In Innovative Programmes with Professional Recognition

  1. We were the FIRST to offer the Master of Science in:

    • Finance programme in Hong Kong (1992),

    • Financial Engineering programme in Asia (1996), and

    • Banking programme in Asia (1997).
      (MSc Banking was restructured and retitled as MSc Financial Services in 2011.  MSc Financial Services: admission suspension from 2018 onwards, to be merged into MSc finance programmes.)

  2. We were appointed by the World Bank to assist the Graduate School of the People's Bank of China to establish the MSc in Finance programme (1995-1997).
  3. We have organized various executive development programmes for leading financial institutions like HKMA, SFC, HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank and Bank of China.

 In Programmes that combine Academic and Professional Excellence

  1. Research Rankings of the Department of Economics and Finance in Asia:



  2. Our Teaching Team includes (Faculty Profile):
  • dedicated teachers who are winners of the University-wide Teaching Excellence Award, and
  • veteran practitioners who enrich student's learning with their industry experience and insights.

 In a Reputable College of Business which is:

  1. ranked 32nd in the world and 2nd in Asia (The UT Dallas Top 100 Business School Research Rankings based on the research contributions 2013-2017);
  2. ranked 45th in the world and 10th in Asia (The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018 - Accounting & Finance);
  3. ranked 58th in the world and 5th in Asia in Economics and Business (The Best Global Universities rankings by US News & World Report 2018);
  4. amongst a small group of elite business schools worldwide that are accredited by AACSB International and EQUIS (what are they?); and
  5. a partner of the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.

 In well-established Programmes that:

  1. have trained more than 2,500 graduates in the past 26 years - many of whom now occupy senior positions in various financial institutions (Alumni Feedback);
  2. organize professional conferences/seminars regularly for students to learn from and interact with veteran practitioners (Professional Seminars); and
  3. attract highly qualified students who have a strong academic ability and substantial industry experience (Student Profile).