Master of Finance (Investment Management)
Sept 2020 Entry
Programme code: 21050
Duration & Credit Requirement
HK$220,320 per programme (HK$6,120 per credit) for local students
HK$263,880 per programme (HK$7,330 per credit) for non-local students
Scholarships will be awarded to applicants with outstanding qualifications.
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
The full-time, day-time Master of Finance - Investment Management (FT MoF-MIM) 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-MIM 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.
- 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 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.
- Students study 6 subjects in each of Semesters 1 and 2.
Semester One (18 credits)
- Accounting for Business Analysis
- Economics for Financial Analysis
- 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
- Entrepreneurial Finance
- Financial Analysis & Valuation
- Fixed Income Securities
- Investment 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/mofft/.
- A Bachelor's degree from a recognised university, or the equivalent;
- A minimum score of 600 in the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) 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.
1. Continuing Education Fund (CEF)
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).
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 and living costs in Hong Kong, please refer to www.polyu.edu.hk/stars.
Additional Documents Required
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.