Program Design

The Master of Science in Investment Management Program, MSc(IM) was first introduced in 1996 with the part-time study mode. Since its inception, the MSc(IM) program has been widely recognized by finance professionals as a premier academic program.
In 2014, a full-time study mode was launched as an extension of the well-established part-time program, and designed to provide rigorous training for students interested in professional careers in the finance industry. 
The full-time curriculum is structured to meet the growing and specialized demands of the industry. It begins with a solid foundation of courses in accounting, economics, quantitative and computing skills, investment analysis and financial derivatives, which form the core subjects in the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) examinations curriculum. Students can also further build on this broad knowledge base by choosing advanced courses and specialized electives that lead to concentrations in Asset Management or Risk Management.
The curriculum and course scheduling of MSc(IM) program support students who wish to take the CFA, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and Financial Risk Management (FRM) examinations.