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Certificate & Diploma Programmes

CP0303

Professional Certificate in Financial Investments
金融投資專業證書

New Programme Certificate & Diploma Programme
8 months part-time
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Commencement : NOV 2018
Application Deadline : 26 SEP 2018
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English supplemented with Cantonese

3411 1999

adbus@hkbu.edu.hk

Programme Features

The aim of this programme is to provide students with the frontier knowledge and skills in contemporary finance and investments with particular emphasis being placed on the Hong Kong financial markets. This programme is designed to equip students with the latest professional knowledge in relation to portfolio management, alternative investments, investors’ psychology and the current topic in finance about the financial technology (FinTech).

This programme consists of 4 courses, totaling 120 hours.

 

 

Subject Code Course Title Hours
FIN5101

 

Investors are concerned with both the expected return and the risk of the assets that might be embedded in their portfolios. This course focuses on investment analysis and assets allocation facilitating investors to form reasonable expectations for the performance of their investment portfolios. It provides students with techniques and strategies regarding the portfolio management with applications of contemporary portfolio theories and securities valuation models in the context of Hong Kong financial markets. Topics include:

  1. Investment Markets in Hong Kong
  2. Financial Instruments in Hong Kong

  3. Investment Portfolio Theory

  4. Equilibrium in Capital Market and Market Efficiency

  5. Securities Valuation

  6. Forward and Futures

  7. Option Valuation 

  8. Fundamental and Technical Analysis
30
FIN5102

 

This course aims to equip students with contemporary principles and practices on how investors manage alternative assets. This course will focus on the analysis of various alternative investment instruments such as, real estate, private equity, hedge funds, commodities, structured and nonstandard products. Topics include:

  1. Introduction to Alternative Investments
  2. Real Assets
  3. Private Equity
  4. Hedge Funds
  5. Commodities
  6. Structured Products
  7. Exotics Options and Nonstandard Products
  8. Credit Derivatives
30
FIN5103

 

This course aims to introduce how investors’ attitudes and behavior influence their financial decision-making and markets. It appreciates the intuition from psychology to explain human behavior in the world of investments. This course will focus on prospect theory, market efficiency, heuristics and biases, overconfidence and financial market anomalies. Topics include:

  1. Review of Classical Finance
  2. Prospect Theory
  3. Heuristics and Biases
  4. Application of Heuristics and Biases
  5. Market Anomalies
  6. Overconfidence
  7. Application of Overconfidence
  8. Behavioral Corporate Finance
30
FIN5104

 

This course aims to provide students with the fundamental concepts and research issues of financial technology (FinTech). FinTech is deemed as disrupting the traditional banking services in recent years. It basically offers financial services by making use of software and modern technology. This course gives an overview of the latest development of the application of technological innovations to financial services. It includes the topics of blockchain technology, crowdfunding, digital wallets, online payment systems, robo-advisors, peer-to-peer lending and the regulatory issues in FinTech. Topics include:

  1. The Rise of FinTech
  2. Blockchain Technology
  3. Crowdfunding
  4. Digital Wallets and Online Payments
  5. Peer-to-peer lending
  6. RoboAdvisors and Wealth Management
  7. Portfolio Optimization and Algorithmic Trading
  8. Regulatory issues in FinTech
30
   
120

Students who have obtained a passing grade and satisfied the attendance requirement in each course will be awarded the Professional Certificate in Financial Investments.

Application Fee: HK$120 (non-refundable)
Tuition Fee: HK$15,600 (by three instalments)
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Classes and examinations will be held on weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons (normally two classes per week) at Tsimshatsui/Wan Chai Learning Centres.

  1. Holder of an Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma or equivalent; or
  2. Aged 23 or above with lower academic qualifications and 3 years’ relevant work experience; and
  3. Attained a required level of English proficiency equivalent to Band 6.0 in the IELTS / Grade E in HKALE Use of English / Level 3 at HKDSE English Language; or
  4. Applicants may be required to sit for an entrance test which assesses their English language proficiency.

Applicants may submit application through (A) online system, or (B) hard-copy submission by mail or in-person.

 

(A) Application through online system

  1. Enter SCE Online Application System and fill in required data.
  2. Upload files of the following documents onto the system:
    1. proof for relevant academic qualifications and professional qualifications, e.g. certificate of public examinations (application for exemption should be submitted with supporting documents which include transcript/result slip, certificate and course syllabus);
    2. proof for relevant work experience (if any);
    3. any pertinent supporting documents; and
    4. a recent photograph (1.5” x 2”).
  3. Make payment for the application fee for admission (HK$120), and handling fee for exemption (HK$200 per course if applicable) through the Online Payment Gateway.

(B) Application through hard-copy submission

  1. Download and complete Application for Admission form (SCE-AF-002)
  2. Attach PHOTOCOPIES of the following documents:
    1. HKID card;
    2. proof for relevant academic qualifications and professional qualifications, e.g. certificate of public examinations (application for exemption should be submitted with supporting documents which include transcript/result slip, certificate and course syllabus);
    3. proof for relevant work experience (if any);
    4. any pertinent supporting documents.
  3. Attach two recent photographs (1.5” x 2”).
  4. Make payment for the application fee for admission (HK$120), and handling fee for exemption (HK$200 per course if applicable), in the form of a crossed cheque made payable to “Hong Kong Baptist University” with applicant’s name, contact number and programme name written at the back. Applicants who submit application in-person may make payment with cash or EPS.
  5. Complete set of application should be submitted either by-mail or in-person at the following address(es).

 

By-Mail

School of Continuing Education

Hong Kong Baptist University

2/F, Franki Centre, 320 Junction Road, Kowloon Tong

(Please mark the title of the programme applied on the envelope)  

In-Person

Kowloon Tong Campus Centre DLB Office

4/F, David C. Lam Building, Shaw Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University, 34 Renfrew Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon

 

Tsim Sha Tsui Learning Centre Office

6/F, 136A Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon

 

Counter Service Hours:

Mon-Fri: 9:00 am-8:00 pm

Sat: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

(Closed on Sun, Public Holidays and School Holidays)


Kowloon East Learning Centre Office

7/F, Millennium City 3, 370 Kwun Tong Road, Kowloon

 

Wan Chai Learning Centre Office

26/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

 

Counter Service Hours:

Mon-Fri: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm

Sat: 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

(Closed on Sun, Public Holidays and School Holidays)  

  • Applicants will be requested to present the HKID card and original copies of all credentials for verification. Those who submit application in-person may bring along the HKID card and original credentials for verification.
  • All fees paid are non-refundable.

  • All documents submitted together with the application form will not be returned to applicants.  For unsuccessful applications, the documents and forms will be destroyed and the electronic files will be deleted.
  • Notes to non-local applicants – Part-time certificate/diploma programmes are generally not considered by the Immigration Department for visa purposes. For a non-permanent Hong Kong resident, it is his/her responsibility to check whether he/she can take the programme before making application.

Students can apply for Credit Transfer/Exemption under the following conditions:

  1. Credit Transfer will be considered if students have completed (or are currently studying) the required courses offered by the School prior to admission to the programme. Courses concerned will be automatically transferred to the programme and supporting documents are not required.
  2. Exemption will be considered if students possess a demonstrated competence (e.g. passed relevant courses in public examinations or other institutes) equivalent to the learning outcomes of the course to be studied. Supporting documents such as course syllabuses, transcripts or certificates should be submitted.

The above request(s) should be submitted when applying for admission. Late application will not be considered. Courses that are being studied or pending for result/certificate should also be reported at the time of admission, followed by the submission of supporting documents for approval upon release of result/issuance of certificate.

Credit Transfer/Exemption will not be granted if such qualifications have not been reported during admission or if they are obtained after registration in the programme.

Remarks for Credit Transfer/Exemption are shown as below:

 

Course Remark Code Description
EX Course Exempted
TC Credit Transferred

Limitations for Credit Transfer/Exemption

For all Programmes of Levels 1 to 2, the maximum exemption and credit transfer is limited to half of the total number of programme hours. For all Programmes of Level 3 or above, the maximum exemption is limited to one quarter of the total number of programme hours, while the sum of exemption and credit transfer is still limited to half of the total number of programme hours. In the case that the number of hours of exempted and/or transferred credit course(s) (including the course(s) being studied) has exceeded the maximum allowance, students should submit explanations and approval will be granted at the School’s discretion.

 

Example 1 The Certificate in Spanish (Introductory) (Level 1 programme) requires student to complete four courses (120 hours in total). Application for Credit Transfer and Exemption should not exceed 60 hours.
Example 2 The Certificate in Jewellery Design & Production (Level 2 programme) requires student to complete six courses (180 hours in total). Application for Credit Transfer and Exemption should not exceed 90 hours.
Example 3 The Certificate in Marketing Studies (Level 3 programme) requires student to complete six courses (180 hours in total). Application for Credit Transfer and Exemption should not exceed 90 hours in total while the Exemption should not exceed 45 hours.
Example 4 The Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 4 programme) requires student to complete 16 courses (480 hours in total). Application for Credit Transfer and Exemption should not exceed 240 hours in total while the Exemption should not exceed 120 hours.

Applicants may refer to the Exemption List for reference.

日期 2018年9月18日(星期二)
時間 下午7時至8時
課程 下列課程之簡介及諮詢:
會計、商管、財務、金融投資、會議及活動管理、人力資源管理學、市場學、培訓
主講 學術統籌主任
地點

尖沙咀教學中心

九龍尖沙咀彌敦道136號A5樓

 

 

Q: When will I know if I have been admitted?

A: The admission result will be sent to applicants via e-mail within 10 working days after the application deadline.

 

Q: When will I know the result of my application for course exemption?

A: Result of application for course exemption will be released together with the admission result via e-mail.

 

Q: Can I change from one programme to another?

A: Once the offer is confirmed upon completion of registration, applicants are not allowed to change to another programme. Applicants are required to submit a new application with relevant documents and application fee for another programme.

The above information is for reference only. The School reserves the right to make alterations or to cancel any class/programme without prior notice. Students are advised to follow the requirements listed in the course information distributed on admission.