NYU Shanghai - NYU Stern Program Information Session in Shenzhen & Guangzhou

August 5, 2019


On July 27, the MS in Quantitative Finance Program Info Session and NYU South China Quantitative Investment Alumni Forum was successfully held in Shenzhen. On the next day (July 28), NYU Shanghai admissions office went to Guangzhou to host another info session for our two joint Master of Science programs. Both sessions were supported by NYU Alumni, and attracted a lot of interest from parents and students.

The South China Quantitative Investment Alumni Forum was co-hosted by NYU Shanghai Graduate Admissions Office, NYU South China Alumni Club, and UIUC Alumni Club. It was held at the PWC China Center of Excellence with a full house.


The event began with opening speeches from the presidents of both alumni clubs. The chancellor of NYU Shanghai, Yu Lizhong, delivered a speech on the launch process of the program, the demand of talents in the finance industry, and the importance of quantitative thinking in this era. Next, the NYU Shanghai Graduate Admissions office presented the MS in Quantitative Finance information session, starting off with a brief introduction of the program and application requirements.

Yu Lizhong, Chancellor of NYU Shanghai

Mark Yang, President of NYU South China Alumni Club, NYU Stern Alumnus

Zhang Lijun, PWC China Financial Services Consulting Leader, NYU Stern MBA Alumnus

NYU Shanghai Graduate Admissions Office – MS in Quantitative Finance Info Session


Afterwards, three experienced finance industry professionals, Ju Xiongwei, Ph.D., Sun Dongning, Ph.D., and Mr. Li Yuxing, delivered keynote speeches on quantitative investment and the history, future opportunities, and challenges of quantitative investment in China. Taking their unique experiences in the investment industry as an example, the speakers analyzed the essence of investment in detail and talked about how to apply American quantitative analytics style and theories in the Chinese market.

The audience and guests are listening to the speech intently


At the event, there was also a panel discussion composed of industry experts including Dr. Yu Da, who is NYU Shanghai MS programs capstone project professor, Mr. Li Yuxin, member of the Senior Advisory Board of the Quantitative Finance Program, and Mr. Bao Qiang, the president of NYU Hongkong Alumni Club. The panelists shared why they are so devoted to this industry and insights of how to engage in the quantitative finance field. They also encouraged the young professionals and students who are enthusiastic about the industry not to forget their initial aspirations. It is through genuine interest and professional insights into the industry that can help them grow and achieve success.

The host and guests of the panel discussion, from left to right, Hu Runqi, Bao Qiang, Chang Song, Li Yuxin, Yu Da, Sun Dongning, Ju Xiongwei. Please check the guest profile here.

The event hosts giving gifts to the guests.

Tea break: networking among students, alumni and industry experts


On July 28, NYU Shanghai Graduate Admissions Office held the Joint Master of Science Programs Info Session in Guangzhou. NYU Shanghai Chancellor Yu Lizhong introduced the educational philosophy of NYU Shanghai and shared information about NYU’s global network. We also invited NYU Stern Alumni, full MBA scholarship recipient, Mr. Shi Zhan, as our guest speaker. He shared his experience of studying and working in several cities in the US, and the importance of alumni resources in his job-hunting process and professional development. During the Q&A session, he talked about his decision to return to China, and his understanding of the industry condensed from his work experience in the US finance sector and Vanke Proptech.


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