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Induction Session:
Course Selection
(2014-15 Intake)
Dr. Ka Fu Wong
School UG Programme Director
August 25, 2014
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Welcome to
SEF!
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BSc(QFin) Programme Orientation
August 25, 2014 (Today)
11:15 am – 1:00 pm
Room 223, Knowles Building (KB223)
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All of our students deserve to get the most from
our curriculum and graduate with flying colors.
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Regulations and requirements are set to guide
students but at the same time to allow flexibility
to meet their individual needs.
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Degree components
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Programme requirements
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English Proficiency Tests
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Course selection
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Majors and Minors
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Other requirements & regulations
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HKU The University of Hong Kong 香港大學
FBE
Faculty of Business and Economics
經濟及工商管理學院
SEF
School of Economics and Finance 經濟金融學院
BEcon Bachelor of Economics 經濟學學士
BEcon&Fin Bachelor of Economics and Finance
經濟金融學學士
BSc(QFin) Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Finance
計量金融理學士
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Must be satisfied in order to graduate:
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University requirements
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Programme requirements
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Free electives
◦ “UG 5” Requirements
◦ BEcon, BEcon&Fin, or BSc(QFin)
◦ any course except Common Core Courses
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English Language Enhancement
(12 credits)
Chinese Language Enhancement
(6 credits)
HKU Common Core Curriculum
(36 credits)
Total:
54 credits
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English Language Enhancement
CAES1000 Core University English (6 credits)
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to be taken in Year 1, 1st or 2nd semester
Exempted from the course if:
o attained Level 5** in HKDSE English Language Paper
o tested by CAES to be of a native English speaker standard
o achieved an overall IELTS score of no less than a 7.5 and no less than a 7 on the Reading,
Speaking, Listening and Writing Tests
o achieved an overall TOEFL Internet Based Test score of no less than 102 and no less than a 27
on the writing section and no less than a 24 on the speaking, listening and reading sections
o achieved a level 5 (in either the SL or HL paper) at A1 English in the International
Baccalaureate
o achieved an SAT essay score of no less than 10 and no less than 700 on the Critical Reading
and Writing Tests
o achieved a score of no less than 5 on the Advanced Placement English Language and
Composition or Literature and Composition Tests
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and must take a 6-credit elective course in lieu of this course
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English Language Enhancement
CAES9920 Academic Communication for Business and
Economics (6 credits)
◦ to be taken in Year 2, 1st or 2nd semester (BE, BEF)
◦ to be taken in Year 2, 2nd semester (BSc(QFin))
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Chinese Language Enhancement
CBBA9003 Practical Chinese for BEcon/BEcon&Fin/BSc(QFin)
students (6 credits)
◦ to be taken in Year 3, 1st semester
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For students from the mainland, instead of CBBA9003:
◦ CUND9002 Practical Chinese and Hong Kong Society or
◦ CUND9003 Cantonese for non-Cantonese speaking students
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Students who did not study Chinese language during their
secondary school education:
◦ can apply to Faculty Office for exemption from CBBA9003; or
◦ need to take a credit-bearing Cantonese or Putonghua course
offered by the School of Chinese for international students
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HKU Common Core Curriculum (CCC)
Categorized under 4 Areas of Inquiry (AoI):
◦ Scientific and Technological Literacy ( q1 )
◦ Humanities ( q2 )
◦ Global Issues ( q3 )
◦ China: Cultural, State and Society ( q4 )
Students must complete a total of 36 credits of CCC:
◦ not more than 6 credits in each AoI in any academic year;
◦ at least 6 credits and not more than 12 credits in each AoI during
the first three years of study
6 ≤ qi≤ 12, i=1,2,3,4
q1+q2+q3+q4 = 36
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Overview
All BE/BEF Year 1 students:
◦ Introductory Microeconomics
(6 credits)
◦ Introductory Macroeconomics
(6 credits)
◦ Introduction to Financial Accounting (6 credits)
◦ Corporate Finance
(6 credits)
◦ Mathematics requirement
(6 credits)
◦ Statistics requirement
(6 credits)
◦ Free electives
(6 credits)
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Mathematics Requirement (for JUPAS students)
All BE/BEF students:
◦ have to pass either MATH1011 University Mathematics I or
MATH1013 University Mathematics II
Students with Level 3 or above in HKDSE Math Extended Module 1 or 2:
◦ are required to take MATH1013
Students with Level 3 or above in HKDSE Math:
◦ are required to take MATH1011
Students who have taken courses equivalent to MATH1013 :
◦ exemption from the mathematics requirement; and
◦ must take a free elective of the same credit value in lieu of this course
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Mathematics Requirement (for Non-JUPAS students)
MATH1011 University Mathematics I (6 credits)
◦ Provide basic knowledge of mathematics
◦ Recommended course for students with:
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IB Mathematics (SL) / Mathematical Studies (SL)
GCE Mathematics (AL)
GSAT (Mathematics)
SAT II (Mathematics Level 1 or 2)
MATH1013 University Mathematics II (6 credits)
◦ Provide basic knowledge of calculus and some linear algebra
◦ Recommended course for students with:
 AP calculus AB/BC
 IB Mathematics (HL) / Further Mathematics (HL)
 Gao Kao Mathematics 高考數學(理科)
 GCE Further Mathematics (AL) / Pure Mathematics (AL)
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Mathematics Requirement
Non-JUPAS and Mainland students who possess qualifications that are
NOT listed are required to consult teachers in the Department of
Mathematics:
Non-Mainland students: Dr. Y.M. Chan ([email protected])
Mainland students: Dr. C.W. Wong ([email protected])
Completed mathematics course selection forms and the syllabi of the
mathematics exams are required for teachers’ consideration and
endorsement. For details, please refer to the instructions sent to you by
email.
