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Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies

Programme Information - Taught Postgraduate Programmes (TPg)

Applications for Taught Postgraduate Programmes in 2017 entry are now closed. Applications for 2018 entry will start in mid-November 2017 tentatively and updated programme information will be available by that time. The programme information for 2017 entry listed below is for reference only.

MSc Financial Services


Year of Entry 2017
Mode of Funding Non-government-funded
Programme Code P14
Mode of Programme Combined
Class Schedule Weekday daytime or evenings, Saturdays and occasional Sundays
Indicative Intake Target 30
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
Programme Website Click here to open
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 Jun Cai
BA(Fudan), MA(Ohio State), PhD(Northwestern)
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 intends to provide students with essential managerial knowledge for financial institutions including banking, investment, and insurance services.

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 (total 24 credit units).

  • Advanced Personal Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Credit Risk Management
  • Derivatives and Risk Management
  • Financial Systems, Markets and Instruments
  • Investments
  • Professional Seminars
  • Stochastics Calculus for Finance


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

  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • International Financial Management
  • Option Pricing
  • 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).