Master of Finance
Information Session for Intake 2017
The HKU Master of Finance (MFin) Programme is an interdisciplinary programme aiming to provide motivated individuals with not only cutting-edge training in financial theory, but also the necessary mathematical, statistical and computer training, allowing them to apply the knowledge in a multitude of financial disciplines: pricing derivative instruments and securities, modelling and forecasting financial markets, hedging and financial risk management, credit risk management, insurance and reinsurance, quantitative trading and arbitrage training, asset allocation and investment management, and asset/liability management.
Successful graduates will enjoy a competitive advantage in a wide range of career opportunities in commercial and investment banks, brokerage and investment firms, insurance companies, treasury departments of non-financial corporations, regulatory agencies, and also consulting and accounting firms.
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.
The Programme offers three streams: 1) Corporate Finance, 2) Financial Engineering and 3) Risk Management. Students may concentrate in one of the three areas according to their interests and career aspirations. Students can be awarded the degree with double concentration in Corporate Finance and Financial Engineering, Corporate Finance and Risk Management, or Financial Engineering and Risk Management provided that they have successfully completed all the twelve core courses in both areas plus two electives.
The faculty of Master of Finance comes from a variety of educational backgrounds: finance, economics, statistics, mathematics, law, accounting, computer sciences as well as other quantitative disciplines.
Who Should Apply
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.