Admissions Events

  • Apr 01 , 2020 2020 SAIF MF Admission Announcement
    SAIF MF’s mission is to provide the best and brightest young individuals with the academic knowledge and professional skills needed to succeed in the global finance industry. Here you will √ Meet the highest-caliber professors from all over the world √ Start cutting-edge curriculum and a splendid journey designed in combination by the faculty, industry professionals and leaders √ Experience extended learning and various student activities √ Enjoy excellent program that offers unique and innovative experience of LIVE Learning √ Have 100% of placement rate and highest percentage opportunities to Investment Banking and Trading Companies Please click here to know more about SAIF MF Employment Reports. 2020 Mini-Camp & Summer Camp SAIF MF admission for exemption recommended students consists of two formats, Mini Camps and Summer Camp. SAIF MF will hold online Mini Camps this year due to the COVID-19 situation. We recommend all students to apply for the mini camps, as attendees with excellence performance will have the opportunities to win pre-admission offers to join SAIF MF 2021 class or invitations to SAIF MF 2020 Summer Camp. Please stay tuned for further notice on MF WeChat platform or official website. Application Process How to Apply Eligibility: 1. For 2020 graduates only. All majors are welcome. 2. Qualified for postgraduate exemption recommendation 3. Strong mathematical and analytical skills 4. Excellent English skills Application Check‐list: Please upload in the system. Any paper material delivered will be deemed as invalid. Please click here to apply. 1.A completed online application form Please register via official link before deadline. Uncompleted application will be considered invalid. 2.Scanned copy of official university transcript. Please provide the latest version you can get now and guarantee the authenticity of all your application documents. An official version stamped by academic affairs department will be required after you return to school. Students who have minor major please provide transcript of minor major as well. 3.Scanned copy of English language proficiency test score report. i.e. CET6, GMAT, GRE, TOFEL, IELTS or other official test score report. i.e. CET6, GMAT, GRE, TOFEL, IELTS or other official test score report 4.Personal statement (in English) Please fill it in the system. 5.60-second video in English. Please upload according to system's instructions. 6.2 online recommendation letters Recommenders can be a professor, student counselor, or supervisor from internship company and others. System will send email automatically to the recommenders. 7.Scanned copy of additional materials if any Additional materials including published essays or other certificates. Please merge all scanned files mentioned above into one PDF and upload in the system. Otherwise new uploaded file will replace the former file. About SAIF MF The Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) was established by the Shanghai Municipal Government at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in April 2009. Its mission is to become a world class institute of research and higher learning with world class faculty. SAIF is committed to developing top talents for the financial world and to generate cutting-edge knowledge in financial theories and applications. In February 2016, SAIF became one of the youngest business schools to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). The Master of Finance (MF) program has been the flagship program at SAIF since it first matriculated students in 2009. SAIF's MF program was ranked No.1 in Asia and No.10 globally by the Financial Times in 2018. In terms of Salary Increase and Value for Money, SAIF MF program ranked 1st in Asia. Currently, SAIF MF stands as one of the most prestigious finance programs in Asia.
  • Oct 16 , 2019 SHANGHAI JIAO TONG UNIVERSITY SHANGHAI ADVANCED INS ...
