Learn from top scholars and practitioners in the US and China.

The Monetary Policy and International Finance Credential Program is a course for undergraduate students, graduate students, and young professionals interested in monetary and international finance policy areas, and leading-industry applied work.

The program is jointly taught by top faculty members at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and Peking University, together with global industry leaders for additional career and network sharing.

Join the program and experience the following:

  • Study money and banking in the modern world
  • Examine the monetary systems of different nations
  • Examine the roles of central and commercial banks
  • Discuss the policy choices of governments and central banks and their effects on domestic interest rates and foreign exchange rates
  • Analyze the role of commercial banks along with the complexities that arise when central banks must act as lender of last resort in times of financial stress
  • Network with, and hear insights and career advice from leading practitioners in the U.S. and China finance sectors

This program is not yet scheduled to occur in 2023, and is being considered for an in-person experience in Beijing, China. Dates and details will be posted on our website once available. Sign up to be notified when details are available and the application is open. 

2022 Program Overview

Subject: Monetary Policy, Fiscal Policy, International Finance

Level: All levels welcome

Duration: Seven (7) weeks, 4-6 hours per week 

Dates: February 21 - April 9, 2022

Cost: $2,300 USD


  • Hybrid model allowing participants to attend either in-person in Beijing, China or by live sessions on Zoom.
  • Live sessions and interaction with UChicago and Peking University faculty and external speakers
  • Networking sessions with practitioners in leading financial institutions in the U.S. and China
  • Capstone presentation seminar experience 
  • Shareable certificate of completion to showcase your skills

Who Will Benefit

This program is a fit if you:

  • Are interested in monetary policy, banking, or international finance
  • Are considering a graduate degree or professional path in the field of economics, finance, data analytics, or public policy
  • Are seeking a robust foundation in financial institutions and policies 
  • Have limited or no experience in economics, econometrics, or statistics

What You Will Learn

  • Foundations of macroeconomics
  • Defining money and banks
  • Role of central banks and regulation
  • History of monetary regimes  
  • Financial crises and regulations

Program Details

Questions? Meet our team and contact us directly.