HKU launches the First Undergraduate Programme in Asset Management and Private Banking in Asia
(October 31, 2016, Hong Kong) The demands on qualifies talents in the field of asset management and private wealth management continue to grow in line with the significant wealth growth in Asia. In order to nurture talent in this industry, the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) announces that a new undergraduate programme, Bachelor of Finance in Asset Management and Private Banking Degree [BFin(AMPB)], will be offered in the academic year 2017-18.
Features of the Curriculum
The BFin(AMPB) programme is a practical and career-oriented curriculum providing students with essential knowledge and skills for career in the rapidly growing AMPB industry. The curriculum covers two major areas of study, including the management of money for institutions and individuals in different asset classes and the provision of advice and services in private banking. The curriculum is also designed with reference to the curriculum requirements of major international and local professional qualifications such as Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Private Wealth Professional (CPWP). BFin(AMPB) students will be able to gain experience in the field, polish their soft skills and broaden their professional network through various enrichment activities organised by the Faculty, including overseas exchange study and industry-sponsored internships in either Year 2 or 3, mentorship programme, career seminars by professional bodies, and thematic visits to AMPB firms.
Graduates of this programme are versatile and will be well-equipped to land a wide range of jobs and excel in the industry as asset or fund managers, securities analysts, private bankers, investment advisors, trust managers, compliance officers and risk managers.
Dr. Maurice Tse, BFin (AMPB) Programme Coordinator, said: “This is the first undergraduate programme of its kind in Asia. It is not only designed with reference to the curriculum requirements of major international and local professional qualifications but also taught by professors with extensive experience in the AMPB industry. The final-year capstone course allows students to apply their knowledge to real world situations by conducting analyses and managing a portfolio based on investment policies of institutional or high net-worth clients. With the solid knowledge, professional skills and broad exposure obtained from the programme, I am sure our students will be well-prepared to enter the profession and becoming future industry leaders. FBE ensures this would be a strong and sustainable programme with international benchmarking and recognition. We are looking forward to welcoming the first cohort of students in September 2017.”
（2016年10月31日 – 香港）隨著亞洲的財富顯著增長，區内對資產管理及私人財富管理專才的需求亦不斷增加。香港大學經濟及工商管理學院宣佈將於2017-18學年推出金融學學士（資產管理及私人銀行）課程。此課程為亞洲區内首個專注於資產管理及私人銀行的本科課程，旨在為行業培育人才。