A temple in Beijing

Beijing, China

Peking University

Study away in Beijing, where PKU is a leading business school in China that celebrates its heritage of innovation and social responsibility.

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Program Overview

About Peking University

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Just as China is in a dynamic state of change, Peking University (PKU) finds itself in the position of meeting the evolving challenges facing the world economies. Through its educational initiatives, PKU’s Guanghua School of Management seeks to become a world-class business school and advance the local community with its intellectual resources and far-reaching alumni network. PKU has more than 32,000 students and over 4,000 faculty members, and the Guanghua School of Management has more than 3,000 students and over 100 faculty members. As a leading business school in China, PKU Guanghua is committed to providing the local and international business community with cutting-edge management knowledge and services. With the PKU’s heritage of innovation and social responsibility, its faculty continues to serve the nation with aspiration and dedication. PKU prides itself on educating business leaders who make a difference to the world. 

 

Term Dates

PKU offers IBEX opportunities in fall and spring semesters.

  • Fall semester: early-September to *late-December. *
    For courses in Chinese, exams will be held in January in Beijing
  • Spring semester: mid-February to late-June

Dates are approximate and may be subject to change.

 

Housing and Living Costs

  • Housing: PKU currently does not offer housing to exchange students. The Office of International Relations at Guanghua will email information to you before arrival to help you find your own apartment close to the campus. Rates range from $400 – $800 USD per month for a single room in a two- or three-bedroom apartment. 
  • Overall expenses: approximately $350 – $450 USD per month, excluding housing.
  • Food: local restaurants 10 – 20 RMB/meal.
  • Transportation: public bus (1 RMB per ride), subway (3 RMB per ride).
  • Insurance: approximately 300 – 400 RMB/semester.

RMB = Chinese Yuan

Find out more about IBEX tuition, housing, and other logistics.

 

Language of Instruction

English and Chinese

 

Student Services

PKU has a Guanghua International Students Association that runs a Buddy Program and various student organizations.


Academic Information

If you are accepted to IBEX, you will attend two individual advising meetings to plan and revise your schedule: one with NYU Stern Academic Advising and one with the NYU Stern International Programs team. As you build your academic schedule for your semester abroad, carefully review and consider the following course information.

 

IBEX Course Information

  • You may take a full semester of business classes while abroad on IBEX.
  • Leave room for at least two general electives in your schedule. This allows you to:
    • Take interesting, location-specific courses not offered at Stern, and
    • Have more flexibility during the course registration process.
  • Reference the IBEX Course Guide: What you can or cannot take.
    • You can take a maximum of two classes per concentration.
    • Accounting courses cannot be taken for credit toward the Accounting or CPA majors/concentrations.
    • All IBEX grades will transfer back to NYU Stern as Pass/Fail.

 

Previously Approved Courses

  • Listed below are courses that were taken previously by Stern IBEX students and have already been approved for a specific NYU equivalent.
  • There is no guarantee that the courses listed here will be offered during the specific semester you study abroad. It is important to be flexible. Have a Plan A and Plan B and the space to take some electives.
  • If a course is already listed below as approved, it does not need to be reviewed again, unless you want to see if it will count towards a new requirement.

 

Finding New Courses

  • You are not limited to only taking the courses listed on this page.
  • If you see a course on PKU’s website that you would like to take, but is not listed below, you must submit the syllabus to Stern’s International Programs team for approval.
  • Once PKU publishes its confirmed courses for the semester you will be attending, you can revise your list as needed based on what is being offered.

 

List of Approved Courses

List of Approved Courses

Course Title Abroad

NYU Credits

Course Equivalent at NYU

Semester Taken

02801960 Understanding Chinese Society, 1700-2000 3 Cultures and Contexts Fall 2021

02138850 Social History of Contemporary China

3

Cultures and Contexts

Fall 2020

02034480 Chinese Folklore and Culture

3

Cultures and Contexts

Fall 2019

02131110 Politics and Culture in Traditional China

3

Cultures and Contexts

Spring 2019

03530600 Contemporary Korean Society

3

Cultures and Contexts

Fall 2019

06731020 China’s Education and Its Cultural Foundations

3

Cultures and Contexts

Fall 2018

01834190 Media and Society in China

3

Cultures and Contexts

Fall 2019

03835830 Selective Readings in Western Civilization 3 Texts and Ideas Fall 2021
02333180 Comparison between Eastern and Western Philosophy 3 Texts and Ideas Fall 2021

