BSc Banking and FinanceCourse Code: 1745-DP046A (CE 68-883-00/91) (Year 1 Entry) / 1745-DP046A (CE 68-813-00/91) (Year 2 Entry)
This programme offers students with knowledge of the major areas of banking and finance, financial management and risk analysis. It provides a solid finance, economics and accounting background for analytical positions in banking and finance industries.
- The degree is awarded by the University of London and the programme is academically developed and managed by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE);
- In 2018, LSE was ranked 5th worldwide in the subjects of Accounting & Finance; 7th worldwide in the subjects of Economics & Econometrics; 9th worldwide in the subjects of Business & Management Studies; and 35th worldwide overall in QS World University Rankings.
University of London Programmes
The University of London is truly one of the greatest universities in the world. The University is a federation of 18 world-class Colleges and 10 specialised institutes, with a student population of more than 120,000. The University's reputation for high academic standards has been built on the outstanding teaching and research of its Colleges since 1836, and its degrees are recognised internationally by governments, universities, employers and professional bodies as being of a high academic quality and standard.
For over 150 years, University of London degrees have been accessible to students all over the world through the University of London Programmes. Over the years, many exceptional people who have studied with the University of London Programmes have shaped our world. Former students include seven Nobel Prize winners, leaders of commonwealth countries, government ministers, renowned authors, academics, judges and business leaders. Today, the University of London Programmes is truly international in character with more than 50,000 students in 180 different countries.
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Academic direction for all of the courses offered through the University of London Programmes is provided by the Colleges of the University. Academics at these Colleges develop the syllabi, prepare the study materials, and are responsible for the assessment of students. In the case of the BSc Banking and Finance, BSc Accounting and Finance, BSc Economics and Management and BSc Business and Management programmes, academic direction is provided by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Please click here for more details.
LSE has consistently been ranked at the highest level among universities in the United Kingdom.
2018 QS World University Rankings35th – Overall ranking worldwide2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject
5th – Subject: Accounting & Finance
7th – Subject: Economics & Econometrics
9th – Subject: Business & Management Studies
The BSc Banking and Finance programme offers students with knowledge of the major areas of banking and finance, financial management and risk analysis. It provides a solid finance, economics and accounting background for analytical positions in banking and finance industries. BSc Banking and Finance programme consists of 12 courses.
1. Introduction to Economics
2. Mathematics 1 and Statistics 1
3. Principles of Banking and Finance
4. Principles of Accounting
5. Asset Pricing and Financial Markets
6. Principles of Corporate Finance
7. Choose ONE from below:
8. Financial Intermediation
9. Investment Management
10.Auditing and Assurance
11-12. Choose TWO from below:
* Subject to change
For courses 11 to 12,
i) Students cannot take Managerial Economics with Microeconomics. ∆
ii) Students can only take one course among these courses (h) to (n). #
1. Students who admitted through the Graduate Entry Route will have to take 9 courses, i.e. courses 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, plus one course from courses 11 to 12 selected from electives (a) to (g).
IC may offer some courses, but not all, as electives every year.
The above programme structure is intended to be used as a guide by prospective students. Students must also follow the programme structure, prerequisites and exclusions presented by the University of London Programme Programme Specification and Regulations.
Duration of Study
Minimum 3 years (AD/HD graduates with full exemptions on 3 courses may complete the programme in 2 years).
The teaching methods include lectures and tutorials. Staff members consist of HKU SPACE and overseas lecturers.
Assessment will be done by examination. Each course is assessed by one three-hour written examination determined by the University of London. All examinations are held once a year in May/June.
- Teaching Staff - University of London
ABDEY, James Spencer BA, MSc Exeter; PhD LSE ALI, Haider BSc, PhD Lond; MPhil Cranfield ARABSHEIBANI, Gholamreza BA Nott Trent; MSc, PhD LSE BAYLIS, Richard Mark BSc, PhD Swansea BEST, Katie Anne BSc, MRes, PhD KCL BUCKLE, Michael John BA Newcastle; MSc Warwick; PhD DATTANI, Nileshchandra Muljibhai BSc; MSc DYKE, Eric George Lewis BSc, MSc QMC EVANS, Kevin Philip BSc Swansea; MSc; PhD Swansea FUNG, Libon BSc, MSc, PhD Lond HASLAM, James BA Sheffield; PhD Essex KHASHABI, Pooyan BSc; MSc; PhD Bocconi LASSOU, Philippe Jacques Codjo BSc INE; MSc, PhD Birmingham WILLIAMS, Mark Thomas BSc LSE; MSc; DPhil Oxford
- Teaching Staff - HKU SPACE
CHAN, Ken BEcon; MEcon; MFin CHOI, Wilson BEcon&Fin, MEcon HK FUNG, Benjamin BEng; BSc; MPhil HO, Clive BEcon/ BComm ANU; MEcon HKU HUI, Nelson BA Winn; MA Tor KWAN, Jeff BSSSc, MPhil HKBU LAU, Walter BBA CityU; MFin Michigan Dearborn LEE, Kenneth BSc Western Ontario; MBA Bradford NG, William BA HK; MBA Bradford SI, Sandy BBA; MCorFin; HKICPA; ACCA YEE, Thomas BEcon, MEcon HK
Note: The list of teaching staff is subject to change.