    IF YOU... Want to learn more about finance from the China perspective? Want to meet with the No.1 Master of Finance program in Asia with 100% job placement? Want to discuss the exciting opportunity of pursing graduate studies and a career in Shanghai, and available scholarships? Join SAIF MF Reception @New York on Oct.1 Time: October 1st, 2019 18:00 P.M. --20:30 P.M. Venue: Garden Room 1, Faculty House, 64 Morningside Dr, New York, NY 10027 • Professor Talk: Exploring Finance From China Perspective Prof. Zhan Jiang -Ph.D. in Finance, University of Iowa -Professor of Finance, SAIF -Faculty Director of the Master of Finance Program, SAIF • Finance Industry Sharing Daisy WST Head of Research & Senior Mentor • Student & Alumni Sharing Dian Jiao MF17 Graduate SAIF MF & Columbia University Dual Admissions Program Current CITI Return Offe • Yimeng Ling MF18 Student SAIF MF & Columbia University Dual Admissions Program Current BofAML Return Offer Event Registration Link: https://www.wenjuan.com/s/fIZjAfW/ SAIF MF ranked No.1 in Asia and No.10 globally in overall ranking, No.1 in Asia and No.7 worldwide in value for money by Financial Times in 2018
  • Feb 18 , 2019 2019 SAIF MF Admission Announcement
    SAIF MF’s mission is to provide the best and brightest young individuals with the academic knowledge and professional skills needed to succeed in the global finance industry. Here you will √ Meet the highest-caliber professors from all over the world √ Start cutting-edge curriculum and a splendid journey designed in combination by the faculty, industry professionals and leaders √ Experience extended learning and various student activities √ Enjoy excellent program that offers unique and innovative experience of LIVE Learning √ Have 100% of placement rate and highest percentage opportunities to Investment Banking and Trading Companies Please click here to know more about SAIF MF Employment Reports. 2019 Mini-Camp & Summer Camp SAIF MF admission for exemption recommended students consists of two formats, Mini Camps and Summer Camp. SAIF MF will hold 5 Mini-Camps from March 23th to May 19th in 3 cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. We recommend all students to apply for the mini camps, as attendees with excellence performance will have the opportunities to win pre-admission offers to join SAIF MF 2020 class or invitations to SAIF MF 2019 Summer Camp. Besides, Campus Open Day will be held at different schools so that students and parents can communicate with MF staff face to face and know more about SAIF MF program. Please stay tuned for further notice on MF WeChat platform or official website. Application Process 2019 SAIF MF Mini-Camps & Summer Camp Calendar How to Apply Eligibility: 1. For 2019 graduates only. All majors are welcome. 2. Qualified for postgraduate exemption recommendation 3. Strong mathematical and analytical skills 4. Excellent English skills Application Check‐list: Please upload in the system. Any paper material delivered will be deemed as invalid.Please click here to apply. 1.A completed online application form Please register via official link before deadline. Uncompleted application will be considered invalid. 2.Scanned copy of official university transcript. Please provide the latest version that stamped by academic affairs department. Students who have minor major please provide official transcript of minor major as well. 3.Scanned copy of English language proficiency test score report. i.e. CET6, GMAT, GRE, TOFEL, IELTS or other official test score report. i.e. CET6, GMAT, GRE, TOFEL, IELTS or other official test score report 4.Personal statement (in English) Please fill it in the system. 5.60-second video in English. Please upload according to system's instructions. 6.2 online recommendation letters Recommenders can be a professor, student counselor, or supervisor from internship company and others. System will send email automatically to the recommenders. 7.Scanned copy of additional materials if any Additional materials including published essays or other certificates. Please merge all scanned files mentioned above into one PDF and upload in the system. Otherwise new uploaded file will replace the former file. About SAIF MF The Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) was established by the Shanghai Municipal Government at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in April 2009. Its mission is to become a world class institute of research and higher learning with world class faculty. SAIF is committed to developing top talents for the financial world and to generate cutting-edge knowledge in financial theories and applications. In February 2016, SAIF became one of the youngest business schools to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). The Master of Finance (MF) program has been the flagship program at SAIF since it first matriculated students in 2009. SAIF's MF program was ranked No.1 in Asia and No.10 globally by the Financial Times in 2018. In terms of Salary Increase and Value for Money, SAIF MF program ranked 1st in Asia. Currently, SAIF MF stands as one of the most prestigious finance programs in Asia.
  • Jun 01 , 2018 A Glance at SAIF MF Mini Camps in May. Summer Camp ...
