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Department of Economics and Finance City University of Hong Kong. Presented by : Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs: Dr. Fred Kwan. EF Majors and Minors. EF website. Three EF majors BBA ( Hons ) Business Economics BBA ( Hons ) Finance (two streams) Finance

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department of economics and finance city university of hong kong
Department of Economics and FinanceCity University of Hong Kong

Presented by : Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs:

Dr. Fred Kwan

ef majors and minors
EF Majors and Minors

EF website

  • Three EF majors
    • BBA (Hons) Business Economics
    • BBA (Hons) Finance (two streams)
      • Finance
      • Quantitative Finance and Risk Management
    • BBA (Hons) Banking and Financial Services
  • Four EF minors
    • Business Economics (BE)
    • Finance (FIN)
    • Personal Financial Planning (PFP)
    • Quantitative Finance (QF)
highlights of bba program
Highlights of BBA Program
  • Practice-oriented, Discovery–Enhanced Curriculum: Applications of theories to real-world financial decision-making using cases, etc.
    • Trading Room Workshop: students do real-world trading in financial markets.
  • Internship opportunities available to students
  • A large number of EF students on Dean’s List
  • About 100 students every year got scholarships from EF Department for outstanding academic achievements
  • Students have won in competitions in recent years
  • Graduates working in banks, regulatory agencies, consulting firms, corporations, accounting firms Big 4, etc.
goal graduates with strong professional knowledge and soft skills
Goal: Graduates with Strong Professional knowledge and Soft Skills

Strong professional knowledge

At CityU EF:

  • Knowledgeable professors
  • Active learning in classrooms: Students participate, ask questions and give comments
  • Global view of issues
  • Students keep an inquiring mind
  • Students and professors keep abreast of current events
strong team of teaching staff
Strong Team of Teaching Staff
  • About 40 regular teaching staff
  • International background: From Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Belgium, France, Italy, Romania, Turkey, and Uzbekistan.
  • Dedicated to teaching, actively engaged in research
  • Teaching Excellence Awards (TEA)
    • Some EF teaching staff have won CityU’s highest honors in teaching
goal graduate with strong professional knowledge and soft skills
Goal: Graduate with Strong Professional Knowledge and Soft Skills

Soft skills

  • Good oral and written English skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Professional conduct: Ethics
  • How you handle everyday life
bba business economics program aims
BBA Business Economics:Program Aims
  • Prepare students to be effective managers
  • Familiarize students with the aims and functions of firms and how they operate
  • Provide students with an understanding of the institutional details at the regional and international levels 
    • Economic environment
    • Laws and regulations
    • International agencies
bba business economics major courses
BBA Business Economics:Major Courses
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Mathematics for Economics and Finance
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • Macroeconomics for Business Strategy
  • Principles of Econometrics
  • Economies of China (mainland) and Hong Kong
  • Economic and Business Forecasting
  • Corporate Accounting
bba business economics areas of specialization
BBA Business Economics:Areas of Specialization
  • Choose two areas
  • Applied Business Economics
  • Regional Economic Studies
  • International Trade and Finance
  • Urban & Property Market Analysis
  • Business and Financial Markets

Elective courses

bba business economics joint programs
BBA Business Economics:Joint Programs

Note: Students will spend 2 years in the host university in each program. After completion of the program, students will have two certificates from the participating universities (i.e. City University of Hong Kong and Columbia University/National Taiwan University).

bba business economics career options
BBA Business Economics:Career Options
  • Economic Consultant
  • Economic Researcher
  • Management Consultant
  • Corporate Manager
  • Government Regulatory Agency
  • Investment Advisor
  • Private Banker
  • Real Estate Analyst
  • Securities and Market Analyst
  • Economic Journalist
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BBA Finance

  • City University of Hong Kong
  • (Tentative quota: 80)
  • Stream of
  • Finance
  • Quantitative Finance and Risk Management
bba finance program aim
BBA Finance: Program Aim
  • Prepare graduates for responsible management positions in the area of finance in the industrial, commercial, financial and government sectors
bba finance objectives
BBA Finance: Objectives
  • Develop student capability of financial asset valuation
  • Enable students to make competent financial decisions
  • Enable students to take a comprehensive and balanced view of overall business decisions and corporate strategies
bba finance major courses
BBA Finance: Major Courses
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Mathematics for Economics and Finance
  • Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • Advanced Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • Asia-Pacific Capital Markets and Standards of Practice
  • Derivatives and Risk Management
  • Regulation and Management of Financial Institutions
  • Trading Room Workshop
bba finance finance stream
BBA Finance: Finance Stream
  • Financial Systems, Markets and Instruments
  • Corporate Finance
  • Principles of Econometrics
  • International in Finance and Banking
  • Corporate Accounting
bba finance quantitative finance and risk management stream
BBA Finance: Quantitative Finance and Risk Management Stream
  • Stochastic Calculus for Finance
  • Principles of Option Pricing
  • Quantitative Methods in Finance
  • Risk Management Models
  • Automated Data Analysis in Financial Modelling
  • Statistics for Economic and Financial Modelling
bba finance special features
BBA Finance: Special Features
  • Solid training in both theory and practice of Finance
  • Emphasize interactions with other business disciplines
  • Focus on the Asia-Pacific region
bba finance career options
BBA Finance: Career Options
  • Commercial or Investment or Private Banker
  • Corporate Strategist
  • Credit or Securities (Debt and Equity) Analyst
  • Institutional Sales of Securities
  • Management Consultant
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Risk Manager for financial institutions or non-financial corporations
  • Treasury Department

