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Academic Programs

MV Program

The Hunan University Business School MV (Master of Valuation) program has been authorized to confer master’s degree since 2010. It aims at nurturing advanced specialized talents in assets valuation. It is designed to equip graduates with comprehensive knowledge and advanced technical skills applicable to the developing a Chinese socialist market economy, improve and innovate within the system of MV training, and improve personnel training standards. It addresses a wide range of interdisciplinary skills that can be applied to global property markets, including accounting, management, and economics. The MV program has 27 full-time teachers, including 10 professors, 13 associate professors, and 6 doctoral supervisors. There are more than 10 part-time supervisors, a well-trained teaching team and an excellent academic group consisting of full-time and part-time teachers. Teaching and research teams are well-integrated in age, education background, professional titles, and knowledge.

The MV program will develop sound ideological and political qualities and professional ethics. Students are systematically provided with the knowledge and skills of modern assets assessment. Students are expected to be well-balanced and adaptable, possess broad command of the discipline’s knowledge and use pragmatic approaches to solving public affairs, have the potential to be leading figures in assets assessment, and possess a foreign language proficiency.

Research Concentrations

No.

Subject

1

Intangible Assets Assessment

2

Enterprise Value Assessment

3

Theory of Assets Valuation

4

Assets Valuation and Information Technology

5

Project Investment Evaluation

The program offers full-time study. Students are required to complete their coursework in school. A dual-tutoring system is in place.

Length of Schooling: 2 years

Students are required to complete all coursework in the first year. Students successfully completing all credit requirement and passing a dissertation defense examination will be awarded a master’s degree in evaluation

Requirements on credits are as follows:

Total Credits

Course Credits

Foundational Courses

Research  Oriented Courses

Practice

Research Seminars

Dissertation Proposal

Dissertation

General

Disciplinary

70

32

7

12

14

6

2

2

27

Curriculum and Credits

Category

Course

Credit

Class Hour

Semester

Note

Foundational Courses

General

Theory and Practice of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics

2

32

Autumn, Spring

Required

(7 credits)

Marxism and Social Science Methodology

1

16

Autumn, Spring

Basic English

3

48

Autumn, Spring

Online Master Course on Entrepreneurship

1

16

Autumn, Spring

Disciplinary

Theory and Method of Assets Pricing

2

32

Spring

Required

(12 credits)

Valuation Theory & Practice

2

32

Spring

Econometrics

2

32

Spring

Managerial Economics

2

32

Autumn

Reports on Cutting-edge Valuation Practice

2

32

Spring

Theory and Method of Auditing

2

32

Spring

 

Theory and Method of Intangible Assets Assessment

2

32

Autumn

Electives

(14 credits)

Enterprise Value Assessment

2

32

Spring

Financial Accounting Theory & Practice

2

32

Autumn

Theory and Method of Real Estate Evaluation

2

32

Spring

Theory and Method of Management Accounting

2

32

Spring

Enterprise Financial Strategy and Risk Management

2

32

Spring

Financial Statement Analysis

2

32

Autumn

Project Investment Evaluation

2

32

Spring

Financial Administration Theory and Method

2

32

Autumn

Research on Economic Law

2

32

Autumn

Online Master Course on Innovation

1

16

Spring

Dissertation Proposal (2 credits)
Students are required to submit dissertation proposals after completing all required coursework.
Dissertation topics shall be originated in practical issues, and emphasize professional background and application value. A Master of Valuation dissertation may be in forms of case study of asset valuation theory and practice, investigation report, or be a practice-based theoretical study. Dissertation proposal will be examined strictly by a review committee composed of 3 to 5 members, including senior faculty members from HNU Business School, and experts from other universities. Proposals that are not approved may  be modified, or rewritten, until approval is obtained.

All dissertation proposals are to be registered in the graduate student management system.

Once approved, a proposal may only be modified with the permission of the primary supervisor and school dean. Dissertation defense should be scheduled approximately one year after approval of the dissertation proposal.

Internship (6 credits)
Internship begins in the second year. Students are required to make surveys with listed enterprises, accounting firms, asset evaluation companies, and governmental departments of economic supervision, for at least one year.

Two documents must be submitted after completing an internship:
- A recording and evaluation form for the internship
- An internship report in at least 3000 words, covering internship content, achievements, and self-comment.

An expert review committee is composed of senior faculty of the school who will grade the internship according to content, comprehensive performance, and feedback from the internship base.

Internship Bases for Valuation Program:

Carea Assets Appraisal Co., Ltd.

Baker Tilly China Certified Public Accountants (Baker Tilly China) Hunan Branch

Vocation (Beijing) International Asset Assessment Co., Ltd. Hunan Branch

Academic Lectures (2 credits)
Senior finance and accounting experts give eight academic lectures, concentrating on cutting-edge theories and challenged practical issues. Students are required to submit a study note in 1000 – 2000 words summarizing each lecture.

Mid-term Review
Six months after a dissertation proposal is approved, the  review committee will inspect the dissertation writing progress. Those deemed to be in non-compliance will be cautioned to make improvement, and take a reexamination after three months. Students qualified at the mid-term review, or passing the reexamination, will continue their dissertation writing.

Dissertation Requirement
A Master of Valuation dissertation must:

  • emphasize practical problems, rather than more theoretical  research
  • be in forms of case study of valuation theory and practice, investigation report, or practice-based theoretical study
  • be supported by sufficient, available, verifiable data and resources
  • accord with the Norms of Hunan University for Graduate Dissertation

All students are required to pass dissertation defense examination evaluated by a dissertation defense committees consisting of professionally qualified asset valuation experts.

Students successfully completing all requirement will be awarded master’s degree in valuation.