MSM Finance – Shanghai Curriculum

The 64-credit hour double degree program is a five-semester, part-time curriculum, which begins in the fall semester. Students take 12 SEM MBA courses in the first academic year and 13 Weatherhead MSM-Finance courses in the second academic year (10 of these are taught in Shanghai, 3 in Cleveland). The curriculum is comprised of the following components:

First Academic Year


Building Core Skills

Building Advanced Skills

Building Advanced Application Skills

Second Academic Year

Building Core Skills

  • Financial Management
  • Corporate Financial Modeling
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Derivative Markets and Models
  • Global Banking and Capital

Building Advanced Skills

  • Portfolio Management and Asset Application
  • Quantitative Risk Modeling
  • Fixed Income Markets and Model
  • Advanced Corporate Finance

Building Advanced Application Skills

  • Corporate Valuation and M&A/Restructuring
  • Financial Strategies and Value Creation
  • Corporate Risk Management
  • Foreign Exchange Markets and International Finance

Residency Study Trip

During the summer of the second academic year, students fulfill a one-month full-time residency (no additional fee is required for the residency) in Cleveland. Cleveland is home to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and one of the most important banking centers in the United States. During the residency, students will take three MSM-Finance courses from Weatherhead’s faculty, attend multiple executive and alumni speaking events, and visit either the NYSE or CME.


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