BSc Computational Finance


Year of Entry 2017
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1000
BSc Computational Finance
Mode of Study Full time
Normal Duration of Programme 4 years
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Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Programme Leader
Dr LI Tao
BSc Fudan U.(PRC), PhD Washington U. in St. Louis (USA)
Deputy Programme Leader
Dr SHOU Biying
BE Tsinghua Univ.(PRC), MSc & PhD Northwestern Univ. (USA)
Admissions Tutor and Deputy Programme Leader
Mr LEUNG Hon Wing
BSc, MSc (HK)
+852 3442 2404
WhatsApp: 63317712
Remark: For JUPAS applicants, the programme code is JS1000.



What You Will Be Studying

The BSc in Computational Finance is an interdisciplinary programme offering a comprehensive curriculum that covers state-of-the-art training in finance, computer programming, mathematics and statistics. The integrated application of these four areas is in great demand by today’s financial markets.

Computational Finance students have the opportunity to apply for admission to the Joint Bachelor's Degree Program between 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.

*Subject to approval

計算金融學理學士是一門跨學科和多元化的課程,內容涵蓋金融學、電腦程式設計、數學和統計學,這四個領域的綜合應用對當今金融市場的金融決策至關重要。課程專門為對定量程式設計有濃厚興趣和致力研習金融分析技巧的學生而設,為學生提供最優質的訓練。課程更可提高學生的競爭力,讓他們日後在金融行業中脫穎而出。

學生有機會申請修讀香港城市大學-美國哥倫比亞大學雙聯學士學位課程*。學生在完成雙聯學士學位課程後,畢業時將分別獲得兩所大學所頒發的學士學位。

*尚待審批


Programme Curriculum

Normative 4-year Degree: Cohort 2016 Programme Components (Cohort 2016 and thereafter) and major details.

Suggested study plan for normative 4-year degree: 2016 cohort and thereafter

* The College of Business reserves the right to make adjustments to the course offering pattern whenever appropriate. The programme structure, course codes and course titles are subject to continuous review and changes.


Career Prospects

The programme 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 for further advanced studies.

畢業生可在金融行業就業,出路包括在資產管理、金融產品設計、投資銀行和金融風險管理等行業作交易員,風險管理經理和見習經理等,或繼續升讀碩士或博士課程。


Admission Arrangements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

Direct/Non-JUPAS applicants will apply for admission to first-year studies in the Bachelor of Science in Computational Finance programme.

Advanced standing entry will not be considered.


Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements. In addition to meeting the General Entrance Requirements, applicants must also have a strong mathematical background.


Scholarships and Financial Assistance

CityU and the College of Business offer various scholarships and financial assistance schemes to students according to academic merit or need. For details, please click here.


Co-curricular Activities and Learning Support

Overseas Exposure

To nurture, inspire and challenge students to enter an international and culturally diverse workplace, internationalisation has become a priority for the College. We have over 180 exchange partner universities, providing numerous exchange opportunities for our business students.

More than half of our undergraduate students embark on a Student Exchange or Overseas Summer Programme. For the latter, 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 in summer. The Study Abroad Programme allows students to experience a semester abroad on a fee-paying basis and is credit transferrable.


​Internships

The internship programme is designed to provide students with real-life work experience in local and overseas contexts for at least six weeks in summer. With placements in international business, banking, financial services, insurance, accountancy firms etc., students are expected to gain in-depth knowledge and practical understanding of business operations in a professional context.

Young Scholars Programme

To nurture our undergraduate students to become outstanding future leaders in the region and the 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.

Career Placements and Further Studies

Our business students are highly sought after upon graduation. Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Computational Finance programme can either pursue further advanced studies or use their high-calibre quantitative and analytical skills to begin their careers in the finance industry. Career choices include trader, risk manager and management trainee in the areas of asset management, financial product design and financial risk management.


Website of Current Students


Non-JUPAS FAQ

Q. What is the non-JUPAS admission quota?
A. We expect to admit around two students through the non-JUPAS route in 2017.
Q. The non-JUPAS intake is very small, so what is the size of the programme?
A.

We expect to have around 25 students. The intakes are JUPAS and non-JUPAS, and include local and non-local students.

Q. What IB scores/GCEAL grades have students been admitted with in the past?
A. We interviewed applicants with IB scores >=30 (including bonus) or with grade A in 3 GCEAL subjects last year. We expect students who receive our offers to have IB scores of at least 33 (including bonus) or 3 subjects at grade A in GCEAL.
Q. Do I need to attend an admission interview?
A. Yes, non-JUPAS applicants must attend ONE interview before they can receive any offer from this programme. The interview is usually arranged in mid/late March. Another interview will be arranged in June/July for shortlisted candidates who cannot attend the interview in March or are shortlisted after the March interview. We prefer to meet applicants face to face in a group setting rather than through any digital means.
Q. Do you have any IB subject requirements (e.g. HL for certain subjects)?
A. We do not have any IB subject requirements; however, preference may be given to students who have studied SL/HL Mathematics.