Double Master Degree
Master of Science in Mathematical Finance
Master of Science in Finance (Financial Markets)#

FAQs: Admission Questions

Q: What are the admissions requirements?
A: All admitted students must have some quantitative background including linear algebra, calculus, statistics and probability.



Q: How are students selected for this program?
A: A committee of faculty from the HKBU Mathematics Department and KENT Business assess applicant backgrounds and skills for program admission. Candidates will be evaluated based on the following:

  • GPA at the undergraduate and, if available, graduate level
  • IELTS score (For international students)
  • Certificate(s)/transcript(s) for all previously earned degrees
  • Confidential recommendation forms
  • Statement of goals and objectives

The review committee will review all of the program applications.



Q: Can the confidential recommendation forms be sent to you electronically?

A: No. The referees must submit the forms in hardcopy.



Q: Is work experience required?

A:No, but work experience is helpful.



Q: Do you require an undergraduate degree in finance or business?
A: Training in economics and finance is helpful but not required. The common requirement for all students in the program is that they enter it with a high level of intellectual curiosity and a strong interest in mathematical finance and financial markets.



Q: Do you recommend preparatory math and business classes?
A: Probability, Linear Algebra, Ordinary Differential Equations and Statistics are useful. Additional Math course work is up to the applicant.



Q: What is the minimum IELTS score required?
A: A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in Reading and Writing and 5.5 in Speaking and Listening) or equivalent score of approved substitute is required.



Q: Am I eligible to apply if I have an MBA degree?
A: Yes.



Q: Do you accept applications after the posted due date?
A: Yes. Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed by the Review Committee. Offers of acceptance will be extended to qualified students on a space available basis.


FAQs: Application Process

Applications to the program are administered through the Department of Mathematics, Hong Kong Baptist University.

Q: What is the application fee?
A: The application fee is HK$300 (web application) and HK$400 (paper application).



Q: What is the application deadline?
A: 15 July each year

We strongly recommend that all application materials be submitted as soon as possible. Completed applications will be considered on a first-come first-served basis.



Q: How do I find out the status of my application?

A: The Graduate School of Hong Kong Baptist University will send you an official letter regarding the admission decision.


FAQs: Employment

Q: What firms have employed prior graduates?
A: Employers include investment banks, commercial banks, financial consultants, financial and database software suppliers, financial regulators, and exchanges.



Q: What types of careers do MFFM graduates typically pursue?
A: MFFM graduates are offered positions as:

  • risk managers
  • investment bankers
  • derivative traders
  • designers of specialized securities
  • financial engineers

FAQs: Miscellaneous

Q: General Regulation on Current Student
A: Please visit http://handbook.ar.hkbu.edu.hk/2017-2018/general-regulations/professional-doctorate-degree-taught-postgraduate-degree-1.

Q: Working part-time in the HK within your study
A: Please visit the Summer/Part-Time Section in http://sa.hkbu.edu.hk/career/policy-and-legal-matters/non-local-taught-postgraduate.

Q: Internship within your study
A: Please visit the Internship section in http://sa.hkbu.edu.hk/career/policy-and-legal-matters/non-local-taught-postgraduate.

Q: Summer Employment within your study
A: Please visit the Summer/Part-Time Section in http://sa.hkbu.edu.hk/career/policy-and-legal-matters/non-local-taught-postgraduate.

Q: Working in the HK after your study
A: Please visit the "Immigration Arrangements" section in http://sa.hkbu.edu.hk/career/policy-and-legal-matters/non-local-taught-postgraduate.

Q: Working in the UK within your study
A: Please visit http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/student/working_during.php.

Q: Working in the UK after your study
A: Please visit http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/International-Students/The-next-stage/Working-after-your-studies/.

Q: Any Other Enquiry / Complain
A: Please contact our administration staff directly.