Department of Finance and Decision Sciences



Finance Concentration

The Finance Concentration equips students with knowledge pivotal to making sound investment and financing decisions. The curriculum emphasizes the functional areas of the finance profession: investment management, derivatives and risk management, fixed-income securities management and corporate finance.

  • The Finance Concentration sharpens students’ quantitative and analytical skill to make pertinent financial and investment decisions taking into account the global environment and to develop careers in banking, finance, marketing, accounting or general management

  • Students in the Finance Concentration can join Hong Kong’s first real-money Investment Club run by students to put theories into practice through investing in the stock market

  • The Concentration provides students with solid finance foundation to pursue professional qualifications as Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP), the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB) Banking Certificate examination, the Hong Kong Securities Institute Licensing examination for Securities and Futures Intermediates (LE) and the Mandatory Provident Fund Intermediaries examination

  • Students can pursue additional graduation options including Double Concentration within BBA, or a Minor in non-business discipline

Concentration Curriculum

Core Courses

  • BBA Project

  • Business and Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Business Communications

  • Financial Management

  • Management Information Systems / Accounting Information Systems

  • Marketing Management

  • Mathematics for Business

  • Organisational Behaviour

  • Principles of Accounting I

  • Principles of Accounting II

  • Principles of Law

  • Principles of Microeconomics

  • Principles of Macroeconomics

  • Statistics for Business

  • Strategic Management

Concentration Courses

  • Advanced Financial Planning

  • Banking and Credit

  • Corporate Finance

  • Financial Forecasting

  • Financial Risk Management

  • Financial Systems and Markets

  • Fixed Income Securities

  • Introduction to Futures and Options Markets

  • Investment Management

  • Management of Financial Institutions

  • Multinational Finance

  • Seminar in Finance

Complementary Studies Courses

  • Business Information Systems

  • University Chinese

  • English I & II

  • University Life

  • Two Physical Education courses

  • Values and the Meaning of Life course

  • Any two courses outside Business, of which one must be Science course

  • Any two courses outside 1st concentration

  • Any three free elective courses


What makes a good Finance student?

A good Finance student should have a solid secondary school record and be competent in mathematical skills. In addition, this Concentration would be suitable for someone who likes making financial and investment decisions in the role of a government official or a business executive. As these decisions are critical to the economic development of both individuals and organisations, Finance students should also have good communication and interpersonal skills.

What are the career opportunities of graduates?

Graduates can develop careers in banking, finance, marketing/sales, accounting and management.

Career Paths after Graduation