The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Master of Science Program in Financial Technology (Part time)

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Course Information

HKD 300,000
(The program fee covers tuition, textbooks and course materials for some of the core/required courses, and some enrichment activities.)
Study Mode
2 Year(s)

Course Overview

The program provides students with fundamental knowledge and skills relating to popular financial technologies and their engineering and financial principles, thereby enhancing students’ market competitiveness in the remarkably booming FinTech space. In view of the multi-disciplinary nature of FinTech, the program, jointly run by School of Business and Management, School of Engineering and School of Science, draws expertise from timely areas such as information technology, blockchain and decision analytics.

We expect graduates of the program to be able to analyze the engineering mechanisms and financial principles of new and emerging financial technologies. Students will be able to formulate and analyze FinTech-related problems and solve such problems using practical means supported by engineering methodologies and relevant quantitative techniques.

What You’ll Learn

Minimum Credit Requirement

30 credits

Credit Transfer

Subject to the approval of the Program Director and the University regulations governing credit transfer, a maximum of 6 credits can be transferred to the program.

Core Courses

16 credits

FINA 5120Corporate Finance2 Credit(s)
FINA 5210Investment Analysis2 Credit(s)
ISOM 5220FinTech Regulation and Compliance2 Credit(s)
MFIT 5001AI for FinTech2 Credit(s)
MFIT 5002Blockchain2 Credit(s)
MFIT 5003Data Analysis2 Credit(s)
MFIT 5004Financial Data Mining2 Credit(s)
MFIT 5005Foundations of FinTech2 Credit(s)

Required Course

MFIT 5006Mathematical Foundation of FinTech2 Credit(s)

Subject to the decision of the Program Director, promising students who do not have a strong mathematics background may be required to take MFIT 5006 on top of the graduation requirement of 30 credits.

Elective Courses

14 Credits

A list of electives offered in a particular year will be announced at the beginning of each academic year. The elective courses are a selection of FinTech courses chosen from the portfolio of the School of Engineering (SENG), School of Business and Management (SBM), and School of Science (SSCI). Students have to take at least one elective course from each of SENG, SBM and SSCI.


Part-time students may take a maximum of 9 credits in each term.

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