Master the world of finance

The MSc in Finance offers rigorous training to master financial theories and techniques and develop strong quantitative reasoning, along with the latest technological skills in finance. You can study full-time for 1 year with opportunities to go on exchange and study field trips, or part-time for 2 years. After you graduate, you will be primed for a career in investment banking, commercial and corporate banking, asset management, regulatory bodies, consulting, financial services, accounting and general management.

Relevant and applicable skills

This programme provides a solid foundation in portfolio analysis, credit analysis, risk modelling, structured finance, sales and trading, operations and more. You will receive hands-on training in options, futures, trading strategies and algorithms, arbitrage and high frequency trading.

Practical experience

You will experience real market operations in the Finance Trading Laboratory and learn how to react to market fluctuations with guidance from professional traders at world-renowned financial organisations. The lab has 53 workstations equipped with Bloomberg and Reuters terminals, carrying with real-time data feeds from all major stock exchanges, including those in Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, Osaka, New York and Europe.

MSc in Finance Advisory Committee

The MSc Programme in Finance established an Advisory Committee in 2019. The members of this Committee are all seasoned professionals in the field of finance and related areas. The Committee provides high level steering on the direction of the programme as well as help in maintaining the quality and relevance of course content. The Committee also facilitates contact with industry for internship and graduate placements, practicums and mentorship programmes. The membership of the Advisory Committee as of 2019 is as follows:

  • Co-chairmen

    Mr. Martin K Matsui
    Chief Strategy Officer
    Exchange Fund Investment Office
    Hong Kong Monetary Authority

    Mr. Christopher Chan
    Chief Investment Officer (Public Markets)
    Exchange Fund Investment Office
    Hong Kong Monetary Authority

  • Members

    Mr. Cliff Chau 
    Partner, COO, Head of Healthcare Investments
    HOPU Investments

    Mr. Alvin Kwock
    Founder & CEO
    OneDegree

    Mr. Douglas Chow
    Managing Director, Global Head of AEID
    BlackRock

    Mr. Mark Leung
    Chief Executive Officer of China
    J.P. Morgan

    Dr. Kungsheng Fan
    Head of China
    Lazard Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited

    Mr. Andrew Lo
    Senior Managing Director & CEO
    Invesco Asia Pacific

    Dr. David Fernandez
    Former Head of Research for Fixed Income,
    Currencies and Commodities, Asia-Pacific
    Barclays

    Mr. Tom Morrow
    Managing Director of Securities
    Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC

    Mr. Edward Huang
    Senior Managing Director
    Head of Greater China Private Equity
    The Blackstone Group

    Mr. Nick Pollard
    Managing Director, Asia Pacific
    CFA Institute

    Ms. Sau Kwan
    President
    E-Fund Management Group

  • Ex Officio Members

    Prof. Joseph Cheng
    Chairman
    MSF Programme Director
    Department of Finance
    CUHK Business School

    Prof. Chow Ying-Foon
    QFIN Programme Director
    Department of Finance
    CUHK Business School

  • Secretary

    Ms. Ada Lai
    Placement Director
    Department of Finance
    CUHK Business School

  • Under-secretary

    Ms. Annie Zhao
    MSF Project Co-ordinator
    Department of Finance
    CUHK Business School

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Key Facts

Duration
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: 2 years

Programme commencement
September 2020

Entry requirements
A bachelor’s degree with at least second-class honours or grade B from a recognised university; English language proficiency; and a valid GMAT or GRE score report for full-time mode (the validity period is 5 years from the test date). Although GMAT/GRE scores are not required for part-time mode, they are highly encouraged.

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Develop holistic skills

Tailored to suit you

The advanced curriculum is highly flexible. With a wide range of electives to choose from, you can tailor your studies to your interests.

Quality teaching methods

Our unique tutorial system keeps classes small with a focus on practical applications. We refine the course material continuously, seeking and incorporating feedback from stakeholders regularly to ensure you get the most up-to-date knowledge and techniques in this field.

A global outlook

The Exchange Programme offers an opportunity to study at prestigious business schools abroad and gain a different perspective on business issues while building a global network. We also offer overseas study trips, so you can gain a broader perspective and acquire new skills.


Prepare for your future

To help you prepare for a rich and rewarding career, we invest significant resources in career support. We give practical workshops on all aspects of the job hunting and application process, as well as comprehensive and personalised career advice and coaching, such as one-to-one or small group mock interviews. We also organise experience sharing and networking sessions with alumni and industry professionals.

Careers after graduation

MSc in Finance graduates are in high demand in Hong Kong and beyond. Our placement office works closely with an impressive and growing list of employers. Our graduates are equipped to take up a wide range of roles, such as portfolio analysis, credit analysis, risk modelling, structured finance, sales and trading, operations and more. They are also suited to roles as graduate or management trainees in general business.

On average, more than 80% of our graduates have found employment within three months upon graduation. Around 80% of these work in the banking and finance industry, with about 60% based in Hong Kong.

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Is this programme for me?

We take students from a broad range of disciplines based on ability and motivation. The majority of our students have an academic background in finance or business, and some are from arts, science and engineering and other disciplines.

1st MSc in Finance programme in Hong Kong
>80% of our graduates find employment within 3 months upon graduation on average
40% of teaching staff are senior executives working in the finance industry

Get to know our alumni

Our alumni are passionate about supporting each other and current students, continuously expanding our network of deep connections and influence in business and society.

 

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