Doctor of FinTech
金融科技博士學位


Sept 2020 Entry
Programme code: 02014

Duration & Credit Requirement


Stream Code

-

Mode of Study
Part-time
Normal Duration

3 years

Credits Required for Graduation

51

Fund Type
Self-Financed
Initial Registration Credits

4 for local and non-local students

Tuition Fee

HK$826,200 per programme (HK$16,200 per credit) for local and non-local students

Programme Leader(s)

Programme Director

Prof. Wilson Tong
BSocSc, MIM, PhD

Remarks
  • Applications for September 2020 entry for the DFinTech programme are to be invited at a later stage.
  • For details, please contact us at 3400 3234 or email fbdft@polyu.edu.hk.

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

The DFinTech Programme aims to expose students to how digital changes impact the financial industry and to equip them with state-of-the-art knowledge in the FinTech area. The DFinTech Programme is designed to integrate academic study with management practice to transform students into “scholar-leaders” in the FinTech field.  

  • Broaden, update and deepen students’ understanding and appreciation of how digital transformation and technological innovations impact the business world, and the ethical implications. 
  • Acquire an in-depth knowledge of digital technologies in the financial industry.
  • Acquire the ability to conduct original applied research in tech-related business areas.

 

Characteristics

International Collaboration

To enhance the international dimension and academic vigour of PolyU DFinTech, there will be collaborations with premier international institution(s) to provide opportunities for students to join various programmes offered by these institution(s).

Recognition & Prospects

  • Pioneering FinTech doctorate in the world.
  • Benefit from pooled resources of different faculties.
  • Integrate academic study, applied research and management practice.
  • Embrace digital transformation and technological innovations.
  • Explore the potential of digital economics/finance.

Curriculum

Programme Structure

  • PolyU DFinTech is a part-time credit-based programme.
  • Students are required to complete 51 credits, composed of 8 taught subjects (a total of 24 credits), 2 Residentials (1 credit for DFinTech Residential 1; 2 credits for DFinTech Residential 2) and a Thesis (8 credits for DFinTech Thesis I; 16 credits for DFinTech Thesis II).
  • All taught subjects are at an advanced level, and students are assumed to have prior knowledge of each subject area.
  • The normal duration of study is 3 years, with a maximum study period of 6 years.
  • There is a possible exit award of Master of Science in Management Research Studies for students who have completed 8 taught subjects and 2 Residentials, and passed Thesis I (thesis proposal presentation) (a total of 35 credits).

 

Compulsory Subjects^

  • Research and Design for Thesis
  • DFinTech Residential 1
  • DFinTech Residential 2
  • DFinTech Thesis I
  • DFinTech Thesis II

 

Core Subjects^  (any one)

  • Introduction to Quantitative Research
  • Introduction to Qualitative Research

 

Elective Subjects^ (any six)

  • Big Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence 
  • Cryptography and Blockchain 
  • Digital Supply Chain Management
  • Economics of FinTech
  • Independent Studies in FinTech*
  • Management and Marketing in the Digital World
  • Overseas Executive Programmes
  • Smart City and Urban Informatics

 

Remarks:

* Independent Studies in FinTech is only offered to students if they are unable to follow the normal pattern of study of this programme due to exceptional circumstances such as illness or posting to work outside Hong Kong; these students can enrol in this elective subject in a particular semester.

^ 1. Not all subjects will be offered in a given year, subject to factors such as staff availability, student enrolment, programme resources and so on.

   2. Programme structure and the subject details (e.g. subject description form, offering pattern, class timetable etc.) are subject to review and change from time to time.

 

Residentials
Attendance at the 2 Residentials is compulsory.

 

DFinTech Residential 1 is a 2/3-day mandatory orientation workshop scheduled for the beginning of the programme in September.

 

DFinTech Residential 2 is a research workshop that is normally held in May/June after students have completed the required taught subjects. The main purpose of the workshop is to give students an opportunity to present their thesis proposals and to prepare them for writing their theses.

 

Thesis

Students must pass the Compulsory Subjects, 1 Core Subject and at least 4 Elective Subjects before beginning their theses. In the Thesis, students need to integrate and apply what they have learned to critically and rigorously examine a topic of interest. They are challenged to make an important contribution and/or provide innovative insights for management practice.

 

The latest information on the subjects offered can be obtained at https://fb.polyu.edu.hk/dfintech.

Entrance Requirements

  • A Master’s degree, preferably in a business-related area.
  • Substantial managerial experience (at least 8 years) at a senior management level.
  • Candidates in senior management positions who possess a recognised first degree and membership of a recognised professional body may also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

 

If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Master'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 are required to submit a proposal in the FinTech area (1,200 - 2,000 words) at the time of application. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for admission interviews.

Other Information

Class Schedule

  • Most classes are scheduled on weekends, subject to the final arrangements of the programme.

Enquiries

For further information, please contact:
Tel: (852) 3400 3234 or (852) 2766 7889
Email: fbdft@polyu.edu.hk

 

For information on academic matters, please contact:
Prof Wilson Tong, Programme Director
Tel: (852) 2766 4399
Email: wilson.tong@polyu.edu.hk

Student Message


No information is available at present.

Additional Documents Required


Curriculum Vitae

Optional

Programme Leaflet

To be provided

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Others

Candidates are required to submit a proposal in the FinTech area (1,200 – 2,000 words) at the time of application

Others

Please provide an official English-translated version of your academic qualifications (such as graduation certificates, transcripts of studies, etc.).


Info Seminar


No information is available at present.