    Three mini camps have been successfully held by Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance in May. 139 elite students from all over the country enjoyed their valuable weekends in Guangzhou, Beijing, and Shanghai. Finally, the 2018 SAIF MF Mini Camps have come to an end. Let’s take a look at the pictures below to recall the wonderful moments. Guangzhou Beijing Shanghai Mr. Wei LI from MF 2011 and Mr. Min XIE from MF 2011 were invited to to the Guangzhou Mini Camp. Ms. Zhihong ZHAO from MF 2012 and Mr. Zhifang WANG from MF 2014 were invited to the Beijing Mini Camp 2. Mr. Jiafeng LI from MF 2011 and Ms. Ju WANG from MF 2015 were invited to Shanghai Mini Camp 2 They shared their life in SAIF, their career choices, and experiences, which added much to their successors' knowledge. If you missed the mini camps, but would like to know more about the SAIF MF Program, don't worry, our Summer Camp applications are still open! Please click here to apply:http://regonline.saif.sjtu.edu.cn/apply/mf/mf19
  • May 09 , 2018 Highlights of 2018 SAIF MF Mini Camp--April
    Spring rain fails to dampen mini camp participants' enthusiasm! Two SAIF MF Mini Camps have successfully been held in Shanghai and Beijing during April. 108 elite students from universities across the country gathered to enjoy two memorable weekends. Info sessions held on the morning of the first day were open to both campers and interested students. The Faculty Director of the SAIF MF program, Prof. Zhan JIANG, delivered the welcome speech and introduced SAIF and the MF program. SAIF is among the youngest AACSB-accredited business schools in the world, with the Master of Finance degree as the premier program at SAIF. Ranking as the No. 1 program of its kind in Asia and No. 14 in the world, the SAIF MF program cultivates a large number of talents in the financial sector. Prof. Zhan JIANG elaborated on the 2 major ideas of MF -- to develop talents with a solid understanding of the core principles in finance and their applications, and to cultivate these future leaders for the financial industry. In addition to the technical skills provided by the core finance classes, SAIF emphasizes the development of the student's soft skills through the LIVE Learning Center and the "Extended Learning and Student Activities" (ELSA) seminars, which help students enhance their practical skills and knowledge. Prof. Zhan JIANG highlighted this year's MF's new track: the MF- FinTech Program. This track allows students to adapt with the changing finance landscape. In addition to core courses in -finance, the MF-FinTech program emphasizes rigorous training in statistics, machine learning, computer skills, and their applications. Senior Admissions Manager of the MF program, Mr. Chris GAO, introduced the application process of the MF program and the agenda of the mini camps. He stressed that the main purpose of the mini camps was not for students to compete against each other, but for them to increase mutual understanding. SAIF was not only seeking the best students, but the most suitable students for the program. The admission process is a two-way procedure. Ms. Kathleen ZHANG, Assistant Director of SAIF's Career Development Center, explained how the CDC offers customized long-term career guidance. She also briefed the prospective students on the employment statistics of MF alumni. She emphasized that everyone should find their most suitable career direction. She encouraged students to write self-introduction statements and comment on each other's to better get to know each one another. During the MF student and alumni sharing session, Mr. Dian JIAO from MF 2017, Mr. Yuejia LI from MF 2011, and Mr. Tingwei WANG from MF 2010 were invited to to the Shanghai Mini Camp I. Ms. Ruoyu CHENG from MF 2016 and Mr. Mingsi LI from MF2012 were invited to the Beijing Mini Camp I. They shared their life in SAIF, their career choices, and experiences, which added much to their successors' knowledge. The MF students, alumni, and staff were frequently asked about the difficulty on SAIF's courses, the new MF-FinTech track, the double admissions programs, and many other topics. What did the campers think of the 2018 mini camps? Let's take a look together! It has really been a rewarding experience in the SAIF mini camp! There is more than cooperation, inspiration, and diversity. I feel honored keeping pace with these inspiring ideas and meeting with these talented people. I have been in a constant challenge to better myself. That's what the camp has brought me and I have cherished the experience. ——Camper from Shanghai Jiao Tong University Through the preparation and experience of the SAIF mini-camp, I have gained insight into my strengths and what I want in the future. Thanks for a great opportunity to learn from experienced alumni and excellent peers. ——Camper from Fudan University Fantastic! This was a good chance to learn more about SAIF. Most impressed by the self-introduction session. I feel quite fortunate to participate in this mini-camp and make friends with so many excellent peers. Thanks for the two-day journey with SAIF. ——Camper from Fudan University The mini camp has been a great chance to learn about SAIF as well as my own interests and strengths. I'm also surprised at how the campers built very intimate friendships within only two days' time- we'll be friends for a lifetime! ——Camper from Tsinghua University I am really happy to attend this mini camp and have an unforgettable weekend. It gave me a chance to meet these brilliant peers and see my own limits so that I can further improve in the future. ——Camper from Wuhan University The short Mini Camp not only provided us with a deeper understanding of SAIF, but also enabled us to meet a group of equally talented and like-minded young partners. I hope that we will all return to Shanghai in September next year! ——Camper from Peking University Do you want to join us? Info session application for Beijing 2 and Shanghai 2 in May is still ongoing! Please stay tuned for our notice on WeChat!
