Part-Time, Bilingual Program for Working Professionals in China

The Cornell-Tsinghua Dual Degree Finance MBA program is the only program of its kind. This unique part-time MBA program is delivered in English and Chinese (Mandarin) and is offered in partnership with the PBC School of Finance (PBCSF) at Tsinghua University.

Apply Through the PBC School of Finance at Tsinghua University


What Makes the Cornell-Tsinghua Dual Degree Finance MBA Program Different?

The bilingual approach and class composition of the dual-degree finance MBA sets the part-time program apart from all competitors in the market and makes it the best finance mba program. On the weekend, over 22 months you’ll complete your finance MBA courses among high-quality candidates who are prepared to lead in the international finance industry.

Graduates of the Cornell-Tsinghua Finance MBA program will receive two degrees; an MBA fromCornell University and an MBA from the PBC School of Finance (PBCSF) at Tsinghua University. This part-time international finance program, based in Beijing, accommodates the demanding lifestyles of fast-rising corporate stars and entrepreneurs, allowing you to balance life, work, and study.

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Degrees Awarded
MBA from Cornell University & an MBA from Tsinghua

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Program Location
Beijing, China

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Program Format
2 years, classes every other weekend with residential sessions


Cornell-Tsinghua Dual-Degree Finance MBA Program Experience

Students share their experience in the Cornell-Tsinghua Finance MBA program and highlight moments of their residential sessions in New York City and in Ithaca, NY, in this video.

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Management and Finance MBA Curriculum

The Cornell-Tsinghua Finance MBA curriculum, which combines theory and practice in 60 credits, is presented in four modules. The core/basic module provides deep insights related to finance, operations, economics, and management. Later in the program, you’ll complete modules on entrepreneurship and innovation along with elective courses based strongly in finance. All students participate in and complete a negotiation practicum, Wall Street trek, fintech hackathon, and thesis.


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Best Finance MBA: A Unique International Learning Experience

The Cornell-Tsinghua program is divided into classroom sessions and residential sessions. Seventy-five percent of coursework will be completed in China—the majority of classroom sessions take place every other weekend. The remaining 25 percent of the program consists of US residential sessions, specifically at Cornell’s campuses in Ithaca, NY, and New York City. While in Ithaca, you’ll have the opportunity to work with other Johnson MBA students on joint projects and case competitions and hear from guest speakers who are leaders in the finance arena.


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World-Class Faculty from Cornell Johnson and Tsinghua University

The part-time international finance program brings together faculty from Cornell and Tsinghua universities. You’ll learn subject matter in English and Mandarin from some of academia’s most respected professors. We also invite industry leaders and program alumni to speak on current finance and economic topics. You’ll learn from people who are role models in leadership, integrity, and social responsibility.


Are You Ready to Earn your MBA in Finance?

We are seeking candidates with two to five years of work experience in finance or other relevant industries. Learn more about the Cornell-Tsinghua Finance MBA program, see recent news and events, and submit your application on the Tsinghua website. For questions, email fmba@pbcsf.tsinghua.edu.cn.

Important admissions dates for the Cornell-Tsinghua Dual Degree Finance MBA program:

  • Round 1
    • Deadline: April 7, 2023
    • Interviews: April 28-30, 2023
  • Round 2
    • Deadline: June 9, 2023
    • Interviews: June 30-July 2, 2023
  • Round 3
    • Deadline: August 4, 2023
    • Interviews: August 25-27, 2023
  • Round 4
    • Deadline: September 8, 2023
    • Interviews: September 22-24, 2023
  • Round 5 (Available only to non-Mainland Chinese applicants)
    • Deadline: November 10, 2023
    • Interviews: November 25-26, 2023
First place “Better View When You Climb Up High” by Zijiang Yang杨子江, Class of 2021
Second place “Fairyland at Cornell” by Xiaopeng Fan樊晓鹏, Class of 2020
Third place “Sage in Twilight” by Cong Wang王聪, Class of 2021
The Best Cornell Spirit Award “The Door to the World” by Hao Yu俞昊, Class of 2019
Best Cornell Culture Award “View from the Statler Hotel” by Ting Zhou周婷, Class of 2018

Cornell-Tsinghua photo contest

To celebrate Ithaca and capture the beauty that surrounds the program’s experiential residential sessions, the Cornell-Tsinghua program hosted a photo contest with the theme, “A Fall Fairy Tale @ Cornell.”

First-, second-, and third-place winners were voted on by 1,202 Cornell-Tsinghua students and alumni. Staff selected two special awardees: the Best Cornell Spirit award and the Best Cornell Culture award.