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Bachelor of Social Science (B.S.Sc.) in Global Economics and Finance

Hongkong

What will I learn?

Hong Kong has emerged as a major global financial hub. There is thus growing demand for
finance professionals who possess knowledge of global economic and financial affairs and
competence in carrying out financial analyses and operations.

The Interdisciplinary Major Program in Global Economics and Finance (GLEF) strives to provide
students with solid interdisciplinary training in economics and finance in a global context, and to
cater for societal needs by preparing graduates who have strong analytical training and the
requisite global mind-set to overcome future challenges of the banking and finance industry.
Graduates are expected to embrace the virtues of integrity, honesty, and a sense of
responsibility.

Upon completion of the programme, students are expected to have solid knowledge in:

  • The complex interrelationships among world economies in terms of the flow of goods, services and funds.
  • The functions and operations of financial markets and institutions, and the interaction among them in a globalised context.
  • The wide range of financial instruments in the globalised economies with regard to their design, properties, and pricing.
  • The use of econometric and mathematical modelling tools in analysing economic and financial issues. Graduates are expected to develop promising careers in multinational firms in the banking, finance and business consulting sectors or to engage in financial research in public or private organisations.

Program Highlights

  • Provides solid interdisciplinary training in economics and finance in a global context
  • Covers many non-conventional major topics including: - Multilateral institutions such as the World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB) - Corporate social responsibility and sustainability of financial institutions in a global context
  • Prepares future leaders to overcome the challenges of the banking and financial industry
  • Places heavy emphasis on internship and research experience

CAREER PROSPECTS

Graduates can develop promising careers in multinational firms in the banking, financial and business consulting sectors or engage in financial research in public or private organisations.

This course is jointly offered by CUHK Business School.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Social Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$145,000.00 (15,16,736) per year
Start date

Expected January, September 2023

Venue

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shatin,

Sha Tin, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have obtained SAT Reasoning Test; and preferably with 2 SAT Subject Tests/ 2 Advanced Placement (AP) Tests. Mature applicants should be aged 23 or above on 1 September in the year in which admission is sought, provided they are able to show either by publication or by other acceptable evidence that they have achieved sufficient competence in their chosen field of study to justify admission; or have shown exceptional ability in appropriate academic or professional fields. English Language Requirements: IELTS: 6.0; TOEFL (iBT): 80; SAT Reasoning Test (Old): Essay - 8; SAT (New) Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 590; ACT combined English/ Writing or English Language Arts (ELA): 23; GCSE/ IGCSE/ GCE-OL: C; GCE-AL/AS: E; IB: 4; HKDSE: Level 3; HKALE/ HKCEE: E/Level 2; Australian State or Territory High School Certificate Grade 12 English: 80%; Canadian Grade 12 English: 70%; Indian Central or State Board Exam Grade 12 English: 80%; Malaysian UEC-Senior English Language: B4; Singapore GCE A-Level H1 General Paper: C.GCSE/IGCSE/GCE-OL.

For international students

You are eligible to apply for admission if, by 1 September of the year in which admission is sought, you possess any of the following qualifications:

1. GCE-AL/International-AL/IB/Other high school qualifications

  • GCE-AL/International-AL: 3AL/ 2AL+2AS in one sitting (All grades must be obtained from examinations taken within a twelve-month period.)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • A recognised non-local qualification which qualifies them for admission to a university in the country/region where such qualification is originated (e.g. high school diploma plus SAT/ ACT and SAT Subject Tests/ AP Tests in USA, UEC/ STPM in Malaysia, ATAR in Australia, OSSD/ BC diploma in Canada, GSAT/AST in Taiwan, AISSCE (CBSE)/ ISC in India, SMA in Indonesia, etc.)

2. Post-secondary qualifications

  • Completed at least one year of undergraduate study at a recognised university
  • Completed at least one year of study leading to the qualification of associate degree/higher diploma or its equivalent

3. Mature Applicants

  • Mature persons aged 23 or above on 1 September in the year in which admission is sought, provided they are able to show either by publication or by other acceptable evidence that they have achieved sufficient competence in their chosen field of study to justify admission; or have shown exceptional ability in appropriate academic or professional fields.

English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS: 6.0
  • TOEFL (iBT): 80
  • Other English language requirements equivalent to HKDSE: Level 3 or HKALE/ HKCEE: E/Level 2.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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