The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Master of Science Program in Finance (Part time)

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Course Information

Registration period
25 Mar 2022 (Fri) - 25 Mar 2024 (Mon)
Price
HKD 395,000
Study Mode
Duration
2 Year(s)
Language
English
Location
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Course Overview

The Master of Science (MSc) Program in Finance is designed to provide rigorous training to students for professional careers in the finance industry. The curriculum is structured to meet the growing and specialized demands of the industry. The program provides both full-time and part-time study modes which students can complete in 12 or 24 months respectively. It begins with a solid foundation in corporate finance, quantitative and computing skills, investment analysis, asset valuation and financial derivatives, which form the core subjects in the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA), Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and Financial Risk Management (FRM) examinations curriculum. Students can then build on top of this broad knowledge base by choosing required courses and electives that lead to concentration in Asset Management, Risk Management, Fintech, Security Analysis or Corporate Finance.

What You’ll Learn

Minimum Credit Requirement

30 credits

Credit Transfer 

Students can apply for credit transfer and/or course substitution for core courses. The maximum number of transfer credits to be granted is 6 credits.

Core Course

10 credits

FINA 5120Corporate Finance2 Credit(s)
FINA 5210Investment Analysis2 Credit(s)
FINA 5250Empirical Methods in Finance2 Credit(s)
FINA 5290Derivatives Analysis2 Credit(s)
FINA 5360Fixed Income Analysis2 Credit(s)

Required Courses

10 credits

Students are required to complete at least five courses (10 credits) from the following Concentration areas:


i. Asset Management

FINA 5220Equity Investment Management2 Credit(s)
FINA 5300Advanced Derivatives Analysis2 Credit(s)
FINA 5370Equity Valuation2 Credit(s)
FINA 5450Hedge Funds2 Credit(s)
FINA 5670Wealth Management2 Credit(s)

ii. Risk Management

FINA 5150Corporate Risk Management2 Credit(s)
FINA 5220Equity Investment Management2 Credit(s)
FINA 5300Advanced Derivatives Analysis2 Credit(s)
FINA 5620Foreign Exchange Market2 Credit(s)
FINA 5830Statistical Methods for Risk Management2 Credit(s)

iii. FinTech

FINA 5240FinTech Analytics2 Credit(s)
FINA 5260FinTech: The Future of the Financial Industry2 Credit(s)
FINA 5410Market Microstructure2 Credit(s)
FINA 5840Financial Modeling2 Credit(s)
FINA 5870Big Data in Finance2 Credit(s)

iv. Security Analysis

ACCT 5150Accounting Foundations2 Credit(s)
FINA 5140Advanced Topics in Financial Management2 Credit(s)
FINA 5150Corporate Risk Management2 Credit(s)
FINA 5370Equity Valuation2 Credit(s)
FINA 5840Financial Modeling2 Credit(s)

v. Corporate Finance

ACCT 5150Accounting Foundations2 Credit(s)
FINA 5140Advanced Topics in Financial Management2 Credit(s)
FINA 5150Corporate Risk Management2 Credit(s)
FINA 5390Venture Capital and Private Equity2 Credit(s)
FINA 5470Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring2 Credit(s)

Elective Courses

10 credits

Apart from the electives in the MSc(FINA) Program, students are allowed to choose elective courses offered by other MSc programs in the School of Business and Management available in each intake, or at most 6 credits of courses from the MSc Program in Financial Mathematics of the Department of Mathematics, subject to approval of the Academic Director.

Students are allowed to take up to 4 additional credits of electives (on top of the graduation requirement of 30 credits), subject to approval of the Academic Director.



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