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The MFFinTech programme aims to prepare students for a career in the ever-changing world of finance – a world fueled by constant technological advancements and innovations. Through our courses, students will gain essential knowledge and skills in finance and FinTech necessary for navigating the changing landscape of the finance industry. Not only should students have a strong understanding of finance and technology in digital age, but also a well-balanced critical awareness of ethnical and regulatory constraints and knowledge of the hottest industry trends. Business opportunities generated by "big data" in finance and insurance, along with other emerging digital technologies including blockchain, AI and cloud computing, will be explored in detail.
With the interdisciplinary academic focus of the programme, students are required to complete courses from different disciplines focusing in FinTech. These courses equip students with the essential knowledge and capabilities to apply technological innovations to financial services, e.g., blockchain and cryptocurrency, financial fraud analytics, regulations of financial markets, etc. Backed by experts in artificial intelligence, cyber securities, financial regulatory issues and financial engineering, the programme covers different FinTech topics, including Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management, Blockchain and Cryto-currency and Regulations of Financial Markets. Led by the HKU Business School, the MFFinTech programme features a strong multidisciplinary training with courses jointly offered by the Faculties of Engineering and Law. Students are able to acquire cutting-edge technical skills and a broad understanding of potential legal, economic and societal impacts of FinTech.
Candidates need to complete a total of twelve courses, including ten core courses and two elective courses. Up to two elective courses may be taken from other taught postgraduate programmes offered by the Faculty.
Mode of Attendance
Full Time (one year to two years)
Medium of Instruction
Programme Entrance Requirements
1. A recognized Bachelor's degree or equivalent;
2. Statements from two referees; and
3. A TOEFL/IELTS score* if you are not from an English teaching university.
Candidates with computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, statistics or science and technology related background are highly preferred.
*A score of 550 or above (paper-based test), or 80 (internet-based test) in TOEFL, or a minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5 in IELTS is required.
Programme Admissions Advisor(s)
List of Programmes
Round 1: 12:00 noon (GMT +8), October 19, 2020
Round 2: 12:00 noon (GMT +8), December 14, 2020
Round 3: 12:00 noon (GMT +8), February 3, 2021
Round 4: 12:00 noon (GMT +8), March 9, 2021
Round 5: 12:00 noon (GMT +8), April 7, 2021