Admission Requirements

Applicants of the MScIM/FA (part-time) programs should satisfy the following requirements:

A Good Undergraduate Degree

Applicants must possess a bachelor's degree from a recognized university or approved institution.

English Proficiency

Applicants whose first language is not English, and whose bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification* was awarded by an institution where the medium of instruction was not English, are required to fulfill the minimum English Language requirements in TOEFL/IELTS examination.

*Qualification with duration equivalent to a full-time bachelor’s degree (i.e. at least 3 years)

Work Experience

Work experience is required and applicants are required to have at least one year full-time post-qualification work experience by the time instruction begins (August).


Applicants are highly encouraged to take the GMAT or GRE tests. Although these tests are not required, candidates who can show such scores stand a higher chance of consideration and better odds of admission.

The key selection criteria will be assessed through written and/or online application documents and through a personal assessment interview.



1) Please note that the admission mechanism for the full-time MSc in Investment Management program is totally different from the part-time MSc in Investment Management/ Financial Analysis programs. 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 Directors of both study modes.

2) Applicants who are interested in both MScIM and MScFA programs are only required to submit one application.   The MSc Programs Office will ask for the student’s preference towards the end of the first semester.  Students are allowed to make a switch between two programs at that time. Applicants will only need to apply for one program at the application stage.  The application fee of duplicate applications will not be refunded.