The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (CUHK-Shenzhen) follows the same rigorous academic and teaching standards for which CUHK Business School is renowned. Spearheading a globally orientated environment for business education and research in Shenzhen, the University has the mission to cultivate innovative talents with a global perspective and social responsibilities. CUHK-Shenzhen SME and CUHK Business School jointly accept accreditation audit of The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. The MSc Programme in Finance curriculum, born of these top business schools, conforms with international standards and is taught in English to ensure the world-class teaching quality.
The programme aims to cultivate exceptional, high-skills professionals with both deep theoretical training and practical capabilities. Courses are led by a combination of world-class, international-trained faculty, and highly-accomplished senior financial practitioners. The programme offers two concentrations, FinTech and Financial Management, allowing students to develop specialized skills for the financial industry. Students may declare their concentrations with their initial application to the programme.
The FinTech Concentration emphasizes the new applications of technology in financial services. It provides both a broad and in-depth view of various Fintech topics (e.g., machine learning, blockchain, cloud computing, big data) and allows students to develop programming skills. The new FinTech concentration will help students learn the skills to innovate and build the financial technologies of the future. Its small class size features a low student-faculty ratio, ensuring frequent contact with instructors and tutors. This concentration welcomes students with a quantitative aptitude from a variety of fields, including but not limited to Engineering, Mathematics, Finance and Business.
The Financial Management Concentration offers courses with a deep foundation of theory, supplemented with practical applications. This Concentration is designed to meet the needs of professionals in the rapidly changing fields of finance and investment. The curriculum provides training for a wide variety of financial careers, not only in traditional areas such as banking, mutual funds, brokerage and investment banking firms, but also in related fields of regulatory, government, and academics. This concentration is appropriate for all students who are interested in advanced training across the breath of modern Finance.
The Master of Science Programme in Finance is available as a part-time option. Like the full-time mode, it offers world-class faculty and accomplished senior professionals. Featuring international education standards, English immersion learning environment, and equipped with financial laboratories and other first-class teaching facilities, our programme supplements these with external industry resources and real-world experiences. Outside of the classroom, the programme offers an abundance of extracurricular activities helping students improve their personal connections, enhance their professional skills and boost their core competitiveness. Qualified graduates will be awarded the master degree from CUHK, which will be certified by the Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange (CSCSE).
English (There may be exceptions in practitioner workshops)
Full-time: 18 months; Part-time: 2 Years
268,000 RMB (2022 Intake, TBA)
The foundation of your exceptional academic experience in the SFI MSc Finance Programme is built on our abundance of internationally-trained, world class faculty and highly-accomplished financial market practitioners. You’ll get to know these instructors personally, given our low student-to-faculty ratio.
CHUK-Shenzhen and CUHK are two distinct campuses, but share the well-known, high quality CUHK brand of academic excellence. Close cooperation ensures that these parallel campuses maintain consistent, high academic standards. The graduates of CHUK-Shenzhen will get a degree certification from CUHK.
Compared to the 18 month full-time programme, the duration for part-time is 24 months, and timing of classes is different. Considering that most part-time students have full-time careers, all part-time courses are offered during non-business hours. Normally, part-time courses are taught at our Futian, while the full-time programme splits their time between Longgang and Futian. The part-time and full-time programmes both share the same high-quality faculty and senior practitioners. However, the scholarships for full-time students do not apply to part-time students.
The evaluation process is divided into two steps. First, we screen applicant information against our internal guidelines across several metrics: GPA, academic honors, internships, extracurricular actives, and English language skills, among other categories. Then, finalists are invited to participate in an entrance evaluation session. This session includes the written exams and interview.
“ Welcome to the Master of Science in Finance, the flagship of the Shenzhen Finance Institute. We are a rigorous and highly-selective programme, featuring an international education standard, English immersion learning environment, led by top level academics and financial industry leaders, each with training and experience from top institutions throughout the world. ”
———————— Prof. Tao Shu