02033360 Contemporary Chinese Literature

4

Texts and Ideas

Fall 2020

02080261 Modern Chinese Literature

3

Texts and Ideas

Fall 2020

02330070 Modern Western Philosophy

3

Texts and Ideas

Fall 2020

02332976 Republic

4

Texts and Ideas

Spring 2020

02034330 Reading Lu Xun’s Fictions in the Context of World Literature

3

Texts and Ideas

Spring 2019

02030040 History of Modern Chinese Literature

4

Texts and Ideas

Spring 2019

02032270 Studies on Famous Works of Modern Chinese Literature

3

Texts and Ideas

Spring 2019

03832040 Selected Readings in European Literature

3

Texts and Ideas

Fall 2019

03832080 American Short Stories

3

Texts and Ideas

Fall 2019

03833130 Selected Readings in English Novels

3

Texts and Ideas

Fall 2019

03834240 Contemporary Chinese and American Fiction in Comparative Perspective

3

Texts and Ideas

Fall 2019

3835670 - Chinese Society and Culture in Modern English Non­fiction Works

3

Texts and Ideas

Fall 2018

Image of China in Selected Works of Western Literature

3

Texts and Ideas

Fall 2018

02080331: Selected Readings from Contemporary Chinese Literature

3

Texts and Ideas

Fall 2019 & Fall 2020

03033243 Masterpieces in China

3

Texts and Ideas

Fall 2017

00432300 Climate Change: The Scientific Basis for Global Warming

3

Natural Science 

Fall 2020

01233170 Introduction to Seismology

3

Natural Science

Fall 2020

00432265 Modern Astronomy

3

Natural Science

Fall 2020

00430109: Demonstration Physics

3

Natural Science

Fall 2019

02838330 Value Investment

3

General Stern Elective (for non-Finance concentrations)

Fall 2020

02839040 New product development and management

3

General Stern Elective

Fall 2020

02812760 Cases on China

3

General Stern Elective

Fall 2020

02839210 Artificial Intelligence and Business Innovation

3

General Stern Elective

Fall 2020

02802190 Chinese Economy

3

General Stern Elective

Spring 2020

Public Finance

3

General Stern Elective 

Spring 2019

02839080 Finance in China

3

General Stern Elective 

Spring 2019

02834750 Innovation Management

2

General Stern Elective

Fall 2019 & Fall 2020

02837140 Doing Business in China

3

General Stern Elective 

Fall 2018 & Fall 2020

02838092 Operation and Management of Enterprises in China

1

General Stern Elective 

Fall 2018

02839030 Co-evolution Strategy: From Start-Up to Transition

3

General Stern Elective 

Fall 2018

02834800 Business Plan Competition

3

General Stern Elective 

Fall 2018

Career Develop Strategy

3

General Stern Elective

Spring 2018

Service Marketing

3

General Stern Elective 

Spring 2018

02132440 The History of Everyday Life in Ancient China

3

General Stern Elective 

Fall 2017

02533940 Social Entrepreneurship Collaboratory

2

General Stern Elective 

Fall 2016

2838480 Information Technology and Business Strategy

3

General Stern Elective

Fall 2016

2834390 Strategy Management

3

General Stern Elective

Fall 2015 & Fall 2020

02138850 Social History of Contemporary China

3

General Non-Stern Elective

Fall 2020

02801960 

Understanding Chinese Society, 1700-2000

3

General Non-Stern Elective

Fall 2020

02034020 Speeches and Oral Cultures in China

3

General Non-Stern Elective

Spring 2019

02800001 Primary Business Chinese II

3

General Non-Stern Elective

Fall 2019

19230011 Theatre Changes Life

3

General Non-Stern Elective 

Fall 2017

Chinese Art History

4

General Non-Stern Elective 

Fall 2017

Poetry Writing

3

General Non-Stern Elective 

Spring 2019

Western Opera

4

General Non-Stern Elective 

Fall 2017

02839430 Development Economics 3 Advanced Economic Elective Fall 2021
02830260 Shadow PBoC 3 Advanced Economic Elective Fall 2021

