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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

JS5332

BSc in Quantitative Finance 理學士(量化金融學)

QFIN

Short Description

The BSc in Quantitative Finance (QFIN) program is designed for students with a strong desire to pursue a career in the finance industry.

Students will follow an integrated curriculum covering areas in finance, mathematics, statistics, data analytics and computer programming. Students will acquire knowledge and skills to solve complex financial problems. Important topics covered in the program include investment analysis, portfolio management, risk management, derivative securities, and quantitative trading. 

Our graduates are well prepared for professional qualifications such as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), the Certified Financial Planner (CFP), the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and the Professional Risk Manager (PRM). Meanwhile, our curriculum is also flexible enough to accommodate students’ interest in choosing their additional majors or minors. The BSc in Computer Science (COSC) is one of the most popular additional majors for QFIN students.  Available minors include, but not limited to, Actuarial Mathematics, Big Data Technology, Entrepreneurship, Information Technology, and Mathematics.

Our program offers a wide range of training and enrichment activities, such as Career Mentor Link Program, QFIN Speaker Series, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), International Exchange Program, Bloomberg Market Concepts Certification, business case competitions, and personal development training.

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 connection with the industry and the experiences from multiple internships give them a significant advantage in the job market upon graduation. QFIN graduates are highly sought after by employers from the finance industry and across different business sectors.

Extended Major

QFIN students may apply for the extended major in Artificial Intelligence or Digital Media and Creative Arts at the end of the 3rd term of study, if they satisfy the extended major requirement. Students completing the extended major will graduate with a title bearing both the traditional major subject they selected and the major. For details, please refer to "JS5300 Business & Management".

QFIN program talk: Program Highlights - Undergraduate Programs (hkust.edu.hk)

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 terms. Students interested in QFIN should include either or both JS5332 and JS5300 in their program choices. Please click here for details of JS5300 Business and Management.

Selected Band A applicants who show talents and potentials for business study will be invited to engagement activities or interviews organized by HKUST Business School in May–June 2023.

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
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3
ANY 1 SUBJECTNote1 3

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

Remarks: 
(1) Interview is compulsory for admissions.
(2) For more details about admissions score calculation, please refer to: https://join.hkust.edu.hk/admissions/jupas/.

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
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3
ANY 1 SUBJECT 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

Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions, 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
2022 82 42 70 95 139 428
2021 104 36 73 94 104 411
2020 68 44 68 81 109 370
2019 63 30 65 105 106 369
2018 73 41 69 119 104 406
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
2022 20 0 0 0 0 20
2021 20 0 0 0 0 20
2020 20 0 0 0 0 20
2019 16 0 0 0 0 16
2018 16 0 0 0 0 16
2017 17 0 0 0 0 17
2016 12 0 0 0 0 12