Brown + 1: CUHK Master of Science in Finance

CUHK's Master of Science in Finance program is a flexible one-year MSc program, starting in 2012, designed to build students' understanding in both corporate and quantitative finance. The corporate finance stream introduces fundamental topics such as economics, accounting, law, capital markets, and financial management. Drawing on applied mathematics, statistics, and computer science, the quantitative finance stream builds students' quantitative reasoning to explore the underlying financial theories.

MSc in Finance students complete 12 courses (36 units) to graduate.

Program information currently shown at the above website is intended for 2011-2012. Details about MSc in Finance program in 2012-2013 will be available at a later time.

Course Exemption

Brown graduates who enroll in the MS in Finance Program may be exempted from one of the following 3-unit undergraduate/postgraduate courses if taken at CUHK during junior year study abroad.

  • Economics for finance practice
  • Corporate financial reporting
  • Advanced financial management
  • Quantitative methods in finance
  • Law and Securities Markets

Program Structure

The one-year program consists of a 2-month preparatory course during July and August, followed by three terms commencing in September and lasting until June of the following year.

Period List of Courses 

Preparatory courses July - August Mathematics, statistics and accounting
Term 1 1st week of Sept –
1st week of Dec
Economics for finance practice
Corporate financial reporting
Advanced financial management
Quantitative methods in finance
Term 2 2nd week of Dec –
2nd week of Mar
Derivative Markets
Law and Securities Markets
Capital Markets
Elective*
Term 3 3rd week of Mar –
3rd week of Jun
Bank and Insurance capital
Quantitative risk management
Elective*
Elective*

* Elective courses (choose 3):

Fixed-income Securities Analysis
Real Estate Finance and Investment
Mergers and Acquisitions
Management of Financial Institutions
Cases in Corporate Finance
Financial Policy
China Finance
Stochastic Calculus for Finance
Mathematics Financial Modeling
Computational Finance
Financial Econometrics

Career Prospects

MSc in Finance graduates are employed in a wide range of industries, such as banking, insurance, business development, education, etc.