Faculty of Business
CODE
21050
SUBCODE
21050-IMM
ENTRY

Sept 2024 Entry

STUDY MODE
Part-time
DURATION

2 years

CREDIT REQUIRED

36

FUND TYPE
Self-Financed

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.

Application Deadline
Local - Part-time
Sept 2024 Entry - Early Round Application Deadline: 2023-11-16 Main Round Application Deadline: 2024-04-30
Non-local - Part-time
Sept 2024 Entry - Early Round Application Deadline: 2023-11-16 Main Round Application Deadline: 2024-04-30
About Programme
How to Apply
Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

The part-time Master of Finance (Investment Management) (MoF-IMM) programme aims to provide current and prospective investment management professionals with a combination of solid finance concepts and up-to-date industry know-how. 

 

On completion of the PT MoF-IMM programme, graduates will be able to:

  • Apply conceptual frameworks to analyse investment and corporate finance issues;

  • Solve asset management/corporate finance problems; and

  • Formulate financial strategies.

 

Characteristics

  • The most up-to-date industry practices are incorporated into the curriculum to make the programme a unique synthesis of academic theories and professional practices.

  • Professional Development Lectures given by prominent practitioners provide students with updated industry information.

  • There is a possible exit point with a Postgraduate Diploma in Finance (Investment Management) for students who have completed six Year One Compulsory Subjects.

Recognition & Prospects
  • Prepares students for Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) examination.

  • The programme has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Programme, positioning students to sit for the CFA examinations.
    (www.cfainstitute.org/en/about/universities/university-affiliation)

  • The Master of Finance (MoF) programme at PolyU is proud to be an academic partner with GARP for risk education.

  • The programme is taught by staff from the School of Accounting and Finance, which is accredited by The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) of Hong Kong as a recognised institution for providing continuous professional training.

Curriculum
  • Students must complete 6 Compulsory Subjects (18 credits), 4 Elective Subjects (12 credits) and 2 Compulsory Capstone Subjects (6 credits).

  • A total of 36 credits is required for the Master of Finance (Investment Management) award.

 

Year One (18 credits)

Compulsory Subjects

  • Accounting for Business Analysis
  • Economics for Financial Analysis
  • Investments
  • Principles of Corporate Finance
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance
  • Regulatory Framework

 

Year Two (18 credits)

Elective Subjects* (any four)

  • Business Analytics in Accounting and Finance
  • Business Risk Management
  • Corporate Risk Management
  • Derivatives Securities
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • ESG Investment and Green Finance
  • Financial Analysis and Valuation
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • International Banking
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Risk Management for Corporations
  • Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • Project#

 

Compulsory Capstone Subjects

  • Finance & Strategy 
  • International Financial Management

 

* Not all subjects will be offered each year and it is subject to staffing resources and student enrolment.

# The Project can be either 3 credits or 6 credits, depending on its scope. 

 

Note: Programme structure and content are subject to continuous review and change.

 

Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/af/study/MoF-IM-PT.

Credit Required for Graduation

36

Programme Leader(s)

Programme Director

Dr Allen NG
DBA, CFA, CFP

Subject Area
Finance (Investment Management)
Entrance Requirements
  • A Bachelor's degree awarded by a recognised university;
    OR

  • A Professional Diploma awarded by the former Hong Kong Polytechnic or the City Polytechnic of Hong Kong.

 

If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.
 

We have a quota for admissions. Early applications are strongly encouraged. Suitable candidates may be invited to attend admission interviews.

Enquiries

For further information, please contact:
Tel: (852) 2766 7042
Email: afmof.pt@polyu.edu.hk

 

For academic matters, please contact:
Dr Allen NG
Tel: (852) 3400 3453
Email: allen.ng@polyu.edu.hk

Other Information
  • The six Compulsory Subjects of this programme have been included on the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. The mother programme (Master of Finance (Investment Management)) of these subjects is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level[6]).

  • Classes are normally scheduled on weekday evenings or Saturdays.

Initial Registration Credits

9

Programme Leaflet

Please click here to download.

Tuition Fee

HK$318,600 per programme (HK$8,850 per credit) for local and non-local students

Scholarships will be awarded to applicants with outstanding qualifications.

PolyU reserves the right to change or withdraw the scholarship at any time. In case of any dispute/disagreement, PolyU’s decision is final.

Student Message

With a science background but working in the finance field, I took the Finance programme to gain financial knowledge. I apply what I learnt during the programme, and I am now ready to take another step forward.

Cheng Sui Wah

With a non-finance background, I joined the Master of Finance programme to help me with career development and advancement. In particular, I very much appreciated the portfolio management project where I worked with classmates on a hypothetical portfolio of stocks.

Brian Hon Shiu Fai

No pain no gain! Completing a Master’s programme despite a full-time job was challenging. I gained solid financial knowledge and extended my personal network.

Wong Siu Hang

As the Chinese proverb goes, “Learning is like rowing upstream: not to advance is to drop back”. This was a great opportunity for me to enhance my financial knowledge and share my experience with other market practitioners in the programme.

CHEUNG Kin Man

Studying part-time at PolyU was hard, but it was really worthwhile and enjoyable to gain knowledge from the lessons and develop friendships with my classmates.

WONG Ka Man
Additional Documents Required
Transcript / Certificate

Copies of graduation certificate and official academic transcript of studies are required.

Others
  • Copies of certificates issued by professional bodies e.g. Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), Hong Kong Securities Institute (HKSI), and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), etc.

  • Applicants with any non-English certificates should also submit a set of corresponding official English-translated copies for reference.

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