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    1. General
    1.1 These regulations are made under paragraphs 1 to 4 of the Regulations for the Award of Postgraduate Degrees.
    1.2 In these regulations definitions shall apply as in the Regulations for the Award of Postgraduate Degrees and in the Interpretation Section of the Academic Rules and Regulations.
       
    2. Entry Requirements
    2.1 To enter the Master of Financial Services programme, a student shall normally possess:
      2.1.1 a recognized degree in a business-related area (or its equivalent); or
      2.1.2 a recognized degree in a non-business area (or its equivalent), plus at least three years of supervisory/managerial experience; or
      2.1.3 an OUHK Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration (PCBA) qualification (or its equivalent).
         
    2.2 To enter the Master of Financial Services programme through Pathway 1, a student shall normally possess:
      2.2.1 a recognized Master's degree in a business-related area (or its equivalent).
    3. Master of Financial Services (MFS) (See Note 5)
    3.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Master of Financial Services, a student shall:
      3.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
      3.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Postgraduate Degrees; and
      3.1.3 obtain at least 60 credits in courses at the Postgraduate level prescribed by the regulations.
    3.2 For the degree of Master of Financial Services, the University has prescribed that a student must:
      3.2.1 obtain 40 credits from the compulsory courses (labelled CM in Table 1); and
      3.2.2 obtain a further 20 credits from optional courses (labelled OM in Table 1).
    4. Master of Financial Services (through Pathway 1) (MFS1) (See Note 5)
    4.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Master of Financial Services, a student who entered the programme through Pathway 1 shall:
      4.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
      4.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Postgraduate Degrees; and
      4.1.3 obtain at least 40 credits in courses at the Postgraduate level prescribed by the regulations.
    4.2 For the degree of Master of Financial Services, the University has prescribed that a student who entered the programme through Pathway 1 must:
      4.2.1 obtain 40 credits from the compulsory courses labelled CM in Table 1.



    Table 1

    Course Code

    Course Title

    Credits

    MFS

    BIS B876 4 Electronic Financial Services
    10
    CM
    BUS B899 Business and Entrepreneurship Project
    10
    CM
    FIN B850 Investment and Portfolio Management
    10
    CM
    FIN B851 Financial Planning and Risk Management
    10
    CM
    FIN B862 1,3 Treasury and Financial Management
    5
    CM
    FIN B872 1,3 Special Topics in Corporate Finance and Risk Management
    5
    CM
    ACT B864 Tax Framework
    5
    OM
    BIS B870 Electronic Commerce for Managers
    10
    OM
    BUS B859 Applied Business Project
    20
    OM
    BUS B880 Directed Studies in Business Research
    20
    OM
    CGV B898 Issues in Corporate Governance
    10
    OM
    LAW B868 Corporate Law
    5
    OM
    MGT B822 1,2 Creativity, Innovation and Change
    10
    OM

    Notes:
    1. Courses form excluded combinations with other courses. Only one of the courses of the excluded combinations can count towards an OUHK award. Students should refer to the attached list for details.
       
    2. Students who have successfully completed MGT B882 are deemed to have completed MGT B822.
       
    3. Students who have successfully completed FIN B883 are deemed to have completed FIN B862 and FIN B872.
       
    4. Courses no longer offered.
       
    5. The programme of Master of Financial Services has been phased out with effect from 2016 Spring term. The last conferment of the programme will be December 2020.
     

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