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Our Focus

  1. The degree is ideal for those students who have limited or an intermediate level of knowledge of finance but have a strong desire to learn and are keen to work in the finance industry in Hong Kong, China, and internationally.
  2. The degree will emphasise the important concepts, skills, and theoretical and institutional underpinnings of finance in Term 1 and more advanced topics and practical aspects in Term 2.
  3. The degree will provide an excellent background for students who wish to take the major professional qualifications in finance such as the CFA, CIIA, FRM, and CII designations. Our undergraduates have achieved great success in these professional examinations and in the licensing exams of the Hong Kong securities regulator, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC).
  4. Our undergraduates in the BBA Finance and BBA Risk and Insurance Management (RIM) have enjoyed great success in their careers in commercial and investment banking, fund and wealth management, insurance, and in other financial institutions. We fully expect that our graduates in the MSc in Finance will be able to compete in the job market. Non-local students have the opportunity to remain in Hong Kong for one year after graduation to look for a job. The Department has a placement officer who will help support students in their job search.

Our Strength

  1. Our full time professors have many years of experience in teaching all aspects of finance. All staff have PhDs from major U.S., European, and Hong Kong universities and are active researchers who publish their work in the major journals*. Our staff have extensive expertise in China, regional, and international financial markets and institutions.
  2. Our staff have professional qualifications in accounting, actuarial science, financial analysis and investment, insurance, risk management, and tax. This attests to the professional relevance of our teaching and enables us to provide the best guidance to students who want to take the major professional qualifications in finance.
  3. The Department of Finance and Insurance is a recognised partner programme of the CFA Institute. The Department is also officially recognized by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and our students obtain substantial credits towards the internationally-recognized ACII qualification.
  4. The Faculty of Business is accredited by the AACSB, the premier international accreditation agency of business schools. This attests to the quality of our programmes and teaching staff.


*The Department has been ranked as being in the top 30 Asia-Pacific universities and the top 10 greater China universities in terms of total research productivity in finance. This is highly commendable given that our Department is much smaller than the other universities.#

#Kam C. Chan, Carl R. Chen, and Tan (Charlene) Lee (2011). A long-term assessment of finance research performance among Asia-Pacific academic institutions (1990-2008). Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, 19, 157-171.

The University and its Environs

  1. Lingnan University is the only government funded liberal arts university in Hong Kong. In 2015, Lingnan University was named as one of the “Top 10 Liberal Arts College in Asia” by Forbes.
  2. Lingnan University provides a wide range of services to students and a vibrant social life with a wide range of social clubs and activities. While Hong Kong is an expensive city to live, the accommodation costs are relatively cheaper near Lingnan University. There may be some University Hostel housing available (although priority is given to the undergraduates) and there is an active rental market within a hundred metres of the University.