Computational Finance
Normative 4-year Degree
Computational Finance
Degree / Award Title
Bachelor of Science in Computational Finance
Offering Academic Unit
This Major is jointly offered by:
College of Business
Department of Economics and Finance
Department of Management Sciences
Normal Period of Study
4 years
Maximum Period of Study
8 years
Credit Units Required for Graduation
124 credit units
Note: The following curriculum information is subject to periodic review and changes.

GE Requirements (30 credit units)Catalogue Term : Semester A 2018/19

  Credit Units
University Requirements GE1401 University English 3
GE2402 English for Business Communication 3
GE1501 Chinese Civilisation - History and Philosophy 3
Distributional Requirements Take at least 1 course from each of the three distributional areas:

Area 1: Arts and Humanities
Area 2: Study of Societies, Social and Business Organisations
Area 3: Science and Technology

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College-specified Courses Take 3 College Electives from at least three subject areas:
Area 1: Mathematics and Modeling
CB2011 Solving Business Problems with Spreadsheet Modeling
MA3525 Elementary Numerical Methods
Area 2: Programming and Technology
CB2021 Big Data Management
CB2022 Business Programming with Spreadsheet
CB2023 Mobile Applications for Business
CB3021 Business Discovery Methods
CS3334 Data Structures
Area 3: Law and Communications
LW2903 Business and Law
Area 4: Business
CB2041 Applications of Game Theory to Business
CB3041 Financial Statement Analysis
CB3042 China Business Environment
EF3442 Intermediate Microeconomics

College / School Requirements (9 credit units)Catalogue Term : Semester A 2018/19

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
CB2100Introduction to Financial Accounting3
CB3410Financial Management3

Major Requirements (73 credit units)Catalogue Term : Semester A 2018/19

1. Core Courses (67 credit units)

Select One from the following courses:
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
MA1200Calculus and Basic Linear Algebra I3
MA1300Enhanced Calculus and Linear Algebra I3

Select One from the following courses:
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
MA1201Calculus and Basic Linear Algebra II3
MA1301Enhanced Calculus and Linear Algebra II3

Take ALL the below courses:
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
MA2001Multi-variable Calculus and Linear Algebra3
MA2506Probability and Statistics4
MA3001Differential Equations3
CS1102Introduction to Computer Studies3
CS2311Computer Programming3
CS3402Database Systems3
EF3320Security Analysis and Portfolio Management3
EF3520Stochastic Calculus for Finance3
EF4313Corporate Finance3
EF4321Derivatives and Risk Management3
EF4820Derivatives Pricing I: Stock and FX3
EF4821Derivatives Pricing II: Interest Rate and Credit Risk3
EF4822Financial Econometrics3
EF4823Financial Economics3
MS2602Statistical Inference3
MS3111Quantitative Business Analysis with Visual Basic for Applications3
MS3252Regression Analysis3
MS3601Optimization Methods3
CB4001Honor Thesis3

2. Electives (6 credit units)

Students are required to take TWO major elective courses from the list below:
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
CB3043Business Case Analysis and Communication3
CS3391Advanced Programming3
CS4335Design and Analysis of Algorithms3
EF4312Mergers and Acquisitions3
EF4314Corporate Valuation3
EF4323Trading Room Workshop3
EF4327Fixed Income Securities3
EF4328Asset Management3
EF4331International Finance and Banking3
EF4334Regulation and Management of Financial Institutions3
MS4212Predictive Analytics and Forecasting3
MS4224Enterprise Data Mining3
MS4252Big Data Analytics3
MA3514Numerical Methods for Differential Equations3
MA4542Real Analysis3

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