Minor Programme in Finance (副修金融學)

Programme Title:
Minor Programme in Finance (副修金融學)

Programme Code: 02402-YFN

Mode of Attendance: Full-time

Credit requirements:
18 credits (at least 9 credits must be at level 3 or above)

Implementation date: Academic year 2014/15

Intake Quota:
25 (for cohort of students admitted in 2014/15 promoted to Year 2 in academic year 2015/16)

Host Department: School of Accounting and Finance

Programme Management:

Dr Anson Wong   

Programme Coordinator     

Email: anson.wong@polyu.edu.hk          

  • To broaden the awareness and understanding of PolyU graduates to areas of knowledge and understanding outside their chosen major.
  • To enable students from other departments to better understand the role of finance as it relates to their chosen area of specialization.
  • To instill a basic finance acumen in graduates such that in their careers they will appreciate the financial implications of their decisions.

On successfully completion of the minor programme in Finance, the students will be able to:

  • Apply basic financial theories, analyse financial reports and understand the operation of financial markets.
  • Have sufficient finance skills and knowledge to communicate and work effectively with finance professionals.
  • Have a foundation of finance skills and knowledge, on which to base the process of continuous development.

All students admitted to the UGC-funded full time undergraduate programmes in 2013/14 or after with a GPA of 2.5 or above.

Students will be invited to opt for the Major/Minor study path normally in mid-October during Semester 1 of their second year of study. Approved students can register their Minor subjects for the following Semester 2 during the subject registration period after release of class timetable normally in December/January.  No late application will be considered.

Additional admission requirements may be imposed if the number of students applied to the programme exceeds the student quota.

 

Programme requirement

BBA students

Required to take any 6 subjects (18 credits) from the following list in addition to those taken in the core*, except “Accounting for Decision Making” (AF2111)# which is an exclusion subject for “Financial Accounting” (AF2108).

At least 9 of the 18 credits required for satisfying the minor programme requirements should be at level 3 or above.

Subject to the approval by the School of Accounting and Finance, a student may count up to 6 credits from their Major/General University Requirements (GUR) towards this minor.  In such case, only 4 subjects will be required.

 

Non-BBA students

Required to take the compulsory subjects “Introduction to Economics” (AF1605) and “Business Finance” (AF3313) plus any 4 subjects (12 credits) from the following list of subjects.

They are advised to take “Accounting for Decision Making” (AF2111)# before taking Business Finance (AF3313) if they do not have relevant accounting knowledge.

At least 9 of the 18 credits required for satisfying the minor programme requirements should be at level 3 or above.

Subject to the approval by the School of Accounting and Finance, a student may count up to 6 credits from their Major/General University Requirements (GUR) towards this minor.  In such case, only 4 subjects will be required.

 

Exclusive Programme(s) & Programme Code(s)

BBA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance (02402-BAF)
BBA (Hons) in Financial Services (02402-BFS)

 

Credit requirement

Core (compulsory) subjects:  6 credits
Elective subjects: 12 credits
Total credit required: 18 credits

 

List of subjects

Core (compulsory) subjects

Subject code Subject title Level Credit Pre-requisite
AF1605* Introduction to Economics 1 3 Nil
AF3313* Business Finance 3 3 Financial Accounting (AF2108) or equivalent

 

Elective subjects

Subject code Subject title Level Credit Pre-requisite
AF2111# Accounting for Decision Making 2 3 Nil
AF3316 Investments 3 3 Business Finance (AF3313)
AF3317 Risk Management 3 3 Business Finance (AF3313) and Introduction to Statistics for Business (AMA1501) or equivalent
AF4318 Financial System in China 4 3 Nil
AF4320 Corporate Finance 4 3 Business Finance (AF3313)
AF4323 International Finance 4 3 Business Finance (AF3313)
AF4326 Fixed Income Securities 4 3 Investments (AF3316)
AF4331 Business Valuation 4 3 Business Finance (AF3313)
AF4615 Financial Economics 4 3 Introduction to Economics (AF1605) and Business Finance (AF3313)
AF4335 Introduction to Financial Mathematics 4 3 Foundation Mathematics for Accounting and Finance (AMA1500) or equivalent


It should be noticed that the offering of elective subjects is subject to staffing resources and student enrolment and not all elective subjects will be offered every single year.