Master of Science in Finance (FinTech and Financial Analytics)


Hong Kong Baptist University    School of Business

Full time & Part time September MSc, Masters Module 1-year full-time or 2-year part-time
Business & Management (5) Computer Science (8) Economics (10) Finance (14) Law (22)

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Are you ready to dive into the exciting world of finance and technology? Look no further than our Master of Science in Finance (FinTech and Financial Analytics) programme. This interdisciplinary course, taught by expert faculty from both the Finance and Management Information Systems fields, will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the rapidly changing financial landscape. From learning about FinTech, Financial Analytics, and Machine Learning, to exploring topics like Blockchain, Cybersecurity, and Algorithmic Trading, you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of the latest technologies shaping the finance industry. With flexible entry requirements and internship opportunities, this programme is your ticket to success in the data-driven economy.

About the course

With the rise of disruptive technologies and the new generation of Big Data and FinTech, concepts of money, payments, identity, and security need to be looked at through a new lens -- how can finance professionals respond early and effectively to ride the wave, and take advantage of the new opportunities before it’s too late?

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Entry Requirements

(1) Relevant bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or comparable institution, or a professional qualification deemed to be equivalent; and
(2) Good English proficiency.
(3) A satisfactory score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) / Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is encouraged but not mandatory.

(4) Language Proficiency Requirement:
- A minimum IELTS overall band score of 6.5; or
- TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) / 79 (internet-based); or
- The equivalent score of other tests.
Applicants should possess proof of English proficiency if their first degrees were obtained from non-English-medium institutions.


Fees

HKD$ 280,000 (subject to University's approval)
Note: Tuition fees are subject to annual review.

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Scholarships

The International Postgraduate Scholarships (IPS) scheme at the HKBU School of Business is a global initiative designed to nurture future business leaders, bringing together highly-talented and intellectually-motivated students from around the world to one of our selected taught postgraduate programmes. Although these young achievers come from diverse backgrounds, they have all demonstrated leadership potential and have a common interest in making a difference in the word.

Scholarship recipients will get full tuition waiver PLUS living allowance of approx. USD 12,800.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Full tuition waiver PLUS living allowance of approx. USD 12,800

Eligibility

(1) International applicants with nationality outside of Greater China
(2) Applying to the full-time (1 Year) Master of Science in Finance (FinTech and Financial Analytics) programme
(3) Meeting the programme admission requirements
(4) Demonstrating competitive academic performance and/or professional experience
(5) Willingness to serve the School in its internationalisation and student related projects for not more than 5 hours per week during the period of study

Application Procedure

Step 1: Submit the online application before application deadline (Competition increases as the year progresses, so we recommend starting your application early).
Step 2: Pay a non-refundable application fee of HKD450.
Step 3: All the prospective students with nationality outside of Greater China will be considered for the qualification of the International Postgraduate Scholarships (IPS) or other scholarships simultaneously. Shortlisted applications will be invited for an interview. The University will select qualified students and inform the selected students of the scholarship awards in due course. Therefore, a separate application for a scholarship is not required.


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We believe that diversity inspires new thinking, fosters greater understanding and enriches the learning experience. The Diversity Contribution Scholarship is attributed to new entrants who can enhance the diversity of the programme. Applicants are assessed on a broad range of criteria, including international exposure, cultural experiences, overseas education, work experience, special achievement and talents.

Value of Scholarship(s)

The scholarship amount ranges from half tuition waiver to full tuition waiver.

Eligibility

All new entrants will automatically be considered for the scholarship.

Application Procedure

Step 1: Submit the online application before application deadlines (for details, please see: https://mscfinance.hkbu.edu.hk/fintech-analytics/
Step 2: Pay a non-refundable application fee of HKD450 (Non-local applicant) / HK350 (Local applicant).
Step 3: All new entrants will automatically be considered for the scholarship based on the following criteria: international exposure, cultural experiences, overseas education, work experience, special achievement and talents. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an admission interview. The University will select qualified students and inform the selected students of the scholarship awards in due course. Therefore, no individual application for the scholarship is required.


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These Scholarships, range from HK$5,000 to HK$50,000, and will be provided to students with outstanding academic backgrounds and public examination results. Applicants who submit completed applications before the deadline of the first round admission will be considered for the scholarships automatically.

Value of Scholarship(s)

These Scholarships range from HK$5,000 to HK$50,000.

Eligibility

All full-time new entrants will automatically be considered for the scholarship.

Application Procedure

Step 1: Submit the online application before application deadline (for details, please see: https://mscfinance.hkbu.edu.hk/fintech-analytics/
Step 2: Pay a non-refundable application fee of HKD450 (Non-local applicant) / HKD350 (Local applicant).
Step 3: All full-time new entrants will automatically be considered for the scholarship based on their academic backgrounds and public examination results. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an admission interview. The University will select qualified students and inform the selected students of the scholarship awards in due course. Therefore, no individual application for the scholarship is required.

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