Master of Finance (Investment Management)
Sept 2020 Entry
Programme code: 21050
Duration & Credit Requirement
HK$208,800 per programme (HK$5,800 per credit) for local students [Subject to review]
HK$263,160 per programme (HK$7,310 per credit) for non-local students [Subject to review]
Scholarships will be awarded to applicants with outstanding qualifications.
Prof. Louis Cheng
Deputy Programme Director
Dr Allen Ng
DBA, CFA, CFP
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
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, law, economics and quantitative methods to the analysis of investment, corporate reporting and finance,
and regulatory and business ethics issues;
- Apply financial theories and concepts to identify and explain real-life asset management/corporate finance issues and international financial problems; 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 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 Affiliation Programme, positioning students 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.
- 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)
- Accounting for Business Analysis
- Economics for Financial Analysis
- 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
- Entrepreneurial Finance
- Financial Analysis & Valuation
- Fixed Income Securities
- International Banking
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Risk Management for Corporations
- Security Analysis & Portfolio Management
Compulsory Capstone Subjects
- Finance & Strategy
- International Financial Management
* Subject to the University’s minimum enrolment requirement, not all subjects are offered each year. Registration is subject to the availability of quota. The School of Accounting and Finance reserves the right to revise or withdraw the offer of any subject.
# 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 https://af.polyu.edu.hk/study/master-programmes/mof/.
- 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.
- The six compulsory subjects of this programme have been included on the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. The mother programme (Master of Finance (Investment Management)) of these subjects is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level).
- Classes are normally scheduled on weekday evenings or Saturdays.
Additional Documents Required
Transcript / Certificate
Copies of graduation certificate and official academic transcript of studies are required.
No information is available at present.