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Entrance Year Jan 2024

Programme Code 02014

Mode of Study Part-time

Normal Duration 3 years

Credits Required for Graduation 51

Local Application Deadline 25 Aug 2023

Non-Local Application Deadline 25 Aug 2023

Programme Leaders

Programme Director
Prof. Kai Lim
BS, MA, PhD

Deputy Programme Director
Dr Steven Wei
BSc, MA, MSc, PhD

Remarks

Duration of Study: Students who wish to extend their studies beyond normal duration should submit an application via eStudent to Research and Postgraduate Studies Section of the Faculty for consideration.

Aims and Characteristics

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Special Features

  • Pioneering FinTech doctorate in the world
  • Benefit from pooling resources from different faculties of the university
  • Integrate academic study, applied research and management practice
  • Embrace digital transformation and technological innovations
  • Explore the potentials and promises of digital technology in business
  • Become part of an elite network of over 600 alumni and students

Programme Aims

The DFinTech Programme aims to educate top executives and business entrepreneurs who are interested in understanding the FinTech impacts on various industries. It has been designed to integrate academic study and management practice in a way which will form a significant part of an individual’s business career.

On completion of the programme, students will be able to advance their knowledge, skills and intellectual abilities as defined in the broad learning outcomes which are underpinned by specific learning objectives below:

  1. General Business Knowledge
    Learning Objective: Acquire a solid understanding of the impacts of digital transformation and technological innovations on the business world today with ethical implications.

  2. Specialist Knowledge
    Learning Objective: Acquire an in-depth knowledge of digital technologies in the financial industry.

  3. Applied Research
    Learning Objective: Acquire the ability to conduct original applied research in tech-related business areas.

Characteristics

Accreditations

aacsbThe Faculty of Business was accredited by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) in 2010 in recognition of our business education.

md_2020The Faculty of Business was accredited by EQUIS (EFMD Quality Improvement System) in 2007 in recognition of our programmes, research and associated activities.

International Collaborations

IMD_LSE_logosTo increase the international exposure and academic vigour of the programme, students have the opportunity to participate in a digital transformation programme with the IMD Business School in Switzerland and the Executive Education Courses offered by The London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) in the U.K..

Technological Element in the Curriculum

To help students embrace technological changes and digital transformation, five elements, namely Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cloud Computing, Data Science, and Entrepreneurship, have been embedded across a wide range of subjects.

Our curriculum is aimed at fostering awareness about the impact of technology innovations in addition to enabling students to handle data and adopt technology to tackle business and organizational issues while enhancing management and leadership.

 

Academic Team

Ir CHENG T.C. Edwin

Dean, Faculty of Business
Fung Yiu King – Wing Hang Bank Professor in Business Administration
Chair Professor of Management

ScD, PhD, MSc, BSc[Eng](Hons), IASCYS Academician, FHKEng

Research and Teaching Interests:
E-business and E-commerce, Information Systems Management, Innovation and Technology Management, Operations Management, Quality Management, Scheduling Science, Supply Chain Management
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CHENG Zhuo June

Associate Professor
School of Accounting and Finance

BE, PhD

Research and Teaching Interests:
Information Systems
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CHO Vincent

Associate Professor
Department of Management and Marketing

BSc, MSc, PhD

Research and Teaching Interests:
Textual Mining, Technology Adoption, Information Systems Management
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GUO Song

Professor
Department of Computing

PhD (uOttawa), FCAE, FIEEE, MAE, DMACM

Research and Teaching Interests:
Big Data, Edge AI, Mobile Computing, Distributed Systems
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JIANG Li

Associate Professor
School of Accounting and Finance

BSc, MBA, PhD

Research and Teaching Interests:
Corporate Finance, Behavioural Economics, Finance, And Accounting, Cost Of Equity Capital And Firm Valuation
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JIANG Li

Professor
Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies

PhD

Research and Teaching Interests:
Data-driven Operations, Incentive-driven Information Sharing, Omni-channel Design and Analysis, Modelling Behaviour Operations
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JIN Yong Jimmy

Associate Professor
School of Accounting and Finance

BSc (Hons), MPhil (CUHK), PhD (U Florida)

Research and Teaching Interests:
Asset Pricing, Credit Market And Risk, Market Microstructure, Information Systems
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LI Qing

