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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

JS5332

BSc Quantitative Finance 理學士(量化金融學)

QFIN

Short Description

The BSc Quantitative Finance (QFIN) program, offered by the HKUST Business School, is an undergraduate program designed for high-caliber students with a strong desire to become quantitative finance professionals.

Students in this program will follow an integrated curriculum comprising courses from different schools. They will acquire mathematical and statistical tools, computational experience, and financial knowledge, which are the basis of today’s finance. Important topics covered in the program include derivative securities, quantitative trading, risk management, investment analysis and portfolio management. Having cutting-edge knowledge in quantitative methods and financial tools, QFIN graduates are highly sought after by employers from the finance industry and across different sectors of the economy.

Our graduates are well prepared for professional qualifications such as CFA, CFP, FRM and PRM. Meanwhile, our curriculum is also flexible enough to accommodate students’ interest in choosing other disciplines for minor studies, for example, entrepreneurship, mathematics, actuarial mathematics, big data technology, information technology, environmental science, and biotechnology.

Our program is both challenging and selective, offering a wide range of training courses and enrichment opportunities such as Bloomberg Training Program, Career Mentoring Program, Finance Speaker Series, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), International Exchange Program, business case competitions, personal development training, and company visits.

It is common for our students to take one or two semesters of study leave to work as full-time interns at financial firms. The experiences from multiple internships give them a significant advantage in the job market upon graduation.

Remarks:

The Year 1 curricula of JS5332 QFIN and JS5300 B&M are identical. JS5332 allows students who have a special interest in BSc QFIN to directly enter the major. Those admitted to JS5300 may apply to enter QFIN or other business majors via the major selection exercises held at the end of the first three semesters. Students interested in QFIN should include either or both JS5332 and JS5300 in their program choices.

On top of the direct intake quota, at least half of the QFIN program seats are reserved for students admitted into JS5300 Business and Management to enter the program via the major selection exercise.

Selected Band A and Band B applicants who show talents and potentials for business study will be invited to engagement activities organized by HKUST Business School in May-June 2018. Interviews will be conducted in early May 2018 (first round) and June 9, 2018 (final round). Interview is required for admission.

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 4
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 3
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNote1 3
Or
ANY 1 SUBJECTNote1 3
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3

Note 1: The above subjects refer to Category A subjects.

For more details about admission score calculation, please refer to: https://join.ust.hk/jupas-score/

Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTS 3
Or
ANY 1 SUBJECT 3
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3

Remarks:

  • The above subjects refer to Category A subjects.

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

Once the minimum entrance requirements have been met, the best results achieved in all sittings will be used for calculating admissions scores.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

HKUST Business School

Email: bmadmit@ust.hk

Tel: 2358 6005

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 53 32 55 101 86 327
2016 70 55 75 115 107 422

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 17 0 0 0 0 17
2016 12 0 0 0 0 12
Footnote(s)
^ Intake quota subject to adjustment
For details about admission activities, please click here.