Graduate
 
Master of World Economy (Chinese Economy and Globalization)
(Open to international students with all-English instructions )
 
The School of Economics at Shandong University offers Master of World Economy program, which typically takes two years to complete. This program is open to international students with all instructions in English. Upon the completion of the program, graduates will be awarded a M. A. Degree in Economics, recognized by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China.
 
This program is designed for those who wish to gain a deep understanding of China's fast-growing economy, and the challenges and opportunities it offers to the rest of the world. To accomplish this goal, students will first receive sound training in core economics courses and the Chinese language, followed by a two-course sequence on the Chinese economy, and other electives.   
 
A hallmark of the program is an in-depth study of the Chinese economy, encompassing many aspects such as industrial structure, financial market, international trade, foreign direct investment, China's role in Africa, and so on.   
 
Students are also strongly encouraged to attend weekly seminars by distinguished scholars from China and around the world, in order to broaden the scope of their knowledge and formulate their own research ideas.
 
The program is intended to equip students with the critical tools of professional economists, whether they intend to work in government, international organization or business. It is a good preparation for research work in an academic discipline, but is also very helpful for those with career interests related to China.
 
1. General Requirements
(1) Course Requirements: Total 11 courses are required, which are usually taken in the first 3 semesters. See sample coursework below.
 
(2) Thesis Requirement: In the second year of study, the student shall choose a faculty member as his or her thesis advisor. The master thesis should consist of original and independent research work in economics that has to be defended successfully.
 
(3) Internship Requirement: The student is required to take an internship position in the business sector, typically in the fourth semester.
 
2. Sample Coursework by Semester
 
 
First Semester
§   Mathematics for Economics
§   Intermediate Microeconomics
§   Intermediate Macroeconomics
§   Chinese
 
Second Semester
§   Intermediate International Economics
§   Econometrics
§   Chinese Economy I
§   Chinese
§   Electives
 
Third Semester
§   Chinese Economy II
§   Electives
 
Fourth Semester
§   Internship
§   Master Thesis