Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Finance

UOWCHK’s Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Finance (BBAFIN) aims at training visionary leaders. You would learn how to allocate capital efficiently to create value to individual, firm and government. By making use of broad-based knowledge in business, economics, accounting, quantitative methods, and mathematics, financial professionals develop specialisms in investment, financial analysis, corporate finance, and wealth management. On top of essential finance knowledge, the programme equips students with knowledge in the latest financial innovations, as well as developing problem-solving skills through an exploratory capstone project. If you are fascinated by how capital is managed, the UOWCHK’s BBAFIN will prepare you for a career in this industry.

 

FACULTY

Business

 

PROG. CODE

BBAFIN

 

CAMPUS

Kowloon City

 

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

19/000926/L5

01/09/2019-31/08/2024

 

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;
or
  • 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.
 
Note 

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: 

  • 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.

Fees

Application Fee

$150, waived for this year

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.  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 2022/23 academic year, studetns can obtain an annual subsidy up to HK$33,200.

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 is designed to train financial specialists with:

  • General knowledge in business administration including Management, Marketing, Economics, Business Statistics, Operations Management, etc.,
  • Comprehensive finance knowledge in investment, corporate finance, wealth management and international finance,
  • Introductory knowledge for understanding the current trends in the industry such as Fintech and Business Intelligence, and
  • Global thinking mindset by engaging in student exchange programme with University of Wollongong in Australia (optional).

Other than the major in Finance, students may choose to do a minor in Accounting, Social Innovation, Aviation Studies, Chinese History and Culture, Chinese, Japanese on voluntary basis. They may choose to take elective courses in various disciplines instead of doing 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. Formulate sound investments and financing strategies for individuals and organisations by applying mainstream tools and theories;
2. Apply a wide range of business knowledge and skills in making decisions to achieve the goals of local and global business;
3. Examine the major socio-political, cultural, economic and ethical issues affecting business environment and the financial industry in the local, regional, national and international contexts;
4. Apply information technology, quantitative, problem-solving, creative and critical thinking skills in solving business and financial issues;
5. Use effective communication and interpersonal skills as team leaders and responsible professionals.
  • Financial systems and institutions
  • Investment and portfolio management
  • Legal environment of business and financial markets
  • Corporate finance
  • International financial management
  • Derivative securities
  • Financial technology and 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 54 33
Programme Elective 3 3
Free Electives 27 9
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
FBU2100 Operations Management
FBU1300 Business Statistics
FIN2301  Financial Management
FIN3602* Legal Environment of Business and Financial Markets
Year 3
FBU3275* Management Information Systems
FIN3001* Mathematics for Economics and Finance
FIN3300* Financial Systems and Institutions 
FIN3201* Investment and Portfolio Management
One elective course:
FIN3102* Business Intelligence in Finance
FIN3304* Risk Management and Insurance
FIN3601* Econometrics
Year 4
FIN4110* Corporate Finance
FIN4203* Wealth Management
FIN4301* Derivative Securities
FIN4101* International Financial Management
FIN4901* Capstone Project

* Senior year entry

 

 

  • Compliance Officer/Associate
  • Junior Market Risk Analyst
  • Junior Credit Risk Analyst
  • Transaction Banking Client Service Officer
  • Loan Administration/Client Operation Officer
  • Investment Consultant
  • Fund Operations Administrator
  • Product Management Analyst
  • Trade Support Analyst 
     

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

 

 

The BBAFIN programme provides practical and inspiring finance education to the students. The curriculum paves the way for graduates to pursue professional qualifications in investment and financial planning from the well-respected professional bodies in the industry.

CFA Institute

Being recognized by CFA Institute University Affiliation Program (UAP), BBAFIN has been acknowledged by CFA Institute as incorporating significant portion of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge and placing emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice within the program. This programme positions students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Through participation in UAP, UOWCHK is eligible to receive a number of student scholarships for the CFA Program each year.

Institute of Financial Planners of Hong Kong (IFPHK)

IFPHK is the leading organization in Hong Kong for advancing professional financial planning standards and promoting the importance of financial planning. CFP Certification (Certified Financial Planner) is the one of the most-recognized advanced certification for financial planners awarded by IFPHK. To earn CFP Certification, candidates must successfully complete the CFP Certification Education Program. BBAFIN has incorporated knowledge of financial planning into the curriculum. Certain courses offered by UOWCHK have been assessed by IFPHK and awarded a pre-approved status for exemption.  Please visit IFPHK website for the details. 

Any enquiries relating to the BBAFIN programme should be directed to the Programme Leader, Mr Toby Butt.

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]

College Office

Telephone: (852) 2707 3111
Fax
: (852) 2707 3222
E-mail
uowchk-main@uow.edu.au

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

[Sung Wong Toi MTR Station Exit B3]

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