The Department of Finance is one of the core disciplines both at Lingnan and Sun Yat-sen University. The Department of Finance offers Ph.D., Master and Bachelor degrees in finance.
The Department currently has 29 faculty members, including 11 professors and 13 associate professors. All of them hold the doctorial degree and 6 are doctorial supervisors. Most of the faculty has training and visiting experience in well-known foreign universities, including MIT, Manchester University, etc. Major research areas include: macro-financial theories and policies, mathematical finance, management of financial institutions, corporate finance, and financial market and investment.
In recent years, faculty of the Department have produced outstanding academic research achievements in the following topics: application of random differential equation in the pricing of options, choices for dynamic assets portfolios, effects of China’s stock market, financial control and efficiency of financial agents, micro-elements of monetary policies and their effectiveness, interest rates as the operational target of monetary policies, international income and expenses management, choice on exchange rate systems, and determination of the exchange rate of RMB. Making use of the characteristics of the finance discipline, etc.
The Department has been providing consulting services and policy-making suggestions to local governments, enterprises, banks and security and insurance institutions and has received favorable recognitions.
Teaching and research in the Department has become more and more internationalized. The Department introduces curriculum structure is similar to that of the most prominent business schools in the world and English textbooks are used. Graduates from the Department work for famous institutions and multinational companies such as the World Bank, Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., Moody’s Investor Service, etc.