The main thrust of the programme lies in its design as a broad-based and internationally oriented programme that is tuned in to the fast-changing world of international banking and finance. In particular, the programme covers a wide range of topics such as Corporate Finance, International Macroeconomics, International Money and Finance, International Trade, Investment, Multinational Financial Management, Financial Econometrics, Management of Banks and Financial Institutions, Derivatives, Credit Risk Management, Fixed-Income Securities, Globalization, Accounting, Business Valuation, Financial Statement Analysis, Development of International Financial Centres, Regulations and Compliance and Behavioural Finance. The design of the programme aims to strike a balance between theoretical and practical knowledge, cover both local and international needs and concerns, and give due attention to professional banking and general finance and economics. To ensure that our programme will not only have high academic standing but also good professional recognition, we have invited eminent figures in the banking and finance industry and leading academics to serve as advisors for the programme.
On completion of the MIBF programme, graduates should be able to:
- Have a strong sense of professional ethics and global citizenship, understand the legal and regulatory environment governing the banking and finance industry;
- Possess the latest theoretical and applied knowledge in international banking and finance such as resources allocation and capital budgeting, moral hazard and agency problem, asset valuation and arbitrage, risk assessment and management, pricing and using of derivatives, financial intermediation, securitisation, exchange rate determination and forecast, international monetary arrangement, economic and financial integration;
- Demonstrate good communication and teamwork skills; capable of working effectively as professionals in the banking and finance industry and related government or International organisations;
- Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to become effective decision makers;
- Master analytical and quantitative tools as well as key concepts and theories to pursue research degrees in the economics and finance areas.