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Programme Aim

The HKU Master of Finance (MFin) Programme is an interdisciplinary programme aiming to provide motivated individuals with cutting-edge training in financial theory, as well as the mathematical, statistical and computer training necessary for a multitude of financial disciplines: pricing derivative instruments and securities, modelling and forecasting financial markets, hedging and financial risk management, credit risk management, insurance and reinsurance, quantitative trading and arbitrage training, asset allocation and investment management, and asset/liability management.

Students can choose to concentrate in one of the learning streams: Corporate Finance, Financial Engineering, and Risk Management, according to their interests and career aspirations.

Successful graduates will enjoy a competitive advantage in a wide range of career opportunities in commercial and investment banks, brokerage and investment firms, insurance companies, treasury departments of non-financial corporations, regulatory agencies, and also consulting and accounting firms.

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Mode and Duration of Study

The MFin 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 are 4 three-hour classes each week.

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Medium and Course Assessment

The programme will be taught in English. 

Assessment of each course may include assignments, mid-term examinations, project papers and other course work, as well as a final examination, which is normally held at the end of each course unless otherwise specified.

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Graduation Requirements

Students are required to successfully complete twelve 6-credit courses (72 credits), including four fundamental core courses, four advanced core courses, two stream core 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.