Course Structure

The Programme is designed with a four-fold structure with different course requirements as follows:

  • College-wide Requirements (CR) – providing foundation knowledge in humanities and social studies, in language and communication skills and culture, in history, and physical education
  • Faculty Requirements (FR) – emphasizing fundamental concepts in business, management and mathematics for preparation of advanced courses in the students’ chosen field within the Faculty of Commerce
  • Departmental Requirements (DR) – emphasizing more advanced knowledge and concepts in accounting and banking
  • Departmental Electives (DE) – allowing students to pursue personal interest in specific areas of finance
  • Elective Courses (EC) – including professional stream and general business studies that are provided to allow free choices across faculties and stream of specialisation.

The courses in the programme are grouped into seven major subject groups, designed to provide students with a diversity of specialization. The primary subject group is Finance, which itself has six sub-groups of banking, financial management, investment management, technical finance, sector finance, and topics in Greater China. The other subject groups are: General Education, Business Studies, Management Studies, Accounting, Law and Ethics, and Information Systems and IT. The courses are organized under these subject groups to provide systematic and progressive guidance for students to develop different career prospects and to further enhance their academic achievements.

This group has six sub-groups of banking, financial management, investment management, technical finance, sector finance, and topics in Greater China. Courses in banking and financial managementcover the necessary knowledge and skills that are required of contemporary financial management. The investment managementtechnical finance and sector finance groups offer the students competence and comparative advantages in specific sectors of the finance industry. The courses in topics in Greater China prepare students for the growing demand and accordingly career opportunities available in the region.

This subject group provides students with a solid foundation of the conceptual framework in accounting while Accounting for Management and Control group focuses on the aspects of management, planning and control through the analysis of financial data.

Law and Ethics
It mainly equips students with a basic understanding of the current regulatory framework and professional ethics in the accounting and banking environment.

Business Studies 
It includes a foundation core as well as specialised knowledge in modern management skills.

Management Studies
It helps students to develop their professional knowledge and managerial skills for their future career. This management group consists of three disciplines: General Management, Human Resources Management and Marketing Management. Students may specialise in these functional areas according to their academic interests and professional development.

Information Systems and IT
It provide students with knowledge in information systems related to business, management and accounting applications.

There is also a Final Year Project, which helps students consolidate and apply their knowledge in real situations, acquire research skills and develop their self-learning ability.