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What will I learn?

The HKU Business School Master of Finance in Financial Technology (MFFinTech) programme is jointly offered by three faculties: the Business School, the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Law. Our faculty members are involved in cutting-edge research and have accumulated experience to nurture the FinTech talents and ensure all students are taught the most up-to-date technological advancements.

Our innovative curriculum balances quantitative skills and visionary thinking, and applies techniques of big data, AI and natural language processing to analyse real-world financial projects. Students will also cover the legal aspects of FinTech, from cybersecurity to data protection and smart contracts.

There is a strong industry demand for MFFinTech graduates, with career opportunities in commercial and investment banks, brokerage and investment firms, private equity and venture capital firms, FinTech startups, insurance companies, treasury departments of non-financial corporations, regulatory agencies, and consulting and accounting firms.

Students need to complete a total of twelve courses. Up to two elective courses may be taken from other taught postgraduate programmes offered by the School.

Which department am I in?

HKU Business School

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$420,000.00 (42,48,862) per year
Upon receiving the admission offer, candidates will be required to arrange a deposit of HK $98,000 to confirm their acceptance.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected December 2022

More details

Start date

September 2022

Venue

The University of Hong Kong

MG 14, Ground Floor, Main Building,

The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam,

Southern, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission to the courses leading to a taught postgraduate qualification, a candidate: shall 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. English Language Requirements: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): a score of 550 or above in the paper-based TOEFL; or a score of 213 or above in the computer-based TOEFL; or a score of 80 or above in the internet-based TOEFL; or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - A minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5; or GCE (General Certificate of Education) - Grade C or above; or IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) - Grade C or above; or Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language - Grade C or above.

For international students

1. A recognized Bachelor's degree or equivalent;

2. Statements from two referees; and

3. A TOEFL/IELTS score* if you are not from an English teaching university.

Candidates with computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, statistics or science and technology related background are highly preferred.

*A score of 550 or above (paper-based test), or 80 (internet-based test) in TOEFL, or a minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5 in IELTS is required.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About The University of Hong Kong

HKU produces the ‘Most Employable University Graduates in Hong Kong’ and is 10th in producing ‘Most Employable University Graduates in the World’.

  • 1st in Hong Kong - QS World University Rankings in 2022
  • Based in one of world’s most cosmopolitan cities- Hong Kong
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  • 9 of its disciplines rank in top 25 globally