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2 Contents 03 Message from the Deans 15 Module Descriptions 04 Message from the Academic Directors 17 Students Words 05 About Us 19 Participants Profile 07 Faculty Bios 21 Application Requirements 11 Program Overview 21 Financial Aid 13 Program Schedule and Structure 21 Enquiry and Enrolment

3 Message from the Deans Participants in the Program dramatically enrich their knowledge of finance and develop a deep understanding of the latest trends in the global financial markets. Message from the Academic Directors Our innovative, world-class program can prepare you for the evolving opportunities in the robust and dynamic financial field. The Master of Science in Global Finance Program, a ground-breaking educational joint venture between The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology School of Business and Management (HKUST) and New York University Stern School of Business (NYU Stern), is now inviting applications for our upcoming intake. An alliance between NYU Stern School of Business and HKUST Business School, the Program brings together two worldrenowned business schools and two of the world s most important financial centers. All modules are taught by global, top-ranked faculty who are handpicked for their expertise and thought leadership. And while the Program kicks off and ends at HKUST s picturesque campus in Hong Kong, four intensive learning modules in New York give participants the opportunity to experience two world financial centers. The learning module in Beijing / Shanghai provides a superb learning experience in the largest emerging market in the world. Participants in the Program dramatically enrich their knowledge of finance and develop a deep understanding of the latest trends in the global financial markets. These executives aim at improving their overall effectiveness, as well as their competitiveness, in the finance industry. You, too, can benefit from this career-enhancing learning experience. We invite you to join us and chart your own course of success in this exciting Program. We welcome your enquiries and participation. Welcome to the HKUST-NYU Stern Master of Science in Global Finance (MSGF) Program! Over the past decades, the global financial economy has undergone significant changes. These changes have heightened the growing importance of financial services to economies in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, the Middle East, and other emerging markets. The MSGF Program provides a truly rewarding and world class learning experience which enables participants to reap the benefits of attending classes in 3 major international centers Hong Kong, New York and Beijing / Shanghai. HKUST and NYU Stern aim to cultivate high-performance professionals in fields like corporate finance, venture capital, asset management, loan syndications, sales and trading, risk management and private banking. Non-financial sectors are also seeking financial expertise in areas such as risk management and corporate finance. As joint academic directors, we have designed our program to balance the technical and global dimensions of finance in a way that is not generally achieved in a common MBA program. Participants are taught by world-renowned faculty from two highly-rated business schools, and they acquire the essential tools needed for today s financial world. Participants also learn about the latest developments and trends in global financial markets in the aftermath of the financial crisis. Our goal is to enable participants to better understand the global implications of financial issues in today s markets and to further broaden their knowledge and application of financial concepts and instruments. Our innovative, world-class program can prepare you for the evolving opportunities in the robust and dynamic financial field. We invite you to contact us and learn more about what the MSGF Program has to offer. PROF PETER HENRY Dean of the NYU Stern School of Business PROF JITENDRA V SINGH Dean of the HKUST Business School PROF KASPER NIELSEN Department of Finance HKUST Business School PROF MENACHEM BRENNER Department of Finance NYU Stern School of Business 03 04

4 About Us Financial Times Asia s youngest but most respected business school. HKUST BUSINESS SCHOOL & DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE NEW YORK UNIVERSITY STERN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Established just two decades ago in 1991, HKUST is the only science and technology research university in Hong Kong, and the only one to offer an all-phd faculty. The highly reputable Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asian University Rankings rated HKUST as the top university in Asia from The HKUST Business School has risen to international prominence in a remarkably short period of time, achieving widespread global recognition and a variety of prestigious academic rankings. Our strength lies in our full range of program offerings, our high quality research conducted by our world class faculty, and our diverse and high-caliber students. The HKUST Business School was the first business school in the region to have been awarded accreditation by both the US-based Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). The Financial Times ranks our EMBA (Kellogg-HKUST) No. 1 in the world for five consecutive years from , and our MBA Top 10 in the world from With a steadfast commitment to research and thought leadership, we maintain state-of-the-art centers of learning and exploration devoted to a multitude of areas ranging from China business and Asian financial markets to Asian entrepreneurship and experimental business research. Our unique Asian and global perspectives are made possible by our 140 strong international faculty. The mission