Master of Finance (Investment Management)
金融學碩士學位(投資管理)


Sept 2017 Entry
Programme code: 21050

Duration & Credit Requirement


Stream Code

IMM

Mode of Study
Part-time
Normal Duration

2 years

Credits Required for Graduation

36

Fund Type
Self-Financed
Initial Registration Credits

9

Tuition Fee

HK$183,600 per programme

Scholarships will be awarded to applicants with outstanding qualifications.

Programme Leader(s)

Programme Director

Dr Allen Ng
DBA, CFA, CFP

Programme Manager

Mr Derek Yim
MBA, CFA

Remarks

Note to Applicants

An incomplete application cannot be processed promptly and would reduce your chance of admission. Please complete all relevant fields on the application form and upload all necessary documents.

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

The Master of Finance (Investment Management) (MoF-IMM) programme aims to provide current and prospective investment management professionals with a combination of solid finance concepts and up-to-date industry know-how.  The programme provides students with up-to-date knowledge in asset management, portfolio management and fund management, with emphasis on risk assessment, enabling them to work in the brokerage and fund management industries.  Furthermore, it prepares students for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) examination.

 

On completion of the MoF-IMM programme, graduates will be able to:

  • Apply conceptual frameworks drawn from Accounting, Risk Management, Economics, Quantitative Methods and Law to the analysis of investment and corporate finance issues;
  • Solve asset management/corporate finance problems as they present themselves in real-life situations; and
  • Formulate financial strategies and envision their outcomes.

 

Characteristics

  • The most up-to-date industry practices are incorporated into the curriculum to make the programme a unique synthesis of academic theories and professional practices.
  • Professional Development Lectures given by prominent practitioners provide students with updated industry information.
  • There is a possible exit point with a Postgraduate Diploma in Finance (Investment Management) for students who have completed six Year One Compulsory Subjects.

Recognition & Prospects

  • The programme is taught by staff from the School of Accounting and Finance, which is accredited by The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) of Hong Kong as a recognised institution for providing continuous professional training.
  • The programme has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Programme. This status is granted to institutions whose degree programmes incorporate at least 70% of the CFA Programme Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) providing students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positioning them well to sit for the CFA examinations.
  • The Master of Finance (MoF) programme at PolyU is proud to be an academic partner with GARP for risk education.
  • New feature of Collaborative Study Programme with UMass Boston.

Curriculum

  • Students must complete 6 Compulsory Subjects (18 credits), 4 Elective Subjects (12 credits) and 2 Compulsory Capstone Subjects (6 credits).
  • A total of 36 credits is required for the Master of Finance (Investment Management) award.

 

Year One (18 credits)

Compulsory Subjects

  • Accounting for Business Analysis
  • Economics for Financial Analysis
  • Investments
  • Principles of Corporate Finance
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance
  • Regulatory Framework

 

Year Two (18 credits)

Elective Subjects* (any four)

  • Business Risk Management
  • Corporate Risk Management
  • Derivatives Securities
  • Financial Analysis & Valuation
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • International Banking
  • Risk Management for Corporations
  • Security Analysis & Portfolio Management
  • Project#

 

Compulsory Capstone Subjects

  • Finance & Strategy 
  • International Financial Management

 

* In line with the University’s minimum enrolment requirement, not all subjects will be offered each year. Registration is subject to the availability of places.

# The Project can be either 3 credits or 6 credits, depending on its scope. 

 

Note: Programme structure and content are subject to continuous review and change.

 

Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at www.af.polyu.edu.hk/pgprog/mof.

Entrance Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree awarded by a recognised university;
    OR
  • A Professional Diploma awarded by the former Hong Kong Polytechnic or the City Polytechnic of Hong Kong.

 

If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.
 

We have a quota for admissions. Early applications are strongly encouraged. Suitable candidates may be invited to attend admission interviews.

Other Information

  • The programme has been included on the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) list of reimbursable courses.
  • Classes are normally scheduled on weekday evenings or Saturdays.

Enquiries

For further information, please contact:
Tel: (852) 2766 7042 or (852) 2766 5645
Email: afmof.pt@polyu.edu.hk

 

For information on academic matters, please contact:
Dr Allen Ng
Tel: (852) 3400 3453
Email: afallen@polyu.edu.hk

Student Message


With a science background but working in the finance field, I took the Finance programme to gain financial knowledge. I apply what I learnt during the programme, and I am now ready to take another step forward.


Cheng Sui Wah



With a non-finance background, I joined the Master of Finance programme to help me with career development and advancement. In particular, I very much appreciated the portfolio management project where I worked with classmates on a hypothetical portfolio of stocks.


Brian Hon Shiu Fai



No pain no gain! Completing a Master’s programme despite a full-time job was challenging. I gained solid financial knowledge and extended my personal network.


Wong Siu Hang



Additional Documents Required


Programme Leaflet

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Transcript / Certificate

Copies of graduation certificate and official academic transcript of studies are required.

Others

  • Copies of certificates issued by professional bodies e.g. Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), Hong Kong Securities Institute (HKSI), and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), etc.
  • Applicants with any non-English certificates should also submit a set of corresponding official English-translated copies for reference.

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