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HKU香港大学金融科技专业申请攻略(硕士)
院校: The University of Hong Kong / 香港大学 专业: Financial Technology 授予学位: Master of Finance 申请难度: 校友评分:
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专业简介

香港大学金融科技硕士(MFFinTech)课程旨在培养学生在不断变化的金融世界中谋得一份职业。通过我们的课程,学生将获得金融、金融科技和数字化方面的基本知识和技能,这是在金融行业不断变化的格局中导航所必需的。学生们不仅要对数字时代的金融和技术有深刻的理解,还要对道德和监管约束有充分的批判性意识,并了解最热门的行业趋势。将详细探讨金融、保险领域的“大数据”以及区块链、人工智能和云计算等新兴数字技术带来的商机。毕业生应是技术熟练和商业头脑强的人,能够为金融相关行业提供创新的解决方案。

课程设置

Fundamental Core Courses (Four Courses)

MFIN7005 - Corporate finance and asset valuation (6 credits)  

MFIN7002 - Investment analysis and portfolio management (6 credits)  

FITE7409 - Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (6 credits) 

LLAW6093 - Regulation of financial markets (9 credits) 

Advanced Core Courses (Five Courses)

MFIN6003 - Derivative securities (6 credits) 

MFIN7003 - Mathematical techniques in finance (6 credits) 

MFIN7033 - Advanced financial programming and databases (6 credits) 

MFIN7034 - Machine learning and artificial intelligence in finance (6 credits)

MFIN7037 - Quantitative trading (6 credits)

Capstone Course

MFIN7035 - Big data in finance (6 credits)  

MFFinTech Elective Courses offered by Business School:

MFIN7031 - Introduction to FinTech and its impact on the future of banking and finance (6 credits)  

MFIN7036 - Text analytics and natural language processing in finance and FinTech (6 credits)

MFIN7004 - Financial services regulations (6 credits)

MFIN7013 - Seminar in commercial banking and real estate financing (6 credits)

MFIN7014 - Fund management and alternative investments (6 credits)

MFIN7015 - Behavioral finance (6 credits)

MFIN7016 - Real options and dynamic corporate finance (6 credits)

MFIN7025 - Entrepreneurship in finance: hedge funds, private equity and venture capital (6 credits)

MFIN7029 - Asian financial markets (6 credits)

MFIN7030 - Current topics in finance (6 credits)

MFIN7032 - Equity valuation and investment management (6 credits)

MFIN7047 - Entrepreneurial finance and innovation strategy (6 credits)

MFFinTech Elective Courses offered by Faculty of Engineering

DASC7606 - Deep Learning (6 credits)

FITE7410 - Financial Fraud Analytics (6 credits)

MFFinTech Elective Courses offered by Faculty of Law 

LLAW6046 - Privacy and data protection (9 credits)

LLAW6126 - E-Finance: law, compliance and technology challenges (9 credits)

LLAW6256 - Law of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing and compliance issues (9 credits)

申请材料及要求
  1. 成绩单(中英文盖章件)
  2. 在读证明或毕业学位证(中英文盖章件)
  3. 语言成绩
  4. 简历及工作证明(如有)
  5. 两封推荐信
  6. 个人陈述
  7. GRE/GMAT(不是强制要求)
  8. 其他奖项等(如有)
文书要求

PS 个人陈述写作框架:

Part 1. 你的目标专业是什么?为什么要申请这个专业?你对目标专业的理解是怎样的?你为何能匹配这个专业? 

Part 2.高中/本科/硕士的学习科目,掌握技能和取得的成绩。

Part 3.课外活动和实习经历以及工作经历。

Part 4: 为什么申请这个学校? 为什么要申请这个大学的这个专业? 

Part 5. 职业规划(不同目标专业的职业规划)短期目标&长期目标

文书解析

Mathematics and computer science have become widely-used tools and driving forces in the development of modern finance industry, such as algorithm trading(算法交易), cry ptocurrencies(数字货币), and mobile payment(移动支付). The purpose of this statement is to describe my wonderful experiences, how my career objective of being a technical sales specialist(技术销售专家senior) in a Fin Tech company(金融科技公司) has been developed, and why I am strongly motivated to apply for MSc in Computer Science in the University of XX.

As a technical-oriented person, I am passionate about utilizing and applying cross-disciplines knowledge to solve financial problems. Driven by this interest, I have taken two internships in quantitative trading(数量化交易), and both involved a plenty of use of mathematical modelling(数学建模计算) as well as programming.

In WanKun Investment, I used R Scripts(R脚本) to automatically fetch and reprocess(取出再加工)the data and built automatic interactive GUI to complete automatic transaction. This experience made me realize that computer science could substantially improve the speed, accuracy and reliability of trading execution(交易和执行)compared to traditional manual work. Therefore, after that, I continuously sought for work opportunities related to Fin Tech and I then took the internship in Haitong Securities(海通证券) where I work as the structurer(结构师,金融行业术语). Haitong were applying for qualification of option market making(期权交易/期权做市), and according to the regulatory policies of China Securities Regulatory Commission, option market making requires complex high frequency and low latency trading system(低滞后时间的交易系统). Due to the lack of independent development in IT system. Haitong planned to purchase such system from third-party Fin Tech Company, 

申请日期

Round 1: 12:00 noon (GMT +8), October 19, 2020

Round 2: 12:00 noon (GMT +8), December 14, 2020

Round 3: 12:00 noon (GMT +8), February 3, 2021

Round 4: 12:00 noon (GMT +8), March 9, 2021

Round 5: 12:00 noon (GMT +8), April 7, 2021

就业方向

经纪和投资公司

商业和投资银行

咨询和会计事务所

金融科技初创公司

保险公司

私募股权和风险投资公司

监管机构

科技和互联网公司

非金融公司的财务部门

申请要点

1.该专业更倾向于本科是计算机科学,工程,数学,物理,统计或者科学与技术相关背景的申请人。

2.TOEFL 80+ 或者IELTS总分6.0单项不低于5.5

3.虽然GRE/GMAT不是强制要求的,但是想申请到的话建议大家能够提供320+或者700+的GRE/GMAT成绩

4.目前开设FinTech 金融科技专业硕士的世界名校:

美国:Harvard ,Michigan,UW Madison,University of Minnesota,Pennsylvania,Columbia,MIT,Princeton,Fordham,Connecticut,Wake Forest,Georgetown,Florida,Duke,UC-Berkeley,Stanford,Colorado Boulder,UCB-Haas,共15所;

香港: 香港科技大学,香港中文大学;

英国:帝国理工,伦敦国王学院和爱丁堡大学

新加坡:新加坡南洋理工大学,新加坡管理大学

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