Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) in Financial Services
金融服務(榮譽)文學士Course Code: 1545-DP039A (CE 68-812-00/71) Closed
This programme aims to provide students with sound and comprehensive knowledge of the financial services sector and the opportunities to acquire relevant skills. Graduates will therefore be able to develop a career in banking, insurance, investment, wealth management and other related financial services sectors.
This honours degree programme is fully accredited in the United Kingdom. On completion of study, graduates will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) in Financial Services, which is identical to the one awarded to students at Edinburgh Napier University. Holders of this degree have also been recognised for admission to higher level studies in many postgraduate programmes.
- The degree programme can be completed within 1.5 years by full-time study;
- Graduates will be exempted from the Associate Financial Planner Certification Education Programme of the Institute of Financial Planners of Hong Kong. Graduates can sit directly for the Associate Financial Planner Certification Examination;
- Lecturers possess high academic qualifications and substantial years of experience in the financial services industry.
Edinburgh Napier University
Edinburgh Napier University is one of the largest higher education institutions in Scotland with approximately 18,000 students studying academic programmes to develop employability skills sought by employers. In 2009, Edinburgh Napier won the highly prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, granted biennially to universities and colleges demonstrating work of world-class excellence.
Edinburgh Napier is one of the top ten universities in the UK for graduate employability. A recent study from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA 2013) showed that more than 95% of Edinburgh Napier’s graduates obtained jobs or progressed onto further studies six months after graduation.
Edinburgh Napier University is one of the largest renowned international universities delivering programmes in Hong Kong with approximately 2,000 students currently studying in Hong Kong. The Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) in Financial Services programme has been running in part-time format in Hong Kong for ten years and, in January 2011, 1,000 graduates completed this degree. It is due to the success of this programme that a full-time format was launched in September 2012 and has been well-received by full-time students aiming to join the finance and banking sectors.
現時，在香港修讀愛丁堡龍比亞大學生達二千人。金融服務 (榮譽) 文學士學位兼讀制課程於港大專業進修學院開辦已逾十載；至2011年，於香港完成此課程的畢業生累計多達一千人。為延續兼讀制課程的驕人成果，學院於2012年9月開辦全日制課程，廣受有意投身金融及銀行業的學生歡迎。
It is my great pleasure to offer you a very warm welcome to the new Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) in Financial Services full-time degree programme which is being offered for the first time this year through collaboration between HKU SPACE and the School of Accounting, Financial Services and Law in the Business School at Edinburgh Napier University.
I am very pleased indeed that you are thinking of studying with us on this programme which covers a range of subjects in relation to the financial services sector and has the principal aims of furthering your knowledge of that sector and preparing you for a career with an organisation within an area of financial services such as banking, insurance, investment or financial planning. Our University has an enviable record in preparing students for the employment market and we try to ensure that our programmes are relevant to the business world not least by consulting with industry experts on the structure of the programme and on the material which is included in the subjects studied.
As you may know, the programme has been running in part-time format in Hong Kong for some ten years and, in January 2011, the 1,000th graduate completed their degree. It is due to the success of that programme that we have decided to launch the degree for full-time students and we are confident that it will be equally successful and provide a similarly interesting and rewarding programme of study for our students.
Our approach to the delivery of our programmes in Hong Kong is a combination of lectures from Edinburgh Napier Faculty, tutorials from local tutors from HKU SPACE and comprehensive study materials. Using these component parts, we provide a student-centred learning experience which is interesting and informative and, as I have said, at the same time, we do everything we can to prepare you for your chosen career in one of the financial services professions or a related area of business. I hope that you choose to study on our programme and I am sure that, if you do, you will find it interesting, rewarding, challenging and above all enjoyable. You have my very best wishes for your studies and I look forward to seeing you on one of my regular visits to Hong Kong.
Head of School of Accounting, Financial Services and Law
The Business School
Edinburgh Napier University
Associate Degree or Higher Diploma graduates with required exemptions can gain direct entry to Year 3 of Edinburgh Napier University’s four-year honours degree programme.
The entire programme in Hong Kong consists of 12 modules (20 credits each), spanning four semesters across 18 months.
|Year 3||Semester 1||Advanced Personal Financial Planning |
Marketing of Financial Services
Information Technology & Financial Services
|Semester 2||Financial Services Decision Making and Planning 2 |
Corporate Risk Management
|Year 4||Semester 1||Central Banking |
Economics of Business Strategy
Global Financial Markets
|Semester 2||Regulatory Risk Management |
Management of Financial Institutions
The above programme structure is intended for use as a guide by prospective students. HKU SPACE and Edinburgh Napier University reserve the right to vary the structure if required.
