Bachelor of Banking and Financial Technology (Honours)

The Bachelor of Banking and Financial Technology (Honours) programme aims to provide students with theoretical and specialised knowledge and skills to support the application of financial technology (FinTech) and innovation in banking and financial institutions. The banking industry has experienced a dynamic transformation in recent years due to development of FinTech and virtual banking in the city. The industry has to continually re-define business models to sustain its development and integrate new technology in finance to enhance its functionality, flexibility and thus competitiveness. In this programme, students will acquire latest knowledge of banking operation and financial technology, contributing to the application of financial technology in banking in the future.

 

FACULTY

Business

 

PROG. CODE

BBFT

 

CAMPUS

Telford Annex

 

QF LEVEL

5

DURATION

4 years /

2 years
(Senior-year Entry)

 

CREDIT POINTS

120 CPS (4 yrs)

60 CPS (2 yrs) 

 

AWARD TYPE

Bachelor Degree

  

 

QR REF/
VALIDITY PERIOD

21/000471/L5
01/09/2021-31/08/2026

 

Admission, entry requirements and fees

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

For admission to UOW College Hong Kong bachelor degree programmes, applicants must meet the following requirements: 
 

Year 1 Entry:

  • HKDSE Level 3 in Chinese Language
  • HKDSE Level 3 in English Language
  • HKDSE Level 2 in Mathematics and Liberal Studies
  • HKDSE Elective/Applied Learning Subject at Level 2 (“3322+2”) 
or
  • HKALE AS Use of English
  • HKALE AS Chinese Language and Culture
  • HKALE AL subject/two AS subjects
  • Level 2 for Chinese Language and English Language
  • Passes in three other subjects in HKCEE;
or
obtain equivalent qualifications.
 

Year 3 (Senior Year) Entry:

Associate degree or a higher diploma in similar or relevant discipline from a recognised tertiary institution in Hong Kong with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above or equivalent.

Fees

Application Fee

$150, waived for 2021

Tuition Fee

For Bachelor Degree programmes, the tuition fee for years 1 and 2 is HK$69,000 per year and that for years 3 and year 4 is HK$74,000 per year.

Other Fee

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

Financial Assistance

UOW College Hong Kong has registered under Cap320 and is now an Approved Post Secondary College in Hong Kong udner the Ordinance.  Oualified local students of our College enrolled in the two-year degree programme (senior-year entry) will be eligible for the Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong (NMTSS).  In the 2020/21 academic year, studetns can obtain an annual subsidy up to HK$32,100.

Students enrolled in these programmes may also apply for the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (FASP) and Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (NLSPS).

FASP Website: https://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/en/postsecondary/fasp/overview.htm

NLSPS Website: https://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/en/postsecondary/nlsps/overview.htm  


     

Programme outcomes and structure

The programme features a unique synergy of banking and FinTech knowledge to train business professionals with:

  • General knowledge in business administration including Management, Marketing, Economics, Business Statistics, Information Management, etc.,
  • Comprehensive banking knowledge in Commercial Banking and Lending, Banking Law and Regulation, and Wealth Management,
  • FinTech and data analytics knowledge applicable to the banking industry, including Mobile Applications in Banking, Financial Analytics, and Digital Payments, and
  • A global mind set by offering  students opportunities to participate in exchange programmes with the UOW Global Network (with campuses in Australia, Dubai, and Malaysia).

Students may choose a Minor in Accounting, Finance, Social Innovation, Aviation Studies, Chinese History and Culture, Chinese, or Japanese. This will help the students to broaden their knowledge base, enrich different skills and inspire them to think creatively in ways that may seem unconventional in their Major disciplines.  Alternatively, they may choose to take elective courses in various disciplines instead of selecting a Minor.

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:

PILODescription
1. Apply generic business knowledge and skills in making decisions and formulating evidence-based responses to achieve the goals of local and global business;
2. Design and implement integrated solutions for management problems in banking and related financial technology;
3. Analyse and evaluate the major political, socio-cultural, economic, technological and ethical issues affecting the banking and related financial technology industries in local, national, regional and international contexts;
4. Apply information technology, quantitative, problem-solving, creative and critical thinking skills to analysing and addressing banking and financial institutions’ issues, such as those related to commercial banking and lending;
5. Use effective communication and interpersonal skills to work as a team member and a responsible professional.

 

  • Social Media and Mobile App in Banking
  • Big Data and Financial Analytics
  • Cybersecurity, Blockchain App & Digital Payment
  • Business Ethics & Social Responsibility
  • Applications of AI and Machine Learning in FinTech
  • Financial Technology & Innovation

 

All students studying a normative 4-year self-financing degree programme of the College can take a structured group of courses required for a minor as their free electives, and upon satisfactory completion of the courses, may declare the minor.  For details please click Minors in degree programmes.

To qualify for this award, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 120 credit points (cps) or 60 credits (for Senior year entry) by satisfactory completion of the following programme requirements:

Degree Requirements4 year CPs2 year senior entry CPs
General Education 36 15
Programme Core 60 39
Programme Elective 3 3
Free Electives 21 3
Minimum credit points 120 60

Programme Core and Electives

Course CodeCourse Name
Year 1
ACC1101 Financial Accounting I
FBU1201 Economics
FBU1101 Management
FBU1401 Marketing
Year 2
FBU2271 Information Management
FBU1300 Business Statistics
FIN2301  Financial Management
FIN3602* Legal Environment of Business and Financial Markets
Year 3
FIN3702* Commercial Banking and Lending
FIN3300* Financial Systems and Institutions
FIN3100* Financial Technology & Innovation
FIN3108* Social Media and Moibile Applications in Banking
FIN3481* Big Data and Financial Analytics
One elective course:
FIN3001* Mathematics for Economics and Finance
FIN3102* Business Intelligence in Finance
FIN3304* Risk Management and Insurance
FBU3275 Management Information Systems
FIN3150* FinTech Application Development
FIN3304* Risk Management and Insurance
FIN3201* Investment and Portfolio Management
Year 4
FIN4106* Application of AI and Machine Learnng in Finance
FIN4203* Wealth Management
FIN4602* Banking Law and Regulation
FIN4601* Business Ethics & Social Responsibility
FIN4604* Corporate Governance and Compliance
FIN4108* Cybersecurity Blockchain Application and Digital Payments
FIN4905* Capstone Project / Internship / Business Field Trip

* Senior year entry

 

 

An interview survey was conducted with senior staff members of eleven banking and FinTech related organisations in 2019 to gauge their opinions on the programme. All interviewees agreed that the curriculum of the proposed programme could meet the future needs of the banking sector.  They agreed that practical skills introduced in the programme, and the quality cultivated, especially “hard-working and committed” and “knowledge of the latest industries trend and technologies”, were among the most important element of their preferred employees.

Graduates of the programme are likely to find employment in the following sectors:

  • Banker
  • Investment consultant
  • Data and financial analyst
  • Financial product developer
  • Compliance officer

Please click "Graduate Profile and Employment Pathway" of the programme for details.

Any enquiries relating to the BBFT programme should be directed to the Programme Leader, Prof H L Chan.

Contact us

Faculty of Business

Telephone: 2707 3131
Fax: 2707 3132
Emailuowchk-fbu@uow.edu.au

Address: 1/F, Le Billionnaire, 46 Sa Po Road, Kowloon City, Hong Kong

[Sung Wong Toi MTR Station Exit B3]

Telford Annex

Telephone: 2707 9440
Fax: 2707 4243
E-mail: uowchk-telford@uow.edu.au

Address: NO. 33 Wai Yip Street, Telford Garden, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong

[Kowloon Bay MTR Station Exit B]



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