Curriculum

For students admitted in 2020-2021 and thereafter, the normative period of study is 4 years, and students have to complete at least 123 units and satisfy requirements under separate categories:

Category Units
Major Requirement (including compulsory courses, elective courses, and capstone course) 78
Chinese and English Language 6 and 9
General Education 21
Information Technology 1
Physical Education 2
Other Free Electives 6
Total 123

For major requirement, students are required to complete a minimum of 78 units of courses as follows:

Required Courses
ACCT1111 Foundations in Financial Accounting 3 units
ACCT2121 Introductory Management Accounting 3 units
DSME1030 Economics for Business Studies I 3 units
DSME1040 Economics for Business Studies II 3 units
FINA2010 Financial Management 3 units
FINA2200 Introduction to Actuarial Science 3 units
FINA2220 Quantitative Methods for Actuarial Analysis I 3 units
FINA2230 Quantitative Methods for Actuarial Analysis II 3 units
FINA3080 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management 3 units
FINA3210 Risk Management and Insurance 3 units
FINA3220 Life Contingencies I 3 units
FINA3230 Life and Health Insurance 3 units
FINA3240 Corporate Property and Liability Insurance 3 units
FINA3250 Derivatives for Actuaries I 3 units
FINA3290 Linear Models for Actuaries 3 units
FINA4210 Life Contingencies II 3 units
MATH1010 University Mathematics 3 units
MATH1530 Basic Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences 3 units
MATH1540 University Mathematics for Financial Studies 3 units
MGNT1020 Management 3 units
Elective Courses - 18 units of courses from the following, including at least 6 units of FINAx2xx courses:
ACCT3151 Business Law 3 units
ACCT3161 Taxation 3 units
Either CSCI1510 or Computer Principles and C Programming 3 units
CSCI1520 or Computer Principles and C++ Programming 3 units
CSCI1540 or Fundamental Computing With C++ 3 units
CSCI1580 Visual Programming 3 units
CSCI2100 or Data Structures 3 units
CSCI2520 Data Structures and Applications 3 units
DSME2051 Business Information Systems 3 units
FINA3010 Financial Markets 3 units
FINA3030 Management of Financial Institutions 3 units
FINA3070 Corporate Finance: Theory and Practice 3 units
FINA3260 Internship Experience 1 unit
FINA3295 Advanced Statistical Modeling for Insurance and Finance 3 units
FINA4030 Selected Topics in Finance 3 units
FINA4120 Fixed Income Securities Analysis 3 units
FINA4140 Computational Finance 3 units
FINA4150 Quantitative Methods for Financial Derivatives 3 units
FINA4160 Intermediate Financial Theory 3 units
FINA4220 Non-life Actuarial Models 3 units
FINA4250 Applications of Risk Models 3 units
FINA4280 Derivatives for Actuaries II 3 units
IBBA3040 Business Lectures Series 1 unit
MATH2010 Advanced Calculus I 3 units
MKTG2010 Marketing Management 3 units
MGNT2511 Global Experiential Learning I 1 unit
MGNT2512 Global Experiential Learning II 1 unit
MGNT2611 Business Sustainability 2 units
RMSC4001 Simulation Methods for Risk Management Science and Finance 3 units
STAT3007 Introduction to Stochastic Processes 3 units
Elective Courses - 3 units of Capstone elective courses from the following:
FINA4270 Research Project in Insurance, Financial and Actuarial Analysis 3 units
FINA4290 Actuarial Internship 3 units
FINA4291 Internship in Insurance and Financial Institutions 3 units
MGNT4010 Strategic Management 3 units

Current students should refer to the AQS website for the most updated undergraduate student handbook in:
http://rgsntl.rgs.cuhk.edu.hk/aqs_prd_applx/Public/Handbook/Default.aspx?id=2&tv=T&lang=en

Student scheme applicable to student admitted in 2016-17

Student scheme applicable to student admitted in 2017-18

Student scheme applicable to student admitted in 2018-19

Student scheme applicable to student admitted in 2019-20

Student scheme applicable to student admitted in 2020-21

Student scheme applicable to student admitted in 2021-22

Recommended Pattern of Study

Example Course Patterns

EXAMPLE 1 (WITH INTERNSHIP):

Year Recommended Course Pattern Unit
1st Term 1 9
ACCT1111, DSME1030, MATH1530 or MATH1010
Term 2 9-12
DSME1040, FINA2010, 2200, MATH1010 (if not taken)
2nd Term 1 9
FINA2220, 3210, MATH1540
Term 2 15
ACCT2121, FINA2230, 3080, 3220, 3230
3rd Term 1 12
FINA3240, 3290, 4210 and one elective course
Term 2
Actuarial Internship
4th Term 1 12
Four elective courses
Term 2 12
FINA3250, MGNT1020 and elective courses
Total: 78-81
EXAMPLE 2 (WITH BOTH EXCHANGE AND INTERNSHIP):
Year Recommended Course Pattern Unit
1st Term 1 9
ACCT1111, DSME1030, MATH1530 or MATH1010
Term 2 9-12
DSME1040, FINA2010, 2200, MATH1010 (if not taken)
2nd Term 1 9
FINA2220, 3210, MATH1540
Term 2 15
ACCT2121, FINA2230, 3080, 3220, 3230
3rd Term 1 12
FINA3240, 3290, 4210 and one elective course
Term 2
Overseas Exchange / Actuarial Internship
4th Term 1 12
Actuarial Internship / Overseas Exchange
Term 2 12
FINA3250 and three elective courses
5th Term 1 12
MGNT1020 and three elective courses
Total: 78-81

Related Links

Undergraduate Student Handbook

Registration and Examinations Section, Registry