MSc in Finance

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, CUHK Business School

Program Description

MSc in Finance

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, CUHK Business School

To strengthen its position as a regional financial hub, Hong Kong must further develop and capitalize on its human capital. The recent financial crisis reflects a strong need for creative decision making drawn from diverse disciplines far beyond the codified knowledge currently taught in traditional finance programs. The capability to articulate innovative, multi-faceted strategies at top-tier institutional level characterizes sustainable corporate achievements in the globally integrated market. These leadership skills demand mastery of requisite financial theories and techniques, backed by superior quantitative skills and specialized knowledge in advanced finance.

The MSc program in Finance at CUHK has been especially restructured to offer a dynamic, challenging curriculum with practical applications and relevance. The program aims to develop students’ critical reasoning skills necessary for formulating and executing financial advisory, risk management, trading and quantitative analysis at all levels of an organization. Within our curriculum, the corporate finance stream will focus on economics, accounting, law, capital market and corporate financial management. The quantitative finance stream, drawing on applied mathematics, statistics, and computer science, nurtures students’ quantitative capabilities to explore the underlying financial theories.

We welcome you on board to this uniquely rewarding and challenging academic experience.

Why MSc in Finance at CUHK

It is because the program:

  • develops and strengthens students’ practical skills in solving real-life tasks and problems;
  • focuses on applying finance theories and techniques to address opportunities and challenges faced by professionals in the finance industry;
  • is jointly taught by prominent academics and seasoned practitioners;
  • has the World’s Real-time Finance Trading Laboratory to nurture talent with real market experience.

Study Plan

The full-time program targets junior professionals or fresh graduates so the courses place great emphasis in the training of quantitative skills as well as that of professional communication skill.

Students must complete nine required courses and three elective courses offered in the regular terms within one year. Each course bears three credit units. The elective offering is subject to change.

Newly admitted students are offered pre-term courses (provisional) from July to August before the commencement of the first term.

The part-time program targets executive with extensive work experience so the courses aim to develop students’ knowledge base in both corporate finance and investment, with flexibility built in to accommodate the taxing schedule of working students.

Students must complete five required courses and five elective courses within two years. Each course bears three credit units. The elective offering is subject to change.

Newly admitted students are offered pre-term courses (provisional) from July to August before the commencement of the first term.

Requirements

To join the program, applicants should have:

  • A Bachelor's degree with good honors not lower than second class or to achieve an average grade of not lower than "B";
  • Applicant should submit GMAT* score report taken in or after January 2012. GRE is accepted in lieu of the GMAT;
  • GMAT not lower than 600, verbal not lower than 21;
  • GRE not lower than Verbal Reasoning 151, Quantitative Reasoning 153 and Analytical Writing 3.6;
  • Satisfy the English Language Proficiency Requirement by possessing a Bachelor's degree obtained by completing a program of study in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country; or
  • submitting TOEFL or IELTS (Academic Format) report;
  • TOEFL not lower than 79 internet-based;
  • IELTS not lower than Band 6.5; or
  • providing alternative evidence of English proficiency equivalent to one of the preceding measures.
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated February 14, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2019
Duration
Duration
Part time
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Price
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25,050 HKD
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Locations
Hong Kong - Hong Kong
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Hong Kong - Hong Kong
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