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Wharton/SAIF Advanced Finance Program — China

The Wharton|SAIF Advanced Finance Program — China offers executives a unique opportunity to experience an immersive learning experience that combines academic rigor and real-world business insight that will prepare them to lead their organizations. The world-renowned finance faculty at Wharton bring extensive industry experience and a diverse global perspective to the classroom. Participants in the program will gain a global perspective and analytical prowess that will advance their leadership skills and financial acumen.

Upon completion of the Wharton|SAIF Advanced Finance Program — China, participants will be granted Wharton alumni status and gain access to resources that facilitate professional growth through lifelong learning opportunities.

Program Highlights & Benefits

Through the Wharton|SAIF Advanced Finance Program — China, participants will:

  • Analyze the intricacies of complex financial transactions
  • Mine financial data for optimal strategic value
  • Communicate detailed financial information and its impact
  • Understand acquisition strategy and valuation techniques
  • Learn cutting-edge finance from two premier business schools, Wharton and SAIF

Core Course Requirements

The Wharton|SAIF Advanced Finance Program — China consists of six open-enrollment finance programs and is designed to be completed within two years. The six courses offered will consist of two modules in the U.S. and four modules in China. The selected curriculum for the Advanced Finance Program includes:

Who Should Attend

  • Senior-level executives such as CFOs and CEOs
  • Entrepreneurs and CEOs who run their own companies who have to interact with banks, venture capital firms, investment bankers, and private equity firms
  • High-potential finance professionals who want to learn the latest in finance
  • Corporate lawyers, government officials, and policy makers may also benefit

Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance

2019–2020 MODULES

Jul. 28–Aug. 2, 2019
Finance for Senior Executives
Philadelphia, PA

Sep. 19–22, 2019
Private Equity
Beijing, China

Oct. 17–20, 2019
Investments and Portfolio Management
Shanghai, China

Jun. 12–14, 2020
Mergers and Acquisitions
Beijing, China

Jul. 9–12, 2020
Venture Capital
Beijing, China

Aug. 24–29, 2020
Advanced Corporate Finance
San Francisco, CA


Visit the SAIF website for more information.


Itay Goldstein

Itay Goldstein, PhDSee Faculty Bio

Joel S. Ehrenkranz Family Professor; Professor of Finance; Professor of Economics; Coordinator of PhD Program, The Wharton School

Research Interests: Corporate finance, financial fragility and crises, financial markets

Bulent Gultekin

Bülent Gültekin, PhDSee Faculty Bio

Associate Professor of Finance, The Wharton School

Research Interests: Corporate finance and capital markets, financial development, privatization

David Hsu

David Hsu, PhDSee Faculty Bio

Richard A. Sapp Professor; Professor of Management, The Wharton School

Research Interests: Intellectual property rights, startup innovation, strategies for commercializing technological innovation, venture capital

Michael Roberts

Michael Roberts, PhDSee Faculty Bio

William H. Lawrence Professor; Professor of Finance, The Wharton School

Research Interests: Applied econometrics, corporate investment, capital structure

Bilge Yilmaz

Bilge Yilmaz, PhDSee Faculty Bio

Wharton Private Equity Professor; Professor of Finance; Director, Joshua J. Harris Alternative Investments Program, The Wharton School

Research Interests: Corporate finance, alternative investments, game theory, political economy