Master of Finance (Corporate Finance)

Sept 2017 Entry
Programme code: 21050

Duration & Credit Requirement

Stream Code


Mode of Study
Normal Duration

2 years

Credits Required for Graduation


Fund Type
Initial Registration Credits


Tuition Fee

HK$183,600 per programme

Scholarships will be awarded to applicants with outstanding qualifications.

Programme Leader(s)

Programme Director

Dr Allen Ng

Programme Manager

Mr Derek Yim


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 Corporate Finance (MCF) programme aims to provide corporate finance practitioners with education opportunities to enhance their professionalism and elevate their intellectual capacity in corporate finance, corporate risk management and related areas. The programme curriculum integrates theory and practice with emphasis on local applications, addressing the needs of those holding senior positions in corporate finance and banking.


On completion of the MCF programme, graduates will be able to:

  • Understand 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.



  • 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 Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Finance 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.


  • Students have to complete 6 Compulsory Subjects (18 credits), 4 Elective Subjects (12 credits), and 2 Compulsory Capstone Subjects (6 credits).
  • A total of 36 credits are required for the Master of Corporate Finance award.


Year One (18 credits)

Compulsory Subjects

  • Accounting for Business Analysis
  • Corporate Governance, Disclosures & Implications
  • Economics for Financial Analysis
  • Investments
  • Principles of Corporate Finance
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance


Year Two (18 credits)

Elective Subjects* (any four)

  • Corporate Risk Management
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Financial Analysis & Valuation
  • International Banking
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Project#


Compulsory Capstone Subjects

  • Finance & Strategy
  • International Financial Management


* Subject to the University’s minimum enrolment requirement, not all subjects will be offered each year. And, registration is subject to the availability of quota.

# 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

Entrance Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree awarded by a recognised university;
  • 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.


For further information, please contact:
Tel: (852) 2766 7042 or (852) 2766 5645


For information on academic matters, please contact:
Dr Allen Ng
Tel: (852) 3400 3453

Student Message

PolyU’s Corporate Finance programme equipped me with a comprehensive view of the finance industry, relevant legal knowledge and assessment methods. It gave me strengths in different areas of my professional life.

Cheung Hui Lung, Alan

I am not a finance professional by training but my job requires me to achieve the financial targets of a business unit comprising 50 people. This programme not only sensitised me to numbers but also enabled me to understand the meaning behind them.

Simon Ng Siu Hin

It was a fruitful learning experience. The most valuable things I am taking away are professional knowledge and meaningful friendships.

Wong Yung Ho

Additional Documents Required

Programme Leaflet


Transcript / Certificate

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


  • 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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