Entrance Year Sept 2023
Programme Code 21054
EFM (Full-time) EPM (Part-time)
Mode of Study Mixed Mode
1 year (Full-time) 2 years (Part-time)
1 year (Full-time)
2 years (Part-time)
Credits Required for Graduation 30
Local Application Deadline 30 Apr 2023
Non-Local Application Deadline 30 Apr 2023
Prof. WU Qiang
- Mode of study: Mixed-mode. Students can pursue their studies in either a full-time study load (taking 9 credits or more in a semester) or a part-time study load (taking less than 9 credits in a semester). Depending on their study pace, students should normally be able to complete the programme full-time in 1 year and part-time in 2 years. Students will be required to attend more classes in the evening if they choose the full-time option, and the duration will be subject to class quota availability.
- Note to Applicants
An incomplete application cannot be processed promptly and would reduce your chance of admission. Please complete all relevant fields on the application form and upload all necessary documents.
Aims and Characteristics
It is a global trend to support sustainable development with green and low-carbon transition. In recent years, Climate action plans for moving towards carbon neutrality have been announced by various economies gradually. Global investors are also addressing the wide-reaching impact brought by climate change and paying more and more attention towards ESG strategies and demanding for sustainable investment. ESG-related financial professionals were added last year by the Government to the Talent List of Hong Kong.
In short, the market needs for ESG/ sustainability-related talents are urgent and huge.
The MSc in ESG and Sustainability programme is the first of its kind master-level programme in Hong Kong designed to equip future leaders with the knowledge, tools, and network to make a sustainable impact towards the way business is done, and capture new opportunities from sustainability.
The programme is jointly offered by the School of Accounting and Finance and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering which aims to provide graduates with interdisciplinary knowledge from a blend of topics related to ESG, sustainability, green finance, risk management and corporate governance to knowledge about an understanding of today’s social and environmental issues such as global climate change and society response.
Upon successful completion of the programme, students should be able:
- To explain and articulate the theoretical and technical skills in ESG investing, disclosure/reporting/standards, ratings assessment, risk management, and regulatory analysis;
- To demonstrate critical thinking and analytical skills in corporate carbon neutrality, energy transition and low-carbon energy conversion systems, and to accelerate the green and low-energy development of various industries.
The career prospects of graduates are very broad, and the employment directions include: corporate sustainable development management, ESG consulting and green finance in the financial sector, etc.; and related employment positions include: inspection director, sustainable development manager/senior executive, sustainable development consultant /analyst/expert, etc.