Course Structure


The MFin Programme consists of four parts:

  • Four courses from Fundamental Core Module for Financial Analysis (based on CFA curriculum)

  • Four Advanced Core Courses

  • Two Stream Core Courses (choose from one of the following streams: Corporate Finance, Financial Engineering, Risk Management and Financial Techonolgy), including the Capstone Course

  • Two elective courses

programme structure

Students can be awarded the degree with double concentration in any two out of the four areas provided that they have successfully completed all the core courses in both areas plus two electives.

   General Course Description

General Course Description for MFin Courses

   Electives from Other Taught Postgraduate Programmes

​Up to two electives may be chosen from other taught postgraduate curricula offered by HKU Business School under the advice and approval of the Programme Directors concerned. 

   Course Exemption & Advanced Standing

Course Exemption

Course exemption of up to four required courses, except the capstone course, may be granted (normally by examination) if candidates

  1. can produce evidence, such as transcript and course syllabus, that a course is equivalent in content to another course taken elsewhere for which a satisfactory grade has been obtained; or

  2. are holding relevant professional qualifications which were obtained before admission to the programme.

No credits will be given for the exempted course and candidates shall be required to take an approved alternative course of the same credit value.

Advanced Standing

Advanced standing of up to two (for single concerntration) or three (for double concentration) required courses, except the capstone course, may be granted if

  1. the course is completed at a graduate, postgraduate or master level from a recognized programme elsewhere within the last four years before admission to the programme and achieved a good grade in the course; or

  2. the candidate possesses a relevant professional qualification which was obtained before admission to the programme.

In such cases, no replacement courses will be required and the tuition fees will be adjusted accordingly.

Applications for course exemption and advanced standing are subject to the approval of the MFin Programme Director and committees concerned.


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HKU Business School,
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