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 Full-time 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 2021 is as follows:

  • Co-chairmen

    Prof. Martin K Matsui
    Adjunct Professor
    Department of Finance
    CUHK Business School

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

  • Members

    Mr. Douglas Chow
    Founder & Chief Executive Officer
    Seleya Technologies

    Dr. Sue Wan Chua
    Director, Investment Office
    The Hong Kong Jockey Club

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

    Mr. Ed Huang
    Senior Managing Director
    COO of Asia Private Equity
    Head of BCP Asia Acquisitions
    Head of Greater China and Korea
    Blackstone’s Private Equity Group
    The Blackstone Group

    Ms. Sau Kwan
    E-Fund Management Co., Ltd

    Mr. Alvin Kwock
    Founder & Chief Executive Officer

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

    Mr. Andrew Lo
    Senior Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
    Invesco Asia Pacific

    Mr. Tom Morrow
    Chairman of FICC & Equities in Asia Pacific
    Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC

    Mr. Nick Pollard
    Managing Director, Asia Pacific
    CFA Institute

    Mr. David Russell
    Managing Director
    Head of Securities Services, Asia Pacific
    Citibank, N.A.

    Mr. William Shek
    Managing Director
    Head of Markets & Securities Services Hong Kong
    Head of FX, EM Rates & Commodities
    Debt Trading & Financing, Asia Pacific

    Ms. Haining Yin
    Managing Director & Head of APAC Credit,
    Client & Partners Group

  • Ex Officio Members

    Prof. Kalok Chan
    Department of Finance
    CUHK Business School

    Prof. Ling Cen
    MScFIN (FT) Programme Director
    Department of Finance
    CUHK Business School

    Dr. Edwin Mok
    QFIN Programme Director
    Department of Finance
    CUHK Business School

  • Secretary

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

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Key Facts

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

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Entry requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree with Second Class honours or achieving an average grade of B from a recognized university, or an equivalent professional qualification.
  • English language proficiency


  • GMAT / GRE scores are not mandatory, but a good GMAT / GRE score will strengthen the application.


  • Preferably with 2 years of post-qualification full-time work experience.

Application is OPEN!

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 90% of our graduates have found employment within three months upon graduation. Around 80% of these work in the banking and finance industry, with about 40% 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
>90% 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.

Alex Wang (MSc in Finance Full-time Student 2020)

Heather He (MSc in Finance Full-time Student 2017)

CUHK MSc in Finance – Students and Alumni Sharing

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Important Notes:
• CUHK Business Master’s accepts GMAT Focus Edition for fulfilling the GMAT requirement for admission to the 2024/25 intake and onwards.
• The Verbal Reasoning score of GMAT Focus Edition takes effect to fulfil the English language requirements for admission. For details, please visit the CUHK Graduate School website.
• The previous edition of the GMAT exam is also recognized for both GMAT and English language requirements, with a validity of five years from the test date.