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A wealth of learning
Wong Yat-hei
update on Friday, March 30, 2012
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Master of Science in Wealth Management
HKUSPACE

The programme, offered with Britain's Edinburgh Napier University, focuses on strategies in financial planning and the latest financial products.

"The course takes a practical approach towards financial planning. Students will learn the entire financial planning process, from looking into client's financial needs to developing a long-term strategy to help clients take care of their wealth," says senior programme director Daniel Mok.

"There will be several case studies throughout the programme for students to better understand the right way to do financial planning," he adds.

As wealth management is a growing area within the financial services sector, it has become a top educational draw. "There are various programmes on the market, such as Certified Financial Planner (CFP) or Certified Financial Marketing Professional (CFMP), which provide education in financial planning. However, there are not many such programmes at the master's level.

We hope to provide another choice for financial planners," says Mok.

It can be completed in two years part-time. Lectures are on weekday evenings or weekends, and are taught by Edinburgh Napier University and local professors. Modules taught by the former are in intensive mode, with five consecutive days of lecture on weekday evenings and weekends.

Students are assessed using a combination of coursework assignments, final examinations and their dissertation, which will be prepared with their assigned supervisor. Applicants, who preferably work in financial planning, should have a bachelor's degree in business-related disciplines. The class size is around 20.

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