Zhejiang University International Business School (ZIBS)'s Master of Finance (iMF) is dedicated to developing leaders with global vision, industry skills and impeccable professionalism. Students will master principles of finance and information analysis, learn to skillfully apply financial theories to real-world settings, become deeply knowledgeable in cutting-edge industry trends in China and abroad and develop strong entrepreneurial and innovation skills. Graduates will be equipped to excel in the finance and technology industries and in government and become globally competitive practitioners of finance.

Program Features

  • FinTech-oriented

    The Master of Finance specializes in financial technology and provides students with strong foundations in applied economics, management, law and computer science. The program's interdisciplinary approach and focus on cutting-edge theories and new technologies equips graduates to innovatively apply FinTech to government, industry, education and research.

  • Renowned professors and experts

    The iMF program is led by well-known experts in FinTech from China and collaborates closely with Zhejiang University Academy of Internet Finance and Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance to bring together prominent global experts, scholars and industry leaders in FinTech to participate in lectures, mentorship, practical experience and research.

  • Intercultural exchange

    Recruiting both Chinese and international students and using English as the main language of instruction, the iMF program's international student community integrates Eastern and Western cultures and fosters cross-cultural understanding. The international campus the program is located on also brings together outstanding undergraduate students in engineering, biology and other majors for cultural and intellectual exchange.

  • Collaboration with leading firms

    ZIBS partners with renowned FinTech firms such as Ant Financial to provide students with outstanding internship opportunities and platforms for research in FinTech. Students not only benefit from practical courses and corporate mentors, but also enjoy opportunities for research at the Zhejiang University-Ant Financial Services Center and for career development in China and abroad.

Program Structure

iMF is a full-time master's degree program with a duration of 2 years. Students are required to earn at least 38 credits for courses and 4 credits for internship. The internship should last no less than 6 months, of which at least 3 months should be in finance-related positions at financial firms, corporations or government. A final research thesis is required.

Program Director

Dr. Hung-Yi Chen

Academic Director, Master of Finance (iMF), Zhejiang University International Business School

Hungyi holds a Doctor of Laws from Nagoya University. Between 2017 and 2019, he was a Researcher and Asia-Pacific Region Manager at Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, University of Cambridge where he led and co-authored six FinTech industry reports covering market activity globally, as well as more specifically within regulation in Asia-Pacific region. He also led the Cambridge-World Bank Alternative Finance Data Rankings to provide available market data and analysis of the industry to policymakers and regulators globally.

Hungyi teaches postgraduate courses in “Global FinTech Trends”, “Regulation of Financial Technology”, and “Business Ethics” and has an active research interest in how regulation shall respond to those disruptive innovation from the perspective of soft-law mechanism.

He has been an invited speaker at conferences/workshops organized by Bank of Thailand, Tsinghua University, Institute for Information Industry, Thammasat University, Lawyer Council of Thailand Under The Royal Patronage, Chengchi University, Central Bank of Jordan, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Renmin University. He was also a Visiting Scholar at KoGuan Law School at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

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