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Statistics Requirement
All BE/BEF students have to pass one of the following:
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ECON1280 Analysis of Economic Data
STAT1603 Introductory Statistics
STAT2601 Probability and Statistics I
Note: Most BE/BEF students would not be able to take STAT2601 as listed in
the syllabus to fulfill the statistics requirement because the offering
department has added a new prerequisite of MATH2014 Multivariable calculus
and linear algebra to STAT2601 which is applicable to 2014-15 intake.
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Statistics Requirement
If you plan to take a second major in statistics or risk management
You are not recommended to take STAT1603 as it is not listed in the syllabuses
of statistics major or RM major. Also, STAT1603 and STAT2601 are mutually
exclusive.
If you plan to take a minor in statistics or risk management
 While it is possible to use STAT1603 to fulfill part of the introductory
requirement of the minor, the choice of advanced-level statistics courses will
be limited.
 If you take STAT1603 (instead of STAT2601), you may find it difficult to
understand the advanced-level statistics courses if your pursue minor in
statistics or risk management.
Other cases
Take either ECON1280 or STAT1603 to fulfill the statistics requirement
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All BE, BEF, QFin student (4-year cohort) are required to
take an English Proficiency Test (a graduation
requirement):
◦ Entrance test in Year 1
◦ Exit test in the final year of study
Entrance Test for Freshmen in 2014-15:
Tests will be held in the
last two weeks of September 2014
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Test details to be confirmed by email
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Year 1
Course
st
1
CCxxxxxx Common Core (1)
Semester
CCxxxxxx Common Core (2)
nd
Year 2
Year 3
Credits Course
Credits Course
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6
CCxxxxxx Common Core
(4)
CAES9920 Academic
Communication for
Business and Economics
ACCT1101 Introduction to
Financial Accounting (FCC)
6
ECON1210 Introductory
Microeconomics (FCC)
Mathematics requirement
2
CCxxxxxx Common Core (3)
Semester
CAES1000 Core University
English
ECON1220 Introductory
Macroeconomics
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Year 4
Credits Course
Credits
6
Disciplinary elective
6
6
CCxxxxxx Common
Core (6)
CBBA9003 Practical
Chinese for BEcon/
BEcon&Fin/BSc(QFin)
6
Free elective
6
Statistics requirement (FCC)
6
Disciplinary elective
6
Free elective
6
6
ECON Core (1)
6
Free elective
6
Free elective
6
6
Free elective
6
Free elective
6
Free elective
6
6
6
Free elective
6
Capstone course
6
6
CCxxxxxx Common Core
(5)
ECON Core (2)
6
Free elective
6
Free elective
6
6
ECON Core (3)
6
Free elective
6
Free elective
6
6
Free elective
6
Free elective
6
FINA1310 Corporate finance
6 Free elective
(FCC)
Free elective
6 Free elective
Total: 60
6 Free elective
Total: 60
6 Free elective
6
Total: 60
Total: 60
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Year 1
Course
st
1
CCxxxxxx Common Core (1)
Semester
CCxxxxxx Common Core (2)
nd
Year 2
Year 3
Credits Course
6
Year 4
Credits Course
ACCT1101 Introduction to
Financial Accounting (FCC)
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Statistics requirement
(FCC)
6
ECON1210 Introductory
Microeconomics (FCC)
Mathematics requirement
6
ECON/FINA Core (1)
6
ECON/FINA Core (5)
6
Disciplinary elective
6
6
Free elective
6
Free elective
6
Free elective
6
CCxxxxxx Common Core
(5)
ECON/FINA Core (2)
6
Disciplinary elective
6
Disciplinary elective
6
6
Disciplinary elective
