The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Master of Science Program in Global Finance (Part time)

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Course Information

Registration period
31 Mar 2022 (Thu) - 31 Mar 2023 (Fri)
HKD 620,100
(HK$620,100 (US$79,500)

The program fee includes all courses, books and materials, room and board for two in-residency sessions at HKUST, and meals (dinners are not included) during program periods.)
Study Mode
1 Year(s)

Course Overview

The Master of Science (MSc) Program in Global Finance is jointly offered by the Leonard N. Stern School of Business of New York University (NYU) and the School of Business and Management of HKUST. The program is designed mainly for high-performance professionals in the financial services industry and those with finance functions in non-financial firms. With the complementary strengths of senior faculty from both Schools, the program offers the opportunity to advance knowledge and practices in global finance marketplace under the guidance of internationally recognized academics.

The program takes the latest insights from Wall Street and the emerging Asian market and puts them into a global context. Classes are held in Hong Kong, New York and Shanghai. Participants are mostly experienced finance professionals from more than 10 countries all over the world.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded a Master of Science degree jointly by NYU and HKUST. Graduates will become alumni of both Universities.

What You’ll Learn

Minimum Credit Requirement
24 credits


Required Courses
Students are required to complete the following coursework and integrative project.


GFIN 5010Foundations of Investments2 Credit(s)
DescriptionThis course provides an introduction to modern asset pricing theory. We begin by briefly reviewing portfolio theory. We then move on to discussing current determinants of asset prices such as cash risk and liquidity. One of the course's goals is to apply asset pricing theories to investment decision-making. A second goal is to prepare students for upcoming courses. A third goal is to build a fundamental knowledge of fixed income and derivatives products.
GFIN 5020Foundations of Corporate Finance2 Credit(s)
GFIN 5040Derivatives Markets2 Credit(s)
GFIN 5050Applied Corporate Finance and Valuation2 Credit(s)
GFIN 5080Fixed Income Instruments and Markets2 Credit(s)
GFIN 5090Risk Management in Financial Institutions2 Credit(s)
GFIN 5100Financial Markets and Corporate Finance in China2 Credit(s)
GFIN 5200Global Macro & Asian Markets2 Credit(s)
GFIN 5300FinTech1 Credit(s)
GFIN 5400Asset Allocation1 Credit(s)
GFIN 5500Behavioral Finance1 Credit(s)
GFIN 6010Topics in Financial Markets and Governance1 Credit(s)
GFIN 6980Integrative Project in Global Finance4 Credit(s)

Courses will need to be repeated or replaced if participants fail to obtain a passing grade.

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