Master of Finance (Investment Management)

Sept 2017 Entry
Programme code: 21050

Duration & Credit Requirement

Stream Code


Mode of Study
Normal Duration

1 year

Credits Required for Graduation


Fund Type
Initial Registration Credits


Tuition Fee

HK$183,600 per programme for local students
HK$241,200 per programme for non-local students

Scholarships will be awarded to applicants with outstanding qualifications.

Programme Leader(s)

Programme Director

Prof. Louis Cheng

Deputy Programme Director

Dr Li Gang


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 full-time, day-time Master of Finance - Investment Management (FT MoF-IMM) programme aims to provide degree graduates who would like to specialise in investment management, particularly those with no or little work experience, with a combination of solid finance concepts and up-to-date industry know-how. Furthermore, the programme prepares students for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) examination.


On completion of the FT 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.



  • Students are able to complete the Master's programme in ONE year.
  • The most up-to-date industry practices are incorporated into the curriculum to make the programme a unique synthesis of academic theories and professional practice.

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.


  • 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. 
  • Students study 6 subjects in each of Semesters 1 and 2.  


Semester One (18 credits)

Compulsory Subjects

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


Semester Two (18 credits)

Elective Subjects* (any four)

  • Business Risk Management
  • Corporate Risk Management
  • Derivatives Securities
  • Financial Analysis & Valuation
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Game Theory & Business Strategy
  • Investment Banking & Credit Rating 
  • Real Estate Economics & Finance
  • 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 are 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

Entrance Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree from a recognised university or the equivalent; 
  • A minimum score of 600 (Total, Verbal, and Quantitative Scores) in the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) OR a minimum score of 600 (or its equivalence under the revised General Test) in both Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning in Graduate Record Examinations (GRE).


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.

Candidates with no or little work experience are welcome to apply.


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

Other Information

1. Continuing Education Fund (CEF)

The programme has been included on the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) list of reimbursable courses.


2. Student Visa, Accommodation and other Information for Non-local Students

Non-local students must obtain a valid student visa issued by the Hong Kong Immigration Department before being allowed to register as students or commence study with PolyU.


For information on accommodation, please refer to


For information on living cost and related expenses in Hong Kong, please refer to


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

Student Message

I was very impressed by the course content and choice of modules. The projects I undertook were very practical. I can see the improvement in my skills in areas such as teamwork and time management.

Wang Fanfei

My time in the programme was a really wonderful year. I met excellent people, gained useful knowledge and got in touch with different cultures.

Kelly Zhang Kaili

PolyU was a wonderful platform for my professional and international education. I gained the most up-to-date financial knowledge and learned about the latest industry practices from our distinguished professors, who were very responsible and nice to students. It was also a good place to meet excellent people and build my personal social network.

Li Haoxiang

Additional Documents Required

Programme Leaflet


Transcript / Certificate

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


Applicants with any non-English certificates should also submit a set of corresponding official English-translated copies for reference.  

Info Seminar

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