Credit Transfer

Students may earn credit units of a core course without taking it if they have taken an equivalent course in a completed postgraduate programme from a recognized university.  Hence, students granted credit transfer may be able to shorten the duration of their studies.

  1. Eligibility
    • in general, the equivalent course has to be taken within a reasonable time frame

  2. Restrictions
    • a maximum of 9 credit units from postgraduate programmes completed at CityU or any other recognized universities; and

    • at least 21 credit units have to be completed from the postgraduate courses offered by the Department of Economics and Finance


Course Exemption

Students may be exempted from taking a core course; however no credit unit is transferred. Hence, students will have to take another course to satisfy the 30-credit-units requirement of the programme.  In addition, choice of course substitution is subject to the approval of the Programme Leader/Director.

  1. Eligibility
    • substantial knowledge in a subject area (e.g. major in an undergraduate programme or professional qualifications like CFA) is required for course exemption



Application for credit transfer/course exemption must be made in the first semester after enrollment in the programme (the deadline will be announced by the University). All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis and have to be approved by the Programme Leader/Director.


Note: Credit transfer and course exemption are applicable to core courses only.  Elective courses will not be considered.