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Finance, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #25 (QS) ,
Master of Finance at The University of Hong Kong is an interdisciplinary programme that aims to provide motivated individuals with cutting-edge training in financial theory and the necessary mathematical, statistical and computer training to enable them to compete in a challenging local and global financial environment.

About

While quantitative rigour is an important feature of the Master of Finance, the programme emphasises the practical applications of advancements in knowledge. 

Its statistical and mathematical training focus on offering the necessary quantitative background for understanding modern financial theories. Its financial training stresses the economic concepts underlying the development of powerful financial models and also their risk-management implications. 

Its computational training emphasises the practical transformation of these theories into tools commonly used by arbitrageurs, hedgers, speculators, portfolio managers, risk managers and regulators. 

The programme in Finance offered by The University of Hong Kong as a whole is designed to give students a competitive advantage in the application and management of the latest financial technologies in the broadest context: investment and commercial banking, unit-trust and portfolio management, insurance, corporate and project financing, brokerage, risk management, and financial planning.

Candidates may concentrate in the area of Corporate Finance, Risk Management, Financial Engineering or Financial Technology by completing the relevant core courses and electives in the concentration areas. They may also choose to take a double major in any two out of the four areas by completing the relevant core courses and electives in the concentration areas. Up to two elective courses may be taken from other taught postgraduate programmes offered by the Faculty.

Programme Structure

  • Candidates may concentrate in the area of Corporate Finance, Risk Management, Financial Engineering or Financial Technology by completing the relevant core courses and electives in the concentration areas. 
  • They may also choose to take a double major in any two out of the four areas by completing the relevant core courses and electives in the concentration areas. 
  • Up to two elective courses may be taken from other taught postgraduate programmes offered by the Faculty.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      Full Time (one year to two years)

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    577

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General Requirements

  • A recognized Bachelor's degree or equivalent;
  • Statements from two referees; and
  • A TOEFL/IELTS score* if you are not from an English teaching university.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21800 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    5367 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5367 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Local Students

  • 42,100 HK$
Non-local Students
  • 171,000 HK$

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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