Upon satisfactory completion of the programme, students will be awarded BSc Banking and Finance.
When students graduate with a degree, diploma or certificate from the University of London, they will be sent two documents - a final diploma (i.e. the parchment they receive following graduation) and a Diploma Supplement.
The final diploma will indicate that the student was registered with the University of London and awarded a University of London degree, diploma or certificate, and included the name of the Academic Direction which conducted the examinations. The University of London logo and signature of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of London are incorporated. The Diploma Supplement will describe the nature, level and content of the programme the student successfully completed and include a transcript of courses taken and marks achieved, as well as the overall classification. It also provides further information about the role of the Academic Direction and method of study.
Degrees are awarded with the following classifications: First Class Honours, Second Class Honours (divided into Upper Division and Lower Division), Third Class Honours and Pass.
For details of the latest recognition or paper exemption status of the University of London’s programmes, please check respective professional organisation’s website:
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
Graduates work for diverse employers such as the HKSAR Government, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, HSBC Standard Chartered, Wells Fargo Bank N.A., ABN AMRO and Cathay Pacific.
Our graduates are eligible to pursue further studies in business or finance related disciplines at a postgraduate level.
Tuition fees* of the entire programme for 2018/19 include HKD170,400 to HKU SPACE and GBP5,173 to University of London and HKD6,911^ to HKEAA (12 courses and to be completed in 3 years).
|1st Year||2nd Year||3rd Year|
|HKU SPACE course fee||HKD56,800||HKD56,800||HKD56,800|
|Initial Registration fee# (to be paid in the 1st year)||GBP935||-||-|
|Continuing Registration fee# per year (to be paid in 2nd year and afterwards)*||-||GBP427||GBP427|
|Examination fee^ per year (4 full courses)||GBP1,128 + HKD2,597^||GBP1,128 + HKD2,157^||GBP1,128 + HKD2,157^|
|Total:||HKD56,800 + GBP2,063 + HKD2,597||HKD56,800 + GBP1,555 + HKD2,157||HKD56,800 + GBP1,555 + HKD2,157|
All the above fees will be updated for 2019/2020 intake.
An application fee GBP97 payable to the University of London also applies.
# To be adjusted in 2019
^ Examination fee to HKEAA will be adjusted in December 2018.
*The published tuition fee is a reference for degree students who take the Standard Route and complete the programme within the shortest possible duration (3 years) without any re-sits. Fees are subject to change or year-on-year increases without prior notice. The amount of fees paid in GBP also depends upon the exchange rate differences.
Continuing Education Fund
The course Corporate Finance in BSc Banking and Finance has been included in the list of reimbursable courses for CEF purposes*. For details, please refer to Financial Assistance section.
According to the terms and conditions of the CEF, students seeking reimbursement of the fees under CEF must not have obtained any other publicly-funded financial assistance, such as FASP, for the same programme/ modules to avoid double benefits. For details, please refer to www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef.
*For intake 2017/2018 or before. The course list for CEF for 2018/2019 intake will be updated in January 2019.
Financial Assistance Schemes
This programme has been 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.
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.
Applicants shall hold:
1. 2 HKDSE Category A subjects at Level 3 (including English Language) and 3 HKDSE Category A subjects at Level 2 (including Mathematics); or
2. (a) 2 GCE ‘A’ Level Grade E + 3 GCE ‘O’ Level Grade C (including English Language & Mathematics); or
(b) 2 HKAL Grade E + HKCEE English Language at Grade C & 2 subjects at Grade E in HKCEE (including Mathematics); or
3. International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma including Mathematics / Mathematical Studies at Grade 3 (Higher Level / Standard Level); or
4. An Associate Degree / a Higher Diploma from HKU SPACE or other recognised awarding institutions.
Note: There are many other qualifications, both from Hong Kong and overseas, that the University of London accepts as satisfying the entrance requirements for the degree programmes.
Graduate Entry Route
Students who hold a full first degree completed in a minimum of 3 years duration on a full-time basis (or equivalent) from a university or other institution acceptable to the University of London will be considered.
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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.