Global Finance (MS)

Program Description

The Master of Science in Global Finance Program is a ground-breaking educational joint venture between NYU Stern School of Business and Hong Kong University's Science and Technology Business School (HKUST Business School). The program brings together two world-renowned business schools and two of the world's most important finance centers. Graduates earn a single Master of Science degree issued jointly by NYU Stern and Hong Kong University and have access to each school’s alumni network.

Faculties from both schools share teaching – and their insights – equally. This one-year part-time program kicks off and ends at HKUST’s picturesque campus in Hong Kong with two intensive learning modules in New York that give participants the opportunity to experience two world financial centers. The learning module in Shanghai provides a superb learning experience in the largest emerging market in the world.

Participants in the program dramatically enrich their knowledge of finance and develop a deep understanding of the latest trends in the global financial markets. Students aim at improving their overall effectiveness, as well as their competitiveness, in the finance industry. The program provides a truly rewarding learning experience enabling participants to take advantage of the transformation underway in the Asia-Pacific region.


The admissions process is thorough and selective. To apply to the MSGF Program you must have a Bachelor degree and strong GPA, with a minimum of five years professional full-time work experience.

The Admissions Committee comprises representatives from both schools, and admissions decisions will be made jointly and must be unanimous. Applicants interested in obtaining further information about the Program prior to applying may request an informational call or attend an informational session.

Additional factors on which the Admissions Committee bases its decision include the following:

  • Bachelor degree with good GPA result
  • 5 years of full-time work experience; applicants with less will be considered on a case-to-case basis
  • Selection Interview
  • Written Essays
  • University transcript(s)
  • Two recommendations forms
  • TOEFL required if English was not the language of instruction in past education
  • GMAT may be required (based on previous work/educational experience)

The Program fee for the Class of 2023 is US $81,000. Included are all courses, books and materials, room and board for the in-resident period in Hong Kong (first and last session), and most meals. Travel and lodging for the other modules in HK and NY are not included.

To apply, applicants must submit an on-line application through our Online Application system. Alternatively, see MS in Global Finance to learn more about the program or request information.