Without compromising on academic vigor, the programme is designed
with industry requirements in mind. The curriculum incorporates
topics from the curriculum of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA),
Professional Risk Manager (PRM), and Financial Risk Manager (FRM)
Emphasize both quantitative
skills and business acumen
This programme goes beyond training quants. Instead, it
aims to nurture finance managers who can blend technical knowledge
with an ability to capture business opportunities and work effectively
with other decision makers. To this end, the programme offers the
- Round table with practitioners – Veteran practitioners
from the quantitative finance industry meet face-to-face with
students to share their firsthand knowledge.
- Case studies – Through case studies in their
final year, students can learn from the success and debacle of
companies in their uses and abuses of quantitative techniques.
Prominent cases such as Barings, Lehman Brothers, AIG, Fannie
Mae and Freddie Mac will be covered.
- Operational risk, compliance, and accounting issues
– These issues are addressed to sharpen students’ awareness of
the practical issues financial managers will face in their lines
The School of Economics and Finance (SEF) has accumulated rich experience
(since 2001) in shaping its quantitative finance curriculum through
its Master of Finance programme. Built upon the success of this
programme, a similar programme was launched in 2005 with Peking
University. Over the years, SEF has built a team of experienced,
dedicated teaching staff and our alumni have forged brilliant careers
and established an outstanding network in the banking and finance
In addition, Center for Financial Innovation and Risk Management,
a research center in quantitative finance, was established in 1999
to promote quality research and provide consulting services to the
The BSc(QFin) programme offers a great degree of flexibility to
students to take courses from other disciplines so that they can
benefit from a broad-based education. It is our belief that a broad-based
education can help students understand the world environment in
depth, predict trends, and more importantly, to understand themselves
and other people better.
- Up to 1/3 of the curriculum can be taken on free electives.
- No restrictions on electives – There is no prescribed elective
list. Students can choose elective courses from inside and outside
the Faculty of Business and Economics.
- Financial Practicum – this course allows you
to earn credits while doing your internship or company project.