02534660 Introduction of Behavioral Finance

3

Advanced Economics Elective *but should not also take FINC-UB 29 Behavioral Finance at Stern

Fall 2018

02831560 Applied Econometrics

3

Advanced Economics Elective

Fall 2020

E2800030 Management Science and Information Management

3

INFO-UB 1 Info Tech in Business and Society

Fall 2020

04834560 Artificial Intelligence Technologies and Applications

3

Advanced Computing & Data Sciences Elective

Fall 2020

Data Analysis and Statistical Software

3

Advanced Computing & Data Sciences Elective

Fall 2019 & Fall 2020

Data Structure and Algorithm (A)

3

Advanced Computing & Data Sciences Elective

Fall 2019

04831420:Data Structure and Algorithm (B)

3

Advanced Computing & Data Sciences Elective *Cannot take Data Structures at Courant

Fall 2019

Data Warehousing and Data Mining

3

Advanced Computing & Data Sciences Elective   

Fall 2019

Web Data Mining

3

Advanced Computing and Data Sciences Elective

Fall 2019

04830250: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

3

Advanced Computing & Data Sciences Elecive

Fall 2019

Introduction to Database Systems

3

Advanced Computing & Data Sciences Elective

Fall 2019

02839010 Data Analytical Thinking: From Data Analysis to Business Value

3

Advanced Computing & Data Sciences Elective

Spring 2019

04833200 JavaScript Web Programming

3

Advanced Computing & Data Sciences Elective (counts as Courant course)

Spring 2020

02838330 Value Investment

3

Advanced Finance Elective 

Fall 2020

Security Analysis and Investment

3

Advanced Finance Elective

Spring 2019

International Finance and International Trade

3

Advanced Finance Elective

Spring 2019

Investment Banking

3

Advanced Finance Elective

Spring 2018

02838370 Chinese Financial Market and Institution

3

Advanced Finance Elective

Fall 2018

Financial Modeling

3

Advanced Finance Elective

Fall 2016

02831680 Financial Risk Management

3

Advanced Finance Elective

Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016

2833230 Financial Markets and Financial Institutions

3

Advanced Finance Elective

Fall 2015, Spring 2019

Corporate Finance

3

FINC-UB 7 - Corporate Finance

Fall 2020

02831570 Fixed Income Securities

3

FINC-UB 26 Debt Instruments and Markets

Fall 2018

2838460 International Finance

3

FINC-UB 30 International Financial Managment or International Studies Program (ISP) 

Fall 2018

2838200 权益证券投资 Equity Investment

3

FINC-UB 41 Equity Valuation

Fall 2015, Fall 2016

02839060 Venture Capital and the Finance of Innovation

3

FINC-UB 61 Entrepreneurial Finance

Spring 2019

02832690 Logistics and Supply Chain Management

3

OPMG-UB 6 Supply Chain Management

Fall 2020

02830240 Operation Management

3

OPMG-UB 1 Operations Management

Spring 2019

02834390 Strategy Management

3

Advanced Management Elective

Fall 2018

2831100 Organization and Management

3

MGMT-UB 1 Management & Organizations

Fall 2015, Fall 2016

Management

3

MGMT-UB 1 Management and Organizations

Spring 2019

02838350 Channel & Retailing Management in China

3

Advanced Marketing Elective

Fall 2020

02839220 Behavioral Applications in Marketing

3

Advanced Marketing Elective

Fall 2020

02838980 Marketing Research Methods

3

MKTG-UB 9 Research for Customer Insights

Spring 2019

02832600 - Principles of Marketing

3

MKTG-UB 1 Introduction to Marketing

Spring 2019

02831600 International Finance and International Trade

3

ECON-UB 11 Economics of Global Business (EGB)

Spring 2020

Experiment in Entrepreneurship

2

SOIM-UB 12 Professional Responsibility and Leadership (PRL)

Fall 2017

02834370 Enterprise Ethics

3

SOIM-UB 12 Professional Responsibility & Leadership (PRL)

Spring 2019

02838920 Value Proposition and Business Model Design for Technology Venture

3

BEMT Minor

Fall 2018

02535300 Business and Society in Modern China: An Institutional Perspective

3

BPE Area Studies

Fall 2017

00131460 Linear Algebra (B)

4

Math Minor

Fall 2017