Master of Science in International Banking and Finance

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Progression Requirements


Normal Progression


Students are required to achieve and maintain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (G.P.A.) of 2.50 or above starting from the end of the first regular term (i.e. the first term or the second term of the academic year but not the summer term) or from the end of the term when they have cumulatively taken at least 15 credits, whichever comes first.  The studies of those students who cannot meet such G.P.A requirement will normally be discontinued. Special consideration could be given if a student has performed poorly (below B-) in no more than two courses but performed adequately (with an average grade of B- or above) in other courses and is likely to be able to fulfill the graduation requirements if allowed to proceed.


[Note: For example, a student failed one course and earned B- in the other four courses. The Cumulative G.P.A. is 2.136.  However, since the student is entitled to retake the failed course, the student, if allowed to proceed, has a good chance to fulfill the graduation requirements.  The student could attain a Cumulative G.P.A of 2.67 if he or she retakes the failed course with a B- and earns an average of B- in the remaining 5 courses.]


The studies of a student will be discontinued if the student has failed more than two courses.


An MIBF student whose Cumulative G.P.A is below 2.50 but are given special consideration to stay in the programme will be put on academic probation in the following term.


In addition to the aforementioned programme specific requirements, students shall satisfy the progression requirements specified under Section 16 in the Regulations Governing Taught Master’s Degree Programmes.


Students who obtain a minimum of 30 credits and complete all course requirements with a Cumulative G.P.A. of 2.67 or above will be awarded the MIBF Degree.


Intermediate Award


Students will be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in International Banking and Finance if they have:


I. Completed at least 5 courses covering at least 2 of the 4 required core areas; and
II. Obtained a Cumulative GPA of 2.33 or above among the aforementioned 5 course; and
III. Completed at least 2 terms in the programme; and
IV. Does not continue in the programme.


Graduation Requirements


To graduate, students must complete all the required courses and obtain a minimum of 30 credits with a Cumulative G.P.A. of 2.67 (equivalent to B-) or above.