of our Department of Finance is to produce world-class research, deliver first-rate finance education, and contribute to the financial developments in Hong Kong (HK), Mainland China and the Asia-Pacific region. The Department has a remarkable research achievement since its inception. It has been consistently ranked No. 1 in research in the Asia-Pacific region and among the top 25 in the world, according to the ASU Finance research rankings (based on publications in top four finance journals: JF, JFE, RFS, JFQA). Professors of our Department of Finance have won many awards and are well connected to the financial industry in Asia. Our reputation in business research derives from the world-class interdisciplinary work developed by our leading research and professional development centers. Among those are the Center for Asian Financial Markets and the Value Partners Center for Investing. The Center for Asian Financial Markets promotes research on financial market activities by establishing strong data and knowledge bases about Asian financial markets, with a particular focus on HK and China, provides an academic interface with government and business that promotes research and facilitates the dissemination of knowledge. The Value Partners Center for Investing is the academic and intellectual center for supporting research and training on investing with emphasis on China / HK financial markets, and to promote HK s role as the regional fund management center. It has established and monitored the Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) first ever in HK to offer students real world experience to practice fundamental investing, outreaches to industry practitioners and enhances the industry-academia interactions through seminars, conferences and publication of newsletters; and supporting scientific and policy research on investment management in HK and Mainland China. Located in New York City, an epicenter of global business, New York University s Stern School of Business is a premiere research institution where more than 200 faculty members conduct forwardlooking research and consulting with leading corporations around the world. A proud part of Stern s heritage is its world-renowned finance program. With more than 40 full-time faculty members conducting theoretical and practical research in all key aspects of the field, Stern boasts the largest faculty of any other finance program in the United States. It has been ranked number one worldwide in research productivity by a number of top finance journals. Stern s finance faculty is highly rated in terms of research output, and members sit on the editorial boards of all of the major finance journals. Among Stern s faculty luminaries are three Nobel Laureates in economics: Robert Engle (2003), known for his time-varying volatility model used by financial markets to measure risk; Michael Spence (2001), whose scholarship focuses on economic policy in emerging markets, the economics of information, and the impact of leadership on economic growth; and Thomas Sargent (2011), whose models on the effect of policy on the economy guide central bankers and policy makers; as well as Edward Altman, whose famous z-score, a mathematical formula which analyzes and predicts bankruptcy risk, is pervasive on Wall Street; Roy Smith, former partner, Goldman Sachs, and Ingo Walter, who together co-authored the best-selling book, Governing the Modern Corporation in 2006; and Martin Gruber and Edwin Elton, whose textbook Modern Portfolio Theory and Investment Analysis is in its seventh edition and has been used as a resource for business students for nearly 30 years. Students in the MSGF Program will have the opportunity to study with several of these Stern faculty members. NYU Stern s strength in finance is enhanced by its Salomon Center for Research in Financial Institutions and Markets. The Salomon Center conducts new research across a wide array of financial topics and partners with regulatory, government and business communities to bring high profile business leaders and conferences to Stern s campus. The Center specializes in seven areas that correspond with the infrastructure of the markets: Asset Management, Corporate Governance, Credit and Debt Markets, Derivatives Research, Financial Econometrics, Financial Institutions and Macro Finance. Each specialty division is directed by a Stern expert in the field. Because of the size of the faculty and resources devoted to the finance department, students have access to the breadth of thought reflecting the latest global research findings and market practices. Students also benefit from the unparalleled access to Wall Street and the world s leading practitioners who are adjunct faculty and guest speakers in their classes. Relevant Rankings for HKUST Business School EMBA Ranking (Kellogg-HKUST) Global MBA Ranking Department of Finance No. 1 in the World by Financial Times, No.1 in Asia by Financial Times, Consistently ranked No. 1 in research in the Asia-Pacific region and among the top 25 in the world, according to the FMA-ASU Finance research rankings Relevant Rankings for NYU Stern EMBA Ranking (TRIUM) No. 1 in the World by Financial Times, 2014 MBA Ranking No. 8 in the World by The Economist, 2014 UG Finance Program No. 2 in the US by US News & World Report,

