[JS6248] BASc in Financial Technology

What is Financial Technology?

The BASc(FinTech) degree programme, which is hosted by the Department of Computer Science, is one of the six BASc programmes that aim at nurturing future leaders with interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to address the contemporary and future challenges of the ever-changing world.

 

The main objective of the programme is to nurture financial technologists and entrepreneurs with essential knowledge in finance, technology, and regulations for taking up a leadership role in innovation and applications of Financial Technology. The programme combines subjects on computing, finance, and policies and regulations to give students a thorough grounding in the FinTech discipline. Besides discipline focus courses, students are required to take three cross-disciplinary courses that focus on leadership training, foundation of knowledge, and data analysis. Moreover, there will be internship opportunities for students to put theory into practice.

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Highlights of the programme


Interdisciplinary Knowledge and Skills - includes subjects on computing, finance, policies and regulations, and cross-disciplinary courses.

Scholarships in FinTech - the HKU-SCF FinTech Academy offers up to eight entrance scholarships, each at the value of $50,000 and renewable up to $200,000, exclusively for BASc(FinTech) students with outstanding academic performance.

Enrichment and Research Opportunities offered by HKU-SCF FinTech Academy.

FinTech Focus with Essential Legal Studies - students have to take at least two legal subjects offered by the Law Faculty that are related to finance and technology.

Internship Schemes with Industry




Career Prospects


Graduates of this programme are expected to become FinTech professionals, leaders in the FinTech industry, and researchers in the FinTech discipline. They could take up a wide range of positions in FinTech, IT, finance, and regulatory compliance, or even have their own start-ups. The finance and IT industries have a wide range of jobs for this talent group such as blockchain developer, apps developer, compliance expert, cybersecurity analyst, etc.

Some may choose to continue their studies by pursuing a master or doctoral degree in Hong Kong or overseas.





Department of Computer Science
Enquiries

Tel: (852) 2859-2180

Emailenquiry@cs.hku.hk

Websitehttps://www.cs.hku.hk/fintech-home