Message from Academic Director

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The best investment is the one you make in yourself. Our nearly 1,000 graduates from the Master of Science in Investment management / Financial Analysis programs (MScIM/FA) since 1996 can attest to this – and to the high returns (and low risk) that our programs can deliver to your career.

Whether you currently work in finance or just wish to better understand the financial services industry, our programs can help you achieve your goals. True to HKUST’s great success in the business rankings (1st in Asia for both teaching and research), we follow international standards of excellence. We attract and enrol the best students, teach them to tackle financial problems with rigor, skill, and creativity, and graduate impeccably-trained, thoughtful finance professionals, eager to serve industry and society.

The Master of Science in Investment Management Program (MScIM) is best suited to those who wish to operate in fund management, insurance, securities, wealth management, etc. The Master of Science in Financial Analysis Program (MScFA) is best suited to those who wish to operate in corporate finance, investment and commercial banking, private equity and venture capital, security analysis, etc. Our programs are widely regarded as the premier MSc finance programs offered in Hong Kong and Asia.

Our instructors are world-class business school faculty and industry experts. HKUST finance faculty hold PhDs from top universities in North America and Europe. They are committed to advancing knowledge through fundamental and applied research, and to bringing their discoveries to the classroom. Many of our elective classes are taught by industry experts, carefully chosen among established practitioners, to share their experience, the latest developments, industry trends, and best business practices with you.

Our careful attention to selectivity ensures that students admitted to the program are of high calibre, which enhances the classroom experience and makes for good networking. You will gain much from your classmates, whether on course materials, time-management, emotional support, or job opportunities. You will make life-long friends. Many of our graduates keep in touch with each other and the program. Our alumni are key stakeholders and contributors to the program, helping to shape the curriculum and enhancing its relevance and value over time.

Consider joining our MScIM/FA community. It could be one of your best investment decisions yet!

We look forward to meeting you at HKUST.

Prof. Peter MacKay
MScIM/FA Academic Director