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HKBU and University of Kent jointly launch double Master of Science in Mathematical Finance and Financial Markets

29 Apr 2013

Professor Albert Chan, President and Vice-Chancellor (first row, second from left) and Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kent (first row, second from right) are pleased to see that the new Master’s programme makes the b
Professor Albert Chan, President and Vice-Chancellor (first row, second from left) and Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kent (first row, second from right) are pleased to see that the new Master’s programme makes the b

The Department of Mathematics at HKBU and the Kent Business School at the University of Kent signed a collaborative agreement last Friday (26 April) to mark the launching of a one-and-a-half year full-time double Master’s degree programme in mathematical finance and financial markets commencing in January 2014. Upon graduation, students will be presented with two Master’s degree certificates, namely Master of Science in Mathematical Finance issued by HKBU and Master of Science in Financial Markets issued by the University of Kent.

 

Representing the two universities in signing the agreement were Professor Albert Chan, President and Vice-Chancellor of HKBU and Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kent.

 

In view of the scope and volume of global financial transactions today coupled with rapid advances in technology, the programme aims to cultivate professionals with the practical financial skills to comprehensively quantify, assess, price and forecast increasingly complex financial outcomes in the real world of business. It is suitable for students who are interested in working in or those coming from the fields of mathematics, statistics, business, engineering and information technology.

 

The programme, making good use of the advantages of the two universities, has been carefully designed by the Department of Mathematics of HKBU and the Kent Business School of the University of Kent over two years. Students are required to study in Hong Kong for one semester and in the UK for two semesters to gain global exposure and cross-cultural experience.

 

The programme is now open for application. For details on the admission requirements, tuition fee and curriculum, please visit: www.math.hkbu.edu.hk/MFFM