GE2260 - Introduction to Finance

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Economics and Finance
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
GE Area
Area 2: Study of Societies, Social and Business Organizations
Exclusive Courses:
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2023/24

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course demystifies finance in an accessible and relatable way to give students a broad and general knowledge of some key fundamental concepts in Finance. This course covers topics such as role of money and interest in everyday life, ethical and social responsibility of financial decisions at both individual and organizational levels, various financial investment tools and funding sources, formulating investment strategies, understanding and interpreting financial news, etc.  It is anticipated that through the continuous assessments, including introducing various financial products, analyzing financial news and investment games, students from many disciplines will find this course useful not only for managing their own personal wealth in the future but also for knowing how to become responsible citizens by establishing proper attitude towards finance.  In addition, the financial knowledge acquired in this course will help students hone their financial sense to know when things are going well and when something is not right in whatever organizations that they may work for in the future.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Students are required to pass both coursework and examination components in order to pass the course.
Detailed Course Information


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Department of Economics and Finance

Additional Information

Not for undergraduate students under College of Business and its departments.