Master Program: Practical Economics

 (Subject, Program Code: 0202, Masters Degree in Economics)

I. Educational objectives

A solid grasp of economics theoretical basis and professional knowledge, and have rigorous and realistic scientific attitude and style of study, and independently engage in the professional field of scientific research and have innovation ability; proficient in computer, master the methods of modern quantitative analysis; master a foreign language, and can read professional foreign language data; feel up to the professional teaching of this subject, scientific research and practical economic management.

II. Main research fields

1. Regional Economics (020202):

(1) Regional Economic Development;

(2) Urban Economic Management

2. Finance (including: tax) (020203)

3. Finance (020204):

 (1) Money and Banking;

(2) Financial Engineering;

(3) Portfolio Investment;

(4) Corporate Finance;

(5) International Finance;

(6) Internet Finance;

(7) Quantitative Investment

4. Industrial Economics(020204):

 (1) Industrial Organizational Research;

(2) Industrial Development and Policy;

(3) Agriculture and Rural Economy

5. International Trade (020206):

(1) International Trade Theory and Policy;

 (2) Multinational Corporation

 (3) International Business

 (4) E-commerce Management

6. Labour Economics (020207)

7. Statistics (020208)

8. Quantitative Economics (020209):

 (1) Econometrics;

(2) Mathematical Economy and Finance;

(3) Financial Quantitative Analysis;

(4) Economic Analysis of Big Data

III. Length of schooling

The length of full time study for an academic master's degree is 3 years.

IV. Requirements of credit and distribution

The total credits are required ≥ 36 credits, in which the credits of degree courses are required ≥ 24 credits, research link is required ≥ 12 credits, and the specific credit distribution is as the follow table:

Total Credits

≥ 36 credits

Course Credit

≥ 24 credits, in which high-level international courses ≥4 credits

School level public compulsory courses≥ 5 credits

In which: Theory and Practice with Chinese Characteristics, 2 credits;

Marxism and Methodology of Social Science,1 credits;

Foreign language, 2 credits;

School level public elective courses≥ 1 credit

Elementary courses of first-level subject, 8 credits (compulsory)

elementary courses of second-level subject, 4 credits (defined elective)

optically professional courses, 4 credits (optical)

Span first-level subject courses, 2 credits (optical)

Supplemented Courses, optional courses only are counted as grades, not credits

Research Link

≥ 12 credits

Literature reading and topic selection report, 1 credit

Participating in public academic conference at school or outside, 1 credit

Dissertation, 10 credits

 

V. Course arrangement and credit distribution

Course Arrangement of Master Candidate of First-level Subject in Practical Economics

Category

Course

Course Code

Course Name

Hrs

Credit

Season

School of Opening Course

Notes

Degree Course

Public compulsory course

408.602

Marxism and Methodology of Social Science

18

1

Spring/Autumn

School of Marxism

Compulsory for master candidate ≥ 6 credits

408.601

Socialist Theory and Practice  Research with Chinese Characteristics

36

2

Spring/Autumn

School of Marxism

411.500

The First Foreign Language (English)

32

2

Autumn/Spring

School of Foreign Languages

 

School-level Public Compulsory Course

 

1

 

 

Elementary course of first-level subject

310.510

Advanced Micro-Economics (High-level international course)

60

3

Autumn

School of Economics

Compulsory for all Majors

310.520

Advanced Macro-Economics (High-level international course)

60

3

Autumn

School of Economics

310.530

Intermediate Econometrics (High-level international course)

60

3

Spring

School of Economics

Elementary course of second-level subject

310.601

Special Topic of Economic Game Theory

32

2

Spring

School of Economics

Compulsory for quantitative economy, Statistics

310.602

Financial Econometrics (High-level international course)

32

2

Autumn

School of Economics

310.603

Time Series Analysis (High-level international course)

32

2

Spring

School of Economics

310.611

Financial Economics (High-level international course)

32

2

Autumn

School of Economics

Compulsory for Finance

310.612

Special Topic of Financial Engineering

32

2

Spring

School of Economics

310.613

Special Topic of International Finance

32

2

Autumn

School of Economics

310.621

Special Topic of International Trade (High-level international course)

