Degree / Award Title
Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance
Offering Academic Unit
Department of Economics and Finance
Mode of Study

Aims of Major

This major aims to:

  1. Prepare graduates for responsible positions in the finance area of the industrial, commercial, financial and government sectors in Asia-Pacific rim;
  2. Provide students with knowledge of the major tools and theories of finance, and their applications to solve business problems in the financial markets through discovery-based learning and teaching;
  3. Develop students’ analytical ability to handle financial problems facing non-financial corporations and financial institutions;
  4. Develop students’ analytical skills to use derivative instruments in portfolio management, product design, and corporate hedging; and
  5. Enable students to make competent investment and financial decisions using innovative methods where applicable, so that these decisions are compatible with the underlying institutional frameworks.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Major (MILOs)

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

  1. Demonstrate key knowledge and skills in business and management specific disciplines;
  2. Communicate effectively in English and Chinese;
  3. Apply creative and critical thinking in solving business-related problems;
  4. Attain personal and team goals using individual and interpersonal skills;
  5. Demonstrate awareness of ethical and global issues in business;
  6. Analyze the roles, development and operations of financial markets and institutions under the institutional framework of the Hong Kong and global economies;
  7. Demonstrate competence in formulating corporate investments and financing strategies and managing financial positions;
  8. Apply mainstream tools and theories of finance, to examine the investment management processes and financial markets environment.

Degree Requirements

Requirements Normative 4-year
Advanced Standing I1 Advanced Standing II2
Gateway Education requirement 30 credit units 21 credit units 12 credit units
College requirement 42 credit units 42 credit units 21 credit units
Major requirement

30 credit units

30 credit units 30 credit units
Free electives / Minor (if applicable) 18 credit units 0 credit unit 0 credit unit
Minimum Graduation Requirement: 120 credit units 93 credit units 63 credit units
Maximum Credit Units Permitted: 144 credit units 114 credit units 84 credit units
Note 1: For students with recognised Advanced Level Examinations or equivalent qualifications.
Note 2: For Associate Degree/Higher Diploma graduates admitted as senior-year intake students.