Program Design

The Master of Science Program in Investment Management (MScIM) and the Master of Science Program in Financial Analysis program (MScFA) provide rigorous training for students pursuing professional careers in the finance industry.  
 

Since their inception in 1996 and 2002, both programs have been widely recognized by finance professionals as premier academic programs. The curricula of both programs are constantly adapted to meet the growing and specialized demands of industry. Both programs offer solid foundations in accounting, economics, quantitative and computing skills, asset valuation and financial derivatives, which form the core subjects in the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) examination curriculum. 

The program curriculum and course scheduling are sequenced to support students who wish to take the CFA, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and Financial Risk Management (FRM) examinations. Students can further build on this broad knowledge base by choosing advanced courses and specialized electives of MScIM and MScFA Program.  

During the program, enrichment activities and luncheon talks are organized to provide students with platforms in networking with industry practitioners in Hong Kong. In addition, a study tour is arranged during the semester break. The study tour will help the students to understand the industry landscape, develop applied skills in industry and company analysis, and network with industry practitioners outside Hong Kong.

Cutting Edge Curriculum
We continually revise and adapt the curriculum to meet the evolving needs of industry and developments in the financial markets. We work closely with industry players and professional associations to ensure that our students develop into high-potential graduates proficient in all aspects of finance and ready for the greater responsibilities that await them as they progress in their careers.

 

Remarks: Program transfer between the full-time and part-time study modes after program commencement is normally NOT encouraged. Students have to be clear about their interest and time commitment in either study modes at the time of application and admission, and commit to their enrolled study mode throughout the course of study. Transfer between the study modes is considered on a case by case basis only with strong reasons, and is also subject to the approval of the Academic Director.