Department of Finance


The Department of Finance is pivotally located within the Pearl River Delta region and has a mission to serve constituents within this fast developing area. It is uniquely positioned to contribute to the region’s intellectual infrastructure. This role serves in supporting the region’s established capital markets and institutions, and in contributing to the emerging fin-tech landscape. Our specialised offerings traverse a wide range of finance and investment areas, including corporate finance, China finance, asset management, security pricing, financial markets, banking and financial institutions, international finance, real estate finance, risk management, insurance, mergers and acquisitions, and derivative markets.

Our students benefit from rigorous training in applied and theoretical finance, supported by access to cutting-edge technical and hardware facilities. The Department’s strong visibility and international profile reflects faculty members’ prowess in the fields of education and research. Faculty colleagues’ success in publishing applied research findings in leading journals emphasises its important contribution to scholarship. The Department of Finance also recognises the overarching role of community stakeholders. In addition to its important connection with students and alumni, we cultivate links with leading employers, government, regulatory bodies and other internationally-recognised universities/research institutions. This function ensures that the Department’s students not only receive a first-rate education, but also enjoy access to important resources in the local, regional and international financial communities.

The department offers four undergraduate programmes, including BBA in Insurance, Financial and Actuarial Analysis, BSc in Global Economics and Finance, BSc in Quantitative Finance and BSc in Quantitative Finance and Risk Management Science. And for postgraduates, we have MSc in Actuarial Science and Insurance Analytics, MSc in Finance and MPhil-PhD in Finance. At CUHK, students can master the global financial trends by taking our master or PhD finance courses to strengthen their competitiveness in the business market. Most of our graduates have made outstanding achievements and have developed thriving careers in the financial industry and beyond.

Department Chairman
Prof. Shu Tao

Contact Us
12/F, Cheng Yu Tung Building
12 Chak Cheung Street
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

+852 3943 7805
+852 2603 6586


Undergraduate Programmes

BBA in Insurance, Financial and Actuarial Analysis

This multi-disciplinary programme offers the latest knowledge in actuarial science, equipping students to keep pace with the rapid development of new investment and insurance products.

Undergraduate Programmes

BSc in Global Economics and Finance

This interdisciplinary programme is anchored in analytical training and an understanding of economics and finance, providing graduates with the global mindset to master modern financial issues.

Undergraduate Programmes

BSc in Quantitative Finance

Bridging the classroom with the real-world financial industry, this programme equips graduates with quantitative and analytical skills for a globalised economy.

Undergraduate Programmes

BSc in Quantitative Finance and Risk Management Science

Combining the advantages of two outstanding programmes, this interdisciplinary programme produces well-rounded graduates who excel in finance, academic, and government fields.

MPhil-PhD Programmes

MPhil-PhD in Finance

The department’s research specialisations concentrate on corporate finance, investment, and financial markets and institutions in China and overseas.

Master's Programmes

MSc in Actuarial Science and Insurance Analytics

This programme helps students develop adaptable skills for a variety of actuarial or analytical roles in insurance companies, banks, consulting and accounting firms, financial institutions, InsurTech startups and regulatory bodies.

1-Year Full-time @ HK$300,000

Master's Programmes

MSc in Finance

Students of this programme learn practical theories and techniques to become proficient at solving real-world global finance challenges.

1-Year Full-Time @ HK$420,000
2-Year Part-Time @ HK$350,000

Department of Finance in numbers

The Department of Finance has a strong international profile that reflects our faculty members’ prowess in the fields of education and research, and our students benefit from rigorous training in applied and theoretical finance.

1974 since it’s established
No. 39 in the world for Accounting & Finance, QS World University Rankings 2021
No. 5 in Asia, the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) Top 100 Business School Research Rankings 2015-2019

Academic Staff