M.Sc. in Risk Management Science and Data Analytics

Admission Requirements

To be considered as a qualified applicant, one should

  • be a Bachelor’s degree holder with Second Honours Class or above in Business, Science, Finance, Economics, Engineering or related disciplines,
  • fulfil the English Language Proficiency Requirement stipulated by Graduate School (more information on that requirement is available on the Graduate School website at https://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/admissions/admissions/requirements) and
  • preferably possess knowledge of business, economics and/or finance though not compulsory.

Part-time ModeIt is a two-year part time taught master degree programme. Students should satisfy the following requirements in order to obtain the degree.

(i) Course Requirement

Students are required to complete a minimum of 24 credits in order to graduate.

First year Core courses: 9 credits Elective courses: 3 credits
Second year Core courses: 6 credits Elective courses: 6 credits
Total: 24 credits

Suggested Study Plan:

1st Term of Year 1: RMSC5002, RMSC5101, RMSC6004
2nd Term of Year 1: RMSC5004, RMSC5102, STAT6104, STAT6105, STAT6108
1st Term of Year 2: RMSC5003, RMSC6001, STAT5103
2nd Term of Year 2: RMSC5001, RMSC6002, RMSC6006

Note: Students should take at least 2 elective courses at RMSC6000 level or above, or at STAT5000 level or above. Course descriptions can be found at https://www.sta.cuhk.edu.hk/programmes/postgraduate-studies-courses/.

(ii) Other University Requirements

(a) Students much fulfill the Term Assessment Requirement of the Graduate School. For details, please refer to Section 13.0 “Unsatisfactory Performance and Discontinuation of Studies” of the General Regulations Governing Postgraduate Studies which can be accessed from the Graduate School Homepage http://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/.

(b) A student must achieve a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in order to graduate.

Full-time Mode

The full-time MSc RMSC programme is a one-year full time taught master degree programme. Students should satisfy the following requirements in order to obtain the degree.

(i) Course Requirement

Students are required to complete a minimum of 24 credits in order to graduate.

Core courses: 15 credits
Elective courses: 9 credits
Total 24 credits

Suggested Study Plan:

1st Term: RMSC5002, RMSC5003, RMSC6004, (RMSC5101 or RMSC6006)
2nd Term: RMSC5001, RMSC5004, RMSC5102, (RMSC6001 or RMSC6002)

Note: Students should take at least 2 elective courses at RMSC6000 level or above, or at STAT5000 level or above. Course descriptions can be found at http://www.sta.cuhk.edu.hk/programmes/postgraduate-studies-courses/.

(ii) Other University Requirements

(a) Students much fulfill the Term Assessment Requirement of the Graduate School. For details, please refer to Section 13.0 “Unsatisfactory Performance and Discontinuation of Studies” of the General Regulations Governing Postgraduate Studies which can be accessed from the Graduate School Homepage http://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/.

(b) A student must achieve a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in order to graduate.

Programme of Study

Part-time Mode

(Applicable to students admitted in 2021/22 and thereafter)
It is a two-year part time taught master degree programme. Students should satisfy the following requirements in order to obtain the degree.

12 credits
First Year
Core courses: 6 credits;
Elective courses: 6 credits
12 credits
Second Year
Core courses: 6 credits;
Elective courses: 6 credits
Note: Students are required to complete a minimum of 24 credits in order to graduate.
Total:
24 credits
Suggested Study Plan:
1st Term of Year 1: RMSC5002, RMSC5101, RMSC6004
2nd Term of Year 1: RMSC5004, RMSC5102, STAT6104, STAT6105, STAT6108
1st Term of Year 2: RMSC5003, RMSC6001, STAT5103
2nd Term of Year 2: RMSC5001, RMSC6002, RMSC6006
Note: Students should take at least 2 elective courses at RMSC6000 level or above, or at STAT5000 level or above.Course descriptions can be found at https://www.sta.cuhk.edu.hk/programmes/postgraduate-studies-courses/
(ii)
Other University Requirements
(a) Students much fulfill the Term Assessment Requirement of the Graduate School. For details, please refer to Section 13.0 “Unsatisfactory Performance and Discontinuation of Studies” of the General Regulations Governing Postgraduate Studies which can be accessed from the Graduate School Homepage: http://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/.
(b) A student must achieve a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in order to graduate.

Programme of Study

Part-time Mode

(Applicable to students admitted in 2021/22 and thereafter)
It is a two-year part time taught master degree programme. Students should satisfy the following requirements in order to obtain the degree.

Course Requirement

12 credits
First Year
Core courses: 6 credits;
Elective courses: 6 credits

Coursework Requirement

12 credits
Second Year
Core courses: 6 credits;
Elective courses: 6 credits

Note: Students are required to complete a minimum of 24 credits in order to graduate.

