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Course Structure


The one-year full-time or two-year part-time MFin Programme consists of four parts:

  • Four courses from Fundamental Core Module for Financial Analysis (based on CFA curriculum)

  • Four Advanced Core Courses

  • Two Stream Core Courses (choose from one of the following: Corporate Finance Stream, Finance Engineering Stream and Risk Management Stream), including the Capstone Course (applicable to students admitted to Intake 2016 and thereafter)

  • Two elective courses

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 twelve core courses in both areas plus two electives.

General Course Description

General Course Description for MFin Courses

MBA and Master of Economics (MEcon) Courses

MFin students may also take other electives, for a maximum of two, from the MBA Programme and MEcon Programme offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE), subject to availability and approval of the Programme Director.

Course Exemption & Advanced Standing

Course Exemption

Course exemption may be granted (normally by examination) to required courses, except the capstone course (applicable to students admitted to Intake 2016 and thereafter), if candidates

(a) can produce evidence, such as transcript and course syllabus, that a course is equivalent in content to another course taken elsewhere for which a satisfactory grade has been obtained; or

(b) are holding relevant professional qualifications which were obtained before admission to the programme. 

No credits will be given for the exempted course and candidates shall be required to take an approved alternative course of the same credit value.

Advanced Standing

Advanced standing of required courses, except the capstone course (applicable to students admitted to Intake 2016 and thereafter), may be granted if

(a) the course is completed at a graduate, postgraduate or master level from a recognized programme elsewhere within the last four years before admission to the programme and achieved a good grade in the course; or

(b) the candidate possesses a relevant professional qualification which was obtained before admission to the programme. 

In such cases, no replacement courses will be required and the tuition fees will be adjusted accordingly. 

Applications for course exemption and advanced standing are subject to the approval of the MFin Programme Director and committees concerned.






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