5 Faculty Bios PROFESSOR KASPER MEISNER NIELSEN is Associate Professor at HKUST. He received his Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the University of Copenhagen. Professor Nielsen previously taught at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Copenhagen Business School, and has been a visiting scholar at Stern School of Business at New York University. Professor Nielsen s research interests are corporate governance, entrepreneurial finance, family business, and household finance. His research has featured in international newspapers and magazines including Business Week, Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, International Herald Tribune, The Economist, The Times of India, and Wall Street Journal. On his area of expertise Professor Nielsen has served as an external advisor, consultant, and lecturer to government agencies and companies in China, Denmark, and Hong Kong. PROFESSOR XI LI is professor of Accounting at HKUST and Managing Partner of XL Partners. His research interest includes corporate governance, earnings management and disclosure policy, venture capital, and corporate events including initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and leveraged buyouts. His research has been published in top academic and practitioner journals. He has also won various research awards from academic and practitioner associations. Before joining HKUST, Professor Li worked for Acadian Asset Management and State Street Global Advisors as portfolio manager and senior researcher. He is a frequent speaker at various industry events and has been working as an external consultant for private and government organizations such CIC and Value Partners. Professor Li received his M.A. in Economics from Tulane and his Ph.D. in Finance from Vanderbilt. PROFESSOR VIDHAN GOYAL is Professor of Finance at HKUST. He received his Master in Business Administration from the University of Delhi and a Doctor of Philosophy in Finance from the University of Pittsburgh where he was a Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of Contracts and the Structure of Enterprise. Professor Goyal s research interests are in empirical corporate finance, with an emphasis on capital structure and corporate governance. His research papers have been published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Business, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Finance Research Letters, Journal of Corporate Finance and the Pacific Basin Finance Journal. He has extensive teaching experience and won numerous teaching awards including the Michael G. Gale Gold Medal for Distinguished teaching, the Franklin Prize for teaching excellence and the best MBA core teacher award. PROFESSOR VERONIQUE LAFON-VINAIS is Associate Professor of Business Education at HKUST and the Project Director for the HKUST-NYU Stern MSc in Global Finance. She received her MSc in Business Management from HEC and Masters in International Law from La Sorbonne. Professor Lafon-Vinais is a seasoned market professional with over 20 years of banking and capital markets experience. Her extensive experience included loan syndications and assets sales (par and distressed debt), money markets, debt capital markets (including derivatives structured products distribution) and structured, trade and project in all the major financial markets in Europe, North America and Asia. A loans and syndications specialist, Professor Lafon-Vinais developed the secondary market for loans at First Chicago in London and was involved in the development of the EMTN market at its inception. She arranged and syndicated plain vanilla and structured transactions in Europe, the US and Asia for sovereign, public and corporate entities including the Kingdom of Spain, Republic of Ireland, ICO, ARCO Chemicals, Sinopec, COSCO, Cathay Pacific, FECSA, Endesa, Motorola and numerous financial institutions. PROFESSOR BRUNO SOLNIK is Professor of Finance at HKUST. He is also Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Finance at HEC Paris, ranked No. 1 business school in Europe by the Financial Times. He holds an Engineer degree from Polytechnique in Paris and a PhD from MIT. He was on the faculty of the Stanford Business School before joining HEC. He has been a visiting professor at the University of California at Berkeley, UCLA, Université de Genève, University of New South Wales and Todai (University of Tokyo). He is a former President of the European Finance Association and Director of the American Finance Association. He has written seven books, five in France and two in the USA, including Global Investments, the leading textbook in the field formerly titled International Investments, and translated into Japanese and Chinese. The sixth edition of Global Investments, coauthored by Dennis McLeavey of the CFA Institute, has been used for all three levels of the CFA examination. He has published some fifty articles in leading finance and economics journals. He also serves on the board of editors of several major finance journals in America, Europe and Asia. Professor Solnik has served on the Council for Education and Research of the CFA Institute and on its Research Foundation. He has received many prizes, including two Graham & Dodd Awards for Excellence by the Financial Analysts Journal, The Finance Award of the Year at the 1998 Interlaken Finance Symposium, and the Nicholas Molodovsky Award, presented by the CFA Institute Board of Governors on May 22, This award is given periodically only to those individuals who have made outstanding contributions of such significance as to change the direction of the profession and to raise it to higher standards of accomplishment. He is a Knight in the Order of the Legion of Honor. Professor Solnik is a frequent keynote speaker to professional conferences organized by institutional investors, asset managers and consultants. His expertise has been called upon by many pension funds, foundations and central banks, in Europe, the USA and Asia, to assist them in structuring their asset management efforts. Among others, he advised the pension plans of Royal Dutch/ Shell and Calsters, and the Nobel Foundation. He has also advised numerous asset management companies worldwide. He sat on the investment committee of UBS Global Asset Management. Since 2004, he is one of the four members of the Investment Management Advisory Council of Zurich Insurance Group, a major global insurer managing a portfolio over US$200 billion. He is investment advisor to EDF, a large European utility firm. He serves, or has served, on the board of directors of listed companies (bank, asset manager and security firm), mutual funds, exchange traded funds and hedge funds

