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Higher Diploma in Business

Financial Services

Programme Code: HD 131 3762 4234 2861 0278 hdbus@hkuspace.hku.hk

Application Code 報名編號 : CC 66 - 103

 

Businesses in Hong Kong are always looking for talents with all-rounded skills, particularly in management and analytical techniques. Leading a business or a company requires sound corporate management and financial skills, as well as accurate predictions in economic trends.

Effective corporate management is essential for a company to ensure success in a business world that complied with the international standard. Accuracy in economic forecast, in term of country and global growth rate, is basic to implement sound business strategies. Knowledge of finance skills in utilizing various financial instruments and management of risks enable business to hedge against economic downturn and sustain growth in economic recovery.

Professionals equipped with skill-related corporate management, economics and financial services are definitely in demand from businesses in Hong Kong.

Programme Aims & Features

The programme aims to provide students with a wide spectrum of business knowledge, with specialties in corporate administration as well as financial and economic management. It will ultimately equip students with a solid academic foundation for further university study and careers development. In the first year, you will learn key business concepts. In the second year, you will have the choice of one of three specialized streams: 1. Corporate Administration and Management; 2. Financial Services and 3. Economics.

 

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Opportunities for Further Studies

2016 Overall Progression Rate: 75%

Some of our graduates/students are admitted to UGC-funded degree programmes every year. The list below shows the programmes that our graduates/students of the past three years articulated to*:

The University of Hong Kong
BA
BBA
BBA Accounting & Finance
BBA Information Systems
BEcon & Fin
BNurs
BSc Information Management
    
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
BBA Professional Accountancy
BEng
BSSc Economics
BSSc Global Studies
Integrated BBA
     
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
BBA
BSc Chemistry
    
City University of Hong Kong
BA Digital Television & Broadcasting
BA Media & Communication
BBA Business Analysis
BBA Business Economics
BBA China Business
BBA Finance
BBA Human Resources Management
BBA Information Management
BBA Marketing
BBA Marketing Information Management
BBA International Business
BEng Computer & Data Engineering
BEng Computer Engineering
BSocSc Applied Sociology 
BSocSc Public Policy & Politics
         
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
BA (Hons) Advertising Design
BA (Hons) Scheme in Fashion & Textiles
BBA (Hons)
BBA (Hons) Accountancy
BBA (Hons) Accounting & Finance 
BBA (Hons) Global Supply Chain Management 
BBA (Hons) International Shipping & Transport Logistics
BBA (Hons) Management
BBA (Hons) Marketing
Broad Discipline of Computing
BSc (Hons) Enterprise Engineering with Management
BSc (Hons) Geomatics
BSc (Hons) Information Security
BSc (Hons) Internet & Multimedia Technologies
Bsc (Hons) Investment Science 
BSc (Hons) Logistics Engineering & Management
           
Hong Kong Baptist University
BBA (Hons)
BBA (Hons) Applied Economics 
BBA (Hons) China Business Studies 
BBA (Hons) Global and China Business 
BBA (Hons) Human Resources Management
BBA (Hons) Marketing
         
Lingnan University
BBA
BBA Risk and Insurance Management
BBA Finance 
BBA Economics     

 

Through-train Pre-enrolment Scheme

Macquarie University, Australia
Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Commerce – Professional Accounting
Bachelor of Economics
Bachelor of Applied Finance

The University of New South Wales, Australia
Bachelor of Commerce

Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to the following programmes run in collaboration with HKU SPACE - International College:

The University of London International Programmes (Lead College: London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)), UK:
BSc Banking and Finance
BSc Accounting and Finance
BSc Economics and Management

The University of Plymouth, UK.
Bacheloror Science (Honours) Business Management

Edinburgh Napier University, UK.
Bschelor of Arts (with Honours) Financial Services

Oxford Brookes University

The University of Hull

Middlesex University London

Besides, graduates may apply for admission to other full-time or part-time Self-financed degree programmes offered by local and overseas degree programmes.

 

Career Prospects

Many graduates go on to full-time employment in business and financial institutions including listed companies, banks, stock brokerage firms, and asset management and insurance companies. Graduates also commence careers in law firm, large corporations and trading companies, serving in management, accounting, and marketing related positions.

    

*The above list is not exhaustive and only shows some of the examples.

 

GENERIC SKILLS
  • Introduction to Academic English
  • English for Academic Purposes I & II
  • Practical Chinese
  • Statistics for Business
  • English for Business
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Intra- and Interpersonal Competencies
SPECIALISM

Year 1

  • Principles of Business Management
  • Principles of Banking
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Mathematics for Finance
  • Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Finance

 

Year 2

Common Modules

  • Marketing Fundamentals
  • Macroeconomics
  • International Financial Markets

Economics Stream

  • The Economics of Market Strategy
  • The Economics of Money and Banking
  • Investments

Corporate Administration and Management Stream

  • Business Law of HK and PRC
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Corporate Governance and Ethics

Financial Services Stream

  • Foundation of Financial Planning
  • Insurance
  • Investments

 

 

Students' Activities

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HKUSPACE CC's CrowdSEED Team – Win the Champion and Most Creative Team Award, ACCA Hong Kong Business Competition 2015 (Sub-Degree)

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HKUSPACE CC's CrowdSEED Team – Win the Champion and Most Creative Team Award, ACCA Hong Kong Business Competition 2015 (Sub-Degree)

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Judges’ Commendation - ACCA Hong Kong Business Competition 2015 (Sub-Degree) 

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Judges’ Commendation - ACCA Hong Kong Business Competition 2014 (Sub-Degree)

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HKIAAT Accounting and Business Management Case Competition 2014-2015 - Outstanding Performance Teams Award

