Swiss banking giant UBS and China's School of Management of Fudan University (FDSM) have jointly introduced a finance certificate and scholarship program to provide local talent with international insight.
The program, dubbed UBS-Fudan Finance Certificate and Scholarship, will focus on latest operational trends, including financial product structuring and quantitative analysis, in investment banking, and in wealth and asset management.
The program is aimed primarily at master's students majoring in Financial Engineering and Financial Management, and MBAs. It will also be available to top third-year undergraduates.
UBS said students will have direct access to senior management from UBS China and other business units and functions to gain industry insight and practical experience.
UBS Group country head and president Eugene Qian said: "Partnering with FDSM not only reinforces our commitment to the Mainland, but is also an integral part of our strategy for nurturing talent in China."
FDSM dean Lu Xiongwen said: "The UBS-Fudan Finance Certificate Program allows students to learn and gain practical insight from a world-leading financial institution. Through close cooperation between the university and leading financial institutions, FDSM seeks to cultivate high-quality talent to support the consolidation of Shanghai as an international financial center."
Recently, UBS opened the Shanghai campus of the UBS Business University, which will provide training for employees new to the firm and the industry, and on-going professional development to existing staff.
The university also expects to open a campus in Beijing by early 2017.