6 Faculty Bios PROFESSOR MENACHEM BRENNER is Research Professor of Finance at NYU Stern. He has been with NYU Stern since Before joining NYU, Professor Brenner was an Associate Professor of Finance at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He was also a visiting professor at the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Bergamo, University of Melbourne and Tel-Aviv University. He also served as an Advisor to the Bank of Israel, and was a member of the board of directors of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and of the advisory panel on Emerging Markets Investable Indices at the International Finance Corporation. Professor Brenner received his Bachelor of Science in Economics from Hebrew University, Jerusalem and his Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration from Cornell University. Professor Brenner s primary areas of research include derivative markets structure, option pricing, inflation expectations, auctions, market efficiency and liquidity. His articles have been published in numerous publications including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Business and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. PROFESSOR EDWARD I. ALTMAN is the Max L. Heine Professor of Finance at NYU Stern and the Director of Research in Credit and Debt Markets at the NYU Salomon Center for the Study of Financial Institutions. He has been a visiting professor at the Hautes Etudes Commerciales and Universite de Paris-Dauphine in France, at the Pontificia Catolica Universidade in Rio de Janeiro, at the Australian Graduate School of Management in Sydney, Luigi Bocconi University in Milan and CEMFI in Madrid. Professor Altman was named Laureate 1984 by the Hautes Etudes Commerciales Foundation in Paris and awarded the Graham & Dodd Scroll for 1985 by the Financial Analysts Federation and was named Profesor Honorario by the University of Buenos Aires in He is currently an advisor to the Centrale dei Bilanci in Italy and is also the Chairman of the Academic Advisory Council of the Turnaround Management Association. He received his MBA and Ph.D. in Finance from the University of California, Los Angeles. He was inducted into the Fixed Income Analysts Society Hall of Fame in 2001, President of the Financial Management Association (2003) and a FMA Fellow in In 2005, Professor Altman was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Finance by the Treasury & Risk Management magazine. Professor Altman s primary areas of research include bankruptcy analysis and prediction, credit and lending policies, risk management and regulation in banking, corporate finance and capital markets. He has testified before the U.S. Congress, the New York State Senate and several other government and regulatory organizations and is a Director and a member of the Advisory Board of the New York State Common Retirement Fund s Investment Committee. PROFESSOR Jennifer N. Carpenter is Associate Professor of Finance at NYU Stern. Professor Carpenter teaches an MBA course on Debt Instruments and Markets, and a PhD course on continuous time finance. Professor Carpenter received her Bachelor of Science in Economics, Master of Arts in Finance, Master of Arts in Mathematics, and Doctor of Philosophy in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Carpenter has been with Stern since Her primary research areas include executive stock options, fund manager compensation, survivorship bias, corporate bonds, and option pricing. She has published in numerous journals including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Business. Before coming to Stern, Professor Carpenter worked at Goldman Sachs & Company in the fixed income division. She was also lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Alexander Ljungqvist is the Ira Rennert Chair in Finance and Entrepreneurship at NYU Stern. Professor Ljungqvist received his Master of Science in Economics and Business from Lund University in Sweden, and his Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy in Economics from Nuffield College at Oxford University. Professor Ljungqvist has been with NYU Stern since 2000 and was tenured in His primary research areas include financial intermediation, investment banking, initial public offerings, entrepreneurial finance and venture capital, corporate governance, and behavioral corporate finance. He has published articles in these areas in all the leading scholarly journals, including the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Financial Economics. He is the author of Going Public, a survey of work on IPOs published by Oxford University Press (second ed., 2001). He currently serves as editor on the board of the Review of Financial Studies. At NYU s Salomon Center, Professor Ljungqvist directs the School s research activities in the field of alternative investments. He has been Director of Research of NYU s Berkley Center for Entrepreneurial Studies since Professor Thomas A. Pugel has been on the faculty of New York University since He received his B.A. in Economics from Michigan State University in 1974 and his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in At NYU Stern, he served as Faculty Director of Executive MBA Programs during , as Academic Director of the Langone MBA Program during , as Vice Dean for Faculty during , and as chairperson of the International Business Area during and He was Visiting Professor at the School of International Politics, Economics and Business at Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan, during , and a member of the U.S. Faculty of the National Center for Industrial Science and Technology Management Development at Dalian, Peoples Republic of China, in He was a Visiting Scholar at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Professor Pugel s research focuses on international industrial competition, with emphasis on market structure, strategy, and performance, and on government policies toward international trade and industry. He is co-author of Microelectronics: An Industry in Transition and the co-editor of Fragile Interdependence: Economic Issues in U.S.