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Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies

Programme Information - Taught Postgraduate Programmes (TPg)

Applications for Taught Postgraduate Programmes are accepted starting from 15 November 2016.

MSc Finance


Year of Entry 2017
Mode of Funding Non-government-funded
Programme Code P04
Mode of Programme Combined
Class Schedule Weekday daytime or evenings, Saturdays and occasional Sundays
Indicative Intake Target 90
Minimum No. of Credits Required 30
Normal Duration of Programme Full-time: 1 year
Part-time/Combined mode: 2 years
Maximum Study Period Full-time: 2.5 years
Part-time/Combined mode: 5 years
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Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Application Deadline
31 Mar 2017 (Local & Non-local)
Mode of processing Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Review of applications will start before the deadline and continue until all places are filled. Early applications are therefore strongly encouraged.
Programme Director
Dr Xueping Wu
BE(Tongji), ME(Tongji), MBA(K.U. Leuven), PhD(K.U. Leuven)
General Enquiries
+852 3442 9583
† Combined mode: Local students taking programmes in combined mode can attend full-time (12-18 credit units per semester) or part-time (no more than 11 credit units per semester) study in different semesters without seeking approval from the University. For non-local students, they will be admitted to these programmes for either full-time or part-time studies. Non-local students must maintain the required credit load for their full-time or part-time studies and any changes will require approval from the University.

Programme Aims and Objectives

The programme aims at providing students with advanced knowledge in financial management including financing & investment strategies and risk management.

Entrance Requirements

Applicants must:

  • hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university; and
  • preferably possess 2-4 years of experience in banking or finance.

Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English should also fulfill the following minimum English proficiency requirement:

  • TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test); or
  • Overall band score of 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  • Score 490 in the new College English Test (CET-6) of Chinese mainland or a pass in the old CET-6 test; or
  • Other equivalent qualifications

Course Description

Core Courses

Students are required to take 8 required core courses which equal to a total of 24 credit units.

  • Corporate Finance
  • Derivatives and Risk Management
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Investments
  • Professional Seminars
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • International Financial Management


Students can choose 2 electives (total 6 credit units) from the list below:

  • Option Pricing
  • Spreadsheet Modeling in Finance
  • Stochastic Calculus for Finance
  • Credit Risk Management
  • Financial Systems, Markets and Instruments
  • An elective in the following disciplines offered by the departments of the College of Business to suit students’ interests and career development needs: Accounting, Economics and Finance, Information Systems, Management, Management Science, and Marketing

Bonus Features

Subject to funding and approval, scholarships are offered to outstanding entering students. Admitted applicants are automatically considered for scholarships (hence, no separate application is necessary).