6
Capstone course
6
ECON/FINA Core (3)
6
Disciplinary elective
6
Free elective
6
Free elective
6
Free elective
6
Free elective
6
6 Free elective
Total: 60
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Total: 60
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CCxxxxxx Common Core (3) 6
Semester
CAES1000 Core University
6
English
ECON1220 Introductory
6
Macroeconomics
FINA1310 Corporate finance 6
(FCC)
Free elective
6
Total: 60
6
Credits
CCxxxxxx Common
Core (6)
CBBA9003 Practical
Chinese for
BEcon/BEcon&Fin/BSc(
QFin)
ECON/FINA Core (4)
6
CCxxxxxx Common Core
(4)
CAES9920 Academic
Communication for
Business and Economics
Credits Course
Free elective
6
6 Free elective
Total: 60
6
Disciplinary elective
6
6
Disciplinary elective
6
6
Disciplinary elective
6
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Overview
BSc(QFin) Year 1 students need to take:
◦ Introductory Microeconomics
(6 credits)
◦ Introductory Macroeconomics
(6 credits)
◦ Introduction to Financial Accounting (6 credits)
◦ Corporate Finance
(6 credits)
◦ University Mathematics II
(6 credits)
◦ Multivariable calculus
(6 credits)
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The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science has
newly added a prerequisite of MATH2014 Multivariable
calculus and linear algebra to STAT2601 Probability &
Statistics for students admitted in 2014 or thereafter.
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In view of the change, all BSc(QFin) students of 2014-15
intake could use MATH2211 to fulfill the prerequisite
requirement for STAT2601.
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You would have to take and pass MATH2211 prior to
your enrolment in STAT2601.
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1st
Semester
Year 1
CCxxxxxx Common Core
Year 2
CCxxxxxx Common Core
Year 3
CCxxxxxx Common Core
CCxxxxxx Common Core
CCxxxxxx Common Core
CBBA9003 Practical Chinese for
BEcon/BEcon&Fin/
BSc(QFin)
ACCT1101 Introduction to
Financial Accounting (FCC)
ECON1210 Introductory
Microeconomics (FCC)
FINA2320 Investment and
portfolio analysis
STAT2601 Probability and
Statistics I (FCC)
Free Elective/minor/second
major
Free Elective/minor/second
major
MATH1013 Univ Math II
FINA2322 Derivatives
Free Elective/minor/second
major
Year 4
In Year 4, complete two of the
following:
• FINA4354 Financial
engineering*
• FINA4341 Quantitative risk
management* or
• FINA3353 Regulatory and
Operational Issues in Finance^
• 8 Free Elective/minor/second
major
CAES9920 Academic
FINA3350 Mathematical finance *FINA4354, FINA4341 &
FINA3353 could be offered in
Communication for Business
2nd
semester 1 or 2
& Economics
Semester
CAES1000 Core University COMP1117 Computer
FINA3351 Spreadsheet Financial
^FINA3353 can be taken in year 3 or
English
programming
Modeling
year 4
ECON1220 Introductory
FINA2323 Fixed Income
Free Elective/minor/second
Macroeconomics
Securities
major
FINA1301 Corporate finance ECON2280 Introductory
Free Elective/minor/second
(FCC)
econometrics
major
MATH2211 Multivariable
Free Electives/minor/second Free Elective/minor/second
calculus
major
major
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Total: 60 credits
Total: 60 credits
Total: 60 credits
Total: 60 credits
CCxxxxxx Common Core
The Faculty Office will help all Year 1 students to preregister the core courses.
No add/drop of courses after the add/drop period.
If students have genuine need to make amendments to the
pre-registered course enrolment or late add/drop
requests, please send a request with good justification to
Miss Karen Ho(E&F – [email protected]) or Ms. Karen Wu
(QFin – [email protected]) of the FBE for consideration.