  • Mar 02 , 2018 2018 SAIF MF Admission Announcement
    SAIF MF’s mission is to provide the best and brightest young individuals with the academic knowledge and professional skills needed to succeed in the global finance industry. Here you will p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 19.0px; font: 13.0px 'Helvetica Neue'} √ Start cutting-edge curriculum and a splendid journey designed in combination by the faculty, industry professionals and leaders p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 19.0px; font: 13.0px 'Helvetica Neue'} √ Experience extended learning and various student activities √ Enjoy excellent program that offers unique and innovative experience of LIVE Learning √ Have 100% of placement rate and highest percentage opportunities to Investment Banking and Trading Companies Please click here to know more about SAIF MF Employment Reports. 2018 Mini-Camp & Summer Camp SAIF MF admission for exemption recommended students consists of two formats, Mini Camps and Summer Camp. SAIF MF will hold 5 Mini-Camps from April 14th to May 27th in 3 cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. We recommend all students to apply for the mini camps, as attendees with excellence performance will have the opportunities to win pre-admission offers to join SAIF MF 2019 class or invitations to SAIF MF 2018 Summer Camp. Besides, Campus Open Day will be held at different schools so that students and parents can communicate with MF Staff face to face and know more about SAIF MF program. Please stay tuned for further notice on SAIF MF WeChat platform or official website. Application Process 2018 SAIF MF Mini-Camps & Summer Camp Calendar How to Apply Eligibility: 1. For 2019 graduates only. All majors are welcome. 2. Qualified for postgraduate exemption recommendation 3. Strong mathematical and analytical skills 4. Excellent English skills Application Check‐list: Please upload in the system. Any paper material delivered will be deemed as invalid.Please click here to apply 1.A completed online application form Please register via official link before deadline. Uncompleted application will be considered invalid. 2.Scanned copy of official university transcript. Please provide the latest version that stamped by academic affairs department. Students who have minor major please provide official transcript of minor major as well. 3.Scanned copy of English language proficiency test score report. i.e. CET6, GMAT, GRE, TOFEL, IELTS or other official test score report. i.e. CET6, GMAT, GRE, TOFEL, IELTS or other official test score report 4.Personal statement (in English) Please fill it in the system. 5.60-second video in English. Please upload according to system's instructions. 6.2 online recommendation letters Recommenders can be a professor, student counselor, or supervisor from internship company and others. System will send email automatically to the recommenders. 7.Scanned copy of additional materials if any Additional materials including published essays or other certificates. ➤ Please merge all scanned files mentioned above into one PDF and upload in the system. Otherwise new uploaded file will replace the former file. About SAIF MF The Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) was established by the Shanghai Municipal Government at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in April 2009. Its mission is to become a world class institute of research and higher learning with world class faculty. SAIF is committed to developing top talents for the financial world and to generate cutting-edge knowledge in financial theories and applications. In February 2016, SAIF became one of the youngest business schools to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). The Master of Finance (MF) program has been the flagship program at SAIF since it first matriculated students in 2009. In 2017, the SAIF MF program made a strong debut in the Financial Times' annual ranking of the best MF programs in the world, ranking 1st in Asia and 14th in the world. In terms of Salary Increase and Value for Money, SAIF MF program ranked 1st in Asia. Currently, SAIF MF stands as one of the most prestigious finance programs in Asia.
