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What will I learn?

Programme Aims

The full-time, day-time Master of Finance - Investment Management (FT MoF-MIM) programme aims to provide degree graduates who would like to specialise in investment management, particularly those with no or little work experience, with a combination of solid finance concepts and up-to-date industry know-how. Furthermore, the programme prepares students for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) examination.

On completion of the FT MoF-MIM programme, graduates will be able to:

  • Apply conceptual frameworks drawn from accounting, law, economics and quantitative methods to the analysis of investment, corporate reporting and finance,
  • and regulatory and business ethics issues;
  • Apply financial theories and concepts to identify and explain real-life asset management/corporate finance issues and international financial problems; and
  • Formulate financial strategies and envision their outcomes.

Characteristics

Students are able to complete the Master's programme in ONE year.

The most up-to-date industry practices are incorporated into the curriculum to make the programme a unique synthesis of academic theories and professional practice.

Recognition & Prospects

The programme is taught by staff from the School of Accounting and Finance, which is accredited by The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) of Hong Kong as a recognised institution for providing continuous professional training.

The programme has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Programme, positioning students to sit for the CFA examinations.

The Master of Finance (MoF) programme at PolyU is proud to be an academic partner with GARP for risk education.

New feature of Collaborative Study Programme with UMass Boston.

Curriculum

Students must complete 6 Compulsory Subjects (18 credits), 4 Elective Subjects (12 credits) and 2 Compulsory Capstone Subjects (6 credits).

A total of 36 credits is required for the Master of Finance (Investment Management) award.

Students study 6 subjects in each of Semesters 1 and 2.

Semester One (18 credits)

Compulsory Subjects

  • Accounting for Business Analysis
  • Economics for Financial Analysis
  • Investments
  • Principles of Corporate Finance
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance
  • Regulatory Framework

Semester Two (18 credits)

Elective Subjects (any four)

  • Business Risk Management
  • Corporate Risk Management
  • Derivatives Securities
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Financial Analysis & Valuation
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Investment Banking
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Risk Management for Corporations
  • Security Analysis & Portfolio Management
  • Project

Compulsory Capstone Subjects

  • Finance & Strategy
  • International Financial Management

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$288,000.00 (29,13,505) per year
HK $8,000 per credit
Application deadline

Expected April 2023

More details

Start date

September 2022

Venue

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

ST305, 3/F, Ng Wing Hong Building,

Hung Hom,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from an institution that is recognized by PolyU. In addition, you must meet the entrance requirements that are specified by individual programmes. PolyU may accept equivalent qualifications. The decision is made on an individual basis. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet based test or 550 for the paper-based test; OR An overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

For international students

A Bachelor's degree from a recognised university or the equivalent; AND

A minimum score of 600 (Total, Verbal, and Quantitative Scores) in the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) OR a minimum score of 600 (or its equivalence under the revised General Test) in both Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning in Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), or the equivalent.

If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the following minimum English language requirement for admission purpose, unless otherwise specified by individual programmes concerned:

A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test;
OR
An overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

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

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