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MSc in Financial Technology - About Us

The HKUST is a dynamic, international research university, in relentless pursuit of excellence, leading the advance of science, technology, business and humanities, and educating the new generation of front-runners for the world.

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Prof. Shiqing LING

Welcome to our MSc FinTech program, designed to nurture financial technologists and entrepreneurs via the study of rigorous analytical skills and quantitative methodologies in finance and business. The program uniquely melds the strengths of HKUST's School of Business and Management, School of Engineering, and School of Science to offer a top-notch curriculum for students with courses ranging from foundational math and analytical tools to advanced applications such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and Fintech regulation and compliance.  It is truly interdisciplinary in nature and will serve as a powerful foundation for our students' future careers. Through these courses and a series of complementary extra-curricular activities, our students will be able to gain exposure to a wide range of Fintech topics and new ideas in the digital age,  and gain insight into those timely Fintech developments. I believe that joining our program will be a key step to your future Fintech leadership in Hong Kong, the Greater Bay Area, China and even beyond.

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About The Schools

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School of Business and Management

Established in 1991, the School of Business and Management (SBM) at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is young, dynamic, and well respected for the quality of its programs and the impact of its research. We are the first business school in the region to be accredited by both the U.S.-based Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). SBM is recognized as “Asia’s youngest but most respected business school” (Financial Times), and our degrees are recognized worldwide. The joint EMBA program with the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University was ranked No. 1 in the world in 2020, and the full-time MBA program was ranked Hong Kong 's No. 1 and Global Top 20 by the Financial Times (2008-2020). Learn more

School of Engineering

The School of Engineering (SENG) is the largest of the five Schools within HKUST, with almost 40% of the University’s student body. SENG has a strong international reputation and consistently ranks high among the major engineering schools around the world. HKUST was ranked No. 24 in the QS World University Rankings in Engineering and Technology in 2022. The School’s research excellence is also globally recognized. Over the past decades, our faculty members have made significant discoveries in cutting-edge research and received major international honors. These achievements have made important contributions to the social and economic development of Hong Kong and its transition to a knowledge-based society. Learn more

School of Science

The School of Science (SSCI) comprises five academic units, covering Life Science, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Ocean Science. The School is committed to providing students with a high-quality, balanced education in an intellectually stimulating environment. To enhance students’ university experience, the School continues to improve the curriculum by making it more diverse, interdisciplinary, and inquiry-driven. SSCI has recruited numerous outstanding faculty members, many of whom are leaders in their research fields and have attained international stature because of their scientific contributions. With their different backgrounds and research interests, the faculty members provide diverse, interdisciplinary perspectives on the fundamental questions in science. With a strong commitment to teaching and research, our faculty instills in students the importance of scientific rigor and ethics, while inspiring and encouraging them to achieve their full potential. Learn more

Faculty Profiles

School of Business and Management

School of Engineering

School of Science

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