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Minor Programme in Financial Services and Institutions (副修金融服務業)

Programme Title: 
Minor Programme in Financial Services and Institutions (副修金融服務業)

Programme Code: 02402-YFS

Mode of Attendance: Full-time

Credit requirements:
18 credits (at least 9 credits must be at level 3 or above)

Implementation date: Academic year 2014/15

Intake Quota:
6 (for cohort of students admitted in 2014/15 and promoted to Year 2 in academic year 2015/16)

Host Department: School of Accounting and Finance

Programme Management:

Dr Huiwen Lai Programme Coordinator

Email: afhlai@polyu.edu.hk

  • To broaden the awareness and horizons of PolyU graduates in their knowledge and understanding about financial globalization outside their chosen major.
  • To enable students from other departments to better understand the products and operations of financial institutions as they can be related to their chosen area of specialization and future career.
  • To provide our graduates with basic theories and skills such that they will be able to manage the risks more effectively for their own financial investments and their companies in their career.

On successfully completion of the minor programme in Financial Services and Institutions, the students will be able to:

  • enhance their global outlook through studies on the globalizations of financial services sectors.
  • apply basic economic and financial theories, analyse pricing and features of financial products and examine the operations of financial markets.
  • identify and analyze the channels by which value is created in financial products and services and delivered to users.

All students admitted to the UGC-funded full time undergraduate programmes in 2013/14 or after with a GPA of 2.5 or above.

Students will be invited to opt for the Major/Minor study path normally in mid-October during Semester 1 of their second year of study. Approved students can register their Minor subjects for the following Semester 2 during the subject registration period after release of class timetable normally in December/January.  No late application will be considered.

Additional admission requirements may be imposed if the number of students applied to the programme exceeds the student quota.

Programme requirement

BBA students

Required to take any 6 subjects (18 credits) from the following list in addition to those taken in the core*, except “Accounting for Decision Making” (AF2111)# which is an exclusion subject for “Financial Accounting” (AF2108), the core subject in BBA curriculum.

At least 9 of the 18 credits required for satisfying the minor programme requirements should be at level 3 or above.

Subject to the approval by the School of Accounting and Finance, a student may count up to 6 credits from their Major/General University Requirements (GUR) towards this minor.  In such case, only 4 subjects from the elective pool will be required.

Non-BBA students

Required to take the compulsory subjects “Introduction to Economics” (AF1605) and “Business Finance” (AF3313) plus any 4 subjects (12 credits) from the following list of subjects.


They are advised to take “Accounting for Decision Making” (AF2111)# before taking Business Finance (AF3313) if they do not have relevant accounting knowledge.

At least 9 of the 18 credits required for satisfying the minor programme requirements should be at level 3 or above.

Subject to the approval by the School of Accounting and Finance, a student may count up to 6 credits from their Major/General University Requirements (GUR) towards this minor.  In such case, only 4 subjects will be required.

 

Exclusive Programme(s) & Programme Code(s) BBA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance (02402-BAF)
BBA (Hons) in Financial Services (02402-BFS)

 

Credit requirement

Core (compulsory) subjects:  6 credits
Elective subjects: 12 credits
Total credit required: 18 credits


List of subjects

Core (compulsory) subjects

Subject code Subject title Level Credit Pre-requisite
AF1605* Introduction to Economics 1 3 Nil
AF3313* Business Finance 3 3 Financial Accounting (AF2108) or equivalent

 

Elective subjects

Subject code Subject title Level Credit Pre-requisite
AF2111 # Accounting for Decision Making 2 3 Nil
AF3317 Risk Management 3 3 Business Finance (AF3313) andIntroduction to Statistics for Business (AMA1501) orequivalent
AF3318 Principles of Insurance 3 3 Nil
AF3322 Credit Analysis and Management 3 3 Business Finance (AF3313)
AF4317 Derivative Securities 4 3 Business Finance (AF3313)
AF4318 Financial System in China 4 3 Nil
AF4322 Management of Financial Institutions 4 3 Business Finance (AF3313)
AF4323 International Finance 4 3 Business Finance (AF3313)
AF4324 Financial Planning 4 3 Nil
AF4325 Wealth Management 4 3

Any ONE of the finance theory related subjects:

Business Finance (AF3313)

Investments (AF3316)

Corporate Finance (AF4320)

Management of Financial Institutions (AF4322)

Financial Planning (AF4324)


It should be noticed that the offering of elective subjects is subject to staffing resources and student enrolment and not all elective subjects will be offered every single year.