Duration of Study
Students entering Year 3 can complete the programme in 1.5 years on a full-time basis.
There will be 42 hours of lectures for each module. Classes will be conducted in English. Quality teaching methods apply:
- All modules, lecture notes and other teaching materials are in English.
- 9 hours of lectures will be conducted by professors or lecturers from Edinburgh Napier University.
- 33 hours of lectures will be conducted by HKU SPACE lecturers accredited by Edinburgh Napier University.
- Lectures by Edinburgh Napier University’s professors and lecturers will be conducted in a week of block teaching. Lectures conducted by HKU SPACE lecturers will be held weekly.
For each module, the programme is normally assessed based on a combination of coursework and examination, with the latter normally running two hours long.
- Programme Leaders
BA(Hons), MSc.; MCIBS; FHEA MOK, Daniel S.C.
BSc Oregon State; MM Willamete; PhD HKU
- Teaching Staff - Edinburgh Napier University
MA; MSc; FCIB
BA(Hons), MSc.; MCIBS; FHEA
BSc; MSc; PhD
BSc; MSc; PhD
BA (Hons); MSc; PhD
BSc; PgC; MSc; PhD
- Teaching Staff - HKU SPACE
BA; MAcc; DAcc
BBA; MBA; PhD
BA; MA; PhD
BBA; MBA; PhD
BA; MSc; CFA; CFP; AHKIB
BA; MSc; CFA; CFP
BA; MSc; CFP
Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) in Financial Services by Edinburgh Napier University.
Upon completion of the programme, graduates will be exempted from the Associate Financial Planner Certification Education Programme of the Institute of Financial Planners of Hong Kong. Graduates can sit directly for the Associate Financial Planner Certification Examination.
Financial services has long been a major pillar of Hong Kong’s economy. It is currently a growing area internationally, and Hong Kong is a major international financial centre serving both local and international markets. Financial services organisations located in Hong Kong provide a wide range of products and services across these markets, including the areas of Corporate Finance, Investment, Insurance, Banking and Wealth Management. Hong Kong’s competitive advantage in these areas is based on decades of experience and a high level of efficiency in parallel with well regulated financial markets that operate in accordance with international standards. Graduates of this honours degree programme should find a wealth of job opportunities awaiting them in this important sector.
Graduates will find the Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) in Financial Services degree being recognised by many universities for admission to postgraduate degree programmes. Students will, of course, be able to proceed to a wide range of relevant Master’s degree programmes offered by universities in Hong Kong or elsewhere.
The tuition fee* of the entire programme for 2016/17 intake is HK$110,000, payable in four instalments.
*The tuition fee is reviewed annually and is subject to change without prior notice.
Financial Assistance Schemes
The Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) in Financial Services programme delivered in Hong Kong is successfully accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ). Full-time students are eligible to apply for Hong Kong government grants and low-interest loans, i.e. Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) and Non-means tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS). For details, please refer to www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo.
Edinburgh Napier Scholarships
Edinburgh Napier University may award a number of its own scholarships to students based on merit or need.
IC Scholarships and Bursaries
A number of IC Scholarships and Bursaries are made available for eligible new entrants every year. Please consult programme staff for application information.
An applicant should hold:
- an Associate Degree or Higher Diploma in a Business-related discipline awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE;
- have an equivalent award granted by a recognised institution. Holders of Associate Degrees or Higher Diplomas awarded by other community colleges in Hong Kong in a relevant discipline will be considered on a case-by-case basis;
- a degree in other disciplines. Degree holders in non-business disciplines will be considered based on individual merit.
CSM London Summer Study Programme
This programme organised by IC provides a valuable opportunity for students to enroll into a short course in Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design (CSM), one of the world’s leading institutes for arts and design education with 150 years of history.
IC-ECNU Shanghai Winter Study Programme
This programme enables students to broaden their intercultural outlook by exploring Shanghai’s past and present, discovering local culture, lifestyle and art development. They can also experience East China Normal University’s campus, hall life and study with ECNU students.
QF This programme is recognised under the Qualifications Framework. For details of the QF level, registration number and validity period, please visit: www.hkqr.gov.hk.
This is an exempted course under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.