Master of Science in International Banking and Finance (MIBF)

We are excited to introduce you to this distinctive Master of Science in International Banking and Finance (MIBF) Programme, hosted by the Department of Economics, Lingnan University. Let us give you 10 strong reasons why this programme deserves your serious consideration:


  • A strong host department: the Department of Economics of Lingnan is ranked 5th among all economics research institutions in China
  • A broad-based and internationally oriented programme curriculum that strikes a balance between theoretical and practical knowledge
  • Excellent quality and satisfaction
  • A dynamic mix of students with international cultures and experiences
  • Over HK$1 million of scholarships and tuition waivers for outstanding local and non-local students
  • Good opportunities for placement and further studies
  • Subsidised local and overseas internships
  • Double-master programmes with reputable overseas universities in France, Spain, Switzerland and the UK
  • Intensive summer refresher courses for those students who come from diverse background
  • Sponsored overseas study tour to an Asia financial centre


Aims and Objectives

The overriding aim of this programme is to provide a broad-based set of problem-solving skills especially suited for those who are holding or anticipating positions as managers, financial analysts or economists in the banking and finance industry, big multinational corporations and government or international organizations. More specifically, we strive to achieve the following objectives:


  • to provide students with the latest theoretical and empirical knowledge in the field of international banking and finance
  • to prepare students for rapidly changing world, with updated knowledge about the economic and technological environment, fully aware of their impact on modern day banking and finance
  • to equip students with the necessary analytical and quantitative skills for working in the field of international banking and finance or other related areas
  • to extend students' working knowledge of international banking and finance in Hong Kong and the Asian-Pacific region


Mode and Duration

This is a full-time, credit-based postgraduate programme. All courses in the programme carry 3 credits. Students have to obtain minimum of 30 credits or 10 courses, which consists of 5 cluster courses (15 credits) and 5 elective courses (15 credits) in order to graduate.


The normal duration for the programme is one year full-time. Teaching normally starts in late August and ends in May. The maximum period is two years. Classes will normally be held on weekdays on Lingnan's Tuen Mun Campus.


Scholarships and Financial Aids

Maximum 3 full scholarships (including the full tuition fee of HK$100,000 for local students and HK$159,000 for non-local students, plus a stipend of HK$50,000) will be offered each year for the best candidates. Moreover, many scholarships will be offered (amount up to HK$159,000) each year for excellent candidates. All students admitted to the programme will be automatically qualified for the award of scholarships.


Application Period

November 1, 2016 - April 30, 2017

(Late application may be considered on a case-by-case basis)


Application Fee (non-refundable)

HK$200 for local applicants

HK$400 for non-local applicants


Entry Requirements

Applicants should possess a recognized good first degree in a relevant field, OR a recognized first degree plus relevant working experience, other acceptable and equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants should normally have a score at internationally recognized English tests with scores equivalent to TOEFL score of 575 (paper-based test) or 90 (internet-based test) or IELTS 6.5 or above. Applicant may be invited to sit-in an interview for assessment of their English language ability.


Application Methods

All the following materials should be submitted via on-line application system ( or by post:


  • Application form
  • 2 confidential recommendation forms
  • Cheque / bank draft for application fee (payable to “Lingnan University”)
  • Copy of transcript
  • Copy of international English test result (e.g. IELTS / TOEFL)
  • Other supporting documents, if any


Double-Master Programmes

MIBF students have the opportunity to obtain two master’s degrees with one of our double-degree options from the following universities:




Master’s Degree


École Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d’Angers (ESSCA)

Master in Corporate Finance /

Master in Financial Engineering


Autonomous University of Barcelona (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB)

Master of Research in Economic Analysis

United Kingdom

University of Leicester

MSc. in Financial Economics /

MSc. in Banking and Finance /

MSc. in Business Analysis and Finance


Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU)*

MSc. in Banking and Finance

* Subject to final approval


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