MSc Business Information Systems (Financial and Intelligent Technology Stream) 理學碩士(商務資訊系統-金融與智能科技方向)

Programme Aims and Objectives

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.

The FIT Stream is offered to applicants with an intermediate IT/IS or Finance/Accounting knowledge (such as completion of fundamental related courses at the undergraduate level or with certain working experience); and aims to complement each student’s skills to a complete set to face challenges in financial and intelligent technology applications. The FIT Stream focuses on developing their capability to integrate intelligent technology with business domain knowledge. By doing so, graduates can excel in careers in managerial, technical, or innovative architect positions in their specialized business domains, such as in finance industry.


Entrance Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following to be eligible for admission:

  • Hold a recognized Bachelor’s degree from one of the tertiary education institutions in Hong Kong funded by the University Grant Committee (UGC), or equivalent, with intermediate level knowledge on IT/IS or Finance/Accounting (such as completion of fundamental related courses at the undergraduate level or with related working experience)

Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English should also fulfill the following minimum English proficiency requirement:

  • TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 59 (revised paper-delivered test) or 79 (internet-based test); or
  • Overall band score of 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  • Score 450 in the new College English Test (CET6) of Chinese mainland; or
  • Other equivalent qualifications


Course Description (Subject to approval)

Core Courses (15 credits within the group)

Course Title
AC5511   Financial and Management Accounting
IS5540    Project Management and Quality Assurance
IS5740    Management Support and Business Intelligence Systems
IS6400    Business Data Analytics
IS6523    Information Systems Infrastructure and Security Management
EF5042  Corporate Finance


Electives (15 credits)

Course Title
IS5010    Introduction to Financial Technologies
EF5052    Investment
IS5238    Business Practice Internship
IS5940    Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship
IS6941    Big Data & Social Media Analytics
IS6200    Blockchain Technology and Business Applications
IS6421    Human-Computer Interaction and Multimedia
IS6940C    Information Technology Leadership Forum
IS5312    Analytical Programming with Python
IS5311    JAVA Programming with Business Applications
IS5313    Foundations of Information and Electronic Business Systems
IS5314    eBusiness System Integration
IS5411    Systems Analysis and Design
IS5413    Database Management Systems
IS5542    Outsourcing and Offshoring Management
IS5743    Information Technology Based Business Transformation
IS6322    Internet and World-Wide Web Application Development
IS6620    Enterprise Architecture
IS6640    Information Systems Planning and Strategy
IS6912    Information Systems Project
IS6921    Knowledge Management
IS6930    Management Consulting in Asia
Students may also take one elective course offered by the departments within the College of Business including Accountancy, Economics and Finance, Information Systems, Management, Management Sciences, and Marketing as approved by the MSBIS Programme Leader.

Bonus Features

Outstanding local applicants will be offered with a scholarship provided by the Hong Kong Government.


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