Students are required to complete a total of 12 courses including:



Core Courses



Core Courses










Curriculum Structure of Master of Finance in Financial Technology
Fundamental Core Courses (Four Courses)
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  1. Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (Faculty of Engineering)
  2. Corporate Finance and Asset Valuation
  3. Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
  4. Regulation of Financial Markets (Faculty of Law)
  5. Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (Faculty of Engineering)
Advanced Core Courses (Five Courses)
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  1. Advanced Financial Programming and Databases
  2. Derivative Securities
  3. Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Finance
  4. Mathematical Techniques in Finance
  5. Quantitative Trading
Elective Courses (Two Courses)
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  1. Asian Financial Markets
  2. Behavioral Finance
  3. Current Topics in Finance
  4. Current Topics in Financial Technology
  5. Entrepreneurial Finance and Innovation Strategy
  6. Entrepreneurship in Finance: Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Venture Capital
  7. Equity Valuation and Investment Management
  8. Financial Services Regulations
  9. Fund Management and Alternative Investments
  10. Fundamentals of Banking Institutions
  11. International Study Field Trip
  12. Introduction to Cryptocurrencies and Digital Assets
  13. Introduction to FinTech and its Impact on the Future of Banking and Finance
  14. Real Options and Dynamic Corporate Finance
  15. Renewable Energy Finance
  16. Seminar in Commercial Banking and Real Estate Financing
  17. Text Analytics and Natural Language Processing in Finance and FinTech

Offered by Faculty of Engineering (Maximum 1)

  1. Deep Learning
  2. Financial Fraud Analytics
  3. Deep Learning

Offered by Faculty of Law (Maximum 1)

  1. E-Finance: Law, Compliance and Technology Challenges
  2. Privacy and Data Protection
  3. Law of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing and Compliance Issues

Other Masters Programmes**

  1. Master of Accounting
  2. Master of Economics
  3. Master of Finance
  4. Master of Global Management
  5. Master of Science in Business Analytics
  6. Master of Science in Marketing
  7. Asian Financial Markets
Capstone Course (One Course)
  1. Big Data in Finance

Not all of the courses listed above will necessarily be offered each year and the above list is subject to further adjustments.

* Can be taken as an elective course, provided that it is not chosen as a core course
** Up to two elective courses may be taken from other taught postgraduate programmes offered by the School, subject to availability and review by the Programme Director based on students' profile, capabilities, and performance in the Master of Finance in Financial Technology Programme.

Course Exemption & Advanced Standing 

Course Exemption

Course exemption of up to two required courses, except the capstone course, may be granted (normally by examination) if candidates:

1. Produce evidence, such as a transcript and course syllabus, that a course is equivalent in content to another course taken elsewhere for which a satisfactory grade has been obtained, or
2. Are holding relevant professional qualifications which were obtained before admission to the programme.

No credits will be given for the exempted course and candidates shall be required to take an approved alternative course of the same credit value.

Advanced Standing

Advanced standing of up to two required courses, except the capstone course, may be granted if:

1. The course is completed at a graduate, postgraduate or master level from a recognized programme elsewhere within the last four years before admission to the programme and a good grade in the course was achieved, or
2. The candidate possesses a relevant professional qualification which was obtained before admission to the programme.

In such cases, no replacement courses will be required and the tuition fees will be adjusted accordingly.

Applications for course exemption and advanced standing are subject to the approval of the Master of Finance in Financial Technology Programme Director and committees concerned.

*Remarks: Students who have successfully completed Level II or above of the CFA examination can be granted Advanced Standing and/ or Course Exemption of two of the Fundamental Core Courses. Students who have obtained other professional qualifications, including but not limited to ACCA, CGA, CPA, FRM and PRM, can also apply to be exempted from certain core courses.