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.
Admission, entry requirements and fees
A range of admission options are available for students of different academic backgrounds. Find out how to apply.
$150, waived before 30 June 2021
All Full-time Associate Degree/Higher Diploma students are required to take 63 credits in two years at HK$1,600 per credit. Total tuition fees for two years are about HK$100,800.
A Graduation Fee of $400 will be charged upon enrolment in a programme.
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
- Learning outcomes
- Main subject areas
- Programme structure - core and elective courses
- Programme structure - progression chart
- Articulation pathways
- Career opportunities
- Programme enquiries
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 Code||Course Name|
|Core Courses (39cps)
|BUS20402||Financial Markets and Institutions|
|BUS20403||Law: Business and Financial Services|
|BUS20404||Personal and Professional Ethics|
|BUS20467||Security Analysis and Portfolio Management|
|Elective Course (3cps)
Select any one:
Financial Risk Management
|Language Skills (9cps)
|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.
|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 programe 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.
Faculty of Business
Telephone: 3442 5495
Fax: 3442 0265
Address: Room FW-435, 4/F, Festival Walk Tower, 80 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong
[Kowloon Tong MTR Station Exit C2]
Telephone: 2707 4669
Fax: 3442 0555
Address: Room FW-402, 4/F, Festival Walk Tower, 80 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong
[Kowloon Tong MTR Station Exit C2]