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What will I learn?

The MSc in Finance offers rigorous training to master financial theories and techniques and develop strong quantitative reasoning, along with the latest technological skills in finance. You can study full-time for 1 year with opportunities to go on exchange and study field trips, or part-time for 2 years. After you graduate, you will be primed for a career in investment banking, commercial and corporate banking, asset management, regulatory bodies, consulting, financial services, accounting and general management.

Relevant and applicable skills

This programme provides a solid foundation in portfolio analysis, credit analysis, risk modelling, structured finance, sales and trading, operations and more. You will receive hands-on training in options, futures, trading strategies and algorithms, arbitrage and high frequency trading.

Practical experience

You will experience real market operations in the Finance Trading Laboratory and learn how to react to market fluctuations with guidance from professional traders at world-renowned financial organisations. The lab has 53 workstations equipped with Bloomberg and Reuters terminals, carrying with real-time data feeds from all major stock exchanges, including those in Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, Osaka, New York and Europe.

Develop holistic skills

Tailored to suit you

The advanced curriculum is highly flexible. With a wide range of electives to choose from, you can tailor your studies to your interests.

Quality teaching methods

Our unique tutorial system keeps classes small with a focus on practical applications. We refine the course material continuously, seeking and incorporating feedback from stakeholders regularly to ensure you get the most up-to-date knowledge and techniques in this field.

A global outlook

The Exchange Programme offers an opportunity to study at prestigious business schools abroad and gain a different perspective on business issues while building a global network. We also offer overseas study trips, so you can gain a broader perspective and acquire new skills.

Prepare for your future

To help you prepare for a rich and rewarding career, we invest significant resources in career support. We give practical workshops on all aspects of the job hunting and application process, as well as comprehensive and personalised career advice and coaching, such as one-to-one or small group mock interviews. We also organise experience sharing and networking sessions with alumni and industry professionals.

Careers after graduation

MSc in Finance graduates are in high demand in Hong Kong and beyond. Our placement office works closely with an impressive and growing list of employers. Our graduates are equipped to take up a wide range of roles, such as portfolio analysis, credit analysis, risk modelling, structured finance, sales and trading, operations and more. They are also suited to roles as graduate or management trainees in general business.

On average, more than 80% of our graduates have found employment within three months upon graduation. Around 80% of these work in the banking and finance industry, with about 60% based in Hong Kong.

A strong foundation for a successful future

The MSc in Finance programme provides a solid foundation for those pursuing careers in investment banking, commercial and corporate banking, asset management, regulatory bodies, consulting, financial services, accounting and general management.

Our graduates are equipped with skills to take up a wide range of roles in these industries, such as portfolio analysis, credit analysis, risk modelling, structured finance, sales and trading, operations and more.

Which department am I in?

CUHK Business School

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$390,000.00 (40,79,498) per year
Start date

Expected January, September 2023

Venue

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shatin,

Sha Tin, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or graduated from an honours programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B"; or completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree. English Language Requirements: TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based)/79 (Internet-based); IELTS (Academic): 6.5; GMAT (Verbal): Band 21.

For international students

Applicants must satisfy one of the following:

  1. graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honors not lower than Second Class; or
  2. graduated from an honors programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B" ; or
  3. completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honors degree.

To fulfill the University’s minimum English language requirements for admission to postgraduate programmes, applicants should have:

obtained a degree from a university in Hong Kong or taken a degree programme of which the medium of instruction was English; or

achieved scores in the following English Language tests2 as indicated:

  • TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based)/79 (Internet-based);
  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5;
  • GMAT (Verbal): Band 21; or

obtained a pass grade in other English language requirements equivalent to HKDSE or

obtained a recognized professional qualification, provided that the examination was conducted in English.

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

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