Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Insurance, Financial and Actuarial Analysis (IFAA) / Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Quantitative Finance (QFIN)
Students admitted under this admission line will take courses selected from a common pool of courses in the BBA Programme in Insurance, Financial and Actuarial Analysis and BSc Programme in Quantitative Finance in their first year. After the first year, students will then be able to select one of the two programmes as their major programme upon satisfactory completion of programme-specific requirements. The BBA Program in Insurance, Financial and Actuarial Analysis (IFAA), offered by the Department of Finance provides an in-depth education in insurance, finance, and actuarial science to students who wish to be actuaries, financial analysts, risk managers in insurance companies, banks, and other financial institutions. Since its inception, the program has attracted among the most outstanding and academically accomplished students in Hong Kong. The Quantitative Finance (QFIN) program nurtures all-rounded financial professionals by giving students both a sound academic foundation in the finance and quantitative disciplines and practical experience. The program offers a comprehensive curriculum that covers the mainstream subjects of business and quantitative methods. Students are encouraged to undertake internships at major financial institutions, and take three practical courses - "fund management and asset allocation", "technical analysis: theory and practice" and "banking and finance practicum" as a bridge between the classroom and the real world. Students benefit from a comprehensive program that combines business, mathematics, statistics and information technology courses, with additional electives from other disciplines such as engineering and science.
Applicants shall be eligible to apply for admission if, by 1 September of the year in which admission is sought, they possess any of the following qualifications: GCE-AL/International-AL (passes 3AL/ 2AL+2AS in one sitting); International Baccalaureate Diploma; a recognised non-local qualification which qualifies them for admission to a university in the country/region where such qualification is originated (e.g. high school diploma plus SAT in USA, UEC/ STPM in Malaysia, ATAR in Australia, OSSD in Canada, GSAT in Taiwan); completed at least one year of study leading to the qualification of associate degree/higher diploma or an undergraduate study at a recognised university or its equivalent; or have other exceptional achievements which merit admission. Mature persons aged 23 or above on 1 September in the year in which admission is sought, provided they are able to show either by publication or by other acceptable evidence that they have achieved sufficient competence in their chosen field of study to justify admission; or have shown exceptional ability in appropriate academic or professional fields are eligible for entry. Applicants from Mainland who will not take Gao Kao in 2015 are eligible to apply through this Scheme if they are currently pursuing or have completed an overseas curriculum (e.g. GCE A-Level, IB Diploma, high school diploma plus SAT in USA) leading to an overseas qualification which qualifies them for admission in a university in the country/region where such qualification is originated. Mainland students who are current Gao Kao candidates must apply through the National Colleges and Universities Enrolment System. Applicants who meet specific requirements as stipulated by the University for particular qualifications (including GCE-AL/International-AL, IB, Cambridge Pre-U, HKALE, associate degree/higher diploma) may apply for "Admission with Advanced Standing".