Programme Mission

The HKU Master of Finance (MFin) Programme is an interdisciplinary programme aiming to provide motivated individuals with not only cutting-edge training in financial theory but also the necessary mathematical, statistical and computer training, allowing them to apply the knowledge in a multitude of financial disciplines: pricing derivative instruments and securities, modelling and forecasting financial markets, hedging and financial risk management, credit risk management, insurance and reinsurance, quantitative trading and arbitrage training, asset allocation and investment management, and asset/liability management.

Successful graduates will enjoy a competitive advantage in a wide range of career opportunities in commercial and investment banks, brokerage and investment firms, insurance companies, treasury departments of non-financial corporations, regulatory agencies, and also consulting and accounting firms.

Programme Overview

The MFin Programme offered by the Faculty of Business & Economics represents an optimal mix of fundamental and cutting-edge knowledge in all areas of modern finance. The programme includes four basic courses in Financial Analysis that are based on the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) curriculum, specifically designed to broaden the candidates' knowledge of Quantitative Analysis, Financial Statement Analysis, Economics and Fundamentals of Asset Valuation, such as investment valuation and portfolio management. These four courses, which will allow students to gain a solid knowledge base to prepare for all levels of the CFA examination, make up the Fundamental Core Module.

After successful completion of the Fundamental Core Module, students will continue their studies in one of the following four streams: Corporate Finance, Financial Engineering, Risk Management and Financial Technology (Financial Technology Stream is only applicable to candidates admitted to Intake 2017-18 and thereafter). Students will then need to take four Advanced Core Courses, two Stream Core Courses of respective streams as well as two elective courses from a pool of electives to make the total number of courses taken twelve.

Curriculum

The MFin Programme consists of four parts:

  • Four courses from Fundamental Core Module for Financial Analysis (based on CFA curriculum)
  • Four Advanced Core Courses
  • Two Stream Core Courses - choose from one of the following streams:
    • Corporate Finance | Financial Engineering | Risk Management | Financial Technology
  • Two elective courses

Our programme includes four basic courses in Financial Analysis that are based on the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) curriculum, specifically designed to broaden the candidates' knowledge of Quantitative Analysis, Financial Statement Analysis, Economics and Fundamentals of Asset Valuation, such as investment valuation and portfolio management. These four courses allow students to gain a solid knowledge base to prepare for all levels of the CFA examination. After successful completion of the Fundamental Core Module, students will then need to take four Advanced Core Courses, two Stream Core Courses of respective streams as well as two elective courses from a pool of electives to make the total number of courses taken twelve.

Programme Details

The Programme offers four streams:

  1. Corporate Finance,
  2. Financial Engineering,
  3. Risk Management and
  4. Financial Technology

For candidates admitted to Intake 2017-18 and thereafter. Students may concentrate in one of the four areas according to their interests and career aspirations. Students can be awarded the degree with a double concentration in any two out of the four areas provided that they have successfully completed all the core courses in both areas plus two electives.

The faculty of Master of Finance comes from a variety of educational backgrounds: finance, economics, statistics, mathematics, law, accounting, computer sciences as well as other quantitative disciplines.

Who Should Apply​

This Programme is designed for people who have a keen interest in finance.

Admissions Schedule

Application for Intake 2020 is about to begin (the application system will open in early September 2019).

Application Deadlines:

  • Round 1: 12:00 noon (HKT), October 22, 2019
  • Round 2: 12:00 noon (HKT), December 30, 2019
  • Round 3: 12:00 noon (HKT), February 13, 2020

Career Prospects

Successful graduates will enjoy a competitive advantage in a wide range of career opportunities in commercial and investment banks, brokerage and investment firms, insurance companies, treasury departments of non-financial corporations, regulatory agencies, and also consulting and accounting firms.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Finance Programme, a candidate must:

  • hold a recognized Bachelor's degree or equivalent;
  • obtain statements from two referees, regarding his/her suitability for the Programme; and
  • obtain a TOEFL/IELTS score* if he/she is not from an English medium university.

For the Financial Technology Stream, candidates with computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, statistics, or science and technology-related background are highly preferred.

* A minimum score of 90 in TOEFL or overall band of 7 with no subtest lower than 6.5 in IELTS is required.

GMAT/GRE scores are not required, but candidates with a good GMAT/GRE score will be favourably considered.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated September 21, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 1, 2020
Duration
1 year
Full-time
Price
396,000 HKD
Deadline
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Round 1: Noon (HKT), October 22, 2019. Round 2: Noon (HKT), December 30, 2019. Round 3: Noon (HKT), February 13, 2020.
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Round 1: Noon (HKT), October 22, 2019. Round 2: Noon (HKT), December 30, 2019. Round 3: Noon (HKT), February 13, 2020.
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