About the Programme
The HKU Master of Finance in Financial Technology (MFFinTech) Programme aims to prepare students for a career in the ever-changing world of finance – a world fueled by constant technological advancements and innovations. Through our courses, students will gain essential knowledge and skills in finance, FinTech, and digitalisation necessary for navigating the changing landscape of the finance industry. Not only should students have a strong understanding of finance and technology in the digital age, but also a well-balanced critical awareness of ethical and regulatory constraints and knowledge of the hottest industry trends. Business opportunities generated by “big data” in finance and insurance, along with other emerging digital technologies including blockchain, AI and cloud computing will be explored in detail. Graduates are expected to be technologically adept and business savvy individuals who can offer innovative solutions to finance-related industries.
Mode and Duration of Study
The MFFinTech programme extends over a minimum of one academic year and a maximum of two academic years for full-time study. Most students tend to finish the programme in one academic year.
Courses are offered on a modular basis to allow students to focus on one area of study at a time. There are 6 modules in one academic year and each module is six to eight weeks long, including the examination week.
Students usually take 2 courses per module and there will be 4 three-hour classes each week.
Medium and Course Assessment
The programme will be taught in English.
Assessment of each course may include assignments, mid-term examinations, project papers, and course work, as well as a final examination, which is normally held at the end of each course, unless otherwise specified.
Students are required to successfully complete twelve courses (at least 75 credits), including four fundamental core courses, five advanced core courses, one capstone courses and two elective courses.
Students who have failed a course are required to sit for a re-examination or to retake the course. If the failed course is an elective, students may choose to take another elective course as a substitute. In order to graduate, the total number of failures cannot exceed two in the entire period of study and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above must be achieved.