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Higher Diploma in Business

Financial Services

Programme Code: HD 131 Online Application 3416 6338 2305 5315 hdbus@hkuspace.hku.hk

Application Code 報名編號 : CC 80 - 109

With effect from 2019/2020 intake, the three Year 2 themes will be changed from Corporate Administration & Management, Economics, and Financial Services to Economics, Financial Services, and Financial Technology (FinTech).

Programme Aims & Features

The programme provides a broad-based education in business, offering students both theoretical and practical knowledge to explore real-world business operations.

In Year 1, all students will study common business-related specialism courses, equipping themselves with necessary foundational knowledge in major business fields, including Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Banking.

In Year 2, students can specialize in one of three themes – Economics, Financial Services or Financial Technology (FinTech) – to gain a deeper understanding of their areas of interest.

Year 2 students opting for the Economics theme will learn various economic theories and how to apply those theories to solve real-life problems, while those taking the Financial Services theme will acquire knowledge in the domains of financial analysis, financial planning, and investment management. Those taking the FinTech Theme will be equipped with knowledge to harness the application of technological innovations in the financial services industry and related business sectors.

The tremendous growth of FinTech globally, together with government initiatives to promote Hong Kong as an international FinTech hub, indicate a surging demand for manpower in the emerging FinTech market and the financial services sector. The programme aims to equip students with the knowledge needed to apply technological innovations in the financial services industry, and thus support Hong Kong’s development as a FinTech hub. 0

Internship

Practical job placement is an important part of training. Students may be selected to work as summer interns in financial and other institutions.

Opportunities for Further Studies

2018 Overall Progression Rate: 68%
UGC-funded Bachelor’s Degree Programmes: 63%

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 recent years have 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
 

HKU SPACE International College

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

University of the Arts London

Edinburgh Napier University, UK

University of Hull

University of London Programmes (Academic Direction: London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE)

University of Plymouth, UK

Through-train Pre-enrolment Scheme

The University of New South Wales, Australia
Bachelor of Commerce

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

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
  • Applied Statistics
  • English for Business
  • Information Management (For Economics Theme and Financial Services Theme students only)
  • Introduction to Computer Programming (For Financial Technology Theme students only)

Experiential Learning Course

  • Integrated Project
SPECIALISM

Year 1

  • Introduction to Management
  • Principles of Banking
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Finance

 

Year 2

Common Modules

  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Macroeconomics
  • Digital Marketing

Economics Theme

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

Financial Services Theme

  • Foundation of Financial Planning
  • Insurance
  • Investments

Financial Technology Theme

  • Introduction to Financial Technology
  • Blockchain and Electronic Payment
  • Financial Technology Regulation and Policy

 

 

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

Reborn Chan
Reborn Chan
  • 2018 -19 Higher Diploma in Business (Financial Services Theme), Year 2
  • Conditional Offers received: The University of Hong Kong, BEcon Economics & Finance (Year 3)
  • Conditional Offers received: The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Integrated Bachelor of Business Administration (Year 3)
  • Conditional Offers received: Hong Kong Baptist University, BBA (Hons) Applied Economics (Year 3)
  • Conditional Offers received: City University of Hong Kong, BBA (Hons) Business Economics (Year 2)

During my two years of studying in the programme, not only did I learn about finance and investment theories, I also learnt about their practical use and how they relate to the latest global changes. The programme gave me a good chance to seize further study opportunities, and to enrich myself.

Toto Chu
Toto Chu
  • 2018 -19 Higher Diploma in Business (Economics Theme), Year 2
  • Conditional Offers received: The University of Hong Kong, BEcon Economics & Finance (Year 3)
  • Conditional Offers received: Hong Kong Baptist University, BBA (Hons) Applied Economics (Year 3)
  • Conditional Offers received: City University of Hong Kong, BBA (Hons) Business Economics (Year 2)

Studying in this programme has given me a lot of useful knowledge about economics and finance that will definitely help to prepare me for further studies and career development. The lecturers were very helpful and friendly. I was motivated by them and my confidence has been strengthened by studying here

Winky Wan
Winky Wan
  • 2018 -19 Higher Diploma in Business (Economics Theme), Year 2
  • Conditional Offers received: The University of Hong Kong, BSc (Hons) Information Management (Year 3)
  • Conditional Offers received: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, BBA (Hons) International Shipping and Transport Logistics (Year 3)
  • Conditional Offers received: City University of Hong Kong, BBA (Hons) Business Economics (Year 2)
  • Conditional Offers received: City University of Hong Kong, BBA (Hons) Business Operations Management (Year 2)

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

Grace Chan
Grace Chan
  • 2018 -19 Higher Diploma in Business (Economics Theme), Year 2
  • Conditional Offers received: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, BSc (Hons) Financial Technology (Year 3)
  • Conditional Offers received: City University of Hong Kong, BBA (Hons) Accountancy (Year 2)

This programme enabled me to develop advanced business knowledge and build a global perspective. Our lecturers were supportive and caring. I felt motivated to learn at HKU SPACE Community College.

Jackson Au Yeung
Jackson Au Yeung
  • 2018 -19 Higher Diploma in Business (Financial Services Theme), Year 2
  • Conditional Offers received: The University of Hong Kong, BSc (Hons) Information Management (Year 3)
  • Conditional Offers received: Hong Kong Baptist University, BBA (Hons) Finance (Year 3)

The HD in Business programme has provided me with rich and practical knowledge about economics and finance. It has also broadened my horizons and heightened my interest in the business world.

Kelvin Yip
Kelvin Yip
  • 2018 -19 Higher Diploma in Business (Financial Services Theme), Year 2
  • Conditional Offers received: The University of Hong Kong, BSc (Hons) Information Management (Year 3)
  • Conditional Offers received: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, BSc (Hons) Financial Technology (Year 3)
  • Conditional Offers received: Hong Kong Baptist University, BBA (Hons) Human Resources Management (Year 2)

The HD in Business programme has provided me with rich and practical knowledge about business and finance. It has also broadened my horizons and heightened my interest in the business world.

Alex Wan
Alex Wan
  • 2017-18 Higher Diploma in Business (Economics Stream), Year 2
  • Conditional Offer received: Hong Kong Baptist University, BBA (Hons) Applied Economics (Year 3)

   

Cason Fung
Cason Fung
  • 2014-15 Higher Diploma in Business (Economics), Year 2
  • Offer Received: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, BBA (Hons) in Accountancy (Year 3)
  • Offer Received: Hong Kong Baptist University, BBA (Hons) in Applied Economics (Year 3)

At HKU SPACE CC, I acquired much knowledge, analytical skills and independent learning techniques with the help of passionate lecturers. Thanks to my lecturers' teaching and caring nature, I now know that studying Higher Diploma in Business programme was the right choice.

Charles Sit
Charles Sit
  • 2016-17 Higher Diploma in Business (Economics) (Year 2)
  • Offer received: City University of Hong Kong, BBA (Hons) Finance (Year 2)
  • Offer received: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, BSc (Hons) in Financial Technology (Year 3)
  • Offer received: Hong Kong Baptist University, BBA (Hons) in Applied Economics (Year 3)

This programme equipped me well with knowledge in the field of economics and finance. It certainly gave me a competitive edge when applying for university places.

Richardson Cheng
Richardson Cheng
  • Currently working as a dealer in FX, Options, Commodities Department of a major bank
  • Graduate of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, BBA (Hons) in Global Supply Chain Management in 2015
  • Graduate of Higher Diploma in Business (Financial Services) in 2013

Studying in HKU SPACE Community College was my life’s turning point. I have learnt professional knowledge and concepts in business and finance, which will surely be useful for my further study and career development.

Matthew Yeung
Matthew Yeung
  • 2014-15 Higher Diploma in Business (Economics) (Year 1)
  • Offer received: The University of Hong Kong, Bachelor of Economics / Economics & Finance (Year 1)

The Higher Diploma in Business programme provides not only specialized knowledge to the students but also the opportunity to explore one’s surroundings, and more importantly, the chance for one to improve oneself and get well prepared for the upcoming life. No matter what happens, please never give up. Working hard is always the key to success. HKU SPACE CC will definitely be a good platform for you to start a new chapter of life.

Annie Chan
Annie Chan
  • 2016-17 Higher Diploma in Business (Economics), Year 2
  • Conditional Offer received: Hong Kong Baptist University, BBA (Hons) in Applied Economics Concentration (Year 3)

This program enriches my knowledge in business and finance, and lays a solid foundation for my university studies and future career development. Our lecturers are professional, supportive and caring. I enjoyed my two years of study at Higher Diploma in Business. I am glad that I chose HKU SPACE Community College.

Esther Ma
Esther Ma
  • 2017-18 Higher Diploma in Business (Financial Services Stream), Year 2
  • Conditional Offer received: The University of Hong Kong, BSc (Hons) in Information Management (Year 3)
  • Conditional Offer received: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, BBA (Hons) in Accountancy (Year 3)
  • Conditional Offer received: Hong Kong Baptist University, BBA (Hons) Accounting (Year 3)
  • Conditional Offer received: City University of Hong Kong, BBA in Business Analysis (Year 2)

  

Vincent Kwok
Vincent Kwok
  • 2017-18 Higher Diploma in Business (Financial Services Stream), Year 2
  • Conditional Offers received: The University of Hong Kong, BSc (Hons) in Information Management (Year 3)
  • Conditional Offers received: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, BSc (Hons) in Financial Technology (Year 3)

   

Jimmy Lo
Jimmy Lo
  • 2017-18 Higher Diploma in Business (Financial Services Stream), Year 2
  • Conditional Offer received: Hong Kong Baptist University, BSc (Hon) in Mathematics and Statistics (Year 3)

    

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.

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