Programme Content

                      

 

 

Introduction

Gain first-hand experience of financial markets through using our Bloomberg financial terminals and take advantage to build a track record and portfolio. This programme will build on your all-round knowledge of business, adding expertise in international banking and finance as well as transferable professional and managerial techniques. 
 


UK-specific contents may not be applicable to HK students

 

Programme Features

High recognition
Northumbria University Newcastle Business School is AACSB accredited. AACSB is known for its very high standard, less than 5% of business schools worldwide have received this accreditation.

Teaching & learning methods
This programme includes specialist modules in financial forecasting, financial markets, investments and risk management. The curriculum of the programme is generally research-led, with the sophistication and depth of research used increasing over the course of the year until the final semester “Contemporary Issues in Business” module. Your technical ability to research is also developed within the “Academic and Career Development” module.

Real work application
This programme is equipped with Bloomberg financial terminals. You will be able to experience real work environment by building a track record and portfolio of the financial market.  

Employable graduates
100% graduates in 2021 were employed within 6 months of graduation. 

 

Modules

Banking Risk 1

The banking and financial services industry operates in a risk structured environment. The business is about the measurement, management and transfer of risk. It focuses on the specific areas of credit and market risk within the context of the relevant regulatory framework and draws on case study material provided by high profile banking and financial institutions.

Banking Risk 2

Risk Management is fundamental to banks and financial institutions. This module examines and evaluates the interest rate, liquidity and operational risks face faced by banking and financial institutions. In doing so, it examines the sources of these risks and how they may be measured and managed using models. Prominent real-life financial disasters are examined to demonstrate how these issues can impact upon the banking and financial industry. Further, a key aspect of the module is to determine why an effective fraud risk assessment framework is essential to banking and financial institutions. An effective fraud risk assessment framework would be developed as part of the module.

International Finance and Responsible Financial Management

This module takes a holistic and reflective approach to your learning, with you developing a portfolio of your consideration of financial topics. You will engage with financial news stories in the Financial Times or Bloomberg and apply your learning on the module to them, as well as your reflections on financial documentaries, movies and leading applied research in the area which is related to this programme. You will be able to display a reflective, evaluative and critical understanding of the financial challenges modern business face during interviews with an employer.

Strategic Management and Corporate Responsibility

You will learn how organisations can compete successfully in economic terms while managing their corporate, social and environmental responsibility. At the end of the module you will learn to critically evaluate the factors which underpin an organisation’s success (or otherwise) in managing the triple bottom line and will have learned how to use appropriate frameworks to analyse research material and draw useful conclusions.

Contemporary Issues in Business

To support an individual investigation into an applied business problem or issue, you will develop a topic based on existing research with the support of a specialist workshop tutor. This individual investigation will draw on relevant academic theories, concepts and frameworks and will result in a critical synthesis of business practice and academic theory. This workshop module is supported by directed reading and advice specific to the investigation of your specific business issue/problem and the development of your professional awareness and competence.

Academic and Career Development

In this module, you will receive support in extending your academic skills so that you can take a critical approach to this module and your wider studies. You will develop valuable knowledge and skills of the global graduate labour market drawing upon national and international examples, whilst exploring key aspects of your skills, knowledge, personality, values, abilities and interests to make a well-informed career choice and develop a career plan.

Supporting Study

In this module you will study areas of academic skills which have been identified as useful to you, this includes academic English writing but also includes computer skills. This module will develop your skills in critical thinking and reflection, develop your ability to undertake a critical review of existing literature on a contemporary issue within the business and management disciplines as well as be able to write a critical literature review.


Assessment

Individual assignment, group presentation, portfolio and/or report.

 

Recognition

 Recognition

    Northumbia University Newcastle Business School is AACSB accredited. AACSB is known for its very high standard, less than 5% of business schools worldwide have received this accreditation.


 

QF Level

QF Level : Level 5
QR Registration No. : 20/000182/L5 
Validity Period : 01/09/2020 - 31/08/2024 

 

Importance of choosing a non-local top-up with QF Level 5

Employment
  • Degree qualifications pitched at QF Level 5 are formally recognised by the HKSAR Government for employment purposes within the Civil Service for graduate posts.

