Master of Finance (Investment Management)

Sept 2022 Entry
Programme code: 21050

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration & Credit Requirement

Stream Code


Mode of Study
Normal Duration

2 years

Credits Required for Graduation


Fund Type
Initial Registration Credits


Tuition Fee

HK$270,000 per programme (HK$7,500 per credit) for local students
HK$288,000 per programme (HK$8,000 per credit) for non-local students

Scholarships will be awarded to applicants with outstanding qualifications.

PolyU reserves the right to change or withdraw the scholarship at any time. In case of any dispute/disagreement, PolyU’s decision is final.

Programme Leader(s)

Programme Director

Dr LI Gang

Deputy Programme Director

Dr Allen Ng


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

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

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

Recognition & Prospects



  • 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)

Compulsory Subjects

  • Accounting for Business Analysis
  • Economics for Financial Analysis
  • Investments
  • 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
  • Project#


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

Entrance Requirements

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

Other Information

  • 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[6]).
  • Classes are normally scheduled on weekday evenings or Saturdays.



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


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

Student Message

Student Message

With a science background but working in the finance field, I took the Finance programme to gain financial knowledge. I apply what I learnt during the programme, and I am now ready to take another step forward.

Cheng Sui Wah

With a non-finance background, I joined the Master of Finance programme to help me with career development and advancement. In particular, I very much appreciated the portfolio management project where I worked with classmates on a hypothetical portfolio of stocks.

Brian Hon Shiu Fai

No pain no gain! Completing a Master’s programme despite a full-time job was challenging. I gained solid financial knowledge and extended my personal network.

Wong Siu Hang

As the Chinese proverb goes, “Learning is like rowing upstream: not to advance is to drop back”. This was a great opportunity for me to enhance my financial knowledge and share my experience with other market practitioners in the programme.


Studying part-time at PolyU was hard, but it was really worthwhile and enjoyable to gain knowledge from the lessons and develop friendships with my classmates.


Additional Documents Required

Additional Documents Required

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.

Info Seminar

Info Seminar

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Programme Leaflet

Programme Leaflet

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