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The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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Interdisciplinary Major Programme in Global Economics and Finance 環球經濟與金融跨學科主修課程

GLEF

Short Description

Hong Kong has emerged as a major global financial hub. There is thus growing demand for finance professionals who possess knowledge of global economic and financial affairs and competence in carrying out financial analyses and operations.

The Interdisciplinary Major Programme in Global Economics and Finance (GLEF) strives to provide students with solid interdisciplinary training in economics and finance in a global context, and to cater for societal needs by preparing graduates who have strong analytical training and the requisite global mind-set to overcome the future challenges of the banking and finance industry. Graduates are expected to embrace the virtues of integrity, honesty, and a sense of responsibility.

This programme covers many topics that are not covered by conventional economics/ finance programmes. Some examples are:

  • Stabilization mechanisms such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and European Central Bank (ECB)
  • The emergence of China and its impact on the international economic and financial order
  • Corporate social responsibility and sustainability of financial institutions in a global context

The GLEF programme places heavy emphasis on internship and research experience, from which students can further develop their potential and consolidate their knowledge.

Graduates can develop promising careers in multinational firms in the banking, finance and business consulting sectors or engage in financial research in public or private organisations.

Remarks:
For details of the undergraduate curriculum, please click here.

Programme Website

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 4
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 5
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 3
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNOTE 3
NOTE: The two subjects may include:
(i) 2 New Senior Secondary elective subjects; or
(ii) 1 New Senior Secondary elective subject and Mathematics (Extended Part) Module I or Module II.
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGENote1 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNote2 3

Note 1
Applicants with very special circumstances may be granted waivers of this requirement on a case-by-case basis. For details, please click here.

Note 2:
The two subjects may include:
(i) 2 New Senior Secondary elective subjects#; or
(ii) 1 New Senior Secondary elective subject and Mathematics (Extended Part) Module I or Module II.    

#Other Language subjects (Grade E or above) will be considered as an unspecified elective subject in fulfilling (i) above.


Note 3:

"Attained with Distinction I/II" in Applied Learning subjects will be accepted by some programmes as an extra subject for awarding bonus points. For details, please click here.     

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

Most programmes offered by CUHK consider the best results in the same subject taken by a candidate in more than one sitting of HKDSE.  Some programmes may have specific arrangements and the admission scores of candidates seeking admission on the strength of results from more than one sitting of HKDSE may be adjusted.  Details of calculation of scores in more than one sitting of HKDSE for the 2020-21 entry will be finalised and posted at the admissions website (admission.cuhk.edu.hk).

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Enquiries:

Email: GLEF@cuhk.edu.hk

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2019 62 63 78 151 116 470
2018 35 34 91 127 122 409
2017 61 36 74 91 89 351
2016 45 37 71 98 151 402
2015 59 47 99 170 208 583
2014 52 34 83 170 173 512
2013 65 48 63 143 152 471
2012 27 37 62 114 141 381

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2019 19 0 0 0 0 19
2018 15 1 0 0 0 16
2017 18 0 0 0 0 18
2016 18 0 0 0 0 18
2015 18 0 0 0 0 18
2014 16 0 0 0 0 16
2013 18 0 0 0 0 18
2012 10 0 0 0 0 10
Footnote(s)

(1) For latest information on interviews for 2020 entry, please visit http://admission.cuhk.edu.hk