Department of Finance

As Hong Kong has firmly established as one of the leading business and financial centres in the world, the demand for professionals in the fields of finance, real estate, investments, financial technolgies and other related financial services is on the increase.

However, Hong Kong with its historical and geographical position is also the premier financial service centre of the greater China region.

This combination of identities poses a unique condition demanding the personnel and skills which are perhaps different from the traditionally trained finance specialists in the West.

To cater to the special needs in this area, the programme aims to equip students with not only the essential knowledge and outstanding skills necessary to tackle common and current financial issues in the real-world, but also the distinct cultural, political and complex economic elements of the region so that our graduates are ready to meet the challenges and be able to operate effectively in Hong Kong and the greater China region.

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Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Finance

Title of Programme Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Finance
Host Department Department of Finance
Mode of Attendance Full-time
Normal Duration 4 Years
Credits Required for Graduation 123 Credits

Aims

  • An all-round education with emphasis on a wide range of knowledge and skills in banking, financial management, sector finance, investments, technical finance and issues in China
  • Preparation for future employment and career in the area of finance
  • Solid theoretical knowledge of finance, business and management to pursue post-graduate study or research
  • An environment to nurture a good sense of professional ethics, social responsibility and commitment
  • Adequate knowledge and skills in using advanced technologies for finance and business development

Objectives

  • Apply knowledge of management and finance to personal and corporate financial management
  • Analyse independently and critically different alternatives in problem solving and to communicate effectively the process and results of the solution in writing and conversation for professional presentation and technical document
  • Apply economic and financial concepts and develop deterministic and stochastic models by simple to advanced mathematics, numerical methods, computer simulation, or data analysis techniques to solve practical financial and economic problems, especially with a Greater China focus
  • Extend knowledge to successfully pass professional examinations, further study, and develop management solution (potentially using the acquired sectorial financial skills and knowledge) vital for career advancement in a financial institution
  • Work effectively and responsibly as a team member to accomplish a common goal and be cognizant of the professional and ethical responsibility in developing financial systems, rules and regulations
  • Possess broad general knowledge in social, cultural, historical and political context for all-round development with acumen to the problems and solutions of current economic and financial issues, and a strong sense of social commitment, global vision, creativity and adaptability

Programme Characteristics

  • Regional relevance, particularly in view of the impact of China
  • Professional training and recognition. Enable students to qualify for the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) and the Financial Risk Manager (FRM)
  • Specific career opportunities in Finance
  • Emphasis on professional ethics and code of conduct as analysts and financial advisors

Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Finance and Information Management

Title of Programme Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Finance and Information Management
Host Department Department of Finance
Mode of Attendance Full-time
Normal Duration 4 Years
Credits Required for Graduation 123 Credits

Aims

  • An all-round education with emphasis on a wide range of knowledge and skills in financial management, investments, technical finance and information management with mobile applications
  • Better employability to develop their career in the area of finance
  • Solid theoretical and practical knowledge in finance, information management, business and management to pursue post-graduate study or research
  • A good sense of professional ethics, social responsibility and commitment
  • Adequate knowledge and skills in using information management technologies for finance and business development

Objectives

  • Apply knowledge of information management and finance to financial management
  • Apply financial and systems theory with the practical application of information technology skills using business software
  • Apply economic and financial concepts and develop deterministic and stochastic models by simple to advanced mathematics, numerical methods, computer simulation, or data analysis techniques to solve financial and economic problems
  • Extend knowledge to successfully pass professional examinations, further study, and develop management solution vital for career advancement in a financial institution
  • Work effectively and responsibly as a team member and be cognizant of the professional and ethical responsibilities
  • Possess broad general knowledge and resolving problems regarding of current economic, financial, social and technology development issues, and build a strong sense of social commitment, global vision, creativity and adaptability

Programme Characteristics

  • Global relevance, particularly applied to Internet Finance
  • Professional training and recognition with front and back office focuses
  • Specific career opportunities in emerging industry in Internet Finance
  • Emphasis on professional ethics and code of conduct as analysts, traders, system providers and regulators