Postgraduate Degrees

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

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 Machine Learning & 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
IS5743 Information Technology Based Business Transformation
IS6620 Enterprise Architecture
IS6640 Information Systems Planning and Strategy
IS6912 Information Systems Project
IS6930 Management Consulting in Asia

Students may also take two elective courses as approved by the MSBIS Programme Leader, one offered by the Information Systems department and one offered by any department within the College of Business including Accountancy, Economics and Finance, Information Systems, Management Sciences, and Marketing.


Bonus Features

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