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High Table Dinner at HKU

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Happy days at HKU

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Graduates’ sharing of university life at HKU

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Visit to HKMA 2016

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Visit to Hong Kong Stock Exchange

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Meeting with professional: i-banker

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Summer internships at financial institution

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Beijing study tour – Visit to Lenovo Group

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Beijing study tour - Visit the Olympic Green

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Good Team Spirit

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Sharing @ Lunch 

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Sharing @ Lunch 

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Students Gathering 

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Students Gathering 

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Let's go BBQ

Carol Ho
Carol Ho
  • 2016-17 Higher Diploma in Business, Year 1
  • Conditional Offer received: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, BBA in Acocuntancy (Year 1)

This programme provides me with sound knowledge base in business field on both practical and theoretical aspect. It allows students to better equip themselves and become a capable leader to encounter future career and further education challenges. HKU SPACE also provides me with a favourable learning environment and teachers are supportive especially on Non-JUPAS application.

Ben Kong
Ben Kong
  • 2016-17 Higher Diploma in Business, Year 1
  • Conditional Offer received: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, BBA in Acocuntancy (Year 1)

This 1-year study at HKU SPACE was fantastic and extremely valuable. The Programme provided courses to develop my logical and problem solving skills on finance and business. When I look back, I find that going to HKU was a wonderful choice.

Suky Li
Suky Li
  • 2016-17 Higher Diploma in Business (Financial Services), Year 2
  • Conditional Offer received: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, BSc (Hons) Financial Technology (Year 3)

This program enables me to develop advanced business knowledge and build a global perspective. Our lecturers are supportive and nice. Not only did they teach me business knowledge, but they also provided suggestions when I had any difficulties. I feel motivated to learn at HKU SPACE Community College.

Vivian Leung
Vivian Leung
  • 2016-17 Higher Diploma in Business (Financial Services), Year 2
  • Conditional Offer received: City University of Hong Kong, BBA Information Management (Year 2)

My time at HKU SPACE Community College shaped my career in many ways. Our lecturers are helpful and gave us useful advice for our further studies and careers development. The curriculum is practical helping students to explore business knowledge and employability skills.

Victor Li
Victor Li
  • 2016-17 Higher Diploma in Business (Financial Services), Year 2
  • Conditional Offers received: The University of Hong Kong, BSc in Information Management (Year 3)
  • Conditional Offers received: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, BSc (Hons) Financial Technology (Year 3)

This programme not only enriched my knowledge in the field of business. During my time at HKU SPACE, I had the opportunity of joining different extracurricular activities e.g. ACCA Hong Kong Business Case Competition. All of these learning experiences broadened my perspective and enabled me to prepare for my further studies.

Jerry Leung
Jerry Leung
  • 2016-17 Higher Diploma in Business (Financial Services), Year 2
  • Conditional Offers received: Hong Kong Baptist University, BBA (Hons) in Accounting Concentration (Year 3)
  • Conditional Offers received: City University of Hong Kong, BBA (Hons) in Finance (Year 2)

This programme enhanced my knowledge of finance and business, which allowed me to be well-prepared for my further studies. The lecturers are caring and helpful as they provided great support when we needed help. I am delighted with my choice of studying in HKU SPACE Community College.

David Yeung
David Yeung
  • 2016-17 Higher Diploma in Business (Financial Services Stream), Year 2
  • Conditional Offers received: The University of Hong Kong, BSc in Information Management (Year 3)
  • Conditional Offers received: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, BSc (Hons) Financial Technology (Year 3)

This programme provides fundamental knowledge in business and finance such as those in the field of insurance and investment. It prepares students for further studies in university and enhances their competitiveness in the job market.

Joanna Lam
Joanna Lam
  • 2016-17 Higher Diploma in Business (Financial Services), Year 2
  • Conditional Offers received: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, BBA (Hons) in Accountancy (Year 3)
  • Conditional Offers received: City University of Hong Kong, BBA in Business Analysis (Year 2)

This programme equipped me with knowledge of business discipline and generic skills, which helped me to build a solid foundation for my further studies. The lecturers are supportive and always available for inquiries. I felt inspired to learn at HKU SPACE Community College.

Tommy Chan
Tommy Chan
  • 2016-17 Higher Diploma in Business (Financial Services), Year 2
  • Conditional Offers received: The University of Hong Kong, BSc in Information Management (Year 3)
  • Conditional Offers received: City University of Hong Kong, BBA (Hons) in Business Analysis (Year 2)

Throughout these 2 years, I acquired lots of practical knowledge on my academic study as well as to prepare for my future career.

HKUSPACE CC have provided a conducive learning environment to enable us to grow and excel in our studies. It is not the end of our study journey after DSE, but a brand new start to reset our target and to look for a path to get into university.

Minerva Lam
Minerva Lam
  • 2015-16 Higher Diploma in Business (Year 1)
  • Offer received: The University of Hong Kong, BBA in Accounting and Finance (Year 1)
  • Offer received: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, BBA (Hons) in Accountancy (Year 1)

This programme equipped me with fundamental knowledge of business and established a firm foundation for my further studies. The teaching was practical, with real-life examples that broadened students’ perspectives of the contemporary world.

Daphne Wong
Daphne Wong
  • 2015-16 Higher Diploma in Business (Financial Services) (Year 2)
  • Offer received: The University of Hong Kong, BSc (Hons) in Information Management (Year 3)
  • Offer received: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, BBA (Hons) in Accountancy (Year 3)
  • Offer received: City University of Hong Kong, BSocSc (Hons) Applied Sociology (Year 3)

I am glad to have had a chance to study in HKU SPACE Community College. During this two-year period, I have learnt a wide range of financial knowledge and generic skills as well as got a lot of support and help from my lecturers. This has prepared me well for future study and career development.