Faculty of Business

Sept 2024 Entry


1 year




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 - Full-time
Sept 2024 Entry - Early Round Application Deadline: 2023-11-16 Main Round Application Deadline: 2024-04-30
Non-local - Full-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 full-time Master of Finance (Investment Management) (FT MoF-MIM) programme aims to provide degree graduates who would like to specialise in investment management, particularly those with no or little work experience, with a combination of solid finance concepts and up-to-date industry know-how. 


On completion of the FT MoF-MIM 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.



  • Students are able to complete the Master's programme in ONE year.

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

Recognition & Prospects
  • Open to applicants with little work experience.

  • The programme has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Programme, positioning students to sit for the CFA examinations.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Students study 6 subjects in each of Semesters 1 and 2.  


Semester One (18 credits)

Compulsory Subjects

  • Accounting for Business Analysis

  • Economics for Financial Analysis

  • Investments

  • Principles of Corporate Finance

  • Quantitative Methods for Finance

  • Regulatory Framework


Semester 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 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-IM-FT.

Credit Required for Graduation


Programme Leader(s)

Programme Director

Dr Allen NG

Subject Area
Finance (Investment Management)
Entrance Requirements
  • A Bachelor's degree from a recognised university, or the equivalent; 

  • A minimum score of 600 in the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) OR its equivalence under the revised General Test in both Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning in Graduate Record Examinations (GRE).


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.

Candidates with no or little work experience are welcome to apply.


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


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


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

Other Information

1. Continuing Education Fund (CEF)

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]).


2. Student Visa, Accommodation and other Information for Non-local Students

Non-local students must obtain a valid student visa issued by the Hong Kong Immigration Department before being allowed to register as students or commence study with PolyU.

Initial Registration Credits


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

I was very impressed by the course content and choice of modules. The projects I undertook were very practical. I can see the improvement in my skills in areas such as teamwork and time management.

Wang Fanfei

My time in the programme was a really wonderful year. I met excellent people, gained useful knowledge and got in touch with different cultures.

Kelly Zhang Kaili

PolyU was a wonderful platform for my professional and international education. I gained the most up-to-date financial knowledge and learned about the latest industry practices from our distinguished professors, who were very responsible and nice to students. It was also a good place to meet excellent people and build my personal social network.

Li Haoxiang

As Helen Keller said, “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light”. This programme taught me the knowledge and skills essential for investment and enabled me to develop great friendships.

LAM Kit Ming
Additional Documents Required
Transcript / Certificate

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


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

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