Doctor of FinTech Faculty of Business, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Applying for the PolyU Doctor of FinTech (DFinTech) programme
- A Master's degree, preferably in a business-related or IT-related area; and
- Substantial managerial experience (at least 5 years) at a senior management level.
- Candidates in senior management or senior IT-related positions possessing a recognized first degree and membership of a recognized professional body may also be considered on a case-by-case basis.
If the applicants are not a native speaker of English, and do not possess a Bachelor’s or Master's degree or equivalent qualification which is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is English, they are expected to fulfil the following University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose.
Technological Element in the Curriculum
To help students embrace technological changes and digital transformation, five elements, namely Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cloud Computing, Data Science, and Entrepreneurship, have been embedded across a wide range of subjects.
Our curriculum is aimed at fostering awareness about the impact of technology innovations in addition to enabling students to handle data and adopt technology to tackle business and organizational issues while enhancing management and leadership.
The programme consists of 8 taught subjects (a total of 24 credits), 2 compulsory DFinTech Residentials (1 credit for DFinTech Residential 1; 2 credits for DFinTech Residential 2) and a DFinTech Thesis (8 credits for DFinTech Thesis I; 16 credits for DFinTech Thesis II).
Students are required to complete 1 compulsory subject, 1 core subject (choose 1 out of 2) and 6 taught/non-taught elective subjects1 for a total of 24 credits. All subjects are at an advanced level and students are expected to have prior knowledge and experience of each subject area.
The curriculum includes technological elements such as qualitative and experimental approaches to AI and entrepreneurship research as well as the impacts of digital transformation and technological innovations on business today, including their ethical implications.
- Research and Design for Thesis (MM6021)
- Introduction to Quantitative Research (AF6308)
- Introduction to Qualitative Research (MM6012)
- Economics of FinTech (AF6307)
- Big Data Analytics & Artificial Intelligence (COMP6434)
- Cryptography and Blockchain (COMP6521)
- Digital Supply Chain Management (LGT6007)
- Smart City and Urban Informatics (LSGI653)
- Management and Marketing in the Digital World (MM6413)
- Independent Studies in FinTech (AF6403/LGT6403/MM6033)
- Overseas Executive Programmes (AF6404/LGT6404/MM6034)
Attendance at the 2 DFinTech Residentials (LGT6411 and LGT6412) is compulsory.
DFinTech Residential 1 is a orientation workshop scheduled for the beginning of the programme.
DFinTech Residential 2 is a research workshop normally held in September/October to give students an opportunity to present their thesis proposals and to prepare them for writing the theses.
- DFinTech Thesis I (AF6401//LGT6401/MM6971) and DFinTech Thesis II (AF6402/LGT6402/MM6972)
The DFinTech Programme aims to educate top executives and business entrepreneurs who are interested in understanding the FinTech impacts on various industries. It has been designed to integrate academic study and management practice in a way which will form a significant part of an individual’s business career.
On completion of the programme, students will be able to advance their knowledge, skills and intellectual abilities as defined in the broad learning outcomes which are underpinned by specific learning objectives below:
General Business Knowledge
Learning Objective: Acquire a solid understanding of the impacts of digital transformation and technological innovations on the business world today with ethical implications.
Learning Objective: Acquire an in-depth knowledge of digital technologies in the financial industry.
Learning Objective: Acquire the ability to conduct original applied research in tech-related business areas.
Program Tuition Fee
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