Further Studies
  • Having been recognised at QF Level 5, this top-up degree programme meets the standard of locally-accredited bachelor's degree programmes. Upon graduation, students can pursue their further studies at Master’s degree level in Hong Kong or Overseas.
  • Graduates of this top-up degree programme can enjoy a 20% alumni tuition fee discount when they study a Master’s degree at Northumbria University’s UK campuses (London or Newcastle)
     
Financial Assistance and Scholarships

 

 

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements*

Holders of one of the following VTC Higher Diplomas (HD): 

  • HD in Accountancy 

  • HD in Banking and Finance 

  • HD in Financial Technology
     

OR
 

Holders of Higher Diploma (HD) or Associate Degree (AD) or equivalent qualification in a relevant Accounting and Finance subject awarded by a recognised institution will also be considered.

* Under review and subject to change

 

English Proficiency Requirements

  • Applicants holding post-secondary qualifications (e.g. Higher Diploma, Associate Degree) taught and assessed in English from recognised institutions;

OR

  • At least an overall IELTS score of 6.5, TOEFL 232 (computer-based), 89 (internet-based), or Pearson 62, or equivalent.

 

 

Fees & Funding

Fees

  • Application Fee : HK$200 (No application fee before the deadline!)
  • Registration Fee : HK$3,500
  • Tuition Fee : HK$76,050 by 2 instalments
     (Deduct up to HK$33,200 via NMTSS)


The tuition fee is as low as HK$2,850 if you are eligible for NMTSS and receive SPSS Outstanding Performance Scholarship (OPS).
(i.e. Tuition Fee HK$76,050 - NMTSS HK$33,200 - OPS HK$40,000)

Eligible students for NMTSS only need to pay the tuition fee net of NMTSS. After admission, students with outstanding academic performance at sub-degree level will be nominated for OPS and the awardees will receive the scholarship around July/August next year. The disbursement of NMTSS and the award of OPS will be subject to the final approval by the Education Bureau (EDB).



Scholarships

A variety of attractive scholarships are available to current and graduating SHAPE students.

 

Financial Aids 
The following HKSAR Government financial assistance schemes are available to eligible students who pursue this programme at SHAPE:


Financial Assistance Schemes
 
Amount (HK$)
Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme (NMTSS) Up to $33,200 per year 
[AY2022/23]
Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP)

 Up to $89,080
(Tuition fee grant)

Up to $8,620
(Academic expenses grant)

Up to 55,560
(Living expenses loan)

[AY2022/23]

Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS)  Up to the annual tuition fees payable in the academic year


For details including eligibility and subsidy amount, please refer to the hyperlink of each scheme.

 

 

 

Career Prospects/ Further Studies

Career Prospects

100% graduates in 2021 were employed within 6 months of graduation. 

 

"Studying this programme was an exciting experience which allowed me to gain practical techniques in using the Bloomberg terminal. This programme does not only equip me with professional knowledge in finance but also set a good direction for me to pursue my career in the banking and financial industry."

Yu Chi Hang

BA (Hons) International Banking and Finance

  • Business Development Manager, Citi Commercial Bank


Further Studies

  • Having been recognised at QF Level 5, this top-up degree programme meets the standard of locally-accredited bachelor's degree programmes.  Upon graduation, students can pursue their further studies at Master’s degree level in Hong Kong or Overseas.
     
  • Graduates of this top-up degree programme can enjoy a 20% alumni tuition fee discount when they study a Master’s degree at Northumbria University’s UK campuses (London or Newcastle)

 

 

Student Awards

Student Awards
 

Student

Award

Chan Sing Ho      

HKSAR Government Outstanding Performance Scholarship 2020-21   

 

Connect with Us

Enquiries

Programme Coordinator

Mr. Lester Kong

Tel. no.

2256 7872

Email

lesterkong@vtc.edu.hk

 

 

General Enquiries

SHAPE (Sha Tin) Office 

Tel. no.

2256 7240

Email

st-shape@vtc.edu.hk

 

Connect with SHAPE Community


Connect with Northumbria Community

 

Registration No. : 253018. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.