Graduates of the QFRM stream may also pursue these careers:

  • Derivatives Structurer
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Algorithm Trading and Hedge Fund
bba banking and financial services program aim
BBA Banking and Financial Services: Program Aim
  • Students are trained as financial service professionals who are capable in the various aspects of financial services (including banking, economics, insurance, law, maritime trade and international and real estate finance)
bba banking and financial services objectives
BBA Banking and Financial Services:Objectives
  • Equip students with a good mastery of the knowledge, skills and ethics necessary in the financial services industry
  • Equip students with a solid knowledge of the operations of banks and other financial institutions
  • Enable students to draw from broader academic fields to understand and handle the practical issues involved in the provision of financial services
bba banking and financial services major courses
BBA Banking and Financial Services:Major Courses
  • Personal Finance and Retail Banking
  • Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • Corporate Accounting
  • International Finance and Banking
  • Regulation and Management of Financial Institutions
  • Business and Law
  • Banking Law
  • Life Insurance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Real Estate Economics and Finance
  • Derivatives Analysis and Advanced Investment Strategies
bba banking and financial services career options
BBA Banking and Financial Services: Career Options
  • Bank/ Insurance Risk Manager
  • Commercial/ Private Banker
  • Credit Analyst
  • Investment Advisor
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Corporate Risk Manager
  • Institutional Sales for Debt and Equity Securities
  • Real Estate Valuer
  • Wealth Managers
minor in business economics aims
Minor in Business EconomicsAims
  • To provide students a moderate level of understanding of how business economics can be applied to support business decision making
minor in business economics major courses
Minor in Business EconomicsMajor Courses
  • Micro-Economics
  • Financial Management
  • Macro-Economics
  • Macroeconomics for Business Strategy
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Several Electives Courses
minor in finance aims
Minor in FinanceAims
  • Provide students with knowledge of the basic analytical tools in finance and applications of finance theories to practical problems in the financial markets
  • Develop students’ analytical ability to analyse financial problems and issues that non-financial corporations and financial institutions face
minor in finance major courses
Minor in FinanceMajor Courses
  • Micro-Economics
  • Financial Management
  • Macro-Economics
  • Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • Derivatives Analysis and Advanced Investment Strategies
  • Several Elective Courses
minor in personal financial planning aims
Minor in Personal Financial PlanningAims
  • To equip students with the tools to manage their own personal finance and provide the tools and fundamental knowledge for those wanting to serve as professional financial planners
minor in personal financial planning major courses
Minor in Personal Financial PlanningMajor Courses
  • Micro-Economics
  • Financial Management
  • Macro-Economics
  • Personal Finance and Retail Banking
  • Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • Derivatives Analysis and Advanced Investment Strategies
  • Several Elective Courses
minor in quantitative finance aims
Minor in Quantitative FinanceAims
  • Provide students with knowledge of the basic tools of financial engineering and their applications in the financial market settings
  • Develop students’ understanding on the use of derivative instruments in portfolio management and corporate hedging
  • Enable students to have a basic perspective of the roles of financial engineering in the context of overall corporate strategy
minor in quantitative finance major courses
Minor in Quantitative FinanceMajor Courses
  • Micro-Economics
  • Financial Management
  • Macro-Economics
  • Mathematics for Economics and Finance
  • Principles of Option Pricing
  • Principles of Econometrics
  • Statistics for Economics and Financial Modeling
  • Several Electives Courses
scholarship
Scholarship
  • The Department of Economics and Finance BBA Scholarships
    • Max. no.: 150
    • Value: HK$2,000, HK$3,000
  • The Department of Economics and Finance Exchange Program Awards
    • Max. no.: 15
    • Value: HK$8,000 for each award
  • The Department of Economics and Finance BBA Distinguished Graduate Scholarship
    • Max. no.: 1 for each major
    • Value: HK$10,000 for each award
other resources to nurture students hostistic development
Other Resources to Nurture Students’ Hostistic Development
  • Mentoring Schemes
    • Staff mentor, Student mentor, Professional mentor
  • Study Tours
  • Exchange Program
  • Internship
  • Career Preparation
  • BEST (Business Elites Seminar Talk)
  • Databases (Bloomberg, PACAP, DataStream, IMF, etc.)
stories of alumni
Stories of Alumni

Vitas LI

(2009 Graduate

in BBA Finance)

UBS AG

Tom Ai

(2010 Graduate

in BBA Finance)

BNP Paribas, Japan

Dick Wu

(2010 Graduate in BBA

Business Economics)

Analyst

Barclays Capital

Rita Xiao

(2009 Graduate in

BBA Finance)

Consultant

Stirling Finance Limited

Simon Liu

(2010 Graduate

in BBA Finance)

Investment Banking Analyst

Citigroup

Florence Chow

(1994 Graduate

in BSc Finance)

Portfolio Strategist

BOCI Prudential Asset Management Ltd

Thomas Kwan

(1998 Graduate

in BSc Finance)

Associate Director

Corporate Finance

PricewaterhouseCoopers Hong Kong

Carles Fan

(2001 Graduate in

BBA Fin’l Engr)

Senior Structurer

Solutions and Structuring Team, Banco Santander, Asia

Karson Chan

(2002 Graduate

in BBA Financial Engineering)

Associate

JP Morgan