32

2

Autumn

School of Economics

Compulsory for International Trade

310.622

Special Topic of International Investment and Multinational Corporation

32

2

Spring

School of Economics

310.623

Special Topic of WTO

32

2

Autumn

School of Economics

310.632

Special Topic of Enterprise Economy

32

2

Spring

School of Economics

Credit of Industrial Economics, Regional Economics, Labour Economics and Finance≥6 credits

310.633

Population and Labour Economics

32

2

Spring

School of Economics

310.634

Special Topic of Finance

32

2

Spring

School of Economics

310.722

Regional Economics

32

2

Spring

School of Economics

310.701

Special Topic of Development Economics (High-level international course)

32

2

Spring

School of Economics

310.702

Special Topic of China’s Economy

32

2

Autumn

School of Economics

310.636

Industrial Organizational Theory (High-level international course)

32

2

Autumn

School of Economics

Professionally elective course for master

310.620

Financial Statement Analysis

32

2

Spring

School of Economics

≥4 credits

310.614

Special Topic of Portfolio Investment

32

2

Spring

School of Economics

310.615

Corporate Finance  (High-level international course)

32

2

Autumn

School of Economics

310.616

Financial Risk Management

32

2

Autumn

School of Economics

310.617

Financial Stochastic Analysis

32

2

Autumn

School of Economics

310.704

Theory of Economic Growth

32

2

Autumn

School of Economics

310.713

Special Topic of World Economy (High-level international course)

32

2

Autumn

School of Economics

310.624

Special Topic of International Business (High-level international course)

32

2

Autumn

School of Economics

310.618

Financial Assets Pricing

32

2

Autumn

School of Economics

310.619

Second Foreign Language

32

2

Spring

School of Economics

 

Other master courses of the college

 

2

Spring/Autumn

Foreign Languages Department

 

Special Topic of World Economy (High-level international course)

 

 

 

 

Span first –level subject course

≥2 credits

Non-Degree Course

Supplemented Course

 

Accountancy

56

3.5

 

School of Economics

The compulsory courses for undergraduate of master candidates are not Economics ≥ 2 credits, and take lessons and exams with undergraduates

 

Statistics

48

3

 

School of Economics

 

Econometrics

64

4

 

School of Economics

 

Money and Banking

48

3

 

School of Economics

 

Finance

40

2.5

 

School of Economics

 

Economic History of Foreign Countries in Modern Times

48

3

 

School of Economics

 

International Trade

48

3

 

 

School of Economics

 

650.501

Literature reading and topic selection report (master)

Literature reading and topic selection report (master)

1

 

School of Economics

 

650.502

Deliver academic report on academic conference (master)

Deliver academic report on academic conference (master)

1

 

 

650.503

Dissertation (master)

Dissertation (master)

10

 

 

 

VI. Research link and dissertation

 (1) The topic selection report of academic master's degree dissertation general is conducted in the third semester, the standard contents of topic selection report are as follows: ①aim and significance of the topic; ②research literature review at home and abroad; ③research ideas, methods and innovations of the dissertation; ④research content of the dissertation (list the chapter title); ⑤writing schedule; ⑥ references.

The literature review shall put forward its own research ideas and methods based on the summary of others’ research results and comments. The time for the study of dissertation shall not be less than 1 year. Master's degree dissertation shall have innovative or new ideas and write in accordance with the requirements of the Writing Stipulation of Doctoral, Master’s Degree Dissertation of HUST. The number of master’s degree dissertation in this subject shall be more than 30 thousand words.

 (2) Master candidates shall actively take part in academic activities, at least delivering 1 academic report on public academic conference at school or outside during the length of schooling. Before dissertation defense, applicants of academic master candidates may apply for the master’s degree dissertation defense only after meeting the following conditions,: at least publishing (or accepted for publication) 1 academic paper on the core journal (take the core journal of library of Beijing University as criterion) of Economics and Management subjects by the first author (or supervisor is the first author, student is the second author). Published papers must take the HUST as the first signature unit, and published papers affirmation is only limited to the academic papers published in the official journal, and the paper published in the supplement shall not be recognized.

 (3) Others: execute the relevant provisions of university