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Master of Science in Finance City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong


Course info


Programme Aims and Objectives

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

The financial market is a rapidly changing world. The swift pace of financial innovations in the last decade and the recent financial turmoil have changed the landscape of the financial sector. These changes will call for novel ways of risk management and new financial regulations. Professionals in the financial sector need to continuously update their knowledge lest their expertise will become obsolete.

The MISSION of our programmes is to put our students on a competitive edge in their future professional pursuit in financial industry.

  • The MSc Finance (MSF) programme aims at providing students with advanced knowledge in financial management including financing & investment strategies and risk management.
  • The MSc Financial Engineering (MSFE) programme targets at helping students acquire advanced quantitative skills to analyze sophisticated derivative models, price and evaluate the risk of complex financial instruments, and develop appropriate risk management strategies.

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 in Finance
  • 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

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Master of Science in Finance.

Full Time (Normal Study Period: 1 year, Maximum Study Period: 2.5 years)

Tuition fees

HK$263,700.00 (24,88,801) per year

HK $8,790 per credit


02 Sep, 13 Jan


City University of Hong Kong

Tat Chee Avenue,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants must:

  • hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university; and
  • preferably possess more than 1 year of work experience in the industry.

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 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

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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