To be eligible for admission to the Master of Finance Programme, a candidate must:
- hold a Bachelor's degree of this University; or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose;
- obtain statements from two referees, regarding the suitability for the programme; and
- obtain a TOEFL/IELTS score* if he/she is not from an English teaching university.
* A score of 577 or above (paper-based test), 233 (computer-based test), or 90 (internet-based test) in TOEFL, or a minimum overall band of 7 with no subtest lower than 6.5 in IELTS is required.
GMAT/GRE scores are not required, but a good GMAT/GRE score will be favorably considered and can be helpful for marginal cases.
Admissions for the 2017-18 programme started in September 2016. There are multiple rounds.
Upcoming application deadline:
February 28, 2017 (full-time programme) (Final application deadline)
April 30, 2017 (part-time programme) (Final application deadline)
Offers will be made on a rolling basis and early applications are preferred in the sense that a large proportion of offers will be allocated to applications in early rounds. Candidates are therefore highly recommended to submit their applications and supporting documents as soon as possible. Admission decisions are generally available in five to six weeks after the interim application deadline and successful candidates will be notified by email. For those who do not receive offers from the MFin Programme Office, their files will be considered again in the following round(s) till the end of the whole admission exercise.
Candidates may be invited to write a written test and/or to attend an interview. Class commences in late August.
We welcome overseas applicants. Candidates who wish to be admitted based on a qualification from a university outside Hong Kong, where the language of teaching is not English, are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL*). The International English Language Testing System (IELTS*) is also accepted as an equivalent standard. Upon successful application, overseas students will need to arrange their own student visas.
The proposed tuition fee for the 2017-2018 intake is HK$372,000 (for single concentration with twelve courses taken). The fee shall be payable in 3 instalments over one year for full-time study or in 6 instalments over two years for part-time study, irrespective of the number of courses taken in each module.
Subject to the approval of the MFin Programme Director and committees concerned, advanced standing of required courses, except the capstone course (applicable to Intake 2017-18 and thereafter), may be granted and the tuition fees would be deducted by HK$31,000 per course accordingly. There is also a non-refundable application fee of HK$300.
Note: The fees are subject to final approval of the University.