Summer Study in Shanghai

For NYU Community

Develop your skills and knowledge in China's economic capital in one of the largest cities in the world.

A Study of the Capital and Technology Markets of China
You are invited to spend two-weeks in Shanghai with faculty from the Department of Finance and Risk Engineering as they lead an intensive introductory course on the China's capital and financial technology markets.

Exciting and Dynamic Curriculum
You, and other select graduate students, will gain a deeper understanding of the opportunities and challenges faced by firms operating in China. This program include classes, corporate visits, speakers, and cultural visits throughout Shanghai as well as accommodations at the Marriott Pudong. Site visits include:

  • China Securities Regulatory Commission
  • Shanghai Stock Exchange
  • Microsoft China
  • Numerous speakers representing exchanges and corporations, as well as asset management, brokerage and investment banking firms

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Course Information

This course will help you understand the size and breath of the world’s third largest economy. While in Shanghai, you will study stocks, bonds, currency, commodities and derivatives and the status of market regulation. Through a series of lectures and site visits, participants will gain insight into the current state of market development in China and plans for future growth.

Guest speakers representing asset management, brokerage and investment banking firms make clear the role of their firms in the expansion of capital markets to 2030. Cultural visits include trips to the Suzhou Classical Gardens and much more.

Important Program Details

Course Requirements
Accepted students will be required to attend a pre-orientation webinar and complete all assigned readings, papers, and projects. Participants will be required to participate fully in all activities in Shanghai.

All participants will be staying at the Marriott Pudong, located in the center of Shanghai.

Program Fee

Program Fee Includes
Tuition and program administration, accommodation, corporate and site excursions in Shanghai, all in-country transportation, as well as health and emergency insurance. (Please note: the program fee does not include: airfare, all lunches, ten dinners and airport transportation.)

All participants are required to obtain a visa by July 1, 2015.​

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This program is open to all majors. As space is limited, all students interested in participating must submit an application by Friday, May 22nd.

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Faculty Profiles

Faculty Lead: Professor Ronald T. Slivka

Ronald T. Slivka, Ph.D. is an adjunct professor at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering and a faculty member of the New York Institute of Finance. With over 35 years of practical Wall Street experience, Dr. Slivka has held equity derivative sales and management positions at Salomon Brothers, J.P. Morgan and ABN AMRO. He has written over 40 articles and book chapters on a broad range of derivative topics and holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Pennsylvania. Ron presently serves on the Editorial Board of the Indian Journal of Finance and reviews for the International Journal of Emerging Markets.

Faculty Co-Lead: Professor Song Tang

Song Tang is an adjunct professor in the Department of Finance and Risk Engineering at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. He has worked in start-up companies and well-established financial firms, in the areas of trading system development, market data, regulation, and post trade. He has comprehensive experience in developing trading systems, and has applied many cutting edge technologies from other areas into financial system development. He is lead developer in high frequency trading systems. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience, and Master's degrees in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, as well as Finance & Risk Engineering.