Faculty of Business
CODE
21050
SUBCODE
21050-MCF
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 (Corporate Finance) (MoF-MCF) programme aims to provide corporate finance practitioners with education opportunities to enhance their professionalism and elevate their intellectual capacity in corporate finance, corporate risk management and related areas. 

 

On completion of the PT MoF-MCF 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 Postgraduate Diploma in Finance (Corporate Finance) for students who have completed six Year One Compulsory Subjects.

Recognition & Prospects
  • The curriculum integrates theory and practice with emphasis on local applications.

  • 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 have to complete 6 Compulsory Subjects (18 credits), 4 Elective Subjects (12 credits), and 2 Compulsory Capstone Subjects (6 credits).

  • A total of 36 credits are required for the Master of Finance (Corporate Finance) award.

 

Year One (18 credits)

Compulsory Subjects

  • Accounting for Business Analysis

  • Corporate Governance, Disclosures & Implications

  • Economics for Financial Analysis

  • Investments

  • Principles of Corporate Finance

  • Quantitative Methods for Finance

 

Year Two (18 credits)

Elective Subjects* (any four)

  • Business Analytics in Accounting and Finance

  • Corporate Risk Management

  • Entrepreneurial Finance

  • ESG Investment and Green Finance

  • Financial Analysis and Valuation

  • International Banking

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Personal Financial Planning

  • Project#

 

Compulsory Capstone Subjects

  • Finance and 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-CF.

Credit Required for Graduation

36

Programme Leader(s)

Programme Director

Dr Allen NG
DBA, CFA, CFP

Subject Area
Finance (Corporate Finance)
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 (Corporate Finance)) 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

PolyU’s Corporate Finance programme equipped me with a comprehensive view of the finance industry, relevant legal knowledge and assessment methods. It gave me strengths in different areas of my professional life.

Cheung Hui Lung, Alan

I am not a finance professional by training but my job requires me to achieve the financial targets of a business unit comprising 50 people. This programme not only sensitised me to numbers but also enabled me to understand the meaning behind them.

Simon Ng Siu Hin

It was a fruitful learning experience. The most valuable things I am taking away are professional knowledge and meaningful friendships.

Wong Yung Ho

The MCF programme broadened and strengthened my knowledge of corporate finance and investment analysis, thus helping me to formulate financial strategies and make financial decisions. I learned academic theories and professional practices from lectures and real-life applications through class projects.

MAK Che Fai Lawrence

The programme broadened my knowledge, strengthened my theoretical foundation, enhanced my professional skills and extended my social network.

NG Yuk Kwan Phyllis

The MCF programme offered me a valuable opportunity to both learn theories and knowledge and to meet with schoolmates now working in the finance industry. This helped extend my network and enrich my school life.

CHUNG Annie

The Master of Corporate Finance provides me with an international and unique perspective on finance. The lecturers convey extremely valuable and thought-provoking information to us. The programme is also helpful for CFA preparation.

YIN Li
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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