Total:24 Credits

Part-time Mode

Suggested Study Plan:

Course Requirement

1st Term of Year 1: RMSC5002, RMSC5101, RMSC6004
2nd Term of Year 1: RMSC5004, RMSC5102, STAT6104, STAT6105, STAT6108
1st Term of Year 2: RMSC5003, RMSC6001, STAT5103
2nd Term of Year 2: RMSC5001, RMSC6002, RMSC6006

Note: Students should take at least 2 elective courses at RMSC6000 level or above, or at STAT5000 level or above.Course descriptions can be found at https://www.sta.cuhk.edu.hk/programmes/postgraduate-studies-courses/


Part-time Mode

Other University Requirements

(a) Students much fulfill the Term Assessment Requirement of the Graduate School. For details, please refer to Section 13.0 “Unsatisfactory Performance and Discontinuation of Studies” of the General Regulations Governing Postgraduate Studies which can be accessed from the Graduate School Homepage: http://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/.

Other University Requirements

(b) A student must achieve a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in order to graduate.

Full-time Mode

(Applicable to students admitted in 2021/22 and thereafter)
The full-time MSc RMSC programme is a one-year full time taught master degree programme. Students should satisfy the following requirements in order to obtain the degree.

12 credits
Core courses
12 credits
Elective courses
Note: Students are required to complete a minimum of 24 credits in order to graduate.
Total:
24 credits
Suggested Study Plan:
1st Term: RMSC5002, RMSC5003, RMSC6004, (RMSC5101 or RMSC6006)
2nd Term: RMSC5001, RMSC5004, RMSC5102, (RMSC6001 or RMSC6002)
Note: Students should take at least 2 elective courses at RMSC6000 level or above, or at STAT5000 level or above.Course descriptions can be found at https://www.sta.cuhk.edu.hk/programmes/postgraduate-studies-courses/
(ii)
Other University Requirements
(a) Students much fulfill the Term Assessment Requirement of the Graduate School. For details, please refer to Section 13.0 “Unsatisfactory Performance and Discontinuation of Studies” of the General Regulations Governing Postgraduate Studies which can be accessed from the Graduate School Homepage: http://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/.
(b) A student must achieve a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in order to graduate.

Full-time Mode

(Applicable to students admitted in 2021/22 and thereafter)
The full-time MSc RMSC programme is a one-year full time taught master degree programme. Students should satisfy the following requirements in order to obtain the degree.

Course Requirement

12 credits
Core courses

Coursework Requirement

12 credits
Elective courses

Note: Students are required to complete a minimum of 24 credits in order to graduate.

Total:24 Credits

Full-time Mode

Suggested Study Plan:

Course Requirement

1st Term: RMSC5002, RMSC5003, RMSC6004, (RMSC5101 or RMSC6006)
2nd Term: RMSC5001, RMSC5004, RMSC5102, (RMSC6001 or RMSC6002)

Note: Students should take at least 2 elective courses at RMSC6000 level or above, or at STAT5000 level or above.Course descriptions can be found at https://www.sta.cuhk.edu.hk/programmes/postgraduate-studies-courses/


Full-time Mode

Other University Requirements

(a) Students much fulfill the Term Assessment Requirement of the Graduate School. For details, please refer to Section 13.0 “Unsatisfactory Performance and Discontinuation of Studies” of the General Regulations Governing Postgraduate Studies which can be accessed from the Graduate School Homepage: http://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/.

Other University Requirements

(b) A student must achieve a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in order to graduate.

Application Procedure

Applicants can submit online applications at Graduate School webpage http://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/page/ApplicationforAdmission.

Scanned copies of the supporting documents should be uploaded to the Online Application System for Postgraduate Programmes. For the list of required supporting documents, please refer to Graduate School website https://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/admissions/admissions/documents-required.

Application Deadline

The application deadline for 2022/23 admission is,

Priority round: 31 December 2021

Final round: 28 February 2022

Applications will be processed on a rolling basis until all places have been filled. Early applications are strongly encouraged.

General Enquiries

For general enquiries, please contact us at

Tel: (852) 3943-1746
Fax: (852) 2603-5188
Email: mscrms_admission@sta.cuhk.edu.hk

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for 2022/23 admission (subject to University approval),

Part-time Mode: HKD 79,800 per year
Full-time Mode: HKD 165,900 per year

Academic Partnership with GARP

The M.Sc. in Risk Management Science programme is an Academic Partner of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).

“GARP is very pleased to announce the addition of The Chinese University of Hong Kong to the GARP Partnership for Risk Education. The M.Sc. in Risk Management Science offered by the Faculty of Science is a highly rigorous program. The curriculum offered is interdisciplinary in its approach, and provides its students a solid grounding in mathematics, finance, statistics etc., ensuring they will be well positioned to pursue the FRM designation and to assume strategic roles within the global risk management profession.”

Dr. Chris Donohue, Managing Director
Head of Research & Educational Programs, GARP

Continuing Education Fund (CEF)

RMSC5003 Risk Measures #
CEF Course Code 33Z117715

RMS5102 Simulation Techniques in Risk Management and Finance #
CEF Course Code 33Z124703

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This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund
This course/ The mother course (Master of Science in Risk Management Science) of this module is recognized under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 6)