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 three streams: Corporate Finance, Financial Engineering and Risk Management. 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.
This Programme is designed for people who have a keen interest in finance, preferably for those who have work experience in financial institutions, banks, or government regulatory bodies.
The one-year full-time 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: Corporate Finance Stream, Finance Engineering Stream and Risk Management Stream), including the Capstone Course (applicable to students admitted to Intake 2016 and thereafter);
Two elective courses.
MFin students may also take other electives, for a maximum of two, from the MBA Programme and MEcon Programme offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE), subject to availability and approval of the Programme Director.
1. A recognised Bachelor's degree or equivalent;
2. Statements from two referees, regarding your suitability for the programme; and
3. A TOEFL/IELTS score* if an applicant is not from an English teaching university.
*A score of 577 or above (paper-based test), 233 (computer-based test), or 90 (internet-based test) in TOEFL, or a minimum overall band of 7 with no subtest lower than 6.5 in IELTS is required. Test scores that are more than 2 years old will not be accepted.
There is a non-refundable application fee of HK$300 for each taught postgraduate programme.
The Master of Finance Scholarships shall be awarded to a maximum of seven new full-time students in the programme on the basis of prior academic performance at the time of admission. The cash value of each of the scholarships is HK$40,000.
All eligible candidates will automatically be considered for the Scholarships.