Department of Economics and Finance (options: BBA Business Economics, BBA Finance)


Admission Code JS1003
Department of Economics and Finance (options: BBA Business Economics, BBA Finance)
Indicative Intake Target
150-160 (JUPAS and non-JUPAS government-funded places)
Normal Duration of Programme 4 years
Tuition Fee HK$42,100 per year [Details]
Programme Leader
Prof WANG Junbo
BA, MA (Shandong Univ.), PhD (China Academia Sinica), PhD (Syracuse Univ.)
General Enquiries


Why BBA Business Economics?

BBA Business Economics provides solid training in economic strategies for improving business operations, government policies and economic forecasting. Students are open for a wide range of career options, e.g. corporate strategist, management consultant, economist, private banker, investment advisor.

  • 學習經濟策略以提升企業營運、政府政策及經濟預測
  • 職業選擇廣泛 :企業策略師、管理顧問、經濟學家、私人銀行家、投資顧問
  • 與美國哥倫比亞大學及國立台灣大學合辦的雙聯學士學位課程安排

Why BBA Finance?

BBA Finance provides rigorous training in asset valuation, portfolio and risk management, derivative securities, global investment and quantitative methods. The programme prepares you for key financial management positions in business and government sectors.

  • 學習定性研究及定量研究的技巧與工具(例如:彭博、資產估值、投資組合及風險管理)以作金融及投資決定
  • 令你勝任企業(例如摩根大通集團、匯豐銀行、德意志銀行及瑞銀)及政府部門中的重要金融職位

Why BBA Business Economics / BBA Finance at CityU College of Business?

  1. BBA Business Economics programme offers you:
    • Learn economic strategies for improving business operations, government policies and economic forecasting.
    • Wide range of career options: corporate strategist, management consultant, economist, private banker, investment advisor
    • Joint degree program arrangement with Columbia University and National Taiwan University
       
  2. BBA Finance programme offers you:
    • Learn qualitative and quantitative skills and tools (e.g. Bloomberg, asset valuation, portfolio and risk management) for making financial and investment decisions
    • Prepare you for key financial management positions in business and government sectors (e.g. JP Morgan Chase, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, UBS)
       
  3. College of Business is among the top three business schools in Asia (http://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/aboutus/recognition/rankings/)
  4. Entrance scholarships up to HK$265,000 are available for elite students (http://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/ug/admissions/apply/scholarships)
  5. Students with non-weighted 4 core and 2 best elective scores 28 or above are guaranteed free switching of their BBA majors by the end of year 1 (http://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/ug/admissions/apply/requirements/)
  6. Students with non-weighted 4 core and 2 best elective scores 30 or above are guaranteed afree choice of their 2nd BBA major by the end of year 1 (http://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/ug/admissions/apply/requirements/)
  7. Overseas exchange and summer programmes are available in over 200 partner universities around the globe! (http://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/ug/admissions/exchange)
  8. Over 80% of students secured local and global internship opportunities in areas including banking, accounting, IT and consulting.

Career Prospects

Graduates are ready to develop career as corporate strategist, management consultant, economist, private banker, investment advisor and key financial management positions in business and government sectors.

 

Graduate Profile

 

 

Financial / Insurance : 50%Business Service / Real Estate : 30%
Transport, Storage and Communications : 4%

 


Entrance Requirements for JUPAS Applicants

JUPAS Catalogue No. and Title

Minimum Level Required

Eng. Lang.

Chi. Lang.

Mathematics

Liberal Studies

Elective Subjects
(including M1/M2)

Elective 1

Elective 2

JS1003
Department of Economics and Finance (options: BBA Business Economics, BBA Finance)

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

Level 2

Level 3

Level 3

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


Joint Bachelor's Degree Program

BBA Business Economics students are eligible to apply for the following joint degree programmes:

 

Scholarships Awarded to EF UG students in 2017-18

Student Name of Scholarship Amount awarded per aid year (HK$)
A ChowSangSang Entrance Scholarship 60,000
B ChowSangSang Need Based Scholarship     500,000
C ChowSangSang Need Based Scholarship   500,000
D ChowSangSang Entrance Scholarship 60,000
E Harton Ma Scholarship 400,000
F ChowSangSang Entrance Scholarship 60,000

 


Co-curricular Activities and Learning Support

Rotman International Trading Competition

The Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC) is an annual event that brings teams of students and their faculty advisors from universities worldwide to participate in a unique 3-day simulated market challenge at University of Toronto in Canada. Teams are invited to participate in various activities including electronic and outcry trading cases, seminars with industry practitioners, and social events with their fellow competitors from around the world. For more details, please visit http://ritc.rotman.utoronto.ca/

Inter-University Algo Trading Contest

The contest invites students from renowned universities in Hong Kong and Mainland China to create and test the algo trading strategies. It serves as an ideal platform to transfer industry knowledge and skills to university students. It was initiated with the vision to identify and nurture algo trading talents at top universities; create a platform to access real life trading; and provide top performers with potential career opportunities / startup capital. For more details, please visit http://algocontest.cashalgo.com/

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 following websites for the detailed curriculum:


Major Allocation Arrangement

JUPAS applicants will be considered for admission to first-year studies at the Department of Economics and Finance. Students will enter a major (current major options: Business Economics; Finance) after one year of study. The top 40% of students# will have a free choice of majors offered by the Department. The other 60% of students will be allocated a major within the Department, subject to the availability of places and the selection criteria set by individual majors.

# based on the CGPA with no failed grades and completion of at least 30 credit units including College/Department required courses