We provide the following 4-year programs:
- Double major: FinTech + IBBA with the Faculty of Business Administration at CUHK. See https://fintech.se.cuhk.edu.hk/double-major-programme/background/.
- Dual Degrees: FinTech + Financial Mathematics with Peking University. See https://fintech.se.cuhk.edu.hk/dual-degree-programme/background/.
In addition, it is possible for students in the regular FinTech program to pursue a second degree in IBBA. Students would graduate with two degrees in 5 years. See https://www.erg.cuhk.edu.hk/erg/ergbba.
We encourage students to go on an internship, which can greatly benefit their study and career development. In the past, our students interned with various financial institutions and fintech companies in Hong Kong as well as the regulatory agency Hong Kong Monetary Authority. See http://fintech.se.cuhk.edu.hk/programme-information/internships/statistics/ for examples. Our program has also participated in the FinTech accelerator scheme initiated by HKMA and ASTRI that connects us to the local finance industry.
There are various exchange programs organized by CUHK OAL, Faculty of Engineering and Colleges. Students are encouraged to consider these opportunities to find the most suitable program. To transfer credits, students can take both finance and technology courses on par with our courses during the exchange. Examples of overseas exchanges can be found from http://fintech.se.cuhk.edu.hk/programme-information/overseas-exchanges/.
AI has great potential in offering innovative and efficient solutions to some problems in finance-related industries. Our program equips students with knowledge in this area by teaching them core AI techniques, such as machine learning and big data analytics.
We welcome sub-degree applicants. Their previous training should be related to engineering or technology or data science or a business discipline (e.g., finance, information systems). Sub-degree applicants can consider applying for senior-year admission or first-year admission.
Please refer to the link http://fintech.se.cuhk.edu.hk/adm_criteria.
Our program is the first of its kind in Hong Kong and features a rigorous, flexible and well-balanced curriculum of finance and technology that prepares our students well for a variety of positions in finance-related industries. The set of required courses allows students to develop a solid understanding of finance, mathematics and technology. They can further their development by taking courses that fit their career plans from a diverse list of electives. Furthermore, our program is closely connected to local industries so that students can benefit from teaching and advising provided by industry experts.
After going through rigorous training in both finance and technology, our students are able to take up miscellaneous positions in a variety of finance-related institutions. For example, they can develop and apply technologies to solve problems faced by traditional financial institutions (such as banks, insurance companies, asset management firms and exchanges), technology companies that offer financial services (such as virtual banking firms and internet finance companies), FinTech startups, and government regulatory agencies. They can also do traditional finance jobs as analysts and traders but with a competitive edge in technology. Additionally, they can pursue FinTech entrepreneurship, for which funding opportunities abound in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area. See https://fintech.se.cuhk.edu.hk/careers/ for further details.
Besides a set of required courses, elective courses mainly fall into three categories: specific FinTech topics, technology-oriented courses and finance-oriented ones. Students are advised to choose from this rich list according to their interests and career plans.
Non-JUPAS applicants will be shortlisted for interview. We do not interview JUPAS applicants for 2024 admission.