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

What makes the Cornell-Tsinghua Finance MBA program different?

Its bilingual approach and class composition—you’ll complete your courses among high-quality candidates who are prepared to lead in the international finance industry.

After two years of part-time study, graduates of the Cornell-Tsinghua Finance MBA program will receive an MBA from both Cornell University and Tsinghua University. This program, based in Beijing, accommodates the demanding lifestyles of fast-rising corporate stars and entrepreneurs, allowing you to balance life, work, and study.

arial view of the Cornell Clocktower

Cornell-Tsinghua 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.


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.

Photo of Cornell-Tsinghua graduates outside during Commencement in 2018

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.

Are you ready to take the next step in your career?

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 PBCSF website. For questions, email fmba@pbcsf.tsinghua.edu.cn.

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

  • Round 1
    • Deadline: April 7, 2019
    • Interviews: April 19-21, 2019
  • Round 2
    • Deadline: June 23, 2019
    • Interviews: July 5-7, 2019
  • Round 3
    • Deadline: September 1, 2019
    • Interviews: September 19-22, 2019

Johnson Cornell-Tsinghua BusinessFeed

May 24, 2019

Johnson recognizes 2019 award winners across nine academic programs

Several students across Johnson’s seven MBA programs and two MPS programs were recognized for their achievements, contributions, and academic performance.

May 24, 2019

Student teams design innovative cloud systems during Business Model Hackathon

Cornell students from both the United States and Cornell-Tsinghua Finance MBA competed in the fourth annual Business Model Hackathon in New York City.

June 1, 2018

Congratulations, Johnson Class of 2018 graduates!

Graduates of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management were celebrated at two recognition ceremonies on Saturday, May 26. Congratulations to the Class of 2018!