  • Sep 18 , 2017 Words from SAIF MF Summer Camp Participants
    The 4-day SAIF MF Summer Camp dropped its curtain and the participants will soon part from each other. However, their excitement and reluctance to leave still lingers. In addition to new friendship, let’s also listen to their lessons and insights. 【A Glance at SAIF】 The participants came from all over the country and met at Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance. What’s their impression on SAIF and peers? "Professionalism", "Internationalization" and "Diversification" are three key words most frequently cited in their responses, which were also their reasons for coming to SAIF. "SAIF boasts quality educational environment, international vision and exchange opportunities, which paves the way for further education." –Yining Jin, Shanghai Jiao Tong University "I really love the school. SAIF attracted me with its quantitative courses. And it’s like a family. During my internship, my manager is a graduate of SAIF MF 2010, who cancelled his dinner appointment with a customer when he came to know that I would take part in the Summer Camp, and shared his experience at SAIF. It was really touching." –Hao Ban, Peking University "SAIF's information session in Taiwan attracted me to come here. SAIF’s resources, diverse student community and distinguished faculty are all appealing." –Wei-An Tung, National Taiwan University The respondents also recognized the outstanding peers, who are good at painting, music and aerial photography. There was even a National Grade 2 Go Athlete! "I think the other participants are all amazing and have made a number of like-minded friends. I really like them," said Yingzhi Wang from Fudan University. For her, such friendship is one of the greatest accomplishments in the Summer Camp. 【Favorite Events】 During the Summer Camp, every event was well planned. However, "there are a thousand Hamlets in a thousand people's eyes". So what are their favorite events? "Lego Serious Play" impressed me most. Though I used to consider Lego as a toy for young kids, this time, it became a game of teamwork, which helped us think out of box, create models and tell stories. It was quite innovative. –Yingzhi Wang, Fudan University The opening ceremony on the evening of Day 1 was impressive, during which all participants introduced themselves, full of sense of humor and intimacy. It also helped me make friends with my team members quickly. –Mengfei Liu, Tsinghua University Panel discussion is my favorite event. I keep an eye on news on internet industry, but most of the reports are superficial. During the event, the guests reviewed our app designs and showed the real concerns of an investor on an internet-based project. It was fruitful. –Yiwei Chu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University I love the lectures most. Prof. Zhan Jiang, Alan and the speakers from Reuters are all financial professionals, who delivered numerous helpful information. –Kemian Hu, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law 【Who/What Impressed You Most】 It must be Alan. I always admire people with outstanding competency. He is quite experienced and responded to our questions with passion. During the Industry Talk, he told plenty of hotspot stories in the financial world, which benefited us a lot. –Zixuan Cao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ban Hao, one of my roommates, who features sound financial expertise, so do many other peers. I learnt a lot from them. –Yirui Luo, Sichuan University During the group work, the jury not only questioned the feasibility of our health app, but also helped us improve it. With our efforts, our idea was recognized at the presentation on that evening. The process led us to think about the logic behind business and the feasibility of a business plan. The experience is quite meaningful and impressive. –Yiming Lu, Tsinghua University As to their areas of improvement, the respondents engaged in reflection and came to a number of conclusions, for example, on proactive communication. We all believe that they will further hone themselves with endless efforts. The participants also submitted their advices and comments on this Summer Camp, which will help us create a better program in the future.
  • Aug 25 , 2017 Highlights of 2017 SAIF MF Summer Camp
    What if SAIF’s academic stringency meets passionate youth? At the end of this summer, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) welcomed a group of new friends – the participants of SAIF Master of Finance Program (MF) Summer Camp 2017. Can’t wait to share their stories and experience! Warm Up At the evening of August 20th, Prof. Feng Li, Deputy Dean at SAIF, greeted the participants and briefly reviewed SAIF’s profile and events. He encouraged the participants to get a close-up at SAIF and the financial world through this summer camp. Ms. Lin Yang, Assistant Director of SAIF MF Program, guided the participants to get a general idea about the program. According to her, studying at SAIF isn’t merely intended to seek for an outstanding career. She wished that the group would keep on improving their professionalism and expertise, and pursue for excellence with ownership, breakthrough and innovation. Mr. Chris Gao presented a detailed itinerary of this summer camp, including company visits, industry talks, panel discussion, social saloon and more. The ice-breaking session helped the participants quickly get to know each other. Over the next three days, will it be an alliance of winners or a superior contest? What are their stories? We will keep you posted! A Close-up at Finance Red Star Macalline On August 21st, Team 1 of MF Summer Camp visited the Future Life Experience Center at Red Star Macalline, which shows the “Future Living Room” full of high technologies, “Future Dining Room” which enables people to dine together even from a distance, and the reality show brought by smart “Ms. Network”. 