|Academic Year of Entry||2023/24|
|Mode of Funding||Government funded|
BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology
|Mode of Study||Full time|
|Normal Duration of Programme||4 years|
|Programme Website||Click here to open|
|Tuition Fee||Click here for more information|
Prof LI Tao
BSc Fudan U.(PRC), PhD Washington U. in St. Louis (USA)
|Deputy Programme Leader||
Dr HE Jingyu
BSc University of Science and Technology of China (PRC) MSc, MBA, PhD The University of Chicago (USA)
|Deputy Programme Leader and Stream Advisor - Financial Technology Stream||
Dr LEUNG Chung Man Alvin
BBA, BEng & MPhil (HK), MSc & PhD The University of Texas at Austin (USA)
The BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology major has two streams, namely (1) Computational Finance Stream and (2) Financial Technology Stream.
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.
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.
Students from both Computational Finance and Financial Technology streams can 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.
計算金融及金融科技理學士課程內有兩個主修專業，它們是 (1) 計算金融及 (2)金融科技。
i. BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology programme offers you:
1. Knowledge in finance, mathematics, statistics, computer programming
2. Exciting career options in quant, investment banks, asset management, algo trading
ii. Plenty opportunities available for local and overseas competitions and internships, and full support on career development.
iii. Overseas exchange and summer programmes are available in over 200 partner universities around the globe! (https://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/ug/admissions/exchange)
iv. Entrance scholarships up to HK$265,000 are available for elite students (https://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/ug/admissions/apply/scholarships)
v. College of Business is among the top four business schools in Asia (https://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/aboutus/recognition/rankings/)
Students have the opportunity to apply for admission to the Joint Bachelor's Degree Program between City University of Hong Kong and Columbia University (http://gs.columbia.edu/cityu-hk/edu/cityu-hk/)
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 the careers in the emerging FinTech industry and business and technology sectors that require solid technology training and finance domain knowledge as well as further advanced studies.
To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and have a strong mathematical background.
For details of the College of Business Entrance Scholarships for BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology non-JUPAS entrants, please visit https://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/ug/admissions/apply/scholarships
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; and
- cultivation of social responsibility through community services and voluntary work.
Please visit the website for the detailed curriculum.
Learn more about BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology students’ curriculum and student activities: https://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/bsccfft/
|Q.||What are the unique features of this major?|
The BSc in Computational Finance and Financial Technology major has 2 streams, namely
Computational Finance stream is an interdisciplinary stream offering a comprehensive curriculum that covers state-of-the-art training in finance, mathematics, statistics, computer programming, and information technology.
Students from both Computational Finance and Financial Technology streams can 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. For details, please visit http://gs.columbia.edu/cityu-hk/
|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 >=33 (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 January/February. Another interview will be arranged in June/July for shortlisted candidates who cannot attend the interview in January/February or are shortlisted after the January/February interview.|
|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.|
|Q.||Can I take a minor?|
|A.||Yes, you can customise your own Computational Finance and Financial Technology study plan with your minor of interest (subject to fulfilling the requirements of declaring a minor).|
|Q.||Are there any scholarships available?|
|A.||The College of Business and CityU are committed to nurturing elite students to become future business leaders. Various scholarships are available; please refer to the following for details:
- CityU Scholarships and Prizes