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.
4 years /
120 CPS (4 yrs)
60 CPS (2 yrs)
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 bachelor’s degree programmes, applicants must meet the following requirements:
Year 1 Entry:
- Obtained level 3 in Chinese Language (see note 1) and English Language, Level 2 in Mathematics and Liberal Studies, and one Other Elective, which may include
- Applied Learning Subjects: “Attained”
- Category C subjects (Other Language Subjects) including French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Spanish and Urdu: Grade E or above;
- Obtained passes in AS Use of English and AS Chinese Language and Culture plus one AL subject/two AS subjects in HKALE, and passes in five subjects in HKCEE including Chinese Language and English Language; OR
- Obtained equivalent qualifications.
For non-Chinese speaking applicants who
- have learnt Chinese Language for less than six years while receiving primary and secondary education; OR
- have learnt Chinese Language for six years or more in schools, but have been taught an adapted and simpler Chinese Language curriculum not normally applicable to the majority of students in the local schools, the following language qualifications can be accepted as alternative qualifications in Chinese language
- “Attained” in Applied Learning Chinese (for non-Chinese Speaking students) ApL(C)
- Grade E in GCE (A/AS Level)
- Grade C in GCE (O-Level)
- Grade C / Grade 4 in GCSE / IGCSE
Year 3 (Senior Year) Entry:
- Holders of an Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma in a similar or relevant discipline from a recognised tertiary institution in Hong Kong with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above or equivalent.
- Mature applicants must be over the age of 25 by 1 September of the year of admission and be able to demonstrate aptitude and suitability for the programme applied for.
$150, waived for this year
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$75,000 per year.
A Graduation Fee of $400 will be charged upon enrolment in a programme.
UOW College Hong Kong has registered under Cap320 and is now an Approved Post Secondary College in Hong Kong under the Ordinance. Qualified 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 2023/24 academic year, students can obtain an annual subsidy up to HK$33,740.
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
- Programme features
- Learning outcomes
- Main subject areas
- Minors in Degree programmes
- Programme structure
- Programme structure - progression chart (first-year entry)
- Programme structure - progression chart (senior-year entry)
- Career opportunities
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:
|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 Requirements||4 year CPs||2 year senior entry CPs|
|Minimum credit points||120||60|
Programme Core and Electives
|Course Code||Course Name|
|ACC1101||Financial Accounting I|
|FIN3602*||Legal Environment of Business and Financial Markets|
|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|
|FIN4106*||Application of AI and Machine Learning in Finance|
|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:
- Investment consultant
- Data and financial analyst
- Financial product developer
- Compliance officer
Faculty of Business
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