Finance is the key construction discipline and advantageous subject of Southwestern University of Finance and Economics. As an important part of the university's major financial discipline, the goal of the master's degree in finance is to cultivate interdisciplinary and complex financial talents, so that students can use the mainstream. Based on the theories and methods of economics and finance, it has the ability to comprehensively apply interdisciplinary theories and methods to understand real financial phenomena, solve specific financial problems, especially in various emerging financial fields, and satisfy the society's various high-end composite types and the demand for innovative financial talent.
In line with the training objectives, the Institute has set three research directions for graduate students in finance:
a. Payment economy and internet finance. The research direction is backed by the China University of Finance and Economics China Payment System Research Center and the Internet Finance Innovation and Supervision Sichuan 2011 Collaborative Innovation Center, focusing on the theoretical research and collaborative innovation of modern payment systems and Internet finance innovation. The core courses are mainly payment economics, internet finance research, payment instrument theory and services, mobile payment, digital currency and distributed accounting technology.
b. Financial risk management. The research direction focuses on financial systemic risk and its macro-prudential supervision, the identification, measurement and supervision of micro-financial risks, and risk management of financial institutions and financial markets. The core courses mainly include financial risk management, computational finance, financial stochastic processes, and systematic risk management research based on complex networks.
c. Financial technology services. The ever-changing scientific and technological innovation promotes the deepening of financial innovation. The combination of the two brings more new financial service models. The research focuses on the important theoretical issues and important practical issues in the cross-sector of financial technology from the perspective of financial services. The core courses mainly include financial technology services, quantitative transactions, blockchain technology and its applications, mobile payments, and financial data mining.
In addition to the professional direction courses, each research direction also has two common compulsory courses of financial economics and economic research methods, as well as the general tool class of Python language and its application, so that students can master the basic theories of finance and On the basis of the method, more new research tools can be used for scientific research and social work.