-Japanese Trade and Investment. He has published numerous articles in professional journals and chapters in books. He is the author of the textbook International Economics (fourteenth edition). His teaching interests include global macroeconomics, the economics of firms and markets, and the economics of international trade and investment. Professor Anthony Saunders is the John M. Schiff Professor of Finance at NYU Stern. Professor Saunders received his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and has taught both undergraduate and graduate level courses at NYU since Throughout his academic career, his teaching and research have specialized in financial institutions and international banking. He has served as a visiting professor all over the world, including INSEAD, the Stockholm School of Economics, and the University of Melbourne. Professor Saunders holds positions on the Board of Academic Consultants of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors as well as the Council of Research Advisors for the Federal National Mortgage Association. In addition, Professor Saunders has acted as a visiting scholar at the comptroller of the Currency and at the Federal Monetary Fund. He is an editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance and the Journal of Financial Markets, Instruments and Institutions, as well as an associate editor of eight other journals, including Financial Management and the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. His research has been published in all of the major finance and banking journals and in several books. He has just published a new edition of his textbook, Financial Institutions Management: Risk Management Perspective for McGraw-Hill (4th edition) as well as a 2nd edition of his book on Credit Risk Measurement for John Wiley & Sons (with Linda Allen). Professor Marti Subrahmanyam is the Charles E. Merrill Professor of Finance and Economics at NYU Stern. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, a post-graduate diploma in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a doctorate in Finance and Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Subrahmanyam currently serves or has served as an Associate Editor of the European Financial Management, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Business and Accounting, Journal of Finance, Management Science, Journal of Derivatives, Journal of International Finance and Accounting, and Japan and the World Economy. He is the Editor of an academic journal specializing in derivative securities and markets entitled Review of Derivatives Research. His research interests include valuation of corporate securities, options and futures markets, equilibrium models of asset pricing, market microstructure and the term structure of interest rates. He has published several papers in these areas in many of the leading international journals in economics and finance, including Econometrica, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics and The Review of Financial Studies. His recent books include Recent Advances in Corporate Finance (Irwin, 1985) and Financial Options: From Theory to Practice (Dow Jones-Irwin, 1992). He is currently working on a new book, Interest Rate Derivative Products. Professor Ingo Walter is the Seymour Milstein Professor of Finance, Corporate Governance and Ethics at NYU Stern, and also serves as Director of the Stern Global Business Institute, an independent academic research center focusing on global economic and management issues. Professor Walter received his B.A. and M.S. degrees from Lehigh University and his Ph.D. degree in 1966 from New York University. He has been on the faculty at New York University since From 1971 to 1979 he was Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and subsequently served a number of terms as Chairman of International Business and Chairman of Finance as well as Director of the New York University Salomon Center for the Study of Financial Institutions from 1990 to He has had visiting professorial appointments at the Free University of Berlin, University of Mannheim, University of Zurich, University of Basel, the Institute for Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore, and various other academic and research institutions including a collateral appointment as Professor of International Management at INSEAD since Professor Walter s principal areas of academic and consulting activity include international trade policy, international banking, environmental economics, and economics of multinational corporate operations. He has published papers in various professional journals in these fields and is the author, co-author or editor of 26 books, including Street Smarts: Linking Professional Conduct and Shareholder Value in the Securities Industry (Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 1997), The Political Economy of European Financial Integration (Manchester, Manchester University Press and Cambridge: MIT Press, 1997), High Finance in the Euro-Zone (London: Financial Times - Prentice Hall, 2000), and Mergers and Acquisitions in Banking and Finance What Works, What Fails and Why? (New York: Oxford University Press, 2004). His new book, co-authored with Roy C. Smith, is Governing the Modern Corporation (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006)

