BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology


Academic Year of Entry 2020/21
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1000
BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology
Mode of Study Full time
Indicative Intake Target
(subject to change)
Direct Application Places (Local Students) : 3
Non-Local Students Places : Please click here for details.
Normal Duration of Programme 4 years
Programme Website Click here to open
Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Programme Leader
Prof LI Tao
BSc Fudan U.(PRC), PhD Washington U. in St. Louis (USA)
Deputy Programme Leader
Dr Gavin FENG
Ph.D. University of Chicago
Deputy Programme Leader and Stream Advisor - Financial Technology Stream
Dr LEUNG Chun Man Alvin
BBA, BEng & MPhil (HK), MSc & PhD The University of Texas at Austin (USA)
General Enquiries
WhatsApp: 63317712
Remark: For JUPAS applicants, the programme code is JS1000.

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Why BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology?

The BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology major has two streams, namely (1) Computational Finance Stream and (2) Financial Technology Stream. Students could also opt for an integrated curriculum covering both domains.

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.

Computational Finance stream students 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.

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.

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。學生也可以選擇涵蓋兩個主修專業的綜合課程。



金融科技專業通過對數學、統計學、電腦程式設計、資訊系統學和金融學方面的培訓,為學生提供商業和創新科技的跨學科教育。 FinTech核心科目包括區塊鏈,大數據,網絡安全,監管技術(RegTech),Python編程,機器學習,技術創業和Fintech重點專題項目等等。

Why BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology at CityU College of Business?

  1. 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
    3. Opportunity to apply for admission to the Joint Bachelor's Degree Program between City University of Hong Kong and Columbia University* (
      * Computational Finance Stream only

  2. College of Business is among the top four business schools in Asia (
  3. Entrance scholarships up to HK$265,000 are available for elite students (
  4. Overseas exchange and summer programmes are available in over 200 partner universities around the globe! (
  5. Over 80% of students secure local and global internship opportunities in areas including banking, accounting, IT and consulting.

Career Prospects

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 graduate studies in business and careers in the emerging FinTech industry that require solid technology training and finance domain knowledge.



Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and have a strong mathematical background.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

For details of the College of Business Entrance Scholarships for BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology non-JUPAS entrants (2020/21 intake), please visit

Co-curricular Activities and Learning Support

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.

Major Curriculum

Please visit the website for the detailed curriculum.

Website of Current Students

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Q. What is the non-JUPAS admission quota?
A. We expect to admit around two students through the non-JUPAS route in 2020.
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. 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.