College of Business Entrance Scholarships for BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology and BBA Global Business Majors
|TONG, Ho Yiu||TSE, Sheung Lung|
|YIP, Tat Chi|
|LIANG, Minghao||TONG, Ho Yiu||TSE, Sheung Lung||WONG, Ming Sum||WU, Hoi Hin|
|CHAN, Ho Ki||CHOW, Chi Ho||KO, Hei Long|
|WONG, Chong Ki||WONG, Tsz Yeung||YIP, Tat Chi|
|CHAN, Wai Wo||LAI, Ho Wai||SIN, Tat Chun||SZE, Wan Ching|
|Suggested Study Plan||Computational Finance Stream||
* The College of Business reserves the right to make adjustments to the course offering pattern whenever appropriate. The programme structure, course codes and course titles are subject to continuous review and changes.
"My college life with Computational Finance"
Yixuan Duan is a final year student of the College’s BSc Computational Finance programme (The programme is now renamed BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology ). She has just accepted a return offer from Credit Suisse after she finished her summer internship with the Bank in 2020. Here she shares her college life and internship experience.
I was admitted to City University of Hong Kong in 2017, and I chose Computational Finance (CFIN) as my first preference. Unfortunately, I failed to enter CFIN programme in year 1, but I believed the programme will be the best fit for me, with structured courses helpful to develop practical skills in the real industry.
In the first year in CityU, I strived to take several mathematical courses and learn Python on my own to make myself competitive in the major transfer selection. In the end, I managed to transfer to the Computational Finance major.
Chun-shen WONG and Lujia YANG
"Outstanding graduates kick off brilliant careers"
High performing graduates of City University of Hong Kong (CityU) have got off to a brilliant start in their careers after securing promising job offers from local and overseas corporations.
Mr Wong Chun-shen and Ms Yang Lujia, both fresh graduates majoring in Computational Finance in the Department of Economics and Finance, outperformed their counterparts, impressing employers with their versatility and exceptional skills. They received job offers with immense development potential and salaries significantly higher than average for fresh graduates during their final year of study.
After receiving job offers from major local and overseas corporations, Mr Wong accepted a Hong Kong-based offer as a quantitative trader. He made the decision because he looked at the long-term growth prospects for his career. “The company has a lot of trust in me and delegated a high level of responsibility to me. This is encouraging, and I believe this will help me build a successful career.”
“The Computational Finance expressway to success”
CS Wong is a year four Computational Finance major, who has accepted an offer to work with XY Capital in Hong Kong after graduation. CS won second prize in an algorithm trading competition organised by the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management in 2019 (Rotman International Trading Competition). Here he tells us why he chose to study at CityU and start his career in Hong Kong.
When I was back in Malaysia I never once considered coming to Hong Kong. That's the truth. I got offers from top universities around the globe and was looking to study in the US or Europe. But then one of my friends at CityU told me about the Computational Finance programme. I saw what it covered, found that it was really well-structured, and decided to go for it. I am glad I made one of the best decisions in my life.
Computational Finance offers a focused approach to study. In most other universities in the US and Europe, in the first and second years you study the liberal arts. That’s good in so far as it exposes you to a lot of new influences. But if you really know what you want to do, a more direct approach may suit you better.
“Path to the ColumbiaU Joint Degree Program”
Looking back to the path towards acceptance of Columbia University (ColumbiaU), I am fascinated by how ColumbiaU have valued their final interview.
As a CFIN student from CB, CityU, the first impression I have left on the interviewer was a student with solid and rich foundation of science. A variety of math class experiences have helped me being able to ask for more advanced courses in ColumbiaU, and the integrated programming courses from CFIN’s carefully designed curriculum have given me enough confidence to begin my computer science major in ColumbiaU. Moreover, by keeping following the scheduled pace of a CFIN student, I could easily put plenty of extra-curricular internships and activities, such as being a PALSI leader for two math courses and taking the seat of Internal Vice President of CityU Choir, both on my timetable and on my personal resume. Finally, the interviewer, the one who is also the Dean of ColumbiaU’s Admission Office, has been impressed and has gladly given me the acceptance offer.
I always believe that the success of that interview should be credited to perseverance, determination and, most importantly, the valuable education and experience I have received from CFIN, CityU.
“Solid Curriculum Prepared Me for International Trading Competition and My Career”
I have been in Computational Finance program for three years and also spent a happy life with this program.
The course offered by this program is quite solid and practical, though it does take effort to get a good grade, but what we can get from them must be worth our effort. They help me a lot to do better in my career and further study.
In addition to regular courses offered by this program, I also made to participate in the Rotman International Trading Competition in Toronto sponsored and advised by EF department, which is an excellent experience for me.
Moreover, I worked in Daiwa Capital Market as an Execution Quant covering the Cash-Equity trading in APAC markets. It’s quite relevant to this program and what taught by this program. I enjoyed this experience a lot.
Appreciate this program and all faculty and staff in this program for offering me such a wonderful university life.
“Internship in Venture Capital Inspires My Career Planning”
I believe most CFFT students are willing to invest themselves and work hard for their future. You will have a good study environment where CFFT is a great major for students who are willing to take up a challenge and learn the tech skills used in Finance.
CFIN provides fundamental knowledge in mathematical finance and computer programming such as Advanced Excel, C++, VBA, R and Python. Most of them are useful in job hunting and the remaining are important in further study and senior job hunting. Of course, it is impossible to apply all you learn in the real world, but at least you will know what is going on if you want to enter the finance market or/and seek a job in Finance.
In my Year 3 summer internship, I worked in Lamivoie which is a family office and Venture Capital fund. It was an excellent opportunity for me to acquire knowledge about asset allocation and investment in both public market and private market, experience the capital market and work on various investment analysis, such as performing due diligence on Venture Capital. I find the job interesting and suitable for me, and I would like to follow this path to realize my career goal, being a portfolio manager in the future.
“Finance for the New Era”
If you are interested to apply, please visit the following website:https://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/ug/admissions/programmes/js1000