PolyU SPEED - BA (Hons) in Business (Finance) - Full-time

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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business (Finance) - Full-time

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business (Finance) - Full-time

Programme Code

84039-F (Full-time)

Medium of Instruction

English (except for subjects with Chinese requirements)

Scheme Leader

Dr Simon YUEN

BSc, PhD, FSTLA, CMILT, PMHKLA, MIPSHK

Award Leader

Dr Andy TAI

BA, MA, PhD

Commencement Date

05 Sep 2022

Normal Duration

2 years

Tuition Fee (Local students)

HK$2,690/ credit

Tuition Fee (Non-local students)

HK$2,960/ credit

Academic Division

Division of Business and Hospitality Management

Student and Alumni Stories

Programme Features

  • Local and overseas internship opportunities to increase your employability
  • Graduates were hired by international banks and companies, e.g. Fortune 500 companies
  • Graduates were admitted to master's degree programmes offered by various local and international universities
  • Graduates were highly competitive and employed by private and public organisations
  • Opportunities for local and overseas study activities and internships, e.g. Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bank of China, Bank of Communications, Bright Smart Securities, China Construction Bank, Citibank, Credit Suisse, DBS Bank, Hang Seng Bank, HSBC, ICAC and Standard Chartered

Professional Recognition

  • The programme is accredited by the CFA Institute.
  • Students and graduates are eligible to apply for exemption from some of the education courses of the Institute of Financial Planners of Hong Kong (IFPHK)~.
  • Graduates are also eligible to receive partial exemption from the professional examinations of the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS) and the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute (HKSI)~

 

~The professional bodies have the sole right to award exemptions.

Future Prospects

Career Prospects

  • Graduates were hired by international banks and companies, e.g. Fortune 500 companies
  • Graduates were highly competitive and employed by private and public organisations

 

Further Study Opportunities

  • Graduates were admitted to master's degree programmes offered by various local and international universities

Programme Structure

Students are required to complete the following requirements with satisfactory results for an honours degree:

 

RequirementsMinimum Credits
General University Requirements (GUR)Note 19
Cluster Area Requirements (CAR)2 subjects, 3 credits each6
Service-Learning (SL) OR Free Elective1 subject, 3 credits3
Essential Components of General Education (non-credit bearing)-N/A

Discipline-Specific Requirements (DSR)Note 2

(Please refer to the table below for details)

51
Scheme
Compulsory
8 subjects, 3 credits each24
Award-Specific
Compulsory
3 subjects, 3 credits each9
Elective6 subjects, 3 credits each
(at least 3 from the elective pool of students’ own subject area; others can be from subjects of any areas)
18

Work-Integrated Education (WIE)Note 3

300 hours of work-based learning experience

No credits
Total60

 

Discipline-Specific Requirements (DSR)

 

Foundation (up to 3 subjects for students from non-business-related disciplines only)Note 2

  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Management

 

Scheme Compulsory (all 8 subjects)

  • Business Communication in Chinese 
  • Business Finance  CEF
  • Business Policy and Strategy
  • Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethics and Governance 
  • Effective Professional Communication in English
  • Marketing Management  CEF
  • Applied Business Research
  • Integrated Study (Business)

 

Award-Specific Compulsory (all 3 subjects)

  • Equity Analysis and Valuation  
  • Investments and Portfolio Management
  • Money and Banking

 

Elective# - Finance (any 3 subjects)

  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Derivative Markets
  • Financial Regulations and Compliance  
  • Financial Risk Analysis
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Insurance Practices
  • Principles and Practices of FinTech
  • Taxation and Estate Planning

 

Elective# - Other Subject Areas (any 3 subjects)
(Students can choose the Award-specific Compulsory and Elective of the other subject areas under the Scheme as elective subjects)

Offering of any elective subjects is subject to sufficient enrolment.

CEF

This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. The mother course (Bachelor of Arts in Business/ Bachelor of Arts in Business (Finance)/ Bachelor of Arts in Business (Health Services Management)/ Bachelor of Arts in Business (Human Resource Management)/ Bachelor of Arts in Business (Innovation and Design Management)/ Bachelor of Arts in Business (International Business)/ Bachelor of Arts in Business (Operations and Supply Chain Management)) of this module is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 5).

 

Note:

  1. Students who have not met the equivalent standard of undergraduate degree Language and Communication Requirements (LCR) under GUR are required to take up to 9 additional credits in LCR (2 subjects in English & 1 subject in Chinese, 3 credits each). They will be advised if they are required to take LCR subjects on admission.
  2. Students from non-business-related disciplines (i.e. holders of Associate Degree or equivalent qualification not in Accounting/ Business) with good academic results may also be considered for admission to this programme. These students will be required to take up to 3 additional foundation subjects if they have not completed similar subjects before.
  3. Relevant work experience accumulated during or after sub-degree studies may be considered for fulfilment of WIE. Students will be invited to submit application for consideration after programme commencement.

Entrance Requirements

Holder of a recognised Associate Degree, Higher Diploma or equivalent qualification in business-related areas. Applicants with qualifications in non-business-related areas will also be considered and, if admitted, are required to take appropriate foundation subject(s).

 

 Notes:

  1. The main medium of instruction of the study programme concerned should be English.  An applicant who has completed the programme with other languages as the main medium of instruction should attain the following English Language requirement: IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 (paper based); 80 (Internet based).
  2. An applicant who does not possess the above-mentioned qualification but has reached the age of 25 before 1 September, in the year in which he/she seeks admission, may apply as a mature applicant.  A mature applicant should possess relevant work experience in senior positions and is expected to have completed some post-secondary studies in business-related areas. He/she will also be required to pass an admission test and demonstrate to the Admission Interview Panel his/her ability to complete the programme.  In addition, he/she may be required to take appropriate foundation subject(s).