Programme Details

Structure of the Programme

The normal duration of the programme would be two years for full-time students. In the first year, (1) six core courses, (2) three finance elective courses, and (3) one management elective course should be completed. Guest speakers from university and businesses will be arranged to deliver latest academic thinking and current business practice in regularly held seminars. Emphasis is out on consolidating strong finance foundation and mathematical skills applied to finance. A management elective is included because successful business careers can rarely be achieved without knowledge in management. Adding one management elective helps equip students with a minimalist managerial mindset.


Highlight of this Programme

An exceptional feature that distinguishes our MSc programme from most programmes of other universities is the thesis component. Given this, courses will be structured and designed to link taught materials with motivation of independent research thinking wherever possible. For instance, research techniques and methodologies as well as the basics of journal paper reading and writing will be discussed in various courses.



This programme aims at offering students the appropriate skills:
a) To meet the need for advanced level professional in finance because of the rapid development of industries such as real estate, banking, insurance and gaming, and so on;
b) To prepare students to take professional qualifications such as Chartered Finance Analysis (CFA) or Certified Financial Planners (CFP); and
c) To prepare students to apply top regional and international doctoral programmes in finance.



Admission is open to applicants who hold bachelor degrees from accredited institutions in any area of undergraduate studies.
Applicants should have achieved the equivalent* of GPA 2.8 or above in the Bachelor’s degree studies.
*The equivalent means 75-77 out of 100.

Other admission requirements will be in accordance with the University Admission Regulations on Master’s Degree. Please refer to the website of the Graduate School for more details.

- Bachelor degrees in finance, economics, applied mathematics, applied science, statistics, computer science, engineering, or other quantitative fields are preferable.
- For this programme, an additional result of GRE or GMAT is preferable.


Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction in this Programme at the University of Macau is English, although, on occasion, some invited guest speakers may deliver their lectures in Cantonese or Putonghua (Mandarin).



This Programme runs for 2 years. The course work runs for one academic year, and students are normally given until the end of the 4th semester to complete their theses. Classes will be held on the University of Macau campus on weekday evenings (7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.), and on Saturday afternoons, if necessary, or on weekends for specially designated courses.





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