Chair Professor of Data Science and Head
Department of Computing

BEng(Hunan); MSc, PhD(USC); FIEEE; FIET/IEE; DMCCF

Research and Teaching Interests:
Multi-modal Data Management, Data Warehousing and Mining, Social Media and Web Services, e-Learning Technologies
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LIM Kai

Chair Professor of Information Technology Innovation and Management, Department of Management and Marketing
Yeung Kin Man Professor in Information Technology Innovation and Management

BS, MA, PhD

Research and Teaching Interests:
e-Health, Cross-cultural Issues related to Information Systems Management, IT-enable Innovation, Digital Transformation, e-commerce, Social Media, Mobile Commerce, and Human-computer Interactions
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LIU Xintao

Associate Professor
Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics

BEng, MSc, PhD

Research and Teaching Interests:
GISci, Complex Network, Transportation Geography, Urban Computing, Geographic Information Systems, Geomatics Algorithms and Geodatabase, Infrastructure and Utility Management
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LU Haitian

Director, Mainland Development Office
Hong Kong Sustaintech Foundation Professor in Accounting and Finance
Professor, School of Accounting and Finance

LLB, LLM, PhD

Research and Teaching Interests:
Corporate Disclosure and Governance, Entrepreneurial Finance and Fintech,
Law and Economics
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LU Xingye

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Computing

BEng [Southeast], PhD [PolyU(H.K.)]

Research and Teaching Interests:
Applied Cryptography, Post-quantum Cryptography, Blockchain Security
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LUO Xiapu Daniel

Associate Professor
Department of Computing

BSc, MSc(Wuhan), PhD[PolyU(H.K.)], SMIEEE

Research and Teaching Interests:
Network and System Security, Information Privacy, Internet Measurement, Cloud Computing, Mobile Networks
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OU Y. Amy

Associate Professor
Department of Management and Marketing

BA, MA, PhD

Research and Teaching Interests:
Strategic leadership, Leader Humility, Organizational Culture, Women Career Management
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SHI Jieming

Assistant Professor
Department of Computing

BSc(Nanjing), PhD(HKU)

Research and Teaching Interests:
Big Data Analytics, Databases, Machine Learning - especially Large-scale Graph Algorithms, Graph Mining and Learning, GPU Parallel Computing, Heterogeneous Data Management
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SHI W.Z. John

Otto Poon Charitable Foundation Professor in Urban Informatics
Chair Professor of Geographic Science and Remote Sensing
Director, PolyU-Shenzhen Technology and Innovation Research Institute (Futian)
Director, Smart Cities Research Institute
Director, Joint Research Laboratory on Spatial Information of PolyU and Wuhan University

AIEAS, DNatSc, FHKIS, FRICS, FHKIES

Research and Teaching Interests:
GISci, Remote Sensing and Urban Informatics, focusing on Analytics and Quality Control for Spatial Big Data, Object Extraction and Change Detection from Satellite Images and LiDAR Data, Integrated Indoor Mapping Technology, 3D and Dynamic GISci Modelling, Smart City Applications, Geographical Information Systems Concepts and Principles, Advanced Geographical Information Systems, Design and Development of Geographical Information Systems
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SIN Charleston

Professor of Practice
School of Accounting and Finance

MSc, PhD

Research and Teaching Interests:
Technology Management
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TONG Wilson

Director, AMTD FinTech Centre of PolyU Faculty of Business
Professor of Practice (Finance)
School of Accounting and Finance

BSocSc, MIM, PhD

Research and Teaching Interests:
Privatization, China Market, Asian Equity Markets, Return Anomalies
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WEI Steven

DFinTech Deputy Programme Director
Deputy Director, AMTD FinTech Centre of PolyU Faculty of Business
Associate Professor
School of Accounting and Finance

BSc, MSc, MA, PhD

Research and Teaching Interests:
Finance and Financial Services
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XIAO Guang

Associate Professor
Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies

BSc, MSc, PhD

Research and Teaching Interests:
Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Integrated Risk Management, Socially Responsible Operations
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XU Xin

Associate Dean (External Relations and Development)
Faculty of Business
Associate Professor, Department of Management and Marketing

BEcon, MPhil, PhD

Research and Teaching Interests:
IT Service Management, IT Innovation and Consumers, Human Computer Interaction, Mobile Computing, Social Media and Business Analytics
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