Message from Academic Director


Our MSc in Finance (MFin) program prepares you for the exciting challenges that await you as a finance professional. We cover all of the critical areas in investment management and financial analysis, with optional concentrations in asset management, risk management, fintech, corporate finance, and security analysis. You will learn modern techniques and frameworks that sharpen your financial decision-making skills. Our world-class faculty and experienced industry practitioners will and inspire you to tackle real-life finance problems with analytical rigor and creativity, and you will learn how to develop innovative, value-creating solutions to practical problems.

HKUST's Department of Finance is renowned for its research. It is the only finance department in the Asia-Pacific region whose research activities are consistently ranked in the top 25 globally. You might well learn a few cutting-edge ideas from our faculty even before they are incorporated into the finance industry.

The 2020-21 intake marks an important milestone for our MSc in Investment Management (MSc IM) and MSc in Financial Analysis (MSc FA) programs: both are now integrated into our exciting new MSc in Finance (MFin) program. We have streamlined the programs while keeping the strengths of both. Our MSc IM program has operated on a part-time basis since 1996, and the MSc FA program was launched in 2002. These programs have trained and graduated well over 1,000 students, many of whom have taken up key roles in the finance industry. The full-time launch of our MSc IM Program in 2014 was an instant success. Our alumni tell us that our MSc IM and FA programs are the most important investments they have made in their careers. Come join their ranks through the MFin program!

Hong Kong sits at the very center of finance for Asia and much of the world. It is an exciting and dynamic city, constantly adjusting to the rapidly-changing world of finance. Our rebranded MFin program will help you develop a global view of finance, and jump-start your career in the finance industry.

Prof. Peter MacKay
MFin Academic Director