Overview
Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance
Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) was established at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in April 2009 by the Shanghai Municipal Government.
Mission
SAIF's mission is to become a world class institution of research and advanced learning in finance and management. SAIF is committed to developing top talent and cutting-edge knowledge, with a focus on Chinese markets and their global connections.
Values
SAIF is driven by a desire to inspire, a passion to transform, and a mission to lead. SAIF upholds four core values:
• Professionalism: Treating people and business affairs with responsibility,integrity, and strong ethics.
• Ownership: Thinking and acting as an owner to pursue the best interest of the institute.
• Innovation: Challenging convention and seeking new frontiers.
• Excellence: Upholding the highest standards, going beyond expectations, and being a pioneer in the field.
Faculty and Research
Our world-renowned faculty, with over 60 members, is drawn from both academia and industry from around the world. All faculty hold Ph.D. degrees from top universities and over two thirds were tenured at world-class research universities before joining SAIF. Our faculty have in-depth research expertise and teaching experience, and have generated a substantive impact upon academic, applied, and policy research.
In parallel to SAIF, the China Academy of Financial Research (CAFR) is an elite think tank focusing on policy and applied theoretical research in relation to China's financial reform and development. Since its establishment in 2009, CAFR has spearheaded a number of applied, policy, and government-sponsored research initiatives. 
Programs
SAIF offers a comprehensive set of programs specialized in finance, including the following degree and non-degree programs.
• Degree Programs:
Master of Finance (MF) English
Finance MBA Mandarin / English 
Finance EMBA Mandarin 
Global Executive Scholars Program (GES) Mandarin 
PhD Mandarin / English
• Non-degree Program:
Executive Education (EE) Programs  Mandarin 
* The GES program is in partnership with Arizona State University (ASU), and the degree is awarded by ASU.
Students
As of 2019, over 1880 students are enrolled with SAIF's degree programs.
  • 184
    MF
  • 1091
    Finance MBA
  • 499
    Finance EMBA
  • 81
    GES
  • 31
    PhD
International Collaboration
SAIF has developed international collaboration with world-class business schools, including the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the MIT Sloan School of Management, University of California, Berkeley, Imperial College London, and Arizona State University. SAIF offers a variety of educational study tours and international exchange opportunities to provide students with cutting-edge knowledge in finance and management, expand their global perspectives, and facilitate multicultural collaborations.
Accreditation
SAIF earned the international accreditation from The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) on February 28, 2016. SAIF is among the youngest AACSB-accredited business schools in the world. AACSB accreditation represents the highest standards in business education and has only been earned by less than 5 percent of the world's business schools.
Ranking
In 2018, SAIF MF program continues to hold No. 1 position in the Financial Times' annual ranking of the best MF programs in Asia, after leading the ranking for the previous two years. In this year’s ranking, SAIF MF program was also ranked No. 10 in the world.
Campus Locations