Bachelor of Science in Computational Finance and Financial Technology

General

Program Description

Computational Finance and Financial Technology

  • Major: Computational Finance and Financial Technology
  • Degree / Award Title: Bachelor of Science in Computational Finance and Financial Technology
  • Offering Academic Unit: this Major is jointly offered by:
    • College of Business
    • Department of Economics and Finance
    • Department of Information Systems
    • Department of Management Sciences
  • Mode of Study: Full-time

Aims of Major

The major aims to provide students with solid research, quantitative and technology training in finance. To reflect the new program name "of Computational Finance and Financial Technology", students can simply do not choose any specialized stream. They can broaden their learnings by taking courses related to both Computational Finance and Financial Technology. In addition, students may opt for the two streams: namely Computational Finance (ComFin) Stream, or the Financial Technology (FinTech) Stream to enhance student-specific training in the stream.

The ComFin stream prepares students for graduate studies in business and careers in the financial industry that require high-calibre quantitative and analytical skills. It gives students an interdisciplinary education in business. It includes training in mathematics, statistics, computer programming and finance.

The FinTech stream prepares students for graduate studies in business and careers in the emerging FinTech industry that requires solid technical training and finance domain knowledge. It gives students an interdisciplinary education in business, information technology, and innovation by training them in mathematics, statistics, programming, information systems, and finance.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Major (MILOs)

Upon successful completion of this major, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate key knowledge and skills in business-related disciplines.
  • Communicate effectively in English.
  • Apply creative and critical thinking in solving business-related problems.
  • Attain personal and team goals using individual and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate awareness of ethical and global issues in business.
  • Conduct quantitative analysis and numerical computation based on modern financial modelling.
  • Design and implement integrated solutions for real-life financial problems.
  • Apply modern mathematical tools to analyze complex financial instruments.

Degree Requirements

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Notes:

  1. For students with recognised Advanced Level Examinations or equivalent qualifications.
  2. For Associate Degree/Higher Diploma graduates admitted as senior-year intake students.

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BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology

  • Year of Entry: 2020
  • Mode of Funding: Government-funded
  • Admission Code: 1000 BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology
  • Mode of Study: Full-time
  • Indicative Intake Target (subject to change): direct application places
    • Local Students: 2.
    • Non-Local Students: Direct Application route for international and mainland Non-Gaokao students: around 250. NUEE route [全国普通高等学校统一招生计划(统招)] for mainland Gaokao students: around 225
  • Normal Duration of Programme: 4 years
  • Direct/Non-JUPAS Application Deadline: 2 January 2020 (Local & Non-local)

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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 the 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.

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

  • BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology programme offers you:
    • Knowledge in finance, mathematics, statistics, computer programming
    • Exciting career options in quant, investment banks, asset management, algorithmic trading
    • Opportunity to apply for admission to the Joint Bachelor's Degree Program between the City University of Hong Kong and Columbia University
  • College of Business is among the top three business schools in Asia.
  • Entrance scholarships up to HK$265,000 are available for elite students.
  • Overseas exchange and summer programmes are available in over 200 partner universities around the globe!
  • 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 requires solid technical training and finance domain knowledge.

Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and have a strong mathematical background.

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.
  • Cultivation of social responsibility through community services and voluntary work.

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Last updated Jan 2020

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