About the East Asia Centre

The University of Manchester East Asia Centre has been established in Hong Kong for nearly 30 years. The East Asia Centre in Hong Kong is one of our key international centres and plays a crucial role in strengthening our reputation as a leader in the global business education market. Founded back in 1992, from the outset, the Centre has been of strategic importance to University of Manchester  – ideally positioned to support multinationals located in Hong Kong, who in turn benefit from its positioning as the financial and educational hub of the East Asia Region, and allowing us to reach markets in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and South China.

Click here for a 3D virtual tour of the East Asia Centre.

The campus and its state-of-the-art facilities

The University of Manchester East Asia Centre has completed its relocation to a brand-new site, marking a fresh chapter in our illustrious history within the East Asia region. Now situated in the heart of Causeway Bay (Lee Gardens One), our institution will continue to strive towards providing quality business education for all.

Our new campus is in line with our global aspirations and our dedication to nurturing new generations of business stars. Located in a Grade A building in one of Hong Kong’s prime business districts, the new location is simply bigger, better and more convenient. Through our new state-of-the-art classrooms, we hope to encourage interactivity, peer-to-peer learning, and in doing so, promote a more dynamic and holistic learning environment.

The facilities are a wonderful mix of modernity and convenience, and they echo the university’s foremost goals – to enhance our students’ learning experience, and to uphold social responsibility. In a break from tradition, all of our new, technology-enabled classrooms aim to position control of the learning sphere back in the hands of our students and instructors, thereby creating an “active” learning space.

Hong Kong as an Asian financial powerhouse


As one of the leading international financial centres, Hong Kong is a prime location for financial services and home to many world-leading financial & fintech institutions such as HSBC, BNP Paribas, J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Prudential, Futu Securities, Neat, AirWallex and many more.

Hong Kong’s status as the world’s premier international financial centre is well recognised. Its financial infrastructure meets the latest international standards, supporting the city’s economic development and consolidating Hong Kong’s position as an international financial centre. With its unique advantage of having the Mainland as its hinterland and possessing of an extensive global network, Hong Kong has firmly established itself as the dominant gateway to China and a global offshore Renminbi (RMB) business hub. Hong Kong is also Asia’s premier fintech hub, with over 550 fintech companies based in the city as of 2019.

Located at the heart of Asia, Hong Kong thrives on close financial integration with Mainland China, having sustained extensive networks with the rest of the world, and possessing of a sound legal system, a low and simple tax regime, free flow of capital, a full range of financial products, as well as a large pool of financial talents.

The financial sector also had a workforce of over 263 000, or nearly 7% of the working population in Hong Kong in 2018, and contributed to some 20% of Hong Kong’s Gross Domestic Product.

Attend workshops at the East Asia Centre

During your 2nd and 4th semesters on the MSc Financial Management programme, you will get the unmissable opportunity to attend face-to-face workshops at our East Asia Centre in Hong Kong. Take full advantage of your time there to attend business luncheons and networking events with C-suites and industry experts. This will enable you to ‘Learn By Doing’ through meeting, engaging and interacting with top-level executives from prominent financial institutions. Furthermore, you will be able to speak with senior alumni and industry experts at networking events organised by the University. 

Realise your ambitions and build the life-long network of finance professionals you have always desired with our MSc Financial Management. 

Upcoming intake

Applications for the September 2021 intake are now open. This programme follows a blended-learning format with face-to-face workshops held in Asia’s top financial hubs – Hong Kong & Singapore.