Words from Programme Director
Dr. Rujing Meng
Master of Finance
Welcome to the Master of Finance (MFin) Programme at HKU Business School.
Below are the 5 most frequently asked questions by our applicants and we have them answered by Dr. Meng for you to catch a glimpse of the MFin Programme.
Q1: The programme offers three streams. What are they and how can I choose them?
The HKU Master of Finance (MFin) Programme offers three streams: corporate finance, financial engineering and risk management. Students can choose to concentrate in one of the streams or take double concentration, according to their interests and career aspirations.
Q2: What are the benefits of choosing double concentration?
The main benefit of choosing double concentration is that it enriches student learning and training experiences by allowing them to focus on two areas of expertise and hence a wider choice in their career.
Q3: Would there be any practical skills linking back to the industry?
MFin Programme is an interdisciplinary programme aiming to provide motivated individuals with not only cutting-edge training in financial theory, but also the necessary STEM+ training, allowing them to apply the knowledge in a multitude of financial disciplines: asset and wealth management, corporate finance, financial engineering, and risk management. Students apply the techniques and knowledge to analyse business cases and conduct group projects. The cutting-edge curriculum balances quantitative skills and visionary thinking, and is further enriched by alumni and student activities, mentorship programmes, student clubs and professional seminars.
Q4: How close is the course to the current financial world, in terms of the curriculum and training?
Our curriculum is closely tied to professional practices and adapts to the changes of the global financial markets. We are a University Affiliation Program of CFA Institute and have been added to the GARP Partnership for Risk Education. Guest lectures and professional seminars from practitioners have brought up-to-date market information to the curriculum. Training workshops on Bloomberg, WIND and Python programming are also available, to well equip students with the skill sets necessary to thrive in the workplace.
Q5: What will my future career path look like in the financial domain?
Our graduates will enjoy a competitive advantage in a wide range of career opportunities across commercial and investment banks, brokerage and investment firms, private equity and venture capital firms, insurance companies, treasury departments of non-financial corporations, regulatory agencies, and also consulting and accounting firms.