360 Spherical Image vividly illustrated the numerous changes expected in a city of future and smart ecology. Ms. Qi Zhang (SAIF DBA alumni), Vice Chairman and Executive President of Red Star Macalline Group Co., Ltd. and Chairman of Shanghai Jiajinsuo Investment Co., Ltd., shared her insights and stories with the visitors, who pointed out, “A winner of life wins at the point of choice instead of the start line.” Shanghai Futures Exchange In contrary, Team 2 explored Shanghai Futures Exchange by visiting its museum and review its history of evolution from the birth of its prototype in Guangxu, Qing Dynastry, from the highly intelligent online trading system today. They also developed their knowledge on the categories of trading commodities, including gold, steel and upcoming crude oil. Furthermore, this field visit also brought them to witness the prices shown on the huge screen. During the event, the participants raised a number of questions on contingent plan and backup system, which were all properly responded by the staff. FinTech Company “Internet loan is a product of the era of internet finance, the process of which calls for regulation.” At WDZJ, Mr. Pengfeng Shi, Executive at Shanghai Futures Exchange and Co-founder & Partner of WDZJ.com, presented an exciting speech on today and tomorrow of internet finance to the member of Team 3. He stated that the public shouldn’t “demonize” internet loan, because the entire segment is getting more positive under increasing regulation. By showing data, Mr. Shi demonstrated the rise of internet loan business and its significant role in the history. Brain Storming On the afternoon of Aug.21st, participants designed unique apps after heated discussion. The apps range from education, healthcare to lifestyle aspects. Chaired by Prof. Zhan Jiang, Faculty Director of MF Program, an interesting panel discussion was held that evening. Mr. Yan Huang, Managing Parnter of PGA Venture Capital Center and Secretary General of Shanghai Private Equity Association; Mr. Xianyi Li, Vice President of Southwest Internet Hospital under Gangling Group and Legal Representative & Executive President of Southwest Internet Hospital; Prof. Richard Wang, Associate Professor of Practice and Director of LIVE Learning Center; and Mr. Alan Qiu, Senior Lecturer at SAIF, engaged in active discussion with the participants on the topic of “App Design and Application”. Mr. Huang boasts over 12 years of experience in investment and his recent success stories include the investment in nearly 20 high growth enterprises, including Mobike and Zuzuche. He also serves as director in a number of invested companies to utilize his rich experience in fund raising and management. In contrast, Mr. Li focuses on user operation and social products, who acted as Director of Mobile Business Operation and Leader of Product Operation Team at YHD.com. From different industry perspectives, the panelists guided the participants to think out of box and also responded their questions. During the Summer Camp, the participants attended the mini lecture delivered by Prof. Zhan Jiang, industry talk by Mr. Alan Qiu, and technology training by instructor from Reuters. One of the special activities, “LEGO Serious Play” was full of fun. Thanks to the coordination, engagement and innovation of the participants, the site was dominated by laughter and joy. When SAIF met LEGO, it ignited their imagination. More than 100 participants built up their dreams with their own hands. Face to Face with Alumni This event was also fully supported by many MF alumni, including Mr. Yangmeng Wang (MF10), now working at Shanghai Rajax Information Technology Co., Ltd.; Mr. Yuejia Li (MF11), now at Shanghai Muxin Asset Management Co., Ltd.; Mr. Yutong Chen (MF14), now at Guoxin Hongsheng Capital Management Co., Ltd.; Mr. Fei Zhang (MF15), now at Bank of China Investment Managemen Co., Ltd.; and Mr. Tianyi Wang, MF16 student. These young graduates and existing students made the activity more intimate and sincere. Ms. Kathleen Zhang, Assistant Director of Career Development Center at SAIF, reviewed the employment profile of MF alumni in the past and provided valuable advices to their future career path. Undoubtedly, after the session, the participants will think over their future and make efforts for their goals. The four-day Summer Camp was coming to an end. Apparently, every participant was remarkable, who showed their unique charisma. Prof. Jiang congratulated the successful completion of this event and expected the group would have a reunion in September 2018. She also expressed her best wishes of ambitious and great life for every participant. Full of dreams and excitement, SAIF MF Summer Camp is nothing simple. Keep close track of our special Summer Camp reports for updates!
