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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, Quantitative Finance programme [BSc(QFin)] is a premium finance programme. Built on a solid foundation in economics and finance, the BSc(QFin) equips students with the essential quant skills, such as calculus, statistics, and programming, that are required in more advanced and sophisticated analyses, such as valuation models of structured products, management of financial risks, 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 foundation courses such as accounting, corporate finance, macroeconomics, portfolio management, statistics, calculus, and programming. In subsequent years they study more specialised finance courses in which they learn how to apply quant skills as a financial manager.

We believe that a broad knowledge base is essential for undergrad 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, 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 workshops, trading simulation workshop, and international field trips to New York, London and Zurich.

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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
ANY 2 SUBJECTS 3
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 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" 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.  The policy on the calculation of scores in combined sittings of HKDSE for the 2020-21 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
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
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