Master of Science in Finance (FinTech and Financial Analytics)

Key information
University Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) School of Business
Country Hong Kong
Learning mode On-Campus
Pace Full-time, Part-time
Duration 12 months
Tuition fee HK$288,000
Application deadline(s) July

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) School of Business is at the forefront of business education in Asia which molds generations of business leaders with academic excellence and a forward-looking attitude to new intellectual horizons. The school’s famous campus, known as Shaw Campus is located in Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong. It aims to create exemplary values for stakeholders, inspire best business practices, and deliver the best experience by cultivating students’ integrity, creativity, communication, employability, and commitment. Similarly, the school aspires to enhance social and economic growth through research on corporate sustainability issues in the areas of corporate social responsibility, business ethics, and corporate governance. HKBU is committed to creating the best business environment through responsible business engagement. It offers Master of Science in Finance (FinTech and Financial Analytics) ideal for future business leaders to explore, discover, research, think innovatively, create, and act responsibly. Students will widen their understanding of the fast-changing landscape and the impact of new technologies on traditional finance models and will have broad perspectives of the applications of FinTech and financial analytical tools to meet the continuing challenges in the transforming financial world.

Throughout the course duration, learners will be empowered with knowledge in finance, FinTech, financial analytics, financial fraud, cybersecurity, privacy, machine learning, algorithmic trading, blockchain, cryptocurrency, and regulatory compliance. After taking the intensive lectures, discussions, case studies, workshops, core and elective courses, first-hand experience, and internships, finishers will showcase their ability in solving finance-related business problems for the fast-growing demand in the present data-driven economy which can lead to career opportunities in the financial industry, analytics, and emerging technologies.

The admission requirements for the Master of Science in Finance (FinTech and Financial Analytics) at the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) School of Business are a copy of a Bachelor’s degree with honors from a recognized university or institution or a professional qualification, a satisfactory score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE), English language proficiency IELTS overall band score minimum of 6.5 or TOEFL minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (internet-based) or other equivalent scores, minimum or 3 years of relevant work experience (part-time students), and a student visa.

The program offers a full-time duration corresponding to 1 year and a part-time duration which is 2 years. Both full-time and part-time students are required to pay a tuition fee of HK$288,00. The school provides International Postgraduate Scholarship, Entrance Scholarship, Young Talent Scholarship, IAPP Westin Scholar Book Award, Continuing Education Fund (CEF), Diversity Contribution Scholarship, University Grants Committee Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships, Excellence Academic Performance Awards, and SlowMist Cybersecurity Award to support the qualified students.

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