Associate of Business Administration in Financial Services

The ABA in Financial Services programme provides you with a path to develop your successful career in financial services, which includes banking, investment, wealth management and insurance sectors. Finance is a field for people who not only want to explore knowledge in financial theories, practices and application, but who also wish to acquire practical skills on how to manage wealth. Students will learn discipline-specific courses, like Financial Markets, Security Analysis, Personal Wealth Management and Business Law. You will gain practical and real-world experience through company visits, overseas study tours and internship programmes. This 2-year programme will enable graduates to articulate into an undergraduate degree in Finance, Economics and other business programmes.









Tai Wai





2 years



63 CPS 



Associate Degree  





Admission, entry requirements and fees

A range of admission options are available for students of different academic backgrounds. Find out how to apply.  

No programme specific entry requirement.  Please refer to General entry requirements


Application Fee

$150, waived for this year

Tuition Fee

All Full-time Associate Degree/Higher Diploma students are required to take 63 credits in two years at HK$1,800 per credit. Total tuition fees for two years are about HK$113,400.

Other Fee

A Graduation Fee of $400 will be charged upon enrolment in a programme.

Financial Assistance

Students enrolled in self-financing Bachelor/Associate Degree /Higher Diploma programmes are eligible to apply for financial assistance from the following sources:

Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (FASP)

Provides means-tested financial assistance to needy full-time students pursuing locally-accredited, self-financing post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree. The scheme aims to provide financial assistance to needy students so that no eligible students will be denied access to post-secondary education because of lack of means.

Enquiries:       2152 9000

Non-means Tested Loan Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (NLSPS)

The NLSPS is used to complement the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) to provide loan(s) to eligible students to settle tuition fees of locally-accredited, self-financing full-time post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree

Enquiries:        2150 6222

Continuing Education Fund (CEF)

Some of the AD programmes or course(s) in the AD programmes are included in the list of reimbursable courses for CEF purposes.

The CEF subsidizes students over 18 years of age with learning aspirations to pursue continuing education and training courses. Eligible applicants enrolling on courses after 1 April 2019 will be reimbursed 80% of their fees on the first $10,000 and 60% on the second $10,000, subject to a maximum sum of HK$20,000 (whichever is the less), on successful completion of a reimbursable programme/course(s).

Enquiries:        3142 2277

Programme outcomes and structure

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs) are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this programme will be able to:

1. Apply broad-based business knowledge and problem solving skills to a wide range of issues;
2. Apply the principles, knowledge and skills of accountancy in academic and work situations in a supervisory role to produce quality outputs;
3. Apply the theories, procedures and skills at professional level of audit and assurance, financial reporting, taxation and legal framework to business organisations in balancing the competing interests of various stakeholders;
4. Apply interpersonal and communication skills, in English and Chinese, and generic skills like information technology, management, evaluation, quantitative and analytical reasoning, and the skills in the ability to learn how to learn in diverse environments;
5. Examine the major socio-political, legal, cultural and economic issues affecting accountancy in the local, national and international contexts;
6. Relate the major ideas in arts and humanities, science and technology to their own area of study.


  • Financial markets and institutions
  • Financial accounting and management
  • Investments and economics
  • Security analysis and portfolio management
  • Personal wealth management
  • Personal and professional ethics



To qualify for this award, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 63 credit points (cps) by satisfactory completion of the following core courses.

Course CodeCourse Name
Core Courses (39cps)
BUS10306 Management1
BUS10311 Marketing1
BUS10407 Economics I1
BUS10408 Economics II
BUS10250 Financial Accounting1
BUS20119 Information Management1
BUS20160 Operations Management1
BUS20269 Financial Management1
BUS20402 Financial Markets and Institutions
BUS20403 Law: Business and Financial Services
BUS20404 Personal and Professional Ethics
BUS20463 Investment
BUS20467 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
Elective Course (3cps)

Select any one:



Financial Risk Management
Personal Wealth Management
Principals of Insurance

Language Skills (9cps)
CGE1200 Practical Chinese
CGE1000 / 1500 English for Academic Studies A / B
CGE2001 English Prof Comm. Skills for Business
General Education (12cps)
CGE13111 Understanding Society through Stratistical Reasoning
CGE26514 Contemp. China: Challenges and Strategies
+ two GE coruses from the following domains*:

* at least one course must be chosen from Arts and Humanities, and at least ONE of the courses chosen must be at level A2.

Please visit the General Education page for more details.

Note 1: Course transferrable to BBA programmes of CityU


According to the Graduate Exit Survey 2020, 89.3% of surveyed graduates went on to further studies. The following table lists some of the degree programmes that accepted our graduates in recent years. 

UOW Australia
Bachelor of Business  (Top-up)
UOW College Hong Kong
Bachelor of Accounting (Honours)
Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Finance
City University of Hong Kong1
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy
Bachelor of Business Administrations in Finance
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Financial Services
Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Accounting and Finance
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Bachelor of Business Administration in Insurance, Financial and Actuarial Analysis
The University of Hong Kong
Bachelor of Economics and Finance
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance

 Note 1: Some courses are transferable to the BBA programmes of CityU. Please visit programme structure for details.

Graduates from this programme will be able to find employment in banks, insurance companies and other institutions dealing with investment and financial planning. Normally graduates will take up customer relations, marketing, financial planning or other front office positions in these institutions. Some will take up management trainee positions and be posted to operations or supporting units.


Any enquiries relating to the ABAFS programme should be directed to the Programme Leader, Mr Tommy Yu

Contact Us

Faculty of Business

Telephone: 2707 3131
Fax: 2707 3132

Address: 3/F, 18 Che Kung Miu Road, Tai Wai, New Territories, Hong Kong

[adjacent to Phase 3 of Pavilia Farm]

College Office

Telephone: Main campus - 2707 3111 / 2707 4669
Fax: 2707 3222

Address: 1/F, 18 Che Kung Miu Road, Tai Wai, New Territories, Hong Kong

[adjacent to Phase 3 of Pavilia Farm]

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