1. Why was the program first introduced?
The program was introduced to meet the financial industry’s demand for graduates with strong quantitative and analytical skills who have the potential to become leaders in the finance industry.
2. What type of student is the Quantitative Finance Program looking for?
We look for students who have excellent analytical abilities, share a global mindset and enjoy integrating theory and practice.
3. How does the QFIN Program differ from other BBA programs at CUHK?
The QFIN Program specializes in business finance and quantitative methods, whereas other BBA programs place emphasis on general business.
4. Are any concentrations offered in the QFIN Program?
The QFIN Program offers concentrations in Finance and Quantitative Methods. Students can also choose other subjects as minors.
5. What is the difference between QFIN and Actuarial Science?
Actuarial science is a subject in statistics that focuses primarily on insurance and pension plans, whereas the QFIN Program focuses on business finance, financial engineering and quantitative methods.
6. What is the difference between QFIN and Risk Management Science?
Both subjects emphasize the application of quantitative methods to risk management. However, the QFIN Program focuses more on business finance and the management of financial market risk using financial instruments.
7. Are there any professional qualifications related to finance?
Students can consider studying for professional qualifications after graduation, such as designation as a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) or Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA®). Such designations indicate the professional standing of individuals working in the finance and investment sectors. For more details, please visit the websites of the professional bodies responsible for these qualifications at http://www.cfainstitute.org and http://www.hksi.org.