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Master of Science (MSc) in Mathematical Finance

Faculty of Science

COMING

Study Mode Full-time: 1.5 years

Tuition Fee HK$210,000/programme

Cut Off Date 15 Jul 2019

Year of Entry 2019 September

Funding Nature Self-financed

Application Start Date2 Jan 2019

Application Deadline 15 Jul 2019

Programme DirectorDr Andy YAU

Programme Office (852) 3411 2347 mffm@math.hkbu.edu.hk http://www.math.hkbu.edu.hk/MFFM/  

Selection Process
  1. Short-listed applicants may be interviewed should the Programme Board deem it necessary.
  2. Application result will be reflected in the application status in the online application system.
Aims
  1. To provide an opportunity of further education for working professionals in the field of Mathematical Finance and Financial Markets.
  2. To offer well-motivated individuals a path for career conversion into the field of Mathematical Finance and Financial Markets.

Programme Structure

Units Requirement 39 units
Required Courses 39 units
Study Curriculum The study curriculum may change from time to time. Applicants may make reference to the programme website or the University Student Handbook 2018/19 for details of the list of courses.

Academic Qualification

Applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Physics, Engineering, Business or other related majors and be proficient in basic Mathematics.


Language Proficiency Requirement

Applicants should satisfy at least one of the following requirements on English language proficiency:

  1. applicants used English as the medium of learning in their Bachelor’s degree programme; or
  2. a minimum score of 6.5 in IELTS; or
  3. equivalent qualifications.

Note: TOEFL is not accepted as a proof of English language proficiency.

Scholarships shall be awarded to full-time students whose cumulative GPA is more than or equal to 3.40 in the second semester of the double-degree programme. The amount of each scholarship will be determined by Kent Business School of University of Kent and Department of Mathematics of Hong Kong Baptist University.
 
A number of entrance scholarships offered by University of Kent are available to students of the double-degree programmer. Please visit the following website for further information:
http://www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/howtoapply/funding.html?tab=postgraduate

This master programme is jointly operated by the Department of Mathematics of Hong Kong Baptist University and Kent Business School of the University of Kent in the United Kingdom.

Courses in the first two semesters are offered at the University of Kent, UK. Airfare, accommodation and local expenses in the UK will be borne by the students.

Students who have satisfactorily completed the programme requirements will be awarded the following two degrees:

  • Master of Science in Mathematical Finance (conferred by Hong Kong Baptist University, HK) and
  • Master of Science in Finance (Financial Markets) (conferred by the University of Kent, UK)

The University of Kent has an excellent international reputation and Kent Business School has a very strong faculty in both teaching and research. Their experience and expertise, in particular in the area of business and management would give us the strength in practical, operational and managerial areas. The faculty members in the Department of Mathematics of Hong Kong Baptist University have a very strong background in Mathematical Finance and Statistics. Therefore, the launch of this joint MSc in Mathematical Finance programme would be an ideal and perfect match and cooperation between the two universities.

  1. The above information is for reference only and is subject to change without prior notice. Hong Kong Baptist University reserves the right of final decision and interpretation in case of any dispute.
     
  2. Please note that a non-refundable admission confirmation fee, including the first instalment of tuition fee plus other administrative fees must be paid upon acceptance of the admission offer.