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BEcon
ECON1210 Introductory Microeconomics
BEcon&Fin ECON1220 Introductory Macroeconomics
ACCT1101 Introduction to Financial Accounting
BSc(QFin)
FINA1310 Corporate Finance
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Online course selection for Freshmen:
August 20 (10 am) – August 26 (4 pm)
Add/drop period for 1st Semester:
September 1 (10 am) – September 12 (4 pm)
Add/drop period for 2nd Semester:
January 19 (10 am) – January 30 (4 pm)
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Course selection and add/drop via SIS
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Declaring Second Major / Minor
Declare during the August pre-enrolment period before
the start of 3rd year of study (i.e. August 2016)
Finalize declaration during the September course
selection period in the 1st semester of final year of study
(i.e. August 2017); no further change will be accepted
afterwards
Make sure you have declared your major/minor via SIS
before your course enrolment
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Credits Required – Second Major
For a Second Major: 72 – 96 credits
FBE majors available for BE and QFin students:
◦ Business Design & Innovation, Human Resources Management,
Marketing, Information Systems, Computer Science
◦ Wealth Management (BE only), Finance (BE only), Quantitative
Finance (BE only), Economics (QFin only)
Offering Faculties of non-FBE majors available for BE and QFin students:
◦ Arts, Education, Engineering, Science, Social Sciences
Please check with the offering Faculties for the pre-requisite
requirements of programmes
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Credits Required – Major
BEcon&Fin students:
◦ Cannot take 3 majors
◦ Can take a minor with majors in Economics & Finance
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Credits Required – Minor
For a Minor: 36 – 48 credits
FBE minors available for BE, BEF, QFin students:
◦ Accounting, Human Resources Management, Information Systems,
Marketing
◦ Finance (BE only), Economics (QFin only)
Offering Faculties of non-FBE minors available for BE, BEF, QFin students:
Architecture, Arts, Education, Engineering, Medicine, Science, Social
Sciences
Please check with the offering Faculties for the pre-requisite
requirements of programmes
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Study Load
Normal load is 30 credits per semester (and a maximum load of 36
credits per semester with the approval of the Board of Faculty),
2 semesters per year and graduation in 4 years
Need a minimum of 240 credits, fulfill all requirements and achieve a
cumulative GPA of 1.0 or above to graduate
Take a minimum of 60 credits and a maximum of 72 credits in each
academic year
Take a minimum of 24 credits and a maximum of 36 credits in each
regular semester
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Study Load
Can take more than 72 credits in an academic year with
the approval by the Board of Faculty, provided that the
total no. of credits taken does not exceed 288 credits
By including the courses taken to make up the failed
credits, the total no. of credits should not exceed 432
credits
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Leave of Absence
Sick leave of 3 to 7 days:
 inform the Faculty Office in writing a.s.a.p.
Sick leave of more than 7 days:
 apply to the Faculty Office in writing together with a medical
certificate
Non-medical reasons for more than 2 consecutive days:
 apply to the Faculty Office in writing a.s.a.p. with supporting
documentation
 Note: permission granted only in exceptional cases
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Absence from Exams
For Medical Reason:
 Need to submit the “Form of Medical Certificate” endorsed by
your physician to the Director of University Health Service
immediately for approval
 Will be determined by the Board of Examiners on whether a
supplementary exam will be granted
 The supplementary exam is given only once. Failure to take the
supplementary exam for whatever reason will result in failure in
the final exam.
For Non-medical Reason:
 State your case clearly with supporting documentation to the
Faculty Office for consideration
 Note: seldom accepted by the Board of Examiners
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Academic Misconduct
Plagiarism and cheating are extremely serious intellectual crimes and
will not be tolerated.
Students engaging in plagiarism or cheating in examination or other
means of assessment would be:
 given a fail grade automatically
 penalized at the discretion of the Board of Examiners
 taken to the HKU Disciplinary Committee
 penalized with discontinuation of study
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Discontinuation
Students will receive a warning letter if semester GPA is lower than
1.0 in any semester
Students shall be recommended for discontinuation if they:
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fail to complete 36 credits in total over a period of two
consecutive semesters (not including the summer semester), except
where they are not required to complete 36 credits in the two given
semesters; or
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fail to achieve an average semester GPA of 1.0 in two consecutive
semesters (not including the summer semester); or
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exceed the maximum registration period of 6 years
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For procedural and regulatory matters (curriculum
requirements, course selection, leave application,
exemption, credit transfer, appeal against exam results
etc.):
UG Programme Office, FBE
Room 401, K.K. Leung Building
Tel:
3917 5343
E-mail (BE/BEF):
[email protected]
E-mail (BSc(QFin)):
[email protected]
Website:
www.fbe.hku.hk
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For meeting with SEF professors, School Academic
Advisors, Teaching Assistants, or seeking for academic
advice:
School Office
Room 908, 9/F, K.K. Leung Building
Tel:
3917 1058
E-mail:
[email protected]
Website: www.sef.hku.hk
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Q&A
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