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Programme Aims and Objectives

The programme contains two streams.

The Management of Intelligent Systems (MIS) Stream aims to train students in the core domains of business and cutting-edge information systems that underpin the contemporary information society. Graduates can excel in careers with professional positions that require both advanced business knowledge and IT-enabled problem solving skills.

The Financial and Intelligent Technology (FIT) Stream aims to train students in the domains of intelligent business technology, of which financial technology is the most well-known and representative application. Financial and intelligent technology hold the potential to revolutionize traditional business operations and lead to more innovative products, solutions, and processes, which creates value for business and society. Graduates can excel in careers in managerial, technical, or innovative architect positions in their specialized business domains, such as in finance industry.

Programme Information


Programme Code: P05A (MIS Stream) [More info in SGS]
  P05B (FIT Stream) [More info in SGS]
Mode of Programme:  Combined mode*
Normal Duration:  1 year (Full-time) /  2 years (Part-time)
Maximum Duration: 2.5 years (Full-time) /  5 years (Part-time / Combined Mode)
Source of Funding: Non-government funded
Minimum Credits Required: 30
Tuition Fees:

$6,700 per credit unit (Local and Non-local)


*Combined mode: Local students taking programmes in combined mode can attend full-time (12-18 credit units per semester) or part-time (no more than 11 credit units per semester) study in different semesters without seeking approval from the University. For non-local students, they will be admitted to these programmes for either full-time or part-time studies. Non-local students must maintain the required credit load for their full-time or part-time studies and any changes will require approval from the University.


Recognition by CPA Australia 


CPA Australia is one of the world’s largest professional accounting bodies representing more than 172,000 members working in over 100 countries and regions around the world, with more than 25,000 members working in senior leadership positions. Since 2022, City University of Hong Kong and CPA Australia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) granting CPA Program exemption for two courses offered by CityU’s Department of Information Systems in its Master’s programmes. With the aim to nurture young talents with inter-disciplinary skills, this is CPA Australia’s first collaboration to recognise an information systems programme provider worldwide.  Please view the videos below (in Chinese) to understand how to fast-track your CPA journey with CPA Australia and accelerate your career advancement.

MoU Arrangement for CPA Program Exemption
The copyright and content of the video belong to CPA Australia

The Prospect of Hong Kong Financial Services Industry
The copyright and content of the video belong to CPA Australia


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