A part-time, bilingual program for working professionals in China
The Cornell-Tsinghua Finance MBA program is the only program of its kind in the market. This dual-degree 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 and learn more: PBC School of Finance at Tsinghua University
2019 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.
First place (shown left)
“Better View When You Climb Up High” by Zijiang Yang杨子江, Class of 2021
“Fairyland at Cornell”
by Xiaopeng Fan樊晓鹏, Class of 2020
“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
Management and finance 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 that are based strongly in finance. All students participate in and complete a negotiation practicum, Wall Street trek, fintech hackathon, and thesis.
Unique experiential format
The Cornell-Tsinghua program is divided into classroom sessions and study trips. 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 study trips to the United States, specifically to 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.
World-class faculty from Johnson and PBCSF
The program brings together faculty from Cornell and Tsinghua universities. You’ll learn the subject matter in both English and Mandarin from some of academia’s most respected professors. We also invite industry leaders and program alumni to come speak on current finance and economic topics. You’ll learn from people who are role models in leadership, integrity, and social responsibility.
Students team up across programs, cultures, and time zones to compete in the annual Business Model Hackathon with Cornell-Tsinghua Finance MBAs.
The new Cornell-Tsinghua FMBA Class of 2021 reflects on their orientation and parts of their first residential session on the Cornell campus.
Several students across Johnson’s seven MBA programs and two MPS programs were recognized for their achievements, contributions, and academic performance.