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The University of Hong Kong

JS6884

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

BSc(QFin)

Short Description

The Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Finance [BSc(QFin)] is a premium finance programme. Built on a solid foundation in economics and finance, the BSc(QFin) programme equips students with the essential quant skills, such as mathematics, statistics, and programming, that are required in more advanced and sophisticated analyses, such as valuation models of structured products, risk management, simulation and data analysis, financial engineering, and quantitative trading.

The programme goes beyond merely equipping students with quant skills. More importantly, it stresses on combining these skills with an understanding of the financial markets, the macro environment, and the practical situations where financial managers work. To this end, the curriculum offers a balanced mix of quant and business courses.

In the first two years students take basic finance courses such as accounting, corporate finance, macroeconomics, derivatives, and portfolio management.  At the same time, they are introduced to a strong foundation in probability, statistics, calculus, linear algebra, and computer programming.

Students will apply the aforementioned quant skills in specialised QFin courses the third and fourth years of study, such as risk management, financial engineering, spreadsheet financial modelling, and mathematical finance. They can also choose from a wide selection of major elective courses such as time series analysis, big data and quant trading.

We believe that a broad knowledge base is essential for undergraduate students to understand the world in depth, absorb new ideas quickly, and think outside the box and from multiple perspectives. Hence the programme affords much flexibility to students to pursue other academic interests via second major or minor(s), whether they are mathematics, economics, or biochemistry. 

To nurture students’ soft skills and market acumen, the programme provides a wide range of value-enhancing activities, such as Round Tables with Practitioners, Alumni Drinks, Executive Mentorship Scheme, Bloomberg training workshops, simulation trading workshops, and an international field trip to other international financial centres such as New York, London and Zurich.

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

Remark:

  1. "Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education” is referred to as “HKDSE”.
  2. "Attained with Distinction" obtained prior to 2018, or "Attained with Distinction (I)" or "Attained with Distinction (II)" obtained in or after 2018, in Applied Learning subjects (other than Applied Learning Chinese) 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.  Please refer to https://www.hku.hk/dse for details.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Faculty of Business and Economics (HKU Business School)

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
2022 92 61 79 103 119 454
2021 100 38 76 107 118 439
2020 65 46 81 112 122 426
2019 89 46 92 107 110 444
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
2022 27 0 0 0 0 27
2021 18 0 0 0 0 18
2020 20 0 0 0 0 20
2019 21 0 0 0 0 21
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