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​Admissions Advice – BBA Global Business,
​BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology


Why BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology?

The BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology major has two streams, namely (1) Computational Finance Stream and (2) Financial Technology Stream. Students could also opt for an integrated curriculum covering both domains.

Computational Finance stream is an interdisciplinary stream offering a comprehensive curriculum that covers state-of-the-art training in finance, mathematics, statistics and computer programming. The integrated application of these four areas is in great demand by today’s financial markets.

Computational Finance stream students can apply for admission to the Joint Bachelor's Degree Program between City University of Hong Kong and Columbia University. Upon completion of this joint degree program, students will receive the dual awards conferred by Columbia University and CityU.

Financial Technology stream gives students an interdisciplinary education in business, information technology, and innovation by training them in mathematics, statistics, programming, information systems, and finance. The FinTech core courses include blockchain, big data, cybersecurity, regulatory technology (RegTech), Python programming, machine learning, technology entrepreneurship, and Fintech capstone project.

計算金融及金融科技理學士課程內有兩個主修專業,它們是 (1) 計算金融及 (2)金融科技。學生也可以選擇涵蓋兩個主修專業的綜合課程。



金融科技專業通過對數學、統計學、電腦程式設計、資訊系統學和金融學方面的培訓,為學生提供商業和創新科技的跨學科教育。 FinTech核心科目包括區塊鏈,大數據,網絡安全,監管技術(RegTech),Python編程,機器學習,技術創業和Fintech重點專題項目等等。

Why BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology at CityU College of Business?

  1. BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology programme offers you:
    1. Knowledge in finance, mathematics, statistics, computer programming
    2. Exciting career options in quant, investment banks, asset management, algo trading
    3. Opportunity to apply for admission to the Joint Bachelor's Degree Program between City University of Hong Kong and Columbia University* (
      * Computational Finance Stream only

  1. College of Business is among the top four business schools in Asia (
  2. Entrance scholarships up to HK$265,000 are available for elite students (
  3. Overseas exchange and summer programmes are available in over 200 partner universities around the globe! (
  4. Over 80% of students secure local and global internship opportunities in areas including banking, accounting, IT and consulting.

Career Prospects

Computational Finance stream provides comprehensive training and internship opportunities to prepare students to establish competitive advantages in financial careers such as asset management, investment banking and risk management, as well as further advanced studies.

Financial Technology stream prepares students for graduate studies in business and careers in the emerging FinTech industry that require solid technology training and finance domain knowledge.



Entrance Requirements for JUPAS Applicants

JUPAS Catalogue No. and Title
Minimum Level Required
Eng. Lang. Chi. Lang. Mathematics Liberal Studies
Elective SubjectsNotes
Elective 1
Elective 2
BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology
Level 3 Level 3 Level 4 Level 2 Level 3 Level 3

- Besides Category A elective subjects, Mathematics extended modules (M1/M2) and “other languages” (at grade E or above) can also be used to meet the elective requirement. If students take both M1 and M2, they are counted as one subject only.
- Applied Learning subjects are not counted as elective subjects.
- For details of the alternative Chinese Language qualifications acceptable by the University for Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students, please visit

For details, please visit:

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

College of Business Entrance Scholarships for BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology (2020/21 intake)

Major Requirements Scholarship Amount
BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology Non-weighted JUPAS score >= 30
Math / M1 / M2 /
Economics /
English Language >= 5*
$40,000 (one-off)
Non-weighted JUPAS score >= 28
Math / M1 / M2 /
Economics /
English Language >= 5*
$20,000 (one-off)

For details, please visit

Co-curricular Activities and Learning Support

Overseas Summer Programmes

Students may participate in English immersion courses, which include components such as volunteer placements, homestays and cultural activities in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA. Service Learning participants also provide voluntary services in less developed areas such as the Philippines, Thailand, Mongolia, Sri Lanka and Laos.

Young Scholars Programme

To nurture BBA students to become outstanding future leaders in the region/world, our Young Scholars Programme offers the following:

- overseas exposure during semester breaks, including study trips to renowned companies and universities;
- internship placements in multinational companies to be arranged locally or overseas;
- networking with top business students admitted locally and overseas;
- professional mentorships provided by professors and professional practitioners; and
- cultivation of social responsibility through community services and voluntary work.

Major Curriculum

Please visit the website for the detailed curriculum.

Website of Current Students

Learn more about BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology students’ curriculum and student activities:


Q. What are the unique features of this major?
A. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills to meet the demand of today’s financial markets in four key domains: finance, mathematics, statistics and computer programming.
Q. What is the admission quota?
A. The total quota is 7 (for both JUPAS and non-JUPAS admissions). We admit the top students locally and globally
Q. What are the admission requirements?
Minimum Level Required (HKDSE Subjects)
Mathematics Liberal
Two Elective
(including M1 /M2)
Level 3 Level 3 Level 4 Level 2 Level 3 Level 3
Q. Do I need to attend JUPAS admission interview?
A. Yes, for shortlisted applicants only, an interview will be scheduled around June.
Q. Can I take a minor?
A. Yes, you can customise your own Computational Finance and Financial Technology study plan with your minor of interest (subject to fulfilling the requirements of declaring a minor).
Q. Are there any scholarships available?
A. The College of Business and CityU are committed to nurturing elite students to become future business leaders. Various scholarships are available; please refer to the following for details:
- CityU Scholarships and Prizes


Admission Code JS1000
BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology
Mode of study
Full time
tuition fee
Year of entry
Mode of funding
Government funded
Mode of processing
Rolling Basis
Level of study
Bachelor's degree
Programme Leader
Prof LI Tao
Deputy Programme Leader
Dr Gavin FENG
Deputy Programme Leader and Stream Advisor - Financial Technology Stream
Dr LEUNG Chung Man Alvin
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