Department of Finance Held Master Degree Thesis Defense
Date: 2018-09-25

On May 31, 2018, the Department of Finance held the first "Thesis Defense of Postgraduates for Master Degree in Finance" from 8:30 to 12:00 am in Rooms 201, 202 and 203, Teaching Building 1 of the University.


    Since 2016, the University has cultivated postgraduates jointly with Peking University, Harbin Institute of Technology, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, National University of Singapore, University of Warwick, University of Birmingham, University of Leeds and other famous domestic and overseas universities. Students who meet the requirements for graduation and theses of both universities can obtain the degrees of cooperative universities and schooling certificate of SUSTech. The Department of Finance has a total of 15 master graduates this year, including 2 masters in applied economics and 13 masters in Finance, which is a joint training program between SUSTech and Harbin Institute of Technology. Postgraduates have been awarded the diploma and degree certificate of Harbin Institute of Technology. Postgraduate students have studied at school for two years, including course study, thesis proposal and defense, internship, and finally ushered in the final assessment - graduation thesis defense. Students were divided into three groups for defense, including the groups of econometrics, corporate finance and financial engineering. A total of nine professors, including Professor He Jia (dean of the Department) participated in the defense review and three external professors were invited to participate in the defense review.


   The work of the defense groups was carried out in an orderly manner in accordance with the procedure of the defense. The Chairman of the Defense Committee introduced the composition of the Defense Committee and implemented the agenda of the Defense Committee; student (applicant) presented the comprehensive evaluation of three reviewers on his or her thesis and pages of the thesis with problems in the PPT, and introduced the correction of the existing problems; Applicant introduced the main content of his or her thesis; the Committee members asked questions; the defense was suspended, the applicant and his or her supervisor evaded; the Defense Committee held an internal meeting to vote on the awarding of a master degree by secret ballots. The members of the Defense Committee made a proposed decision to award a master degree when two-thirds (inclusive) of them agreed. After the defense was resumed, the Chairman of the Defense Committee announced the decision of the Defense Committee and the voting results; the Chairman of the Defense Committee announced the closing of the defense.


   Students cultivated by the Department of Finance should have a solid grasp of the knowledge, skills, methods and theories of economics and finance, familiarity with the direction of modern financial development and the ability to engage in the relevant specialized work of banking, securities, investment, insurance and other economic management sectors and enterprises. They should not only have international vision but also the ability to deeply analyze and solve practical financial problems in China; in particular, they should be able to lead Chinese capital to the world, with professional qualities and capabilities that allow them to ‘Grasp the moon in the Ninth Heaven (macroscopically) and seize the turtles deep down in the Five Seas (microscopically)’. The master graduates of this year have basically determined their graduation destination, including China Europe International Business School for Ph.D. in Finance, Shenzhen Urban Planning & Land Resource Research Center, ICBC Shenzhen Branch, etc. Wish students to ride on the crest of success in the new field.