  • Apr 26 , 2017 Highlights from SAIF MF Shanghai Mini-Camp
    The first 2017 SAIF MF mini-camp was held successfully at SAIF Pudong Campus in Shanghai from April 7th to April 9th. Faculty director Prof. Charles Chang, director of Career Development Center Mr. Simon Shen, Prof. Lei Zhu, Mr. Allen Chou from HNA Innohouse, MF student representatives and alumni attended the activity. Despite a huge storm and gale force winds, 55 students showed up on time. The activity began at 9.30 a.m. on April 7th., with welcome and opening remarks by Prof. Charles Chang. In his statement, Prof. Chang mentioned there are still strong demands for financial talents in Shanghai. The figure could be several hundred thousand if compared with the statistics on financial talents employment ratio for other major global financial centers, such as New York, London, Hong Kong and etc. Furthermore, in his greeting, Prof. Charles Chang explained to all students the importance of finance. “Financial education is important to both the security of individuals and the security of nations.“ To him, finance is not just about making more money. Finance is a mechanism for sharing, a solution to motivate people to collaborate. Mr. Chris Gao, head of MF admission, then explained to students the core values of SAIF——Professionalism, Ownership, Innovation, Excellence. Students are expected to constantly improve their professionalism, to innovate, to excel towards their goals, with a spirit of ownership. He also introduced features and class profile of the program as well as the schedule for mini-camp. Mr. Shen, director of Career Development Center, introduced the main services of CDC and the employment statistics of previous graduates. During the Industry talk, Prof. Lei Zhu gave a lecture on the topic of China’s stock market and value investing. She also generously shared the secret to happiness, which is low expectations. Mini-Camp event consists of intense evaluation components as well as interesting enterprise visits, industry talks and sharing from student representatives and alumni. Student representatives from MF class of 2016 and other alumni shared how they feel about SAIF MF program with their own true stories. No discord, no concord. Students were acquainted with each other after these three days. Some of them even forged profound friendship. Last but not least, let’s take a look at the group photos to feel how marvelous it was at the scene! Keep calm and face the challenge! We wish all students to achieve their dreams through courage and endeavor!
  • Apr 26 , 2017 Highlights from SAIF MF Beijing Mini-Camp
    The first 2017 SAIF MF Beijing Mini-Camp was held successfully from April 14th to April 16th. Faculty director Prof. Charles Chang, director of Career Development Center Mr. Simon Shen, and other mentors from MF program came to Beijing and joined the candidates in a challenging yet spectacular journey. Beijing Mini-Camp began with welcome and opening remarks by Prof. Charles Chang on a lovely spring day. Many students found his vivid lecture on behavioral finance very engaging and inspiring. He mentioned that cognitive biases may lead to an increase in investment risks. Thus, people who have a better management on expectation and cognitive biases are more likely to succeed. Mr. Chris Gao, head of MF admission, then introduced features and class profile of the program as well as the schedule for mini-camp. Mr. Shen, director of Career Development Center, introduced the main services of CDC and the employment statistics of previous graduates. Minicamp provides an opportunity to bring together top candidates from different universities and different areas to have a first-hand understanding of SAIF MF program and its culture through intense evaluation and interesting activities. Through sharing sessions from MF student representatives and alumni, candidates became fully aware of the challenges they would have at SAIF. They also had a better understanding of the positive and warm atmosphere they would have at SAIF. Wanna know more about Beijing Minicamp? Let’s take a look through the eyes of candidates. It is really an impressive experience to attend the mini-camp of SAIF. It is full of passion and energy and I have not only learned much about economics and finance, but also met so many knowledgeable professors and made such excellent friends. I really appreciate SAIF for giving me such a precious chance to enjoy this exciting journey. ——Candidate from Tsinghua University   In this SAIF minicamp, I had the opportunity to personally connect with renowned SAIF professors. I got a lot of inspiration from this event. Join SAIF mini-camp, and redefine your latent potential! ——Candidate from Tsinghua University   Beijing Mini-camp was a wonderful experience! I really got to know different aspects of MF program by alumnus sharing and other activities. It was indeed not selling the program or selling yourself but finding the right FIT. ——Candidate from Xi'an Jiaotong University   What a wonderful time we spent in this Mini Camp! We learnt more about SAIF, about its culture and its advanced ideas. If you must ask me, I'd say the only pity is that there were only 3 days in total. But all in all, thanks SAIF, thanks all the mentors and volunteers, thank you for offering such a good event. We really enjoyed a lot! ——Candidate from Peking University   This Mini-camp provides me with a good opportunity to not only express my personal ideas but also learn something new about entrepreneurship. Actually, I met a lot of familiar faces, which reminds me of the amazing IYLFS Summit days, and I also cooperated with many new friends from top universities. The most interesting experience is that I met an alumnus who was the roommate of my upperclassman. Mini-campers here are intelligent and open-minded, and SAIF teachers here are professional and approachable. You should never miss it! ——Candidate from Peking University   Boundless is the sea for fish to dive at will, unlimited is the sky for birds to fly at ease. We wish all students to achieve their dreams through courage and endeavor!