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The University of Hong Kong

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Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Finance 理學士(計量金融)

BSc(QFin)

Short Description

The BSc(QFin) programme is an enhanced version of a regular finance programme.  Besides offering the same solid foundation in areas such as corporate finance and investment as a regular finance programme, BSc(QFin) also equips students with the quantitative skills needed to tackle finance problems and introduces them to advanced areas such as financial modelling, risk management, financial engineering and financial-market regulations.

During the first two years, students complete introductory courses in accounting, economics, finance, mathematics, programming and statistics.  In subsequent years, students take more specialised finance courses, in which they apply their quantitative skills and financial knowledge.

Despite its name, the programme does not focus solely on quantitative skills.  Instead, its curriculum is designed to train rounded individuals who know how to apply quantitative skills to real-world problems in finance, and also possess professional knowledge about financial markets.  To nurture students’ soft skills and market acumen, the programme also offers a range of value-enhancing activities in collaboration with professional financial practitioners, such as Round Tables with Practitioners, the Executive Mentoring Scheme, Bloomberg workshops and field trips to international financial centres such as New York, London and Zurich.

Students can also opt for a minor or a second major if they are able to meet the course requirements.

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Programme Website

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
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3
ANY 2 SUBJECTS 3
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

Remark:

  1. "Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education” is referred to as “HKDSE”.
  2. "Attained with Distinction” in Applied Learning subjects will be used as additional supporting information. In the meantime, student learning experiences in Applied Learning subjects may be considered within the context of other learning experiences in their application.
  3. Other Language subjects will be used as unspecified elective subjects. The minimum requirement is Grade E.

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

In general, most of the programmes offered by HKU consider the best results achieved by candidates in different combination of sittings, except for a few programmes which only consider the latest results.  Few programmes may also impose a penalty on HKDSE repeaters.  The policy on the calculation of scores in combined sittings of HKDSE for the 2019-20 exercise will be finalized at a later stage, which will be posted on our website https://www.hku.hk/dse.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Faculty of Business and Economics

Email: fbe.ugenquiry@hku.hk

Tel: 3917-5343

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2018 81 47 91 140 120 479
2017 71 39 80 106 105 401
2016 75 50 93 120 113 451
2015 72 53 83 119 153 480
2014 73 46 82 117 136 454
2013 83 36 70 94 157 440
2012 105 46 76 118 180 525

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2018 17 0 0 0 0 17
2017 17 0 0 0 0 17
2016 17 0 0 0 0 17
2015 20 0 0 0 0 20
2014 19 1 0 0 0 20
2013 20 0 0 0 0 20
2012 21 0 0 0 0 21
Footnote(s)
(1) As the 2019/20 Academic Year is the start of the 2019-2022 triennium for which UGC-funded programmes are still subject to the Legislative Council's approval, the number of student intake places shown in this web page is indicative only and subject to change or confirmation at a later date.