HK$897,600 per programme (HK$17,600 per credit) for local and non-local students
Prof. LIM Kai
BS, MA, PhD
Deputy Programme Director
Dr Steven Wei
BSc, MA, MSc, PhD
Note to Applicants
The DFinTech Programme aims to educate top executives and business entrepreneurs who are interested in understanding the FinTech impacts on various industries. It has been designed to integrate academic study and management practice in a way which will form a significant part of an individual’s business career.
To enhance its international dimension and academic vigour, PolyU DFinTech collaborates with IMD business school in Switzerland to provide opportunities for students to join their Digital Transformation programme.
Technological Element in the Curriculum
To help students embrace technological changes and digital transformation, five elements, namely Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cloud Computing, Data Science, and Entrepreneurship, have been embedded across a wide range of subjects.
Our curriculum is aimed at fostering awareness about the impact of technology innovations in addition to enabling students to handle data and adopt technology to tackle business and organisational issues while enhancing management and leadership.
Core Subjects^ (any one)
Elective Subjects^ (any six)
* Independent Studies in FinTech is only offered to students who 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. They can enrol in this subject in a specified semester.
^ 1. Subject to factors such as staff availability, student enrolment, programme resources and so on, not all subjects will be offered. And, registration is subject to the availability of quota.
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.
Attendance at the 2 Residentials is compulsory.
DFinTech Residential 1 is an orientation workshop scheduled for the beginning of the programme.
DFinTech Residential 2 is a research workshop normally held in September/October to give students an opportunity to present their thesis proposals and to prepare them for writing the theses.
Students must pass the Compulsory Subject, 1 Core Subject and at least 4 taught Elective Subjects before beginning their theses. They 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://www.polyu.edu.hk/fb/study/tpg-landing/tpg/dfintech/.
If the applicants are not a native speaker of English, and do not possess a Bachelor’s or Master's degree or equivalent qualification which is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is English, they are expected to fulfil the following University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited for admission interviews.
For further information, please contact:
Tel: (852) 3400 3234 or (852) 3400 3373
For information on academic matters, please contact:
Prof. LIM Kai, Programme Director
Tel: (852) 2766 7383
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