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University Affiliation Program                                                          


HKU Master of Finance has become an Affiliated University of CFA Institute, a global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials. The CFA Program sets a standard for developing the skills, standards, competence, and integrity of financial analysts, portfolio managers, investment advisers, and other investment professionals worldwide. It is widely considered the investment profession’s most rigorous credentialing program. Status as an Affiliated University signals to potential students, employers, and the marketplace that the university curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well-suited to prepare students to sit for the CFA Program examinations. Scholarships from CFA Institute will be offered to HKU MFin students.

FRM Academic Partner of GARP                                           1

The University of Hong Kong has been added to the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) Partnership for Risk Education with Master of Finance curriculum. GARP is a globally recognized organization dedicated to preparing professionals and organizations to make better-informed risk decisions. The academic partnership with GARP proves that our efforts in providing the best financial education are highly recognized. The alignment with GARP signals to students and their potential employers that our Master of Finance curriculum is closely tied to the market and is well-suited to prepare students for the demand of the global financial industry.  

“GARP is very pleased to announce the addition of The University of Hong Kong to the GARP Partnership for Risk Education. The Master of Finance offered by The University of Hong Kong is a rigorous, well regarded program.  The interdisciplinary nature of the curriculum offered provides a solid theoretical as well as practical foundation for its students, ensuring they will be well positioned to pursue the FRM designation and to assume strategic roles within the global risk management profession."
                                          -- Dr. Chris Donohue, Managing Director – Head of Research & Educational Programs, GARP

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