7 Program Overview A ONE-YEAR, MODULAR, EXECUTIVE-FORMAT MASTER S DEGREE PROGRAM FOR EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS The Master of Science in Global Finance program the first executive-format master s degree in finance in Asia Pacific offers aspired professionals the opportunity to advance their knowledge and practices under the guidance of internationally recognized academics. Jointly developed by the HKUST Business School and NYU Stern School of Business, this groundbreaking program takes the latest insights from Wall Street and the emerging Asian market and puts them in a global context. Participants will emerge with the skills required to contribute to the robust development of the global financial markets, and to cope with the rapid changes underway there. The program is designed with busy schedules in mind, with classes held usually once a month at weekends. Specifically, participants can expect: to gain knowledge from senior academics of two world-renowned academic institutions through interactive lectures, real-life case studies and integrative projects to deepen and widen their understanding of finance from corporate finance, portfolio management, foreign exchange and derivative markets to fixed income, risk management and banking reform to study alongside other global executives who will have at least 5 years of working experience in banking, finance or other professional service industries. The classroom will become a natural platform for networking and exchanging of ideas to learn best practices from other companies, including those from Wall Street and China, through case studies, speaker sessions and company visits to become alumni of both HKUST & NYU and be exposed to superb networking opportunities that lecture hours count towards the continuous professional training (CPT) requirement stipulated by the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong 11 12

8 Program Schedule and Structure Nov JaN Feb Mar May JUN Aug Nov Opening Ceremony and Group Integrative Project Briefing Module 1 Global Macro and Asian Markets Module 2 Foundations of Corporate Finance Module 3 Foundations of Investments Module 4 Portfolio Management and Asset Allocation Module 5 Derivatives Markets Module 6 Fixed Income Instruments and Markets Module 7 Applied Corporate Finance and Valuation Module 8 Financial Markets and Corporate Finance in China Module 9 Risk Management in Financial Institutions Module 10 Topics in Financial Markets and Innovation Group Integrative Project Presentation and Closing Ceremony HKUST Campus (In-residency Period) Hong Kong New York Hong Kong Beijing/Shanghai New York HKUST Campus (In-residency Period) Integrative Project (a group project for the duration of the program) Faculty in the respective area will be assigned as project advisor A. Program Structure B. Module Structure Duration 1 year 2 WEEKS BEFORE THE MODULE DURING THE MODULE 2 WEEKS AFTER THE MODULE Mode Modular - 5 Modules + Group Integrative Project Presentation in Hong Kong - 1 Module in Beijing / Shanghai (4 days) - 4 Modules in New York (8 days + 11 days) Participants will receive - textbook - pre-readings - Pre-module Assignment Tutorial: Led by a Teaching Assistant, the tutorial provides basic concepts you will need for the module. Lecture: Comes with case studies, group exercises and discussions, etc. Participants are required to complete a Post-module Assignment or Final Take-home Exam. Expect students to commit approximately 30 hours of work Tutorial: 2-3 hours (optional) Lecture: 24 hours Fri (half day), Sat & Sun (whole day) & Mon (half day) Expect students to commit approximately 30 hours of work * Shown above is a typical Program Schedule and Structure. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information

9 Module Descriptions 1 GLOBAL MACRO and ASIAN MARKETs 4 Portfolio Management and Asset Allocation 6 Fixed Income Instruments and Markets 9 RISK MANAGEMENT IN FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS 2 3 This module introduces students to macroeconomic forces that affect global and Asian financial markets. Students will discuss various global macroeconomic concepts, the influences of global finance on longrun economic growth, and the structure / size of foreign exchange markets. This module will also cover recent developments in global / Asian financial markets, macroeconomics in a post-crises world, and exchange rates. Foundations of Corporate Finance The aim of the module is to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the financing and investment decisions made by firms. It covers capital budgeting, dividend policy, financing policy and managerial incentives. Topics include: Investing in risk free and risky projects Capital allocation and corporate strategy Taxes and financing choices Debt holder-equity holder conflicts Financial structure and corporate strategy Basics of valuation FOUNDATIONS OF Investments This module provides an introduction to modern asset pricing theory. We begin by briefly reviewing portfolio theory. We then move on to discussing current determinants of asset prices such as cash risk and liquidity. One of the module s goals is to apply asset pricing theories to investment decision-making. A second goal is to prepare students for upcoming modules. A third goal is to build a fundamental knowledge of fixed income and derivative products. Topics include: Frictionless markets vs. markets with frictions Portfolio diversification Models of equilibrium asset prices Introduction to fixed income securities Introduction to forwards and futures Introduction to options Static replication Determinants of option prices 5 The aim of the module is to provide students with tools and knowledge in global asset allocation and equity portfolio management, with particular emphasis on the management of risk. Topics include construction of global benchmarks, portfolio construction, factor models, currency risk management, investment strategies, performance evaluation and attribution. The module also introduces participants to behavioral finance and the implication for asset allocation. Topics include: Design of investment strategies and products Hedging currency risk in global asset allocation Performance measure and attribution Measuring risk for institutional portfolios, mutual funds and hedge funds Managing hedge funds: present and future DERIVATIVES MARKETS This is a module in derivatives markets: structure, valuation and strategies. It builds on the content of the module, Foundations of Investments and combines theory, empirical findings and practical applications. The main applications include the equities, foreign exchange and commodities markets. The key derivatives instruments discussed include forwards, futures and options. Cases and examples include the 1987 crash, LTCM, Metallgesellschaft, Amaranth, etc. Topics include: Overview of derivatives markets Futures markets - Recent developments in the structure of futures markets - The cost of Carry Model - Hedging with futures Options markets - Review of options strategies and markets - Options valuation - Options on FX, indices, futures - Risk management: VAR - Exotic options - Applications 7 8 The module addresses fixed income financial instruments and their derivatives, covering the types of debt instruments, interest rate structures and building the yield curve, the valuation of debt securities, debt default and related topics. There is also consideration of fixed income instruments in portfolio strategies, as well as the role of financial structures, options and derivatives such as credit default swaps. Topics include: Fixed income instruments and markets cash and derivatives Term structure dynamics Fixed income valuation, default probability and portfolio optimization APPLIED CORPORATE FINANCE AND VALUATION This module focuses on the valuation of companies and the creation of shareholder value by looking at the interplay of corporate strategy and finance. The module exposes participants to valuation frameworks that can readily be applied to improve business and strategic decision-making. Topics include: Valuation of businesses and subsidiaries Value drivers Relative valuations Mergers and acquisitions Payment methods and financing Takeover defenses Cross-border transactions Corporate restructuring transactions divestitures, spin-offs and equity carve-outs Value creation in private equity transactions FINANCIAL MARKETS AND CORPORATE FINANCE IN CHINA This module provides an overview of China s financial markets, the reform of financial institutions and corporate risk management. Students will gain an understanding of the recent developments in financial services and corporate practices in China. In addition to regular lectures, sessions by industry speakers will be organized. As the module is held in Beijing / Shanghai, company visits will be arranged, allowing participants to have a better understanding of doing business in China The module covers the state-of-the-art and new developments in major areas of risk management in financial institutions and business firms in general credit risk, market risk, liquidity risk, operational risk, sovereign risk, strategic risk, and reputational risk. Emphasis is placed on risk integration. Topics include: Market risk and liquidity risk, VaR and RAROC Credit risk and distressed debt Sovereign risk assessment Operational and reputational risk Risk integration TOPICS IN FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INNOVATION A capstone module covering advanced topics in finance, the selection of which will depend on market developments and students interest. The module builds on material covered in other modules in the program, and is taught at the research-driven frontier. Examples of topics: Financial market microstructure Behavioral finance Corporate restructuring Volatility Structured financial products Credit and exotic derivative products Family-dominated and closely held firms Hedge funds INTEGRATIVE PROJECT IN GLOBAL FINANCE 4 CREDITS The aim of the project is to enable students to apply what they have learned in each module and to draw on their practical experience to the global banking and financial markets. Students are assigned to work in groups on a team project throughout the year and will culminate with a presentation to a panel of faculty. * Topics are subject to change 15 16

10 Students Words The strongest aspects of this Program are the shorter time compared to other programs and the great faculty. Rodrigo Daleffe Aires (Class of 2010) Executive Director, Trade Finance & Correspondent Banking Santander Group Mexico The class consisted of highly intelligent and experienced professionals. My classmates motivated me to be up to date with developments in the market and also made me study very hard. Adedayo Idowu (Class of 2011) Partner, Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions Olajide Oyewole LLP Nigeria The professors that deliver the courses are all of excellent standing both in terms of teaching and research experience. The course coordinators are very responsive to student needs. The Integrative Project was a valuable part of the overall program experience. It allowed us to draw together many of the key concepts / ideas learned through the Program and apply these to a real life situation. Terence Liang (Class of 2010) Managing Director, Corporate Finance Solutions HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA Hong Kong The program was perfectly structured in terms of content quality, delivery, and required time commitments. The concentrated course delivery over a weekend ensured I could focus exclusively on the subject. Han Lin (Class of 2009) Senior Vice President/Deputy General Manager Wells Fargo China Value-added interactions with professors from HKUST and NYU, high quality of classmates from various professions, wellorganised learning schedule and effective administration are the best aspects of this program. Alan Luk (Class of 2008) Head of Private Banking and Trust Services Hang Seng Bank Hong Kong The combination of NYU Stern professors centered at the heart of the financial capital of the world, alongside HKUST s deeply versed dons on the opposite side of the globe s demand hub, made for an intellectually rich and unique experience. Interactive case studies, in-class simulations and an integrative group project all ensure students learn more than the syllabus promises. Top-tier investment banks executives have responded with strong interest in the in-depth, finance-focused, quantitatively rigorous delivery of this program. Holland A. Sullivan (Class of 2013) General Counsel & Strategic Advisor DeltaWing Technologies Inc. USA The HKUST and NYU Stern alignment together with students from diverse industries and cultures allowed me to put a global perspective on the knowledge that we were gaining. Taking our classroom on the road to Beijing and New York had greatly enhanced the global experience. Shannon Thornton (Class of 2010) Vice President Deutsche Bank AG, Hong Kong Branch Hong Kong Andrew Koh (Class of 2008) Deputy Chief Manager, Risk Control China Construction Bank Singapore Majid Mufti (Class of 2010) Chief Investment Officer Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures Saudi Arabia 17 18

11 Participants Profile AGE WORKING EXPERIENCE POSITION IN COMPANY Many of our participants hold position such as VP, CEO, MD, GM, Director, Regional Head, Department Head, Manager, and Analyst etc. Average years COMPANIES PARTICIPANTS WORK FOR The majority of the class comes from Banks and Financial Institutions, Insurance, Accounting / Audit Firms, and MNCs. CLASS MIX NATIONALITY DISTRIBUTION A typical cohort comprises of participants of 15+ nationalities from more than 10 locations. Approximately half of the class resides in Hong Kong, while the rest flies in from major cities in Asia, such as Shanghai, Singapore, Seoul, and from the US, Europe and Australia The followings are companies that some of our students work for: Banks / Financial Institutions - ABN Amro - Australia and New Zealand Banking Group - Agricultural Bank of China - American Express - AIG Consumer Finance Group Asia - BNP Paribas - Banco Santander - Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Bank of China - Barclays - China International Capital Corporation - Charles Schwab - China Development Industrial Bank - Chinatrust Commercial Bank - Citibank - Commerzbank AG - Credit Suisse - Deutsche Bank - Fidelity Bank Plc - Franklin Templeton Korea - Freddie Mac - General Motors Asset Management - Goldman Sachs - Guotai Junan Securities HK - Hang Seng Bank - HSBC - Hyundai Asset Management - ING Real Estate - Islamic Development Bank - JPMorgan - Kenya Commercial Bank - Kookmin Bank - Macquarie Group - Manulife Asset Management - Marfin Popular Bank - Merrill Lynch - Mizuho Corporate Bank - Nomura International - OneWest Bank - PIMCO - Ping An of China Asset Management - The Royal Bank of Scotland - Societe Generale - Standard Bank - Standard Chartered Bank - UBS - Value Partners Insurance - Allianz - China Overseas Insurance - MetLife International - Metropolitan Life Insurance Company - New York Life - Prudential Corporation Asia - Tai Ping Group - Zurich Accounting / Audit Firms - Deloitte - Ernst & Young - Grant Thornton - KPMG - McGladrey & Pullen - PriceWaterhouseCoopers MNCs / Others - Accenture - Bloomberg - CCM Airlines - China Central Television (CCTV) - Cisco Systems - Dow Chemical - The Economist Group - Hewlett-Packard Asia-Pacific & Japan - JCDecaux China - Jones Lang LaSalle - Lufthansa German Airlines - McCann Worldgroup - Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority - Moody s Investors Service - Saudi Aramco - Shell - Siemens - Standard & Poor s COMPANY LOCATION 19 20

12 Application Requirements - Bachelor degree and good GPA results - 5 years of full-time working experience - A good TOEFL/IELTS-Academic result for applicants whose first language is not English, and whose bachelor s degree or equivalent qualification was awarded by an institution where the medium of instruction was not English Applicants with less quantitative background may be required to sit for a separate test on quantitative skills. Program Fee The program fee for Class of 2015/16 is USD 69,000 (HKD 538,200). The program fee covers tuition, course materials, some meals as well as accommodation for the Opening and Closing sessions in Hong Kong. Participants need to take care of travelling and lodging expenses to attend the program. Financial Aid Federal Student Aid for US citizens and Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (NLS Loan) for HK residents are available. * Please refer to our website for update-to-date information on program fee and financial aid. Enquiry and Enrolment HKUST PROGRAM OFFICE Room 3012, 3/F Lee Shau Kee Business Building The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong Tel: +(852) NYU STERN PROGRAM OFFICE NYU Stern, 44 West Fourth Street, Suite New York, NY 10012, USA Tel: +(1)

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