vision and international experience. Students of WKU can apply for exchange study to Kean University in the United States, which is conducive to developing the international vision and fostering global mindset. With its unique geographical advantage (30 minutes’ drive from Manhattan Financial Center), Kean University builds good cooperative relationships with many financial institutions on Wall Street in New York, making full use of all the advantages of resources to strengthen the practical training in the teaching practice, and providing WKU students with abroad internship opportunities of well-known financial institutions. Students can obtain a Kean USA degree in finance upon graduation, which is recognized internationally by all universities and provides strong support for applying postgraduate studies abroad, especially the well-known colleges and universities in the United States.
Employment directions: financial firms (banks/funds/securities firm/futures companies/ financial lease companies/assets management companies), government agencies, institutions, and self-employment.
Further education: More than 60% of Finance graduates choose to pursue further studies abroad; most of them enter the top 50 universities in the world. Some of the students choose to take Chinese postgraduate entrance exams who have now been admitted to prestigious domestic universities, such as the Peking University and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.
Selected Graduate Schools:
||Johns Hopkins University
||University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
|University of Chicago
||University of Toronto
|Washington University in St. Louis
||University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
|Nanyang Technological University
||University College London, UK
||King’s College London, UK
|University of Hong Kong
(Source: 2020&2021 Wenzhou-Kean University Graduate Employment Quality Report)
Knowledge and Skills
B.S. in Finance contains areas of international finance, applied finance, mathematical finance, etc. The major has a reasonable knowledge structure, as it not only emphasizes the foundation in mathematical finance and econometrics, but also has core features of the financial field, such as investment analysis, securities management, finance derivatives, international financial products/markets, etc. It also covers disciplines closely related to finance, such as financial management, information technology, project management, etc. This program develops students’ ability to analyze, process, plan and forecast modern financial problems.
The program focuses on the combination of theory with practice – CBPM is equipped with Bloomberg Labs, and part of the finance core curriculum includes laboratory teaching. With access to Bloomberg terminals, students can keep up-to-date with international financial information, fully grasp the operations skills of Bloomberg terminals, and accumulate practical experience in data collection and tool analysis. Thus our graduates possess competitive advantage over other students who have not yet had access to Bloomberg terminal.
- Corporate Finance
- International Business Finance
- Investments and Portfolio Management
- Financial Institutions & Markets
- Financial Statement Analysis
- Intermediate Macroeconomics
- Intermediate Microeconomics
- Quantitative Methods in Economics
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