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Finance, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #601 (QS) ,
The Master of Science in Finance (MSc in Finance) postgraduate programme is open to anyone interested in finance. It’s a good start for those seeking career opportunities and advancement in Hong Kong’s most prominent industry.


Open Learning Leads to Open Opportunities

The Master of Science in Finance, which is offered by the Department of Finance and Insurance (F&I), is designed to help students become finance professionals through cutting-edge learning and curriculum design. “Our programme is friendly, open to students from all academic backgrounds and cultures, as long as they have a genuine interest in finance, and have demonstrated their potential and determination to complete the programme,” says Professor Joseph Cheng, the Master of Science in Finance Programme Director. “Students without a finance background can enroll in intensive pre-entry courses which are very comprehensive. We strive to provide individual care for our students through tutoring and relationship building. It is our goal to help our students succeed in their chosen profession, as well as in their personal life,” says Cheng.

The Master of Science in Finance degree covers the major areas of finance, with an emphasis on fundamental principles and professional practice. These include asset pricing, commercial and investment banking, corporate finance, financial engineering, insurance, investments, risk management, and wealth management. The inclusion of electives increases the appeal of the degree to students and potential employers alike.

Meeting the Needs of Employers

Ho says the Master of Science in Finance programme takes a practical approach, and is in sync with the latest trends in the industry. “The programme is constantly adapting to reflect new developments,” Ho says. “Over the next several years, it is expected that Chinese companies and local governments (and their local government financing vehicles) will continue to have funding needs. So the banking and financial profession needs to have a solid knowledge of the different funding tools available, as well as an understanding of the banking and financial system in China,” Ho says. “Employers will continue to seek candidates who have strong analytical skills for finance roles. They will be looking for people who can communicate clearly and effectively, and are able to relate to others in a positive way. The Master of Science in Finance programme will also sharpen communication skills, as the students have the opportunity to present their projects in class.”

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Markets And Investment Analysis
  • Management Of Banks, Insurance Companies, And Other Financial Institutions In Hong Kong And China
  • Principles Of Financial Analysis And Valuation
  • Principles Of Risk Management And Insurance
  • Quantitative Methods For Finance
  • Case Studies In Finance
  • Derivative Securities
  • Financial Planning And Services In Hong Kong And China
  • Fixed Income Securities

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      maximum 2 years
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


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  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

  • Hold a bachelor's degree with a first class or second class honours awarded by a recognized tertiary institution or have equivalent experiences and qualifications, which will be considered on a case-by-case basis; and
  • An applicant whose undergraduate degree is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement below:
  • TOEFL - minimum acceptable score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) or
  • IELTS - minimum acceptable score of 6.5
  • Applicants who do not fulfil the above language requirements but have an equivalent score in a recognized test, or an equivalent qualification assessment to prove their language proficiency will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21216 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21216 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    16704 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16702 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Local students: HKD148,000/programme
  • Non-local students: HKD188,000/programme

Living costs for Hong Kong

  • 13720 - 23420 HKD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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