The BSc in Quantitative Finance and Risk Management Science Programme (QFRM) is jointly administered by the Department of Finance and the Department of Statistics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. It combines the strengths and features of two well-established and highly successful programmes from the respective departments: the Quantitative Finance programme and the Risk Management Science programme. The QFRM programme has been admitting high-calibre students since its first intake in 2009.
As a major financial service centre, Hong Kong has growing demand for professionals from both quantitative finance and risk management science. The programme provides state-of-the-art training in business and finance, risk management science, mathematics and statistics, and computing applications. By offering comprehensive academic and professional training, the Programme aims to nurture competent finance and risk management professionals who can work in investment banking, corporate and commercial banking, consulting, accounting and financial services, as well as in general management in the financial and government sectors. Students are also encouraged to participate in overseas exchanges and internships.
The Programme has established strong networks and partnerships with the finance industry over the years, and the positive experience of taking on interns encourages companies to offer them positions after graduation. The Programme also enables students to build up a solid theoretical background for pursuing further study, at the Master or PhD levels, in economics, finance, actuarial science and insurance, mathematics, statistics and risk management science.
The minimum criteria for applications are four core and one elective subjects in HKDSE with the following requirements:
1. Level 3 or above in Chinese Language,
2. Level 3 or above in English Language,
3. Level 3 or above in Mathematics,
4. Level 2 or above in Liberal Studies,
5. Level 3 or above in any one elective subject.
In addition, applicants should have obtained level 3 or above in the Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or 2).