BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology

理學士(計算金融及金融科技)


Year of Entry 2019
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code JS1000
BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology
Mode of Study Full time
Indicative Intake Target
JUPAS and non-JUPAS government-funded places : 10 (local students)
Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Programme Leader
Dr LI Tao
BSc Fudan U.(PRC), PhD Washington U. in St. Louis (USA)
Deputy Programme Leader
Dr WU Jing
BEng Tsinghua Univ (PRC), MBA & PhD University of Chicago (USA)
Deputy Programme Leader and Stream Advisor - Financial Technology Stream
Dr LEUNG Chun Man Alvin
BBA, BEng & MPhil (HK), MSc & PhD The University of Texas at Austin (USA)
Admissions Tutor and Deputy Programme Leader
Mr LEUNG Hon Wing
BSc, MSc (HK)
+852 3442 2404
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Why BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology?

The BSc in Computational Finance and Financial Technology major has 2 streams, namely (1) Computational Finance Stream and (2) Financial Technology Stream. Students could also opt for not following the above streams in taking courses.

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 have the opportunity to 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) 計算金融學專業及 (2)金融科技專業。學生也可以選擇不跟隨以上專業選科。

計算金融學專業是一門跨學科和多元化的課程,內容涵蓋金融學、電腦程式設計、數學和統計學,這四個領域的綜合應用對當今金融市場的金融決策至關重要。課程專門為對定量程式設計有濃厚興趣和致力研習金融分析技巧的學生而設,為學生提供最優質的訓練。課程更可提高學生的競爭力,讓他們日後在金融行業中脫穎而出。

計算金融學專業的學生有機會申請修讀香港城市大學-美國哥倫比亞大學雙聯學士學位課程。學生在完成雙聯學士學位課程後,畢業時將分別獲得兩所大學所頒發的學士學位。

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 (http://gs.columbia.edu/cityu-hk/)

  2. College of Business is among the top three business schools in Asia (http://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/aboutus/recognition/rankings/)
  3. Entrance scholarships up to HK$265,000 are available for elite students (http://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/ug/admissions/apply/scholarships)
  4. Overseas exchange and summer programmes are available in over 200 partner universities around the globe! (http://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/ug/admissions/exchange)
  5. 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.

計算金融學專業的畢業生可在金融行業就業,例如在資產管理、金融產品設計、投資銀行和金融風險管理等行業作交易員、風險管理經理等,或繼續升讀碩士或博士課程。

金融科技專業的畢業生可在新興的金融科技行業就業,例如區塊鏈分析師、監管技術顧問、金融科技項目經理或繼續升讀碩士或博士課程。


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
JS1000
BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology
Level 3 Level 3 Level 4 Level 2 Level 3 Level 3

Notes:
- 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 http://www.admo.cityu.edu.hk/jupas/entreq/bd.

For details, please visit: http://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/ug/admissions/apply/requirements


Scholarships and Financial Assistance

College of Business Entrance Scholarships for BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology (2019/20 intake)

Major Requirements
BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology Non-weighted JUPAS score >= 30
and
DSE
Math / M1 / M2 /
DSE
ICT /
DSE
Economics /
DSE
English Language >= 5*

For details, please visit http://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/ug/admissions/apply/scholarships


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: http://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/bsccfft/


JUPAS FAQ

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 10 (for both JUPAS and non-JUPAS admissions). We admit the top students locally and globally.

Q. What are the admission requirements?
A.
Minimum Level Required (HKDSE Subjects)
English
Language
Chinese
Language
Mathematics Liberal
Studies
Two Elective
Subjects
(including M1